How to Turn on Camera in Google Meet: A Step-by-Step Guide

Activate Your Computer's Camera Open Windows Settings by pressing Windows + I. Select Privacy in Settings. Choose Camera from the sidebar on the left. Select Change and turn on the toggle on the right. Activate the Allow apps to access your camera option.

Google Meet is a popular platform for video conferencing, especially in the current work-from-home era. However, sometimes Google Meet users experience issues when their camera fails to turn on during a meeting. If you are facing the same issue, don’t worry! Here is a step-by-step guide to troubleshoot and fix the camera issue in Google Meet.

Step 1: Check the Camera Settings in the Browser

Firstly, ensure that your camera is not blocked in the browser settings. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ in your browser and type ‘camera’ in the search bar. Scroll down and click on ‘Camera’ to check if the camera is blocked. If it is blocked, unblock it, and then refresh Google Meet.

Step 2: Check Whether the Camera Works with Window Apps

If the camera is still not working, check whether it works with other window apps. Open ‘Camera’ in the window, and if it works in other apps but not in Google Meet, then move on to the next step.

Step 3: Check the Camera Privacy Settings in Windows

Go to ‘Windows Settings’ and select ‘Camera.’ Scroll down and choose ‘Camera access for this device is on.’ Then scroll down further and select ‘Allow desktop apps to access your camera’ and turn it on. This ensures that Google Meet and your browser can access the camera.

Step 4: Turn on Camera Access in Google Chrome Browser

Open Google Chrome browser and go to ‘Settings.’ Scroll down and select ‘Privacy and Security.’ Then click on ‘Site Settings’ and select ‘Camera.’ Turn it on, and you’re good to go.

That’s it! Following these simple steps will help you troubleshoot and fix the camera issue in Google Meet. Now you can enjoy uninterrupted video conferencing without any technical glitches.


Why is my camera not working in Google Meet?
​Meet needs permission to use your camera and microphone in Chrome. You will be asked to allow access the first time you join a Meet video meeting. in the address bar and select the Always allow option.
How do I enable my camera on Google Meet?
In a web browser, open Settings. Video.Choose a setting you want to change: Camera—Select your camera device. If your camera is working, to the right of Video, you'll see your video feed. ... Click Done.