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How to Allow Access to Webcam and Microphone
How to Allow Access to Webcam and Microphone

How to Allow Access to Webcam and Microphone

by Aiden Anderson
6 Feb 2024
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If you want to record your screen online, you will have to give the browser permission to access your webcam, microphone, and screen. This will let you capture not only what's happening on your screen but also your voice and any visual content from your webcam.

Below you'll find step-by-step instructions for the most popular web browsers.

Google Chrome

1. Open the browser settings

Go to the Google Chrome settings and navigate to the Privacy and Security section. Here, you'll find the Site Settings tab – open it.

How to open Google Chrome settings

2. Unlock access

Check the Camera section. You have the option to change the default behavior here, so look for that field. Select "Sites can ask to use your camera" from the list. This sets some ground rules about which sites can access your devices.

How to change default browser behavior

Follow the same steps for your microphone. The Microphone settings are located right below the Camera section.

3. Start the new recording

Return to the online screen recorder web page. Adjust the recording parameters and start recording.

The browser will request access to your microphone and webcam. Click Allow and continue the recording.

Allow microphone and camera access

Mozilla Firefox

1. Allow access

When you first start the screen recording process in Mozilla Firefox, the service will prompt you to allow camera and microphone permissions. Don't worry, you will still be able to record your screen if you choose not to do this.

If you don't want the hint to appear again in the future, you can simply click the Remember this decision button and it will not interfere with your future entries.

Allow to use microphone and remember this action

2. Unblock screen capture

At the left part of the search bar, you’ll see the Share the Screen icon. Click on it. The settings tab will appear on your screen.

Share your screen

In the Permissions section, you’ll see that screen sharing is temporarily allowed. Hit the cross symbol to remove this permission if something goes wrong.

3. Start new recording

Head back to the online screen recording page and begin your recording. To get started, just adjust the recording parameters to tailor your needs and press the start recording button.

It won't be long before your browser will ask for permission to access your screen. Approve the record you screen as always.

Microsoft Edge

1. Unlock the microphone and webcam

If the microphone recording is blocked on your device, don't worry - there's an easy fix! Look to the right part of your search bar and you should see an icon. Click it and select "Always allow https://videocandy.com to access your microphone".

What to do if the microphone is disabled

You may have to do this same exact process for your camera. Once you allow access to your microphone and camera, you should be good to go!

2. Adjust the permissions

Once you set the permissions, you can control these settings using the Lock icon located at the left end of the search bar. This icon is a useful tool to help manage the settings to fit your specific needs.

Microsoft Edge site permission settings

Now you're ready to record your screen with both your microphone and webcam. All you have to do is press record, and you'll be ready to go!

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