How to re-enable webcam sharing in my browser?

Usually you grant access to your webcam by selecting a camera device and clicking on “Share Selected Device” from a pop-up window that will appear when following the webcam verification steps.

If you have, for some reason, previously blocked access to your camera, you need to complete the following steps to re-enable it.

Google Chrome

You can change which sites can use your camera:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right click More Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings.
  5. Under "Camera", click one of the options:
  • Ask when a site requires access to your camera and microphone: Chrome alerts you whenever a site asks to use to your camera.
  • Do not allow sites to access your camera and microphone: Automatically deny any site requests to use your camera.

      6.To remove permissions, you already granted to sites, click Manage exceptions.

Mozilla Firefox

On Mozilla Firefox, the Permissions window can only by displayed by clicking on the lock next to the URL bar:


To re-enable the Webcam sharing option you must select “Always Share”.

Please note that you may have to reload the page for the changes to take effect.



To edit the camera settings on your Apple device, follow the steps below: 

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari app menu in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on Preferences.
  4. Select the Websites tab.
  5. Click on camera in the side bar.
  6. Select a website ( that is currently open.
  7. Select allow from the drop-down menu.