How Do I Allow Microphone and Camera Access for Video Chat on Messenger?

Video chats have become the norm in today’s world, especially with the ongoing pandemic. Messenger is one of the most popular video chat platforms, but some users may face difficulty in allowing microphone and camera access. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to allow microphone and camera access for video chat on Messenger.

Step 1: Open Messenger

Firstly, open the Messenger app on your device. Ensure that you are logged in to your account.

Step 2: Open Settings

Once you are logged in, tap on your profile picture displayed at the top left corner of your screen. This will open up the settings menu.

Step 3: Select Permissions

Scroll down until you find the “Permissions” option and select it.

Step 4: Allow Microphone and Camera Access

Under “Permissions,” you will find two options – Microphone and Camera. Toggle both these options to allow access to your device’s microphone and camera.


If you have previously denied permission to access your microphone or camera, then when you try to initiate a video call, it will prompt you again for permission. At that time, make sure to select “Allow.”

Step 5: Test Your Audio and Video

After allowing permissions to your microphone and camera, test them by initiating a call with a friend or family member. Make sure that both audio and video are working correctly.

  • If there are issues with audio or video, ensure that the device’s volume is turned up.
  • If using a headset or earphones, check if they are connected correctly.
  • If there are still issues with audio or video, restart your device.
  • If none of these solutions work, try uninstalling and reinstalling Messenger.


Enabling microphone and camera access on Messenger is a simple process that can be accomplished by following the above steps. Ensure that you have allowed permissions to both your microphone and camera, and test them before initiating a call.

If you face any issues, refer to the troubleshooting tips mentioned above. With these steps, you can enjoy seamless video chats with family and friends on Messenger.