How to Fix ‘No Available Camera Input’ Error – Snap Camera
Are you sometimes in a hurry to join an online meeting on Snap Camera, but the “No Available Camera Input” message unexpectedly hits you?
Well, it isn’t very pleasant, but you’re not the only one experiencing this issue. Many users have been complaining about Snap Camera malfunctions. And even though this camera is known for its funny filters, not being able to use it when you need it isn’t as amusing.
Luckily, this article will provide you with fixes that can quickly solve any problems with this app. Keep reading this article to find out what to do.
Why Does Snap Camera Say No Available Camera Input?
If you see the “No Available Camera Input” message on your screen, it means one thing: the app you’re trying to use for video chat doesn’t recognize Snap Camera as an input source. That can happen for many reasons, so check out the available solutions below.
How to Fix ‘No Available Camera Input’ on Snap Camera
There are a few possible fixes for the ‘No Available Camera Input’ error on Snap Camera.
1. Restart the Video Chat Software and the Snap Camera
Some bugs can be easily fixed by shutting down the app and relaunching it. You can try to do that with both your video chat app and the Snap Camera. Quit both apps, wait a few seconds, and open them again to see if the video now works.
Note: You can also reboot your computer in the meantime. That will close all the apps that may be using your camera and preventing the Snap Camera from accessing the video input.
2. Clear Snap Camera’s Cache and App Use
The Snap Camera may be malfunctioning if the cache memory is full. You can clear the cache by following the steps below:
- Click the “Settings” icon and from this menu, choose “Cache & App Use.”
- Click on “View.”
- Under “Clear History,” mark the “Cache” option and confirm by clicking on the “Clear selected” button below.
You can also mark all the options to ensure you’ve freed up enough memory space.
3. Ensure That Video Is Enabled
In some cases, Snap Camera users fail to notice that they’ve accidentally disabled the video option within the app.
Ensure that both your audio and video features are enabled so you can communicate with another user through both channels.
4. Check the Webcam
If you’re using an external webcam, you may not have connected it properly to your computer. Check the cable and the camera itself for potential damage because that may prevent your video chat from working correctly.
5. Force Restart Snap Camera
Did you try closing the apps, and it didn’t work? You may need to perform a “force close” to get the camera to work. Follow the steps below:
- If you’re using Windows, press the CTRL, ALT, and DEL keys on the keyboard simultaneously.
- Click on “Task Manager.”
- You’ll see a list of active apps, so locate the Snap Camera.
- Right-click the Snap Camera app and choose “End Task” from the menu. Now you can open the app again and see if the video works.
If you have a Mac computer, the steps are a bit different.
- In your dock, locate the running app.
- Click on “Quit” in the drop-down menu.
- Go to the “Launchpad” and start the app again.
6. Set the Webcam Source for Snap Camera
If you’re using the Snap Camera for the first time, another webcam may be selected as your default source. To make sure your video chat app and the Snap Camera can connect, you need to open the Snap Camera settings and set it up. Follow these steps:
- Open the Snap Camera home page and select the “Settings” icon in the upper right corner.
- Under “Choose your camera,” click the down arrow to open a drop-down menu.
- Select the correct webcam (the one your computer’s using) and try video chatting again.
7. Reinstall the Apps
If nothing else fixes your problem, you may need to reinstall both programs. Delete the apps from your computer or laptop and install them again. If a temporary bug was causing the issue, it might be resolved now, and you can proceed to use the Snap Camera.
8. Change the Camera Privacy Settings in Windows 10
If your computer runs Windows 10 operating system, there may be an issue with your camera’s privacy settings. Follow the steps below to resolve it.
- Click the Windows icon in the left corner of the taskbar.
- Locate “Settings” in the menu and click to open.
- In the search field, type in “Camera” to open Camera settings.
- Under “Allow desktop apps to access your camera,” find Snap Camera and switch the toggle to “On.” That will give the Snap Camera app permission to access your webcam.
9. Restart Your Browser
According to Snapchat’s official page, if you use Chrome, you’ll need to restart it before accessing the Snap Camera. Then you can proceed to Google Hangouts or another app on which you want to use the Snap Camera.
For those who have more questions about using the Snap Camera, the FAQ section below may provide answers.
How Does Snap Camera Work?
The Snap Camera is an app from Snapchat that allows you to use filters and effects in any video chat app you may be using. The Snap Camera works by taking over the input from your webcam, which is later augmented through the Lens you’ve chosen. The output you see on your computer, and what other users see, is transmitted through the Snap virtual camera.
Why Is Snap Camera Not Working in Zoom or Google Meet?
If your Snap Camera isn’t working in any video chat software, go back to the section above and try one of the described fixes. There may be connectivity or privacy issues. The cache memory may be full, or it could be a simple temporary bug you can resolve by restarting the apps or your device.
Have Fun With Snapchat Filters
Why not make a Zoom office meeting slightly more intriguing or fun? Or, if you’re a teacher, you can indeed make your online lessons memorable, thanks to this great app.
The Snap Camera allows you to use Snapchat effects in any video chat software, but sometimes it simply doesn’t work. One of the solutions we’ve suggested in this article should work. Then you can keep having fun trying out different Snapchat filters and stickers.
Have you used Snapchat before? How will you use the effects available on the Snap Camera? Let us know in the comments section below.