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Mic Drop works by muting your audio at the system level, meaning that it works with any app that uses your microphone. Some apps have their own quirks, so we’ve documented them here. 🙂

Using macOS Monterey? There’s a bug in macOS Monterey when using Bluetooth headphones. Apple fixed this bug in macOS 12.4, so upgrade to that version to use your Bluetooth headphones with Mic Drop again.

Any video conferencing app should work seamlessly with Mic Drop. We haven’t tested them all (yet!), but the ones we’ve tested work perfectly:

  • Zoom1
  • Slack
  • Skype
  • Google Meet (formerly Hangouts)
  • Cisco Webex2
  • Vidyo
  • FaceTime
  • Microsoft Teams
  • BlueJeans
  • GoToMeeting
  • Discord
  • Houseparty

If your favourite video-calling app is missing from this list, don’t worry! It should work seamlessly, but you can download a free trial to test it out. Let us know if you find any issues, and we’ll do our best to iron them out.

Mic Drop also works well with GarageBand, Voice Memos, Audacity, and other apps that record audio.

Aggregate audio devices (eg. Loopback)

Mic Drop works with LoopbackExternal link and other software-based audio devices.

If you enable a new Loopback device while Mic Drop is running, Mic Drop will restart itself to ensure everything works properly. This process is quite quick and you likely won’t notice anything happening at all.

If you have an unsupported audio device, you can use Loopback to create an aggregate device that Mic Drop can control. Some users have told us this combo works really well, so it’s worth trying if you have an unsupported device. ✨

  1. Zoom doesn’t monitor the system’s mute status, so its interfaces won’t say that you’re muted. Rest assured that muting works as expected! This isn’t something we can control—it’s up to them to respect the system-level mute status. Feel free to ignore it, or send them a feature request to let them know you’d appreciate a fix!
  2. Webex monitors when your microphone is muted, but doesn’t detect when you unmute your microphone with Mic Drop (or any other app). If you’re using the Webex Mac app, you will need to unmute yourself via Mic Drop and then via Webex. This is a bug with Webex, and we’ve contacted them to help fix it. In the meantime, you can use the web app, which works properly. (More information about Webex.)

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