Set System Permissions

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Gather must request permission to use your mic and camera, and to record screens for screen sharing. Here's how to check your system preferences to make sure you have a smooth experience in Gather. 

For Mac Users

Open System Preferences and select Privacy & Security.

Check both Camera and Microphone to see if the Gather Desktop App or your browser has been granted permission. Make sure the padlock is unlocked to make your changes. 

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If you want to screen share in Gather, in Privacy & Security, scroll to Screen & System Audio Recording.

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This will show the list of applications available to record your screen. Again, make sure the Gather Desktop App or your browser has been granted permission to record. 

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For more assistance, please refer to these instructions from Apple for setting permissions on an Apple Mac. 

For Windows Users

Go to Start > Settings > Privacy > Camera.

First, make sure you allow access to the camera on your device.

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Next, scroll down to Allow desktop apps to access your camera. Make sure this is toggled On and that you can see the browser you're using to access Gather listed below. 

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For more assistance, please refer to these instructions from Microsoft for setting permissions on a Windows PC. 

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