The chrome book is a lightweight and portable laptop that runs on Chrome Operating System. I've always wanted to use my webcam, but the only option was to buy an external webcam for $30-$40. Thanks to this tutorial by Dan, you can now turn your Chrome book into a Windows 10 computer with just one click.
If you are having problems with your webcam on your Chrome book, then this blog post is for you! If your webcam isn't functioning properly, the most likely cause is that it's simply turned off. To turn it back on, go to Settings and click Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
From there, scroll down to Webcam and check Enable Webcam. You can also tell if your camera is enabled by looking at the icon in the lower right-hand corner of Chrome after clicking on a video chat app such as Google Hangouts or Skype - if it has a camera icon next to it then you should be able to use your camera!
If you're an avid gamer, web cam enthusiast or even just want to chat with your friends and family on video call - there's a good chance that you've run into this problem before. And if not, then it might happen at some point in the future. There are a few things that can easily be done to fix the issue! Read on for more details.
Chrome books are a great option for families looking for an inexpensive laptop. They are less expensive than most laptops, including Apple's MacBook Pro. But how long can you expect to use your Chrome book? I have been using mine for over 3 years and it is still in good shape. There is no hard drive on this computer so that may help with longevity since there are fewer moving parts, but it also means that when the battery dies after 2-3 years, you will need to buy another one!
Chrome books are a hot topic. They're everywhere! You can't go to the store without seeing them and it's hard to believe that they'll be around for much longer. Chrome books have been around since 2011, but as of 2017, there is only one Chrome book model on the market (Acer 14).
Google Chrome now lets you use your camera and microphone for voice and video chats. You can enable this by clicking on the three dots in the upper-right corner of your browser window, then go to Settings > Show advanced settings > Privacy. Click on Content Settings under Privacy to find a list of content types you can allow or block from accessing your camera and mic. If you want to disable all access, click "Block All". Otherwise, scroll down until you see Camera and Microphone. Uncheck the box next to it if that's what you want, then click "Done.
In order to use your computer's camera and microphone, you'll need to download a browser extension. One of the most popular extensions is called "Chrome Remote Desktop". Once installed, it allows you to control any desktop from another device running Chrome.
While it's not possible to use an iPhone as a webcam on a Chrome book, you can use WebEx and take advantage of the iPhone camera. You will need to connect your phone with your computer using Wi-Fi or the USB cable that came with your phone. Then, open WebEx on both devices and sign in. On the iPhone where you are doing this from, click "Start Meeting" on the bottom right corner of the screen. Once done, look into your laptop's webcam for video streaming.
Sure, you can use Air Parrot and Reflector to mirror your iPhone as a webcam.
Google Chrome has a built-in webcam and it can be used to take pictures with the camera. In order to use your computer's webcam, you need to download the Google Camera from Google Play. When you open up the app, there will be a prompt asking for access to your device's camera. After granting permission, you'll be able to start taking pictures or making video calls on whichever chat application is installed on your phone.
I'm glad you asked. If you have Google Chrome, then all you need to do is plug in your camera to the USB port of your computer and use the photo transfer feature that comes with it.
The webcam is a great addition to your Chrome Book because it allows you to video chat with friends and family. To use the camera, open up Google Hangouts or any other video chatting app on your Chrome book. You will need an internet connection for this to work properly. When opening up the application, make sure there are no obstructions in front of the lens before clicking "Start Video Chat" at the top left corner of screen. If everything looks like it should be working correctly then all that's left is tapping on "video call" button next to contact name who you want to talk too.
About Dror Wettenstein
Dror Wettenstein is a software engineer and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He is the founder of TechTreeRepeat, a company that enables technical writers to publish their work faster and share it with readers across the globe. Dror has a master’s degree in computer science from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from UC Irvine.
When he’s not working on software projects, Dror enjoys writing articles and essays on various topics. He also likes playing guitar and spending time with his wife and two young children.