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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.
Open the Camera in Windows - Microsoft Support
Learn how to access your webcam or camera in Windows 11 or Windows 10 by selecting the Start button, then selecting All apps, and then selecting Camera. You can also switch between different cameras, change camera settings, and manage app permissions for your camera.
Camera doesn't work in Windows - Microsoft Support
In newer versions of Windows 10, some apps don’t have default access to the camera. To let your device access the camera, select Start , then select Settings > Privacy > Camera . In Allow access to the camera on this device, if Camera access for this device is turned off, select Change and turn on Camera access for this device.
Windows camera, microphone, and privacy - Microsoft Support
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.
Open the Camera in Windows - Microsoft Support
Learn how to access your webcam or camera app in Windows 11 and Windows 10. Find out how to switch between different cameras, change camera settings, and troubleshoot common issues.
How to use the Camera app - Microsoft Support
If your PC has a built-in camera or a connected webcam, you can use the Camera app to take photos and videos. To find the Camera app, select Start > Camera. Select any heading below. It'll open to show more info about using your camera or webcam.
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: Select Start > Settings > Privacy > Camera.
Surface camera not working - Microsoft Support
Make sure apps can use the camera. Select Start > Settings > Privacy & security > Camera , and make sure that Camera access and Let apps access your camera are set to On. Allow access to the camera on this device. You can quickly check the health of your Surface drivers and firmware using the Surface app. Open the Surface app.
My camera isn't working in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Support
Check your drivers: When your camera isn't working in Windows 10 (or if you're using an external webcam), it might be a problem with your drivers. Go here for step-by-step instructions for checking your Windows drivers.
Applies To: Microsoft Teams