Facebook Live Unable To Find Camera? Try This

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 logitech 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”

google chrome browser settings

Scroll down and click ” Show advanced settings”
Go to “Privacy” and click on “Content 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”

obs and facebook live

Click “done”

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

I hope it works

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Written by Jide Ogunsanya

Pro Nigerian Blogger, Digital Marketer and Web designer. I help business owners to grow their businesses online. You can join my Facebook Group here.


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  1. Nope… the settings were already set this way, so I deleted the allowed sites and tried again.
    I got a popup save Facebook would like permission to use the camera, I accepted it – and still nothing….

    I have now tested the camera several times and even checked it’s physical connections inside the laptop – nothing…
    This is a code issue from what I can tell

  2. This has been bugging me for hours as Facebook could not access my camera or microphone. Thanks so much for sharing

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