How to allow or block camera and mic access in chrome

The Google Chrome web browser lets you control which websites have access to your webcam and microphone. When you allow or block a website from accessing either device, Chrome stores that website in a setting that you can later change.

Chrome keeps the settings for both the microphone and the camera within the Content settings section.

Let us see how this is done.

(1). Launch the Chrome browser and then click on the 3 dots at the right top corner of the window.

(2). This opens the menu. Here click on Settings.

(3). A new settings tab opens. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and then click on Advanced.

(4). Now the first thing you will see is Privacy and Security. Here click on Site settings.

(5). It is here that you will see your systems Microphone and Camera accessibility permissions. You can click on each device and choose which websites should have access to it.


(6). For both microphone and webcam settings, you can force Chrome to ask you what to do each time a website requests access to either. If you block or allow a website to use your camera or mic, you can find that list in these settings. Hit the trash icon next to any website to remove it from the Block or Allow section in either the camera or microphone section.

By default, you cannot manually add a website to either the block or allow list. However, you can set up Chrome to always ask you about accessing your mic or camera by choosing the Ask before accessing option in the Microphone or Camera settings screen.

Updated on: 02/06/2023

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