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    How do I change audio and video settings in Skype on desktop?

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    1. Select your profile picture.
    2. Select Settings Settings button.
    3. Select Audio & Video Audio.
    4. From there you can customize the following audio and video settings:
      • Camera - Select a different camera if you have one connected.
        • Camera Preview - Glimpse a preview of your camera.
        • Webcam settings - Customize your webcam brightness, contrast and more. This feature is only available in Skype for Windows, Mac and Linux.
      • Microphone - Select a different microphone device if you have one connected.
        • Automatically adjust microphone settings - With this toggled on, your volume will be set automatically. When you toggle this off, you can adjust your microphone volume manually. (not available in Skype for Web)
      • Speakers - Select a different speaker if you have one connected.
        • Speaker volume - Adjust your speaker sound volume. (not available in Skype for Web)
        • Test audio - Select this to test your current speaker volume.
        • Unmute for incoming calls - Choose whether you want your incoming calls muted or unmuted by toggling this On or Off. (not available in Skype for Web)
        • Ring on additional device - You can set Skype incoming calls to ring on multiple audio devices if you have, for example, both a headset and speaker connected. (not available in Skype for Web)
      • Make a free test call - You can use this feature to check that your sound and microphone are working properly in Skype.

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling