Skype microphone not working with Mac

I have a MacBook Air running Sierra version 10.12.6. The Skype microphone keeps failing although it works perfectly on the system. Can somebody advise what is going on? Some days it works and some days it doesn't. 
 

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I have a MacBook Air running Sierra version 10.12.6. The Skype microphone keeps failing although it works perfectly on the system. Can somebody advise what is going on? Some days it works and some days it doesn't. 

My Macbookpro stopped allowing Skype to talk to my built in microphone.

To fix it - Go to System Preferences.

Go to Security and Privacy

Go to Privacy Tab

Scroll dow to Microphone - There you will see Sype pop up with a check box.

Check the box - It will suggest that you re-start Skype and offer to do it for you.

Restart Skype - your problem should be solved.

It worked for me!!

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Hi MariaGArias,

 

Good Day!

 

For further troubleshooting, kindly completely uninstall and reinstall the Skype application from your Mac device. You may refer to this link: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12073/

 

Then, check your audio settings to configure your device. Select Skype > Preferences > Audio/video, then in the Speakers drop-down choose the playback device you want to use.

 

If you're still having problems, use the built-in volume controls, the Apple support website can help you adjust your computers sound. 

 

Also, try playing a song or using another application with sound. If you can hear it, the problem may be with the other person on the call.  

 

If the issue still persists, kindly reply to this thread.

 

Thank you!

 

Marites P

 

Skype Community Moderator

Marites P

Skype Community Moderator

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