Microphone not working on Windows 11. Not an issue with other applications

Copper Contributor

Sound Recorder and other apps do not have a problem with the microphone. However, Teams keeps saying microphone not working. Get "call me back" message when I join a meeting. Test call did not help. It seems to record but playing blank message back. Multiple times re-installed it.  Any ideas?

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Here's how to do this in Windows 11:
Select Start > Settings > System > Sound.
In Input, select a microphone to see its properties.
In Input volume, make sure the blue bar adjusts as you speak into the microphone.
If it doesn't, go to Test your microphone and Start test.

This may help you,
Rachel Gomez
Does it adjust? I never seen adjusting it by itself. But no issues. Was able to record and play back.
Adding to that, microphone works fine with all other apps including zoom. Its just Teams.
best response confirmed by StaceeFrane (Microsoft)

Hi @cay7mn this page has some steps to try.  Just a guess, but the permissions steps may be the issue, and the others are worth trying too.  @rachelgomez161999 also had a good idea to try.