How to Lower the Volume on Zoom?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Lower the Volume on Zoom?

Is the Zoom volume so high you’re nearly going deaf? It might be the right moment to turn it down a notch, eh?

Let me show you how to lower the Zoom volume:

  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.

Don’t worry, I’ll show you how it’s done in the guide below, with screenshots included to help you out!

In a Meeting

1. Create a new meeting

Create a new meeting
Create a new meeting

Assuming you’ve already opened Zoom, look for the big, orange button called “New Meeting” and select it.

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

When the Zoom meeting opens up, you should see the microphone icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Near it, there’s an upward arrow (check the screenshot above). Click on it!

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 select it.

Then, follow my next instructions:

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 (see the screenshot above). 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.

Reminder – Output refers to your speakers or headphones, the sounds YOU hear. Input refers to how loud you SPEAK to others.

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 see below:

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

Just 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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