Omegle is a very popular video chatting website where you can chat with strangers. This app seems very cool but it feels very irritating when the camera is not working. You can disable or enable the camera in Omegle whenever you want.
But because of some technical reasons, Omegle can’t access your camera. Mostly this happens because the camera on your computer or mobile is disabled. So, to fix your problems here I am going to describe the easiest ways to enable the camera on Omegle.
Method 1: How To Enable Camera On Omegle With Chrome Browser
Chrome browser is the platform where most users access the Omgele website. So, first of all, we will discuss the solutions to enable the Omegle camera on the Google Chrome browser.
Follow these steps to enable a webcam on Chrome while Using Omegle-
Step 1: Visit the official website of Omegle.
Step 2: Scroll down and you will find the Video and Text buttons as shown in the image below-
Here you need to click on “Video”.
Step 3: After this, a popup will appear where you need to check the boxes and click “Confirm and Continue”.
Step 4: Now it will take you to a new page where you will see a small pop-up in the top left corner of your screen. Here you need to click allow.
That’s it the camera is enabled for Omegle on the Chrome browser.
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Method 2: What if You Clicekd Block in The Pop – Up For Accessing the Camera Or The Pop-Up Does Not Appear
If you have clicked the “block” option mistakenly then don’t worry you can still enable the camera on Omegle using the steps below-
Step 1: In the address bar (URL bar) you will see a lock icon click on this and you will see options as shown in the image below.
Step 2: Here if the camera is blocked then click on the radio button in front of the camera option. If this button turns blue then it means that the camera is enabled.
Step 3: Now press Ctrl+R buttons at once to reload Omgele. Now it will take you back to the start page of Omegle where you need to repeat the steps I mentioned above in method 1.
Now the camera should work on Omegle. If the camera on Omegle is still disabled then follow the steps ahead-
Step 4: Still, If your camera is not working on Omegle then you need to find the camera icon at the right side of the URL bar in Chrome.
Step 5: Click on this camera icon and a small pop-up will appear where you need to choose the option to “Always allows Omgele to Access your Camera and Microphone”.
See the image below for reference.
That’s it the camera is enabled for Omegle in the Chrome browser.
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If Still, The Camera Is Not Working On Omegle Then Follow More Methods Below-
1. Update Chrome Browser
If your camera on Omegle is still not working then you need to update your Chrome browser if it is outdated.
Follow the steps below to update Chrome-
Step 1: Click on the 3 dots at the top right corner of the Chrome browser.
Step 2: After this click “Help” and then click “About Google Chrome”.
Now you will be taken to a new page and your Chrome browser will startup updating automatically.
If you are using an older version of Chrome then you will find an update button.
Wait for the update to finish and once the update is finished you will see a relaunch button here. Click on that button and you will be using a new and updated Chrome.
2. Update Camera Drivers [For Windows PC Users]
If you have performed all the steps above and you still can’t enable the camera on Omegle for your Windows PC then you need to update the related drivers.
Follow these steps to update updated camera drivers on your Windows PC-
Step 1: Press the “Windows+R” buttons at once and a small pop-up will appear on your computer.
Step 2: In the box type “devmgmt.msc” and it will open the “Device Manager” on your computer.
Step 3: Now you are in the “Device Manager” settings of your computer. Here, you need to find the “Camera” option and right-click on it.
Step 4: After right-clicking, you will see the option to “Update driver” click on it.
Step 5: Now a new window will appear where you need to choose “Search automatically for drivers”.
Now, if your camera driver is outdated it will start to update. If the driver is already updated then you will see the message that the latest driver is already available on your computer.
After updating drivers you will need to restart your computer. Once your computer is on go to the Omegle website and “Allow” camera when asked.
That’s it the camera on Omegle is enabled on your Windows computer.
How To Enable Omegle Camera On Android Phone
If the Omegle Camera is not working on your Android phone then this section will help you with step by step guide.
Follow these steps to enable the camera in Omegle on Android Phones-
Step 1: Go to your Chrome browser and click on the 3 dots in the top right corner.
Step 2: Scroll down and go to settings.
Step 3: After this, scroll down and click “Site Settings”
Step 4: Now scroll down and find “Desktop Site” and click on it.
After this you will see a radio button you need to enable it and your mobile’s Chrome browser will open in “Desktop Mode”.
Step 5: Now again go to the 3 dots > Settings > Site Settings > Camera.
Here enable the camera for all sites.
If you have previously blocked Omegle on your mobile then you will find it under “Blocked”. Click on blocked and click on the Omegle website. After this, a pop-up will appear where you need to choose to allow.
That’s all now your Android phone’s camera is enabled for the Omegle website.
These were the best tips and tricks to enable the camera in Omgele Website on laptops and Android phones. After this, you should be able to video chat on the Omegle website.
I hope the article helped you a lot and your camera is working on the Omegle website whether you access it with a laptop or Android phone.
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Priyanka Sharma is a technical content writer at SoftAppWorld. Her keen interest is in testing different kinds of software and writing reviews about them. Her goal is to help people with software reviews and how-to guides. In her free time, she likes to create different kinds of sketches and designs. You can find her on LinkedIn