macOS: FaceTime HD Camera Not Working In Microsoft Teams?

KB ID 0001671

Problem

My firm are in the middle of moving from Skype to Teams, so more and more online meetings are being done with Teams. I have had some problems trying to get my camera to work?

Solution

Firstly you need to ‘Allow’ Teams to use the camera; Click the ‘Apple’ icon > System preferences > Security and privacy > Privacy > Camera > Tick to enable ‘Microsoft Teams’ (Note: You may need to click the padlock at the bottom, before you can change any settings).

macOS Camera not working in Teams

If you have Teams running, you will need to restart it, then if you can see the camera ‘feed’ in Settings > Devices, (as below) you should be good to go.

macOS Select Camera in Teams

Cannot See Camera Input in Teams

If there’s still no input, then it’s probably because another application has control of the Camera. (Remember I said above, we are migrating from Skye!) Well look in Skype and boom its working there, so Teams can’t use it!

macOS Camera not working in Team with Skype

I don’t need my camera in Skype, so I can simply ‘Block’ Skype from using it;

macOS Disable Camera in Skype

But if you want to use the Camara in BOTH/MORE applications, simply close the other applications that may have stolen the camera and restart the one you want to use it.

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Author: PeteLong

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