Keyboard shortcut to switch between cameras
Ctrl-Shift-O toggles the video on and off. Ctrl-Shift-M mutes the microphone. But there is no shortcut to switch between multiple cameras. We have one camera aimed at a white board and another aimed at the person. Switching between the two cameras is essential. This can be done by mouse-clicking on the camera icon on the lower right hand corner of the Teams Desktop App once the Teams meeting is active.
jim blestowe commented
This is a must have feature in the near future for MS Teams. At the moment you have to cycle through the cameras to get back to the one you want, we currently have 4 cameras setup and it’s a pain.
YES PLEASE.. As an educator/teacher we very often need to switch between cameras - ie one on ourselv and one on a blackboard or a physical thing - and if you stand up or walk around it is SO MUCH EASIER with at keyboard shortcut to toggle the cameras. I don't understand why this feature is not implementet yet - almost everything else has a shortcut.
Workarounds should NOT be the way to go - Please MS, implement this feature asap so it will be even better to use Teams :)
Nancy Maslonka commented
I just connected a second external webcam to my laptop and tried this and it worked. When you have a live MS Teams meeting going. right click on your image/window in the bottom right hand corner of the Teams window and a littlepop up menu will appear asking if you want to spotlight yourself or switch cameras. I was able to toggle back-and-forth between the two of them! Thank you!
is there a way to have 3 cameras..webcam, iphone, and the computer facetime camera?...
Kay Schneutzer commented
I would love a have a short cut to switch between camera´s - even better if there would be a features where the camera detect in which one i am currently looking.
Right click anywhere in the screen whilst meeting and you get a 'switch camera' button. Left click this to accept and you're away.
Andrew Abel commented
This is so easy to do in Zoom, we need it in Teams too!
Hi, this is possible with a Stream Deck, even if Teams doesn't feature this.
What you need to do is setup a Virtual Cam, e.g. with Xsplit.
The preview of XSplit is shown as a webcam in Teams and you could switch cameras in Xsplit with a Stream Deck
Oh yes, I’m a big fan of that idea. I teach online, and being able to easily switch between my capture-card and my camera would be a nice thing.
Yes please! It would make my life as a teacher much better! Now I use OBS and have to stream via YT. MS Streams is too slow and the interaction is not good enough. But hotkeys and the use of a device like Stream Deck would make me make the transfer to Teams.
Andrew Hunkins commented
Yes, it would be great to be able to easily switch between cameras during a presentation. For example, using a button pad like the Stream Deck from Elgato (https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/stream-deck) you could switch cameras at the touch of a button. To do so, however, MS Teams needs to accept a keyboard shortcut or slash command. Maybe it would be best to implement it as a taskbar icon command so that the MS Teams window doesn't need focus in order to receive the command. Or maybe a Teams_windows_x64.exe command line switch. BTW, it would be equally useful to select which screen you are sharing by command in a similar way.