How to check a webcam in a laptop? There are several ways. You can turn on the camera on the laptop manually - through pre-installed Windows applications, through applications that support video call and broadcast modes, as well as through special Internet services.
How to turn on the camera on Windows 10
To enable the camera on a laptop under Windows 10, you need to configure it a bit first. In the "Options" menu, find the "Privacy" item, and in it - the "Camera" tab. In these settings, permission to use the camera by applications must be set. Enable this feature by moving the corresponding slider to the right. Further in the same window you can manually set permissions to activate the webcam of your laptop for each of the applications installed on the PC. After that, go to the “Start” menu and in the column with all applications installed on the laptop, find the “Camera” item.
How to turn on the camera on Windows 7
How to turn on the camera on a laptop running Windows 7? Here the principle is somewhat different. First, go to the “Start” - here you need to find the menu “Devices and Printers”. Click on it once with the left mouse button. It will expand in the window, infa will appear for all modules that are connected on this laptop. If there is a webcam, she will also be here. Click RMB on the tile responsible for the webcam and activate this module if it was previously disabled. That's it, the webcam should work!
How to check the camera online services
Another simple and convenient way to test a webcam is to use one of the online services. There are many sites on the Internet that allow you to quickly check a webcam online, and for our today's article we have selected 2 convenient and safe portals with such functionality.
1. com: This is one of the most convenient online video recording services with a very simple and functional control system, but you need authorization on the site to record video from a webcam. However, the Clipchamp service carefully cares about the confidentiality of its users, and videos created with its help are inaccessible to third parties.
2. io: Another convenient service that you can use to check the laptop’s built-in camera. To see how the camera captures the video sequence, registration is not necessary, and the picture in real time is immediately displayed in a window directly on the main page of the site.