How to Lower the Volume on Zoom?

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How to Lower the Volume on Zoom?

Do you want to lower the volume on Zoom because everything is too loud? This guide will teach you how to do that in a few easy steps.

Do the below to lower the volume on Zoom:

  1. Create a meeting or join one
  2. Click on the arrow on the “Mute” button in the bottom-left corner
  3. Select “Audio Settings
  4. Lower the “Output” and “Input” volume level

That’s all. There are only four steps to lowering the volume on Zoom when you’re in a meeting. You can also do this while outside a meeting. I’ll show you how it’s done.

Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to lower the volume on Zoom!

In a Meeting

1. Create a new meeting

Create a new meeting
Create a new meeting

Once you open Zoom on your computer, create or join a meeting. Click “New Meeting” to simulate this scenario if you don’t have an official meeting scheduled.

2. Click on the arrow in the bottom-left corner

Click on the arrow in the bottom-left corner
Click on the arrow in the bottom-left corner

After the Zoom meeting opens up, you’ll see a menu at the bottom of the Zoom Meeting window. Look in the bottom-left corner for the “Mute” icon.

Next to it, you should see an arrow pointing upward. Click on it to open another menu.

3. Select “Audio Settings

Select "Audio Settings"
Select “Audio Settings

Clicking on the upward arrow will open a new menu with several options. Find the “Audio Settings” option and click on it.

This will open up a new window with several other options and settings.

4. Lower the Input/Output volume

Lower the Input/Output volume
Lower the Input/Output volume

After you select “Audio Settings“, this window will pop up. This is where you can control all the Zoom settings, including the input/output volume.

Make sure you have “Audio” selected in the left-hand side menu, and then find the “Output Level” and “Input Level” volume bars.

Lower each of them according to your needs and close the “Settings” window. Zoom will save the changes automatically.

Outside a Meeting

Now, let’s see how you can lower the volume on Zoom outside a meeting. Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Click on the “Gear” icon in the top right corner

Click on the "Gear" icon in the top-right corner
Click on the “Gear” icon in the top right corner

Open Zoom and go to the “Home” tab. This is the main window that appears every time you open Zoom, the “Home” tab.

Once you’re there, look in the top-right corner for the “Gear” icon. It’s right under your profile picture, so it should be easy to find.

Click on it and proceed with the guide!

2. Select “Audio

Select "Audio"
Select “Audio

After you click on the “Gear” icon, you’ll open the Settings tab. It’s the same tab as before. Once you’re here, select the “Audio” option in the left-hand side menu.

3. Lower the volume

Lower the volume
Lower the volume

As before, lower the “Output” and “Input” levels according to your needs. Remember, “Output” refers to what you hear (speakers/headphones), and “Input” refers to what others hear from you (microphone).

If you want to lower the speaker/headphones volume (what you hear), lower the “Output” volume and test it out.

Conclusion

To summarize, there are two situations when you can lower the volume on Zoom: while in a meeting or outside a meeting.

While in a meeting, use the small arrow pointing upward next to the “Mute” button. Select “Audio Settings” and then lower the volume.

While outside a meeting, use the “Gear” icon in the top-right corner to open the Zoom settings. Go to the “Audio” tab and then lower the volume.

If you have questions about volume lowering on Zoom, comment below!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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