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All the ways to turn your phone or camera into a webcam

The Verge Tuesday, 20 October 2020
All the ways to turn your phone or camera into a webcamIn the spring, while the pandemic was surging and people were moving into home offices, it was nearly impossible to find a webcam to help secure your home or provide a better Zoom experience. As a result, camera manufacturers began issuing software that would enable camera owners to convert their tech into a working webcam. And while the webcam famine has abated somewhat, it could still be a good idea to convert your older phone or camera into a webcam — not only will you be saving a bit of cash by repurposing your tech, but you’ll be saving your devices (at least temporarily) from having to be recycled.

The following are some resources that might help you create a new webcam from your old tech. We start with a couple of general how-tos,...
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