How to use your camera on BlueStacks 5

How will this help?

You can use your laptop's in-built camera or connect an external camera to your computer to capture the perfect shot or create memorable videos in no time.

This article will guide you on how to use your camera on BlueStacks 5.


How can I use my camera on BlueStacks 5?

There are two ways to use your camera on BlueStacks 5:

Using the camera as a standalone app

1. To use your camera as a standalone app on BlueStacks, select the "System apps" folder on your BlueStacks home screen.

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2. From the list of apps that appear, select "Camera". You will now see the view of your camera appear on your BlueStacks screen. You may use it to capture photos or videos just like you do on your phone.

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3. All images and videos captured with your camera are accessible through the "Gallery" inside the Media Manager on BlueStacks. To know more about how to use the Media Manager, please refer to this article.

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Using the camera with third-party apps

To use your camera with third-party apps on BlueStacks 5, install an app that uses a camera to capture photos and/or videos and select the option to capture an image. Your camera will be automatically activated, just like it does on your mobile phone.

A few apps that let you use your camera on BlueStacks are:

  • Instagram
  • Whatsapp
  • Tik Tok
  • YouTube

To know how to install an app on BlueStacks 5, please read this article.


Thank you for choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. If you have any further questions, please contact us at support@bluestacks.com. Happy Gaming!

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