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

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

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

Updated on February 14, 2024

How to Fix WhatsApp Camera Not Working on Windows

  1. Check WhatsApp Permissions
    • Open the Windows Settings app by pressing Windows + I.
    • Navigate to Privacy > Camera.
    • Ensure WhatsApp is listed and allowed to access your camera.
  2. Update Your Camera Driver
    • Right-click the Start button, then select Device Manager.
    • Expand the 'Cameras', 'Imaging devices' or 'Sound, video and game controllers' section.
    • Right-click your camera and select 'Update driver'.
    • Choose 'Search automatically for updated driver software' and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Check WhatsApp's Camera Settings
    • Open WhatsApp and tap the three dots in the top right corner.
    • Select 'Settings' > 'Camera'.
    • Make sure your camera is selected from the dropdown menu.
    • Toggle the switch next to 'Camera' to enable it if it's disabled.
  4. Restart Your Computer
    • Close all running applications.
    • Restart your computer by going to Start > Power > Restart.
    • Try using the camera with WhatsApp again after the restart.
  5. Reinstall WhatsApp
    • Uninstall WhatsApp from the Control Panel or Settings app.
    • Download the latest version of WhatsApp from the official website.
    • 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.