Google Meet Camera Not Working? How to Fix the Problem
Google Meet is an excellent platform for video conferencing, especially for remote workers looking to connect with colleagues and clients. However, it can be frustrating when the camera on Google Meet isn’t working correctly. There could be several reasons why the camera isn’t working, but don’t worry; there are steps you can take to fix the problem.
Restart the Browser
Sometimes, the camera on Google Meet may not work if the browser has been running for a long time. The best solution in such a situation is to restart it. To restart the browser, close all tabs first then reopen the browser and try entering Google Meet again.
Check Permission Settings
Google Meet requires permission from your browser to access your camera. If the permission hasn’t been granted for Google Meet, then the camera won’t work correctly. Check the permission settings in your browser to ensure that Google Meet has permission to access your camera. In Chrome, click on the lock icon on the left of the URL bar and select “Site Settings” then find “Camera” and make sure it’s set to allow.
Check Camera & Video Settings
Sometimes, the problem could be with your camera and video settings. Ensure that your camera is functioning correctly, and the lens isn’t obstructed. Additionally, ensure that the camera’s settings are correctly set up.
Check Audio & Video Devices
Make sure your camera is also set up as your default video device. To check your settings in Chrome, click on the three-dot menu icon, select “Settings,” scroll down and select “Advanced,” then go to “Privacy and Security” and click “Content Settings.” Under camera, make sure your device is selected.
Clear Browser Cache
Sometimes, the problem could be with the browser cache files causing the camera in Google Meet not to work. Clear your cache by clicking on the three-dot menu icon, select “Settings,” go to “Privacy and Security,” then select “Clear browsing data.” Ensure to select “Cached images and files” and click “Clear data.”
These are some of the typical solutions you can follow whenever you experience Google Meet camera not working problems. It is always essential to keep checking for updates such as browser and camera drivers upgrade to enhance Google Meet compatibility. If none of the standard solutions work, try restarting your computer, and if the problem persists, seek technical assistance.