How to use your Android Phone as a Webcam in Microsoft Teams on Windows 10?

Are you getting too many video calls these days on your Android phone, say it for work from home or the educational purpose? Well, in the wake of the global pandemic, you must embrace the ‘new normal life‘. Generally, laptop webcams don’t do justice to the output you want to have when we are engaged in a video call. And eventually, you end up experiencing video fluctuations in the middle of the call.

You can even purchase a cheaper webcam from the online stores but it may hit you like a surprise. Do you know that you can actually use your Android phones as a replacement to your laptop webcam to receive calls in Microsoft Teams?

It’s of course easier for you to attend the calls directly from your phone using the app, but the same high-quality features can be used straight from your desktop without purchasing a new webcam.

How to use your Android phone as a webcam in Microsoft Teams on Windows 10?

How to use your Android Phone as a Webcam in Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

To get a high resolution for a video call, you need to incorporate many apps across your desktop and your cell phones to be used as a webcam at the same time.

In order to use your Android phone as a webcam, check out the following steps:

  • Download the application on your cell phone and the desktop at the same time
  • Follow the steps to set up the application according to the requirements. Like both of your devices should be connected to the same Wi-Fi.
  • Open the app and give the application to access using your cell phone and your desktop to use the camera from both devices
  • Enter the Wi-Fi protocol credentials and the port numbers from the same app, downloaded on your desktop and phone. Match both the addresses, IPs, and port numbers on the desktop and in the mobile application. You can also set up the process via USB cable
  • When all the credentials match, hit Start
  • Open the Microsoft Teams application on your desktop and change the selected camera settings from default to the name of the application you have downloaded

Depending on the type of application, the camera switch feature only applies to Windows 10 users.

List of the Applications that allow Webcam Integration across Devices

Name

Supporting Platforms Downloading link

ManyCam

Win, Mac, Android, macOS

ManyCam

YouCam

Win 10, 8.1/8.7

YouCam

GoPlay

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/9

GoPlay

Windows Camera

Windows and macOS

Windows Camera

Movavi Screen Capture

Windows and macOS

Movavi Screen Capture

iGlasses Xbox One and Windows

iGlasses

As mentioned above, you can use many applications to use your Android phone as a webcam. Some of the applications provide high-quality results while some provide extra features rather than just providing high-quality HD images. You can also record your screen while attending the call, adjust the brightness and contrast, apply filters, and even change the background as well.

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