Test your webcam
Use this online test to check if your web camera is working and properly set up.
Click 'allow' when you see a prompt in the browser
1. Click the 'Start Webcam Test' button.
2. Click 'Allow' when you see the pop-up in your browser.
3. Now you should see your webcam's view. Review image quality, lighting and more
Is your webcam not working? Are you not seeing an image or any information? No problem, just follow these simple steps and we'll get your webcam working in a jiffy:
If you are using an external webcam, double check that it is plugged in via USB socket and that its connection cable is not damaged. When plugging in a new accessory like the webcam, your computer typically will notify you through a small audio signal or an on screen notification. For Mac users, you can check hardware status at: About This Mac → System Report → Devices. For Windows, navigate to the Control Panel, and select 'View Devices and Printers' to see current devices.
Make sure that all of your software is up to date. This includes both your operating system, webcam drivers, and software that you use it with. In case you are using an external webcam, check whether it is compatible with the software you are trying to use.
Some webcam models have an "ON/OFF" switch - make sure that if yours has one - it is set to "ON"
Only have a single application open that has access to your camera feed. Having more than one application consuming camera feed can cause the camera not to show up correctly.
How does it work?
1. Click 'Start Test'
After you click this button, the test should start.
2. Click 'Allow' on any pop-ups
There will be a pop-up on your screen asking for permission. Click “Allow” so that we can test your webcam.
3. Review your webcam's feed
Review you webcam's image and video quality. Make sure that the lighting looks fine.
Online Webcam Test Tutorial
Business, Education, and Personal
Whether you are hosting business calls for clients, looking to connect with classmates or fellow educators, or making personal video communication, it’s important that you have a high-quality webcam connection.
Our webcam test tool allows you to verify that your webcam is working perfectly before joining a call. You can be sure that your camera is fully functional before joining a call on Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom, and other video conferencing platforms.
No sign-up required
You don’t need to sign up for an account to use our webcam testing tool. Simply click the “Start Webcam Test” button above, and see how your camera feed looks during a video call. It’s a simple way to test your camera online from your browser, instead of using apps like Photobooth or installing other software just to test it.
Our webcam test tool is 100% free. You don’t need to enter your card information to try it. We believe in allowing our users to try our products for free before paying. We also have a free online video editing tool that you can try.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Click the “Start Webcam Test” button.
- Click “Allow” on any pop-ups that may appear on your screen.
- Review your webcam’s video & image quality.
- First, click the “Start” button in the bottom left corner of your screen.
- Using your keyboard, enter “camera” into the search bar and then press “Enter”.
- Give access to your webcam, mic and location if required. Click “Allow” where necessary.
- When the camera app appears, you'll see yourself on the screen.
While VEED does not have audio or mic testing capabilities, for now, you can still check your computer’s audio by either going into your device settings or testing your audio in the video conferencing platform that you wish to use. You can go to Google Meet or Microsoft Teams and click select the option to test your audio and camera.
Your laptop’s webcam comes preinstalled on your device. That means you typically don’t need to install software to use it. Any application that requires or allows you to use your laptop’s webcam will automatically activate it, though you may have to give permission to those apps to access your webcam.
If you are installing an external web camera, it usually comes with a CD or a link online where you can download the software to install it. In some cases, no software installation is required. You just plug the camera into your computer’s USB port and activate it by using an app that requires or allows the use of webcam.
The best place to position your webcam is just above your eye level. You can angle it slightly downward so that your camera can capture a good portion of your upper body and face.
What they say about VEED
Veed is a great piece of browser software with the best team I've ever seen. Veed allows for subtitling, editing, effect/text encoding, and many more advanced features that other editors just can't compete with. The free version is wonderful, but the Pro version is beyond perfect. Keep in mind that this a browser editor we're talking about and the level of quality that Veed allows is stunning and a complete game changer at worst.
I love using VEED as the speech to subtitles transcription is the most accurate I've seen on the market. It has enabled me to edit my videos in just a few minutes and bring my video content to the next level
Laura Haleydt - Brand Marketing Manager, Carlsberg Importers
The Best & Most Easy to Use Simple Video Editing Software! I had tried tons of other online editors on the market and been disappointed. With VEED I haven't experienced any issues with the videos I create on there. It has everything I need in one place such as the progress bar for my 1-minute clips, auto transcriptions for all my video content, and custom fonts for consistency in my visual branding.
Diana B - Social Media Strategist, Self Employed
More than a webcam testing tool
With VEED, you can do a whole lot more than just test your webcam. Using our free online screen recorder, you can record your online video calls, and then use our video editor to edit your recording. Or create a new video from a video template! Our video editing software is packed with tools that are easy to use to help you create stunning, professional-looking videos. You can also add text to your video, add subtitles automatically, add audio, draw on your videos, and more!