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How to Change the Default Camera Option on WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp Desktop allows you to use the popular messaging service from your desktop or laptop. Rather than having to pick up your phone and reply to messages, you can respond from your computer. Furthermore, you can make and take voice and video calls from the WhatsApp Desktop app, making the app a useful addition to any computer.

Better still, you can change the default camera within WhatsApp Desktop, which means you can swap between webcams, camera apps, and more—something you cannot do in the WhatsApp smartphone app.

How to Change the Default Webcam on WhatsApp Desktop

First up, you’ll need to download and install WhatsApp on your computer. WhatsApp Desktop is available for Windows or macOS, and like the smartphone app, is free to use.

Download: WhatsApp Desktop for Windows or macOS (Free)

After installing, you’ll need to sync WhatsApp on your smartphone and desktop. Once you’re all synced and ready to go, you can change the WhatsApp Desktop video settings. To change the WhatsApp Desktop default video options, you’ll have to launch a call with someone. Unfortunately, there is no way to change the option outside of a call, which seems like an oversight.

  1. If you want to change your default WhatsApp Desktop video app options, first launch a video call with someone who won’t mind you fiddling around with settings while you chat.
  2. Next, with the video call open, select the three-dot option menu to open a dropdown options list. From here, you’ll find options to change the WhatsApp Desktop video option, along with audio input and output.
  3. Select the option you want to use as your default WhatsApp video call input.
  4. While you’re here, you can also change your default audio options.

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