Skip to content

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom?

While usually Zoom automatically enables your audio and video when you join a call, it might not always be ideal for you and if you want to turn off your camera on Zoom — during a meeting, before joining a meeting, before starting a meeting of your own, or even by default — we’ve got you covered here.

In this article, we’ve laid down four methods to turn off your camera on Zoom for PC and Zoom mobile apps for Android and iOS.

How to turn off the camera on Zoom for PC?

Follow any of the four methods below to turn off your video camera on Zoom for PC.

Turn off Zoom video camera during a meeting

You can turn off your video at any time during a Zoom meeting on PC using the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Tap on Stop Video-the video camera icon located on the bottom toolbar of the screen to turn off your video in the meeting.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: To turn on your video, tap on the Start Video option.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology

Also read: What all can a Zoom host see when you screen share?

Turn off Zoom video camera by default?

You can also disable the Zoom video camera before entering a Zoom meeting using the in-app settings by following the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Click on the Settings icon on the top-right corner of the screen.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: Select Video from the left side menu then check the box beside Turn Off My Video When Joining A Meeting to make it a default setting.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology

Also read: How to share screen on Zoom?

Turn off Zoom video camera before starting a meeting?

There is an option to disable the Zoom video camera before starting a meeting. Follow the steps mentioned below to do the same.

Step 1: Open the Zoom desktop client application then click on the small arrow, located next to New Meeting option.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: Uncheck the Start With Video box, in order to turn off the Zoom video camera before starting a meeting.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology

Also read: How to share audio on Zoom?

Turn off Zoom video camera before joining a meeting?

You can turn off your Zoom video camera before joining a meeting by following the steps given below.

Step 1: Open the Zoom desktop client application then click on Join.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: Check the Turn Off My Video box from the pop-up menu.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology

Also read: What is HIPAA? Are Zoom and Google Duo HIPAA compliant?


How to turn off your camera on Zoom mobile app?

Follow any of the four methods below to turn off your video camera on the Zoom mobile app for Android and iOS.

Turn off Zoom video camera during a meeting

Follow the steps mentioned below to turn off your video camera at any time during the meeting on the Zoom app.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology
  • Tap on the screen to activate the toolbar. Then tap on Stop Video-the video camera icon located on the bottom toolbar of the screen to turn off your video in the meeting.
  • To turn on your video, tap on the Start Video option.

Also read: How to change your name on Zoom?

Turn off Zoom video camera by default?

You can also disable the Zoom video camera before entering a Zoom meeting using the in-app settings. Follow the steps below to turn off your camera on Zoom app by default.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology
  • Tap on the Settings icon located on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • Select Meetings from the list of options to open meeting settings.
  • To turn off the camera when joining a Zoom meeting, tap on the toggle button beside Always Turn Off My Video option.

Also read: How to mute yourself on Zoom?

Turn off Zoom video camera before starting a meeting?

There is an option to disable the Zoom video camera before starting a meeting. Follow the steps mentioned below to do the same.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology
  • Open Zoom application on your mobile device then tap on New Meeting.
  • A pop-up screen will appear with list of options. Slide the Video On toggle to the left in order to disable the video camera before starting a meeting.

Also read: How to find Zoom recordings?

Turn off Zoom video camera before joining a meeting?

You can turn off your Zoom video camera before joining a meeting by following the steps given below.

How to turn off my Camera on Zoom? | Candid.Technology
  • Open the Zoom app homepage, tap on Join.
  • A pop-up screen will appear to enter the meeting ID. From the list of Join Options, slide the Turn Off My Video toggle to the left in order to disable the video camera before joining a meeting.

Also read: How to get gallery view on Zoom?

Hello There!

If you like what you read, please support our publication by sharing it with your friends, family and colleagues. If you're running an Adblocker, we humbly request you to whitelist us.

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on linkedin
Share on pocket
Share on pinterest
Share on telegram
Share on stumbleupon
Share on digg
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on skype







>