Updated: April 9, 2021

  1. Check your internet speed and network. We recommend a minimum of 5mbps download and 2mbps upload. Ideally, we like to see 30mbps download and 10mbps upload or higher for the best quality - test your speed here.

    1. Join from a compatible browser. Hopin works best on Chrome and Firefox. Pro tip: Make sure your browser is up to date.
  2. Restart your computer before joining the event. This ensures that there are no other video applications holding onto audio or video for any reason.

  3. Please use headphones when participating on-screen. This will help eliminate echo and feedback.

  4. If you lose sound or can't share your audio/video or screen share, try these steps (in order):

    MAC Audio/Video Troubleshooting

    PC Audio/Video Troubleshooting

  5. Watch the How to use Hopin as an attendee tutorial video:


Troubleshooting Audio

Troubleshooting your browser

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Confirm the program’s volume isn’t turned down or muted. When using browsers like Chrome or Firefox, each tab can be muted individually. Right-click a tab to see its status. The option will say “Unmute tab” if it is currently silenced.

Troubleshooting your device

  1. First, check to make sure Windows is using the correct device for speaker output by clicking on the speaker icon in the taskbar. (Sometimes Windows can switch an output to a different device, unbeknownst to you.) At the top of the pop-up window, you’ll see the name of the speaker currently in use—e.g., Speakers (2-Anker PowerConf). Click on that name to switch to the proper device, if applicable. If using external speakers, make sure they are powered on.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Check the speaker icon in the taskbar that the audio is not muted and is turned up.
  4. Ensure that your computer isn’t muted via hardware, like a dedicated mute button on your laptop or keyboard.
  5. Right-click the volume icon and click Open Volume Mixer. Make sure all options are on and turned up.
  6. Plug headphones in to see if that serves a workaround. When participating in a virtual event, we always recommend using headphones.