Sharing the audio from your mic and video from your webcam to the video gallery in the room requires enabling a few permissions first.
First, your browser needs permission from your operating system to access your camera and microphone. You can manage these permissions by following the steps here on a Mac, and here in Windows.
Then in your browser, you'll need to give Switchboard.app permission to access your camera and microphone. Typically you'll get an "Allow Access" popup when entering a Switchboard room, but if not you can click on your browser below to see how to enable access.
Why is my camera light on?
If your camera has an indicator light and you're permissions are set up correctly, it will turn on once you enter a Switchboard room.
You can turn off your video feed by clicking on the camera icon in the middle of the bottom bar or by clicking on your video in the gallery and selecting "Disable Video".When you click to disable, we stop the your video stream from leaving your computer and traveling over the network to the room
Your indicator light should remain on since Switchboard still has permission to access your camera. Keeping access open allows you to quickly turn your camera stream back on in the room without needing to reconfiguring your browser permissions each time.