This is how I used my cell phone for the video call

This is how I used my cell phone for the video call
This is how I used my cell phone for the video call

There are many reasons why a webcam can stop working, regardless of whether it is a laptop or a desktop computer that uses an external webcam. Unless we need to use it very often, it should not be a problem. That is precisely what happened to me a few days ago, when I was about to access a video call, so it was necessary to show my face, my face alone was not enough. lovely voice.

After quickly checking my desktop settings and checking with another PC that the problem was coming from the webcam, I remembered the application I used to use my mobile as a webcam, an application I used before buying it, since it is much more comfortable than using the mobile, but for a rush like this it is more than enough.

How to use a mobile phone as a webcam

I’m talking about the Droidcam app. While it is true that in the market we can find a large number of applications that allow turn your mobile into a webcamMy needs have always been very basic, since all I need is my face, nothing else. I don’t need to add effects, or use the phone’s microphone, or blur the background.

Droidcam is a free app which turns any mobile phone, no matter how old, into a webcam very quickly and easily. If you want to know how it works, I invite you to continue reading.

The first thing we need to do is download the app available for Android and iOS through the links below.

Once we have installed it on the mobile, we must then download the application that will act as a mediator between the computer and the mobile. This application is responsible for telling the system that we have a connected camera so that we can select it within the configuration options of the application that we want to use to make the video call.

The application, available through this link, is available for Windows and Linux. If you have an iPhone and a Mac, you don’t need to install any application and you can use it directly by simply connecting the iPhone to the Mac. The application works via Wi-Fi, although you can also physically connect the phone to the computer using the charging cable.

Once we have installed the application, we open the application on our mobile. We must give it permissions so that it can access both the camera and the microphone. The latter is optional if we want use the microphone of our mobile if we do not have headphones with a microphone at hand. Finally, the configuration data that we must establish in the application will be displayed.

Next, we open the application for Windows and Linux and we must enter the IP local which is shown in the DroidCam application on our mobile, an address that starts with 192 and followed by 3 more numbers separated by periods as we can see in the image above.

Finally, once we have entered this data, the image of the mobile will automatically appear on the screen. Next, we go to the application with which we want to use the mobile as a webcam and select the DroidCam Video option.

It is not necessary for the mobile phone to have the screen on while we are making the video call, since the application works in the background. We must remember to close it when the video call ends if we do not want to run out of battery.

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