Facebook Live Unable To Find Camera? Try This

According to countless reports, Google Chrome users are unable to use Facebook Live due to an error with the browser being unable to access the system’s camera and microphone.

Many of the affected users have gone through the basic troubleshooting process for such an issue; granting the website permission to the camera and microphone, allowing Windows to let third-party applications use the microphone and camera, but all to no success.

Earlier today, I decided to try a Facebook Live OBS trick to stream a video on my laptop to Facebook. Unfortunately, whenever I try to go live on Facebook from the computer, it keeps telling me that Facebook is unable to find camera despite the fact that the inbuilt webcam of the laptop is working fine. I tried my external login tech webcam too, same story.

After Googling what might be the cause, I stumbled on a trick which fixed the problem.  Hence, I’ve decided to share it with you, hopefully it might be useful to you too.  All I did was to set the default camera in chrome settings.


Navigate to “Settings”

Scroll down and click” Show advanced settings”

Or use the short-cut CTRL+F on your keyboard and search for privacy or security and you will easily find it. 

Go to “Privacy and security” and click on “Site Settings”

Scroll to Camera and select the camera you are using from the drop down. Also ensure you select the “ask when as it requires access to your camera”

Click “done”

Re-try the Facebook Live and everything should be fine now.

Please leave a comment below and share your experience with us.

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  • Galtha58
    Galtha58 Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 20:27:00 GMT+1

    Advanced settings is gone now. Privacy and Security is there. Tried that. There is no "Content" setting. Don't see an option to select a camera.

    • Galtha58
      Galtha58 Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 20:30:00 GMT+1

      Forgot to mention that when I test my camera it works find outside of trying record using Facebook Live.

    • Adekpe1Friday
      Adekpe1Friday Thursday, 19 August 2021 at 19:01:00 GMT+1

      The ''Content'' option has been replaced with ''Site Settings'' under Privacy and Security. Try it again and leave a comment.

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