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Open the Camera in Windows 10

To open up your webcam or camera, select the Start button, and then select Camera in the list of apps.

If you want to use the camera within other apps, select the Start button, select Settings > Privacy > Camera, and then turn on Let apps use my camera. 

From there, turn on each of the listed apps where you want to use the camera.

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Open the Camera in Windows

Open the Camera in Windows. Windows 11 Windows 10. Windows 11 Windows 10. To open up your webcam or camera, select the Start button, then select All apps, and then select Camera in the list of apps. If you have multiple cameras, you can switch between them by selecting Change Camera at the top right once the Camera app is opened.

Open the Camera in Windows

Open the Camera in Windows. Windows 11 Windows 10. Windows 11 Windows 10. To open up your webcam or camera, select the Start button, then select All apps, and then select Camera in the list of apps. If you have multiple cameras, you can switch between them by selecting Change Camera at the top right once the Camera app is opened.

Windows camera, microphone, and privacy

In Windows 10, ensure that Camera access for this device, Allow apps to access your camera, and the individual toggle for the Microsoft Store app you wish to use is turned on. If you do not see the app or website you're looking for in the list, it's likely a desktop app. Desktop apps cannot be individually toggled, but access for those apps can be controlled using Allow desktop apps to access ...

Camera doesn't work in Windows

Select Start , type device manager, then select it from the search results. Find the problem webcam from the list of devices shown in the Device Manager. It should appear either under Cameras or Imaging devices. Right-click the webcam device and select Update driver. Select Browse my computer for drivers.

How to use the Camera app

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Settings > Change PC settings. Select PC and devices, and then select Lock screen. Turn off Swipe down on the lock screen to use the camera. Note: To keep the Camera app from using the camera, turn off the camera completely.

Manage app permissions for your camera in Windows

To use your camera with apps on Windows 10, you'll need to turn on some permissions in Camera settings. Then, you'll need to check your app permissions if you want to use your camera with apps. Here's how:

Use Microsoft Modern Webcam in Microsoft Teams

In Microsoft Teams, select Settings and more to the left of your profile picture at the top, then select Settings . In Settings, select Devices. Under Camera, select Microsoft Modern Webcam. To physically adjust the camera, hold the base of camera in one hand. With your other hand, hold the top of the camera, and then tilt it up or down until ...

My camera isn't working in Teams

Make a test call. To make a test call, select Settings and more at the top-right of Teams, then choose Settings > Devices.Then select Make a test call under Audio devices. In a test call, you'll see how your mic, speaker, and camera are working. Follow the instructions from Test Call Bot and record a short message.The message will playback for you.
Applies To: Microsoft Teams

PC accessories help & learning

Learn how to set up and use these new Microsoft Teams-certified accessories for audio and video calls. Use Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset. Use Microsoft Modern USB Headset. Use Microsoft Modern Wireless Headset. Use Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker.
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