Need assistance? For free help call 1800 41 999 77

See a person online by using a webcam

Here is how you can see a person face to face while talking to them online, by connecting something called a “webcam” to your computer.

Step-by-step Instructions

1

There are two types of webcams – internal and external. Some laptops come with a webcam that is built in, which is usually placed above the screen. You won't need any additional set-up or software to use it.

2

If you don't have an internal webcam, you will need to install an external one. An external webcam comes with a cable attached to it. Put the open end of the cable into the USB port on your computer.

3

3

When you connect an external webcam to your computer, Windows will often recognize it and automatically set it up. You will often know the webcam is ready for use when a small message appears at the bottom right of the screen.