allow camera selection on android (front/back; external webcam if connected from chromebooks)
allow camera selection on android (front/back; external webcam if connected from chromebooks), for app, maybe browser mode if possible
Android (especially chromebook) can support multiple cameras, and the chromebook camera app allows external webcams to be selected but apps like teams/skype assume that you will always use the front camera of the phone or the built in webcam of a chromebook (not always very high res). Would like ability to connect a better webcam (upto 1080x 60fps) to android device and use that instead
Thierry KIEFFER commented
Need this option to allow us to do remote assistance to our technicians on site when we are at the office.
This would also be especially helpful from within the Samsung Dex environment. Please make this happen.
[Deleted User] commented
when android device support OTG, it support webcam to connect as external camera... It would help us to get better pic from external camera!
Bruce Richardson commented
this would be very useful for conducting remote audits with just an Android phone and a webcam.
Using a chromebook and an external USB webcam on docking station with external monitor. Teams Android app on my chromebook does unfortunately NOT support choosing this external webcam. This makes usage of teams impossible. Please provide a fix!
Would really be helpful to have a better resolution and since the phone camera zoom in too much when on video mode we need to put far away the phone to be able to be in the frame, not useful ...
An external webcam option could resolve this
D Wootton commented
This would really help students show their work interactively to colleagues or to me.
Oh my goodness, yes please. The camera on my Chromebook doesn't work so I've been having trouble using my USB camera. It seems to work on the browser but doesn't have any recognition of it on the application. The browser kind of sucks (no gallery view), and I have not been able to find a place where you select which device you want to use for the camera on the app.
Allow camera selection also for Iphones (back/front). The back camera is useful if you are performing a meeting at a field (i.e., mechanical rooms where knowing exactly right or left is located for troubleshooting purposes). Also would help with any lettering/wording as it would appear in the right direction and not in reverse mode.
Ryan O'Neill commented
This is a necessity. Android supports external UVC OTG cameras with built in drivers, but Teams wont let you select the external usb camera even though the camera works with other apps.
Teams needs the option to use an external UVC camera plugged into your Android USB port.