WhatsApp camera not working on Mac? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Whatsapp Camera Not Working on Mac? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Diagnose and resolve WhatsApp camera issues on Mac with our comprehensive troubleshooting guide and online camera testing tool

Updated on February 7, 2024

How to Fix WhatsApp Camera Not Working on Mac

  1. Check WhatsApp's Camera Permissions
    • Go to System Preferences on your Mac.
    • Click on Security & Privacy.
    • Select the Privacy tab.
    • In the left sidebar, click on Camera.
    • Make sure the checkbox next to WhatsApp is ticked.
  2. Update Your Camera Driver
    • Go to the Apple menu and select About This Mac.
    • Click on System Report.
    • In the sidebar, select Camera.
    • Check the version number of your camera driver.
    • If there is a newer version available, download it from the manufacturer's website.
  3. Check WhatsApp's Video Settings
    • Open WhatsApp on your Mac.
    • Click on the Preferences tab.
    • Select the Video tab.
    • Make sure your camera is selected from the dropdown menu.
    • Check if the video preview is showing; if not, the camera may be in use by another application.
  4. Restart Your Mac
    • Close all running applications.
    • Click on the Apple menu and select Restart.
    • Try using the camera with WhatsApp again after the restart.
  5. Reinstall WhatsApp
    • Quit WhatsApp.
    • Drag the WhatsApp application to the Trash.
    • Empty the Trash.
    • Download the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.
    • Install WhatsApp and sign in with your account.

If you've followed all the steps and your camera is still not working with WhatsApp, consider seeking assistance from WhatsApp support or a professional technician.