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Starting a video call or web conference can be surprisingly stressful. Will your webcam work the way it’s supposed to? Is it compatible with your web conferencing software and is everything set up properly?
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If your webcam isn’t working right when the meeting starts, it’s already too late. That’s why it’s a good idea to test your webcam ahead of the scheduled call — it can save you some potential embarrassment if the video is misconfigured or not working at all.
How to test your webcam online
Is your webcam working properly? You should probably test it using the web conferencing software you plan to use, but if you want to quickly ensure the camera itself is working and is connected properly, test it in a web browser.
There are a handful of websites you can try; a reliable one is Webcam Test. Visit the page and click “Test my cam.” You might need to give your browser permission to access the camera, but after a moment you should see your video on the page along with detailed information about your webcam on the left.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech