External microphone not showing up in drop down menu.

I have a microphone hooked up to my computer through the headphone jack. For some reason it only shows up as a playback device even though it’s only a microphone and not headphones. Can someone help me?

If your computer has a mic/headphone combo jack you need a 4-contact TRRS plug or adapter for the microphone connection. (Regular headphones will work fine if you’re not using an microphone at the same time.)

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