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Roblox voice chat not working on Windows? Here's how you can try to fix it

The issue should probably take just a few minutes to fix.

Published onMay 5, 2024

Roblox is a juggernaut of the gaming world, somehow still going about 18 years after it launched. Even now, things can occasionally break, including the fundamentally important voice chat feature. If voice chat isn’t working in the Windows version of Roblox, there are a variety of possible fixes you can try. Let’s go over them together.

How to fix Roblox voice chat not working on Windows

Since there are several potential options here, we can’t necessarily predict what will solve your problems. Instead, we’ll suggest running through the steps below one by one until you encounter something that works — it’s unlikely that Roblox will ever break so hard that you have to wait for an official patch.

  • Disconnect and reconnect your audio input: If you’re using a wired connection for mic input, it could be that a connection is loose. Make sure the jack is well connected on both ends. For Bluetooth or other wireless inputs, go to Settings > Bluetooth and devices in Windows 11. It could be that your input isn’t paired, and even if it is, it can’t hurt to reconnect it. You might also try toggling Bluetooth off and on again.
  • Check Windows sound settings: In the Windows 11, go to Settings > System > Sound. Under Input, ensure the proper microphone is selected, and that volume is up high. Often, the mic volume needs to be higher than the regular sound volume in order for you to be heard clearly. If you don’t see any input sources at all, that probably means you need to check your device connections.
  • Test mic input: In the Windows 11, go to Settings > System > Sound. Under Input, click on your selected source, then Test your microphone under Input. Say a few words before clicking Stop test. If the sound that comes back is faint or non-existent, ramp up the input volume and try again. If you’re still not hearing anything, it could mean a loose connection, that your mic is too far from your mouth, or even physical damage.
  • Close other Windows apps that might be using the mic input: If you’ve got voice chat running in another app, such as Discord, it could be causing conflicts. Close other apps and see if that helps your case.
  • Make sure voice chat is actually enabled in Roblox: The feature only works for players verified to be 13 years or older. You’ll have to verify your age if you haven’t already. Once that’s done, you can check that voice is enabled by going to the Roblox website and clicking on the gear icon. Next, click on Settings, followed by Privacy. The Use microphone to chat with voice toggle should be on.
  • Make sure the Roblox experience you’re playing actually supports voice chat: Only some experiences support voice, which is probably a good thing given the distractions it can cause, not to mention the potential for bigotry and bullying from some players. The listing for an experience should say whether voice is supported.
  • Check the in-game sound settings: Launch an experience where you know voice chat is supported, then go to Discover > Settings. You’ll need the right Input Device selected — typically, this should match what you see in Windows settings.
  • Be sure the people you want to hear are unmuted: If you usually chat with specific friends, it could be that they’re muted. While in the game, go to Discover > People and find someone you think might be muted. If there’s a red X next to their speaker icon, click that icon to unmute them.
  • Double-check whether your character is muted: Within a Roblox experience, look over your character’s head to see if there’s a microphone icon with a slash across it. If that’s the case, you’ll have to click the icon before you can say anything.
  • Restart the game, and your computer: Sometimes glitches are just temporary, in which case restarting Roblox and/or rebooting your computer might fix them. To restart the PC, go to Windows > Power > Restart.
  • Try a different version of the Roblox app. You can access the game through its dedicated launcher or the Microsoft Store app. If nothing else has worked up until this point, you might as well try downloading and running the version you don’t usually play. Your account info should carry over.

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