Hello 👋🏽! This isn't the best way for us to meet, but we thank you for being here. Let's get you heard and seen in SoWork.
This is a list of likely solutions to try, starting with the most likely.
Close all other video conferencing software (ex. Zoom, Meets etc.) and then refresh.
For Macs, you may need to enable camera permissions. Head to the System Preferences
Next select Security & Privacy
Finally, select Camera and check the box for Chrome and or the SoWork app
✨ Note: You should also check your microphone settings and give SoWork permission as well!
In Windows, your permissions should default be turned on. To make sure you have given access, open your settings.
Select privacy and look under app permission in the left-hand toolbar.
✨ Commonly this issue can occur either when your OS updates, or the SoWork app updates. If you notice you have lost your ability to screen share after an update check your permissions first!
Ensure your Chrome browser is up to date. Click the 3 dot menu in the top right, then help, then About Google Chrome to check for updates
Allow SoWork access to your camera and mic
Select the "lock" 🔒 icon in Chrome near the URL of the page
In this menu make sure both Camera and Video permissions are toggled on
Hard refresh your browser by holding 'shift' and hitting refresh
Select the same Camera, Mic, and Speaker inputs you use in other apps (like Zoom). Head to the Help icon (looks like a "?"), click Audio and Video and make a selection. If you don't see the Help icon, click the three dot icon and look for "Get Help". You may need to select different mic and camera options to test and find the right one. Please refresh the browser once you do so.
Ensure your mic is not muted and your camera is not turned off by clicking the icons underneath your video tile.
Ensure you headphones and mic are plugged in and on.