January 5, 2019

Microphone not working in Skype on MacOS

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I’ve had some weird issues for the last 2 months or so: I couldn’t use Skype at all. I could hear the person I was talking to, but they couldn’t hear me. The Audio & Video settings in Skype were showing me that the microphone wasn’t working, though it was working in basically all the other apps.

After testing everything I could think of, I looked for other solutions and here’s what worked for me:

My Macbookpro stopped allowing Skype to talk to my built in microphone.
To fix it – Go to System Preferences.
Go to Security and Privacy
Go to Privacy Tab
Scroll dow to Microphone – There you will see Sype pop up with a check box.
Check the box – It will suggest that you re-start Skype and offer to do it for you.
Restart Skype – your problem should be solved.

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