Use this online test to check if your web camera is working and properly set up.
If you are trying to use your web camera for video chat, IM, or for recording yourself – with no success…
Here’s a quick and easy web cam test.
“How to test my webcam?”
Simply click “Allow” in the red box below, wait a few seconds, and then you should see yourself, or whatever your camera is pointed at right now.
If you see that, then, hooray – your camera passed the test.
If you don’t see anything after clicking “Allow” then there’s a problem. Sometimes you won’t be able to click on
the “Allow” button in the box to the right because you won’t see it, which also indicates a problem with the connection
or configuration of your webcam.
If your web camera didn’t pass the test, here are some things you should check:
- Check that your web camera is connected to the USB socket.
- If your webcam is already connected, try disconnecting it and connecting it again.
You should see something pop up on your computer screen, or hear a sound, when you connect the webcam again.
- Some webcam models have an “ON/OFF” switch – make sure that if yours has one – it is set to “ON”.
- Try downloading the latest drivers for your webcam. Search the box or the camera itself for the
name/number of the model, and then search google for “NAME OF MODEL driver”. That should take you
to a page where you can download and install new drivers.