Adjust your calls settings and preferences

If you use Slack Calls to make voice or video calls in your workspace, there are a few preferences that you can manage to tailor your audio and video in Slack.


Select your default camera

  1. From your desktop, click on your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Click Audio & video in the left-side column.
  4. Under Camera, open the drop-down menu to select an option.


Set your microphone preferences

You have a few options for microphone preferences:

  • Select a default microphone
  • Enable automatic gain control to ensure that your voice stays at a constant level for others on the call


Manage your microphone preferences

  1. From your desktop, click on your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Click Audio & video in the left-side column.
  4. Under Microphone, open the drop-down menu to select an option.
  5. If you like, tick or untick the box to manage automatic gain control.

To test your microphone, say a few words and check that the input level moves up and down while you're speaking.


Select your default speaker

  1. From your desktop, click on your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Click Audio & video in the left-side column.
  4. Under Speaker, open the menu to select an option.


Set your Slack Calls preferences

You can set the following preferences for Slack Calls:

  • Automatically set your status to 📞 On a call when you're on a call
  • Always join Slack Calls with your audio muted


Manage your Slack Calls preferences

  1. From your desktop, click on your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Click Audio & video in the left-side column.
  4. Below When joining a Slack call, tick or untick the boxes to set your preferences.

Note: For help with Slack Calls, visit our troubleshooting guide.