Privately test your webcam with a single click
Unsure if your webcam works? You can privately test your webcam following these simple steps.
Step 1. Make sure your webcam is connected to your computer and turned on.
Step 2. Click on the webcam icon () on the right to start the test.
Step 3. Your web browser might ask for your permission to access your webcam, click "Allow".
Step 4. In a few moments, you should see the live video coming from your web camera.
If you saw the live video coming from your webcam then your webcam is functioning properly.
We will never save any audio or video coming from your webcam. Everything you see is happening on your computer and never sent to our servers.
Here you can find solutions to common problems with webcams that our visitors have reported.
Testing your webcam before a meeting or a lecture is essential to see if your webcam is functioning correctly and how you and your surrounding appear on the webcam's video.
We test your webcam by using your browser to search and connect to a connected webcam on your computer. The video feed will then be added to this page. We never record any audio or video coming from your system.
Here are the most common reasons for webcam not working.
First of all, make sure your webcam is plugged into your computer. If you have connected your webcam to your computer, then make sure you switch it on. Most webcams automatically turn on when you plug them into your computer.
If you have already plugged your webcam into your computer, but it doesn't turn on, then navigate to your computer's Camera settings. You can find Camera settings when clicking the "Start" button on your taskbar (or by pressing the Windows Key ) and selecting "Settings" > "Privacy" > "Camera". Once you have found your camera's settings, then click the "Let apps use my camera".
Most webcams automatically set themselves up once you plug them into your computer. If your webcam didn't do it automatically, then you have to navigate to your webcam manufacturer's website to download and install webcam drivers for your camera. After installing the webcam drivers, you should be able to see your webcam video on our test.
You can also do all that automatically by getting driver updating software that checks your computer for missing and out-of-date drivers. We recommend DriverBooster as we have never had any issues with them.