Zoom has gained massive popularity recently as a large number of people have started working from home. It has also been useful for the education sector as most educational institutions are using Zoom to take their daily classes.
If you are new to Zoom video conferencing app and are struggling with the audio settings, in this article, we will guide you on how to enable audio in a Zoom meeting, followed by how to test your audio before and after joining the meeting and how to enable stereo audio so you can share audio in your stereo during meetings and webinars.
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How to enable audio in a Zoom meeting?
There are two ways to join a Zoom meeting audio that is using computer audio or telephone. In the case of the latter, you can join a Zoom meeting via teleconferencing. However, to use this option, you need to subscribe to the Zoom audio plan.
If you want to join the meeting with internet/computer audio option, follow the steps mentioned below.
On Android or iOS
Open the Zoom app on your Android or iOS device and follow the steps mentioned below to enable audio in a meeting.
- As soon as you start or join a meeting, a pop-up window will appear asking you to join audio with Call Using Internet Audio option. Select the same, and a band will appear on the top notifying that You Are Using The Device Audio.
- Tap on the loudspeaker icon located on the top-left corner of the screen to switch the speaker and microphone audio.
- Select audio from one of the following options- iPhone, Speaker, Headphones.
- To disconnect the audio completely, tap on More located at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
- Select Disconnect Audio.
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Using Zoom desktop Client
Step 1: As soon as you start or join a meeting, a pop-up window will ask you to Join With Computer Audio. Select the option. In case you do not want to join audio, cancel it by clicking on the small red cross sign on the top-left corner of the window.
Step 2: If you wish to join audio after you have cancelled the option on the pop-up window, you can do so by clicking on Join Audio located at the bottom-left corner of the screen. The pop-window will appear again asking you to Join With Computer Audio.
Step 3: To customise audio settings, click on the small arrow next to join audio option. Then select Audio Settings.
Step 4: You can choose to use speaker from the following options- Same As System, Headphones (Monika’s AirPods, as in this case), Built-in Output (Internal Speakers).
Step 5: Similarly, You can customise microphone settings as per your liking from the following options- Same As System, Headphones (Monika’s AirPods, as in this case), Built-in Microphone (Internal Microphone).
How to test your audio before joining the meeting on Zoom desktop client?
If you have not set your default audio settings to join by computer audio when joining a meeting automatically, then you can test your audio easily by the following the steps given below.
Step 1: Once you join or start a new meeting, a pop-up window will ask you to join audio. Click on Test Speaker And Microphone.
Step 2: A pop-up window will appear to test your speaker. Click Yes, if you can hear the ringtone else use the drop-down menu to switch the speaker or click No which will automatically switch the speaker to Built-in Output.
Step 3: Then it will test your microphone. Speak and pause to hear your voice. If you do not hear the audio replay, use the drop-down menu to switch the microphone to Built-in Output or click No which will automatically switch the microphone. Click Yes if you can clearly hear the audio replay.
Step 4: It will display a message “Speaker and Microphone Looks Good“. Click Join With Computer Audio to exit the speaker and microphone test.
Step 5: Click on Join With Computer Audio to start the meeting with the selected speaker and microphone.
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How to test your audio after joining the meeting on Zoom desktop client?
You can test your audio after joining the meeting on Zoom. Follow the steps mentioned below to start testing your speaker and microphone.
Step 1: Click on the small arrow icon located next to the Mute/Unmute icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen. You can select Test Speaker and Microphone from the menu to start the process mentioned above. Alternatively, select Audio Settings.
Step 2: Click on Test Speaker to play the sound.
Step 3: If you hear the sound, click Stop. If you cannot hear the sound then switch the speaker to Built-in Output or adjust the Output Volume.
Step 4: Click on Test Mic in order to start testing your microphone.
Step 5: It will start recording. Click Recording once you are done speaking and then listen to it replaying automatically.
Step 6: If you can hear your voice, then your mic is good to use. In case, you cannot hear your voice, adjust the Input Volume or switch to a different microphone from the drop-down menu and retry testing the mic.
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How to enable stereo audio on Zoom desktop client?
You can share your stereo audio during meetings and webinars provided your microphone can process the audio in stereo. You can only share stereo audio using Zoom desktop client. This feature is not supported by Zoom mobile application and recordings. In case of latter, the audio will be mono.
Launch the Zoom application on your desktop and sign in to your account. Follow the steps given below to enable stereo audio.
Step 1: Click on the Settings icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Select Audio from the list of options on the left side of the window.
Step 3: Scroll down and click on Advanced.
Step 4: Check the Use Stereo Audio box to enable stereo audio.