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    Why is Skype asking for permission to use my camera in Skype for Windows 10 (version 14)?

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    In Skype for Windows 10 (version 14), when you want to make a video call, change your profile picture or send a video message, you may be asked for permission to access your camera.

    To grant permission for Skype to use your camera:

    1. Go to Windows Start and select the Settings Settings gear gear.
    2. Select Privacy, then select Camera.
    3. Under Choose which apps can access your camera, toggle Skype On.
    4. Restart Skype and go to your Skype Audio & Video Settings to verify the correct device is selected within Skype.

    Note: If you have any issues using your camera with Skype, make sure your webcam meets the minimum requirements for Windows Store apps.