How To Turn On Microphone In Gotomeeting

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Turning on the microphone in GoToMeeting is a simple and essential step to ensure smooth communication during your online meetings. As someone who frequently uses GoToMeeting for virtual conferences and team collaborations, I understand the importance of a properly functioning microphone. In this article, I will guide you through the process of turning on your microphone in GoToMeeting, sharing some personal insights and tips along the way.

Step 1: Join the GoToMeeting Session

To begin, make sure you have successfully joined the GoToMeeting session. If you haven’t already, click on the meeting link provided by the meeting organizer. Once you are in the session, you will see the GoToMeeting control panel at the top of your screen.

Step 2: Check Your Microphone Settings

Before turning on your microphone, it’s important to ensure that your microphone is properly connected to your computer. Check if your microphone is plugged in and not muted. You can also test your microphone by using it with other applications or software on your computer.

Step 3: Activate Your Microphone

To turn on your microphone in GoToMeeting, locate the microphone icon on the GoToMeeting control panel at the top of your screen. It looks like a small microphone symbol. Click on the microphone icon to activate it. Once activated, the microphone icon will turn green, indicating that your microphone is now active.

Remember, it’s important to speak clearly and directly into your microphone to ensure that your voice is captured properly by GoToMeeting’s audio system. Additionally, be mindful of any background noise or distractions that may affect the audio quality.

Step 4: Troubleshooting Microphone Issues

If you encounter any issues with your microphone during your GoToMeeting session, here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  1. Check your computer’s audio settings to ensure the correct microphone is selected. Go to your computer’s Control Panel or Settings and navigate to the Sound settings to check your microphone settings.
  2. Restart your computer to refresh any audio-related settings or drivers that might be causing issues.
  3. Try using a different microphone or headset to see if the issue is hardware-related.
  4. Contact GoToMeeting’s customer support for further assistance if the issue persists.


Activating your microphone in GoToMeeting is a straightforward process that allows for effective communication during your online meetings. By following these simple steps and troubleshooting tips, you can ensure that your microphone is working properly and that your voice is heard clearly by meeting participants. Remember to always test your microphone before your meeting and adjust any settings if necessary. Happy conferencing!