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Webcam test

Our webcam test checks if your camera is working. Read the instructions below for a successful webcam test.

How to use the webcam test:

1. Click the test webcam button below to start
2. Grant access to start the webcam test
3. Take the stage and smile!

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How to use the webcam test:

1. Click the test webcam button below to start
2. Grant access to start the webcam test
3. Take the stage and smile!

Test your webcam

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Webcam test best practices

  • We recommend that you sit in a quiet place with natural light for the webcam test.
  • It’s best to place the webcam on eye-level height so that you look straight into the camera.
  • Sit down in front of the webcam and place yourself in the middle of the frame.

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  • Make sure you gave your webcam access to perform the online webcam test. If your camera doesn’t have access, navigate to the lock icon that’s placed next to the URL bar. Click on it and give your camera access to perform the test.
  • Make sure your webcam is unblocked. Go to Chrome settings > search for camera settings > click site settings > in the dropdown menu, select the camera you want to use for the webcam test.
  • Double-check that your browser has permission to access the camera. If you’re using a macOS system, navigate to System Preferences > Select security & privacy > Search for Camera tab > Checkmark the box next to Google Chrome to give access.

Webcam test FAQ

How do I test my webcam?

Our webcam test is very intuitive and straightforward to use. Just navigate to the top of this page
and click on the button saying “Test Webcam”. Now, wait until you receive the results of the test.

What to do when my test webcam isn’t working?

Try refreshing the browser. If that doesn’t solve the problem, check whether you gave your browser permission to access the webcam.

How do I test an external webcam?

As long as your external webcam is connected to your computer, you can test your webcam similar
to an internal webcam.

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