Below are 5 quick steps that solve most issues. First, try the Google browser test. It can help figure out if your browser needs to be refreshed.  

✅   Run the Google test 

The video call works in your browser — so it depends on your browser working smoothly. If you have time:  

 ⛑  Click this Google browser test,

  • Google's test is for your browser in general. (It's not specific to our video calls.)
  • Click the test link. Click the start button. See if it finds problems. 
  • Try the below 5 steps. Contact us for help. 

✳️  These fix most issues (and see more below):

  1.  Reload your browser. And use Chrome. 
  2. Try Incognito or Private mode.
    Especially if you have browser extensions, like ad blockers. They can block your camera and microphone. 
  3. Quit your browser. Don't just close. QUIT and reopen. 
  4. Try another browser. (Chrome, Safari or Firefox) 
  5. Reboot. Most people don't have to do this. But it can be a fast fix if you don't want to spend time troubleshooting.

🗣  Quick Audio   

Audio issues — others can't hear you? Or vice versa?

👉   Unblock camera or mic 

👀   Mac OS screen sharing — new privacy setting step

🚧    Packet loss — different from a speed test!


👂   Using an external cam/mic?  Make sure it's selected in your Settings
Click More > Cam/mac settings > Set your cam/mic as the Default 

🔇   Laggy video or audio? Mute cameras. Use Shh mode

🎧   Use earbuds! It helps with echo.  

More on the browser test and packet loss 

👉 Your browser and operating system might not be talking to each other. Reloading, or rebooting, can clear out stalled network settings, for example.   

🔎  Incognito doesn't load your browser extensions. So try Incognito, to clarify if an extension is blocking the video call from loading. 

🏃🏽‍♂️  Even great networks can have packet loss. And it's packet loss that's important to live media streaming. Take a network test. Read this hep page for more. 

We're glad to help! Chat or email with us. 

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