Hangouts camera not working on Windows? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Hangouts Camera Not Working On Windows? Ultimate Fix And Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Diagnose and resolve Hangouts camera issues on Windows with our comprehensive troubleshooting guide and online camera testing tool

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Updated on February 7, 2024

How to Fix Hangouts Camera Not Working on Windows

  1. Check Hangouts Permissions
    • Open Hangouts and click on the three dots in the top right corner.
    • Select Settings > Video.
    • Under "Camera," make sure your camera is selected.
  2. Update Your Camera Driver
    • Right-click the Start button and select Device Manager.
    • Expand the "Cameras" section.
    • Right-click your camera and select "Update driver."
    • Select "Search automatically for updated driver software" and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Check Your Firewall
    • Open the Windows Control Panel.
    • Select "System and Security" > "Windows Firewall."
    • Click on "Advanced settings."
    • In the "Inbound Rules" section, look for "Hangouts Camera Access." If it's not there, click on "New Rule..." and create a new rule to allow Hangouts to access your camera.
  4. Reinstall Hangouts
    • Uninstall Hangouts from your computer.
    • Download the latest version of Hangouts from the Google website.
    • Install Hangouts and sign in with your account.

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