Latest Teams update breaks Virtual Cameras - Microsoft Teams Version 1.3.00.18164
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5 - Just prior to the update to 1.3.00.18164, Teams was able to utilize my OBS and Wirecast virtual cameras which I use all the time. Now Teams doesn't see them and yep, the permissions for screen recording, etc are all accounted for and I disabled and re-enabled the settings, as well as restarting the app(s), including Teams, etc. and the machine. Previously, I was able to choose the appropriate virtual camera. Now I only have access to the Mac's built-in webcam. Obviously, this is not ideal.
The version that did work for sure was 1.3.00.15561.
Thank you for your reports on this. Microsoft is working to re-enable secure support for virtual camera apps on the Mac client. Until then, you can use the virtual camera in Teams in Chrome or Edge on your Mac.
We will update here and at the link below when there is more news: https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/troubleshoot/teams-on-mac/virtual-camera-doesnt-work-macos.
Any update on this fix? The impact is pretty huge considering Microsoft inadvertently removed functionality that many people use.
Oh Gosh, please make it work ASAP
Orkido Komlan commented
Are we still here begging Microsoft to bring this feature back?
Some of us highly depend on this to be able to perform.
Vlad Solokha commented
Please bring back virtual camera support. Want to be able to use OBS with Teams with external camera capabilities!
I add my vote for a fix for Windows 10 Teams desktop app. We use Teams almost every day in an educational setting. This broke in July and it's mid-September. Please bring back virtual camera support!
Gregor Nathanael Meyer commented
What means working on it? You confirmed the problem mid July and now it's mid September and we recently got an Update for Teams on macOS that doesn't fix this months old and for many of our teaching workflows really severe problem. Zoom fixed that in a few days and Chrome fixed it, before it became a problem at all. In October, our semester begins and falling back to Chrome gives us other significant limitations and thus is no suitable workaround. The teaching staff calling for Zoom gets louder and louder and I can only say: wait and pray.
Hi Microsoft Teams, Engineering
Please hurry and fix this issue with the virtual webcam as many of our schools use Teams and rely on this feature.
Mike Wood commented
How is it possible that this still hasn't been fixed yet?
Please fix this. I need virtual camera for acceptable video for WFH.
Rosana Tidon commented
I am trying to use the virtual Epoccam (installed on an iPhone) on a Mac mini 2018. Zoom recognized it, but Teams does not. Interestingly, when I go to my settings, Teams recognizes Epoccam microphone as a device, but their camera does not appear as an option.
I am aware of the list of webcam devices compatible with Teams, but it
almost impossible to find them due to pandemics. When I find one, the price is absurdly higher than usual (4X). That is why I am trying to use the app installed on my cell phone, which has an excellent camera.
If you have any suggestions, it will be welcome, but I suspect that is is a bug.
Laurent Bischoff commented
Hurry up please ... It's crazy long since July !
Wayne M commented
WARNING—the fix by greghiggins3 to remove the signatures from the apps causes the entire OS to briefly freeze on a regular basis. Have confirmed this in version 1.3.00.18164 and version 1.3.00.21753.
Would NOT recommend this workaround.
If you need virtual camera support, use the web client until Microsoft fixes this bug.
Would appreciate a fix asap. Not professional in a business environment, when you cannot zoom in (by virtual camera) in home office, and provide a view to things you would not want to reveal.
Are you working on it for WIndows 10 as well?
Jason Mauai commented
I'm just here to see what other virtual cams are out there.
Rex P commented
Logi Capture works on Windows 10 when running on web browser (Chrome) which is better than nothing but please fix the Teams desktop app for Windows 10.
Rex P commented
Logi Capture no longer working on Windows 10 after this Teams update.
Still works in Zoom so it's definitely the Teams update.
Cant use iglasses virtual camera in Teams, like others. This makes Teams video relatively unusable for me.
Sascha Tayefeh commented
Solve this, please!