Skype uses your system's default microphone when recording sound to use over audio or video calls, though if you have multiple microphones you can change which microphone you want to use in the Skype audio settings. Your most basic microphone will fit into the 3.5 millimeter jack on all computers, while others connect via USB. You can modify the volume level of your microphone input volume manually from the Sound control window by selecting your microphone and clicking "Properties." Go to "Levels." Check that the volume is turned up and your microphone isn't muted. Select your default microphone from the Microphone drop-down menu.
You can also change your default microphone settings and volume in Windows settings. When you speak, the volume indicator below the drop-down box will jump according to how loud or quiet your voice is.
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Click the "Levels" tab and set the mic volume to "Maximum." Save your changes.
Launch Skype and click the "Tools" menu on the top.
Once you’re finished talking to your friend or just gazing longingly into each other’s eyes, you can hang up by clicking on the red handset icon (End call).
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Connect your microphone to the mic input on your computer if it does not come with a built-in webcam and microphone.
The mic input usually is located on the back of your computer and identified by a microphone icon.
Under video settings, you will see these options It’s a good idea to make sure your webcam is properly working.
The video window above the Take a Video Snapshot button at the top right of your Video Settings screen should show a live image from your webcam.
Click "Preferences" and click the "Audio Settings" tab.