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Zoom on Desktop: How to Turn Your Camera On/Off


Learn how to operate the camera function in Zoom.

This article will teach you how to operate Zoom’s camera function.

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How do I control my camera settings during a Zoom meeting?

If your Zoom meeting has begun, you can turn your camera on or off by clicking the video icon in the bottom-left corner of your meeting window. You can expand the video menu to select your video device. 

How do I control my camera settings before joining a Zoom meeting

To control your camera settings, click the settings icon at the top-right of the Zoom window.  

These settings will allow you to preview and adjust your camera settings.

If you want to ensure that your video is off before joining a Zoom meeting, access your settings, click Video, then click Turn off my video when joining meeting.

Note: the meeting host’s settings may alter your audio and video settings.  

Zoom Audio and Video Basics

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