System Permissions

If you use a Mac, you may need to grant Gather permissions from System Preferences. Open System Preferences and select Security and Privacy.

A view of a Mac desktop wit the System Preferences window open. Security & Privacy is outlined in red in the System Preferences window.On your Mac, open System Preferences and select Security & Privacy.

Check both Camera and Microphone to see if your browser has been granted permission. If you have installed the Gather desktop app, you can also grant it permission.

Check both Camera and Microphone to see if your browser has been granted permission. If you have installed the Gather desktop app, you can also grant it permission. Make sure the padlock is unlocked to make your changes.

If you want to screen share in Gather, in Security & Privacy, scroll to Screen Recording. Select the browser to provide permissions, or select the plus (+) sign to add your browser.

A screenshot of a Mac desktop with Security & Privacy open. Screen Recording is outlined in red, and in the list of allowed apps, Google Chrome is outlined in red and selected. A red arrow points to the plus sign beneath the list of apps, with text that reads

In Security & Privacy, select Screen Recording. Select the browser to provide permissions, or select the plus (+) sign to add your browser.