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Omegle Camera Not Working on PC & Mac? Get 6 Easy Fixes

Omegle won't recognize your webcam and there is a camera error that appears saying 'requested camera not found'? Read this article to fix it.
Luca TangenLast Updated: September 29, 2022
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Omegle is a free online website for video chatting without registering the site. It provides one-to-one chat sessions that allow users to chat with more than one person anonymously. This exciting website has 150,000 page views per day.

But one of the common problems is the camera is not found/detected when the user tries to connect his laptop webcam to the Omegle website. In this article, we will discuss this Omegle not working problem and explain how to fix it with 6 tips.

How to Fix Omegle Camera Not Working on Your Computer

This happens mostly because of the browser’s preloaded data (Cache), camera permissions, loose connection, outdated camera driver, etc. Whatever the cause is, you can follow these tips to fix this Omegle webcam problem.

Tip 1. Reconnect Your Webcam.

Check your webcam’s physical connection and reconnect the webcam if necessary. Sometimes this problem occurs for fault connection.

Tip 2. Clean Brower Cache and History.

Clean browser cache and history. This is the browser’s preloaded data. The most common path to clean these files is Settings > Privacy & Security > Clear browser data.

Fix Omegle Camera Error - Clear Browsing Data

Fix Omegle Camera Error – Clear Browsing Data

Tip 3. Allow Omegle To Access Camera

Provide necessary permissions from site settings. If your browser does not permit you to use a webcam by default, this problem may occur. Mainly check the camera permission here.

  1. Allow camera access on browsers like Google Chrome: More (top-right corner) > Settings > Privacy and security > Site Settings > Permission > Camera.

    Set Default Camera and Allow Camera Access on Google Chrome

    Set Default Camera and Allow Camera Access on Google Chrome

  2. Allow camera access on Windows PC: Start > Settings > Privacy & security > Camera.

     Allow Camera Permission on Windows

    Allow Camera Permission on Windows

  3. Get camera access on Mac: Apple menu > System Preferences…> Security & Privacy > Privacy > Camera.

     Allow Camera Permission on Mac

    Allow Camera Permission on Mac

Tip 4. Update and Reinstall Webcam Driver.

Test your webcam using some webcam testing apps or video chat apps like Skype or Zoom. If your webcam still cannot be detected, you may need to update or reinstall your webcam driver and try again.

Fix Omegle Webcam Not Working - Update and Reinstall Driver

Fix Omegle Webcam Not Working – Update and Reinstall Driver

Tip 5. Restart Your Computer.

If your webcam cannot be detected by the Omegle website. Why not restart your computer and try again? This will clear all app caches, which may recover everything to be normal.

Tip 6. Use Alternative Ways

Some live streamers use digital cameras or iPhone devices as their primary webcams for computers because these devices are capable of capturing up to 4K videos, and are equipped with auto-focus & AI color adjustments.

If you still cannot fix your not-working camera for Omegle, you can use your Smartphone or Digital Camera as a temporary webcam for your video call or online meeting. For more information, jump to articles on how to use a phone as a webcam and how to turn a digital camera into a webcam.

Conclusion

These are all about how to fix “Omegle camera not found” on the computer. Sometimes, your webcam may be blocked by Omegle because it detects that you are scamming other people using a virtual camera, or lots of people reported you. In this case, you may have to change your IP and your behavior.

This article is originally published on May 26, 2022, and updated on September 29, 2022

Luca Tangen

Staff writer at fineshare.com. Has been writing about the technology of Windows, Mac, and iOS since 2014.

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