How To Fix Steam Voice Chat Not Working Issue Quick and Easy Way

Steam is a popular platform where you can get a digital copy of your favorite PC game. Instead of going to a store to buy a physical copy of the game you can just download it to your computer which is quite convenient for most people. Although this is a solid platform there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Steam voice chat not working issue.

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How To Fix Steam Voice Chat Not Working Issue

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

There are several reasons why this particular problem can occur. It can range from the Steam account being used on a different computer or there could be a glitch in the Windows audio settings. Listed below are the recommended troubleshooting steps that you need to do to fix this problem.

Check the microphone

Make sure that you are using the correct microphone. This usually occurs when switching between the built-in mic of your computer to the microphone of the headset.  To make sure that you are using the correct microphone check it from the Steam menu.

  • Open Steam then click the Steam menu in the menu bar and choose Settings
  • In the Settings menu, go to Voice and check out the currently used microphone under Recording (audio input) device. If the microphone is different than the one that you’re using, click on Change device.
  • Select the microphone that you’re actively using and then hit the Set Default button.

Check if the Steam voice chat not working issue still occurs.

Check if Steam is signed in other computers

This problem can also occur if you have Steam signed in other computers. To make sure that only one computer is using your account you should change your password then login to your account using the new password. Other computers that are signed in to your account will be logged out.

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Try turning off audio enhancements

  • Right-click on the volume icon (bottom-right corner) and choose Recording devices.
  • Select your active microphone and click the Properties button
  • Go to the Advanced tab and make sure the box associated with Enable audio enhancements is turned Off.
  • Reboot your computer.

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