Paltalk uses your Windows 'default recording device' to send the sound from your microphone into the chat rooms.

The Paltalk app will usually have this pre-selected for you, but if you are having problems you may want to check these settings to make sure that what you are selecting as your 'microphone' within the Paltalk app is the same device that Windows wants to use to 'record' sound.

Right click on the speaker icon (usually at the bottom right of your monitor screen)

Now select 'open sound settings' from the popup menu.

On the right side of the screen select 'sound control panel'.

When the sound control panel opens, click on the 'recording' tab at the top of the window.

Click on your 'microphone' selection and then click on the 'set as default' selection.  If you pick a different default recording device, be sure to select it under the 'microphone' menu within Paltalk's Video & Audio settings.

Now click the 'apply' button.

Now start up Paltalk and open the settings window by clicking on the little 'sliders' icon above the pal list area (where your online pals are listed)

Click on 'video and audio' on the left side of the settings window.

Use the 'microphone' drop down menu to select your recording device.  This is usually the 'default' recording device that you had set previously in the sound control panel.

Now try joining some rooms.  You should be able to speak to people in the room and should be heard clearly.

If others say your audio is too low or too loud, you can adjust it within Windows recording device properties.

Go back to the recording device control panel and click on the 'properties' button at the lower right.

Now select the 'levels' tab on the properties window.  Slide the volume slider to the right to increase the volume of your microphone.  Slide it to the left to decrease the level.

If you are told that your 'mic is too low' even though the microphone slider is the whole way to the right, use the 'microphone boost' slider to exponentially increase the level.

Note: the 'microphone boost' level may 'self adjust' as you speak to prevent feedback if you are in a 'multi-channel' room.

To prevent this from happening you should wear headphones so your microphone does not 'pick up' your speakers while you are talking.  As above, this should only happen (if at all) if you are in a multi-channel (3 mic) room.