Skype is without a doubt one of the best instant messaging apps, but it has its share of issues.
Many users reported that their webcam isn’t working on Skype at all.
Fixing this issue is easy and you just need to update your webcam drivers and check your camera settings on Skype.
We covered all sorts of Skype issues in the past, and if you’re looking for more Skype guides, be sure to check our Skype hub.
Skype is messaging software you can use your laptop’s or desktop’s webcam with. With their webcams, users can make video calls in Skype.
However, some might not always be able to get a working video stream with their Skype cameras.
So if your Skype camera doesn’t have effective video calls, these are a few ways to fix it in Windows 10.
First, note that Skype video calls only work with desktop and laptop webcams. They can either be built-in or external USB webcams.
However, that does not include mobile cameras, which you can’t use for Skype video calls. Also, make sure that an external USB webcam is correctly connected to the desktop.
How can I fix Skype camera issues on my PC?
1. Re-install Skype
Have you switched off automatic updates in Skype? If so, you might need to update the Skype app to the latest version.
That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to re-install the software, but that will guarantee you’re using the most updated version with the latest patches installed.
Open this web page and click Get Skype for Windows to get the updated version. Alternatively, you could also select Help > Check for Updates in your Skype app.
In rare cases, you may not be able to re-install Skype on your machine. In order to fix this technical glitch, follow our step-by-step guide that helps you fix the Skype won’t install on Windows 10 error.