How to Disable Camera and Microphone in Chrome Computer?

Learn how to disable the camera and microphone access and permissions to the websites on the google chrome computer. The sites won't ask to allow or deny.

Each website needs certain permissions to execute the job they are meant to do. Like for example, Google voice search needs the permissions to a microphone for listening to the voice command. Similarly, a website that compares photos and displays related items needs permissions to the storage.

However, it doesn’t mean that all the websites need those permissions. Hence, unless you use these services on a particular website, it’s strongly recommended to block them.

Related: How to Block Microphone and Camera Access on Chrome Android?

By default, Google chrome share common permissions to all the sites. However, it also has the ability to block the permissions access for the selected website. In our case, we are going to block the microphone and camera permission for chrome.

I’ve also written articles on how to mute the sound and block push notification for websites, you should definitely check it out.

How to Block Camera Permission in Chrome Computer?

All the websites we visit does not require camera permission. However, the website where you need the webcams for video calling like, Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc. might need. Hence we can safely block the camera access to all the sites.

Here are the steps to block the camera permission for websites within the chrome browser:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser on Computer.
  2. Click on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Privacy and Security section, and select the Site settings from the menu.
  5. Choose the Camera option within Site settings.
  6. Toggle the button to turn OFF and block the camera access permission.

Block camera permissions in chrome computer

This will completely block the camera access to all the websites on the browser on any computer device.

In case, you need the camera access to the website, just turn OFF the Blocked toggle. This will allow the websites to request access for the camera, you can either allow or block requests.

Unless you are 100% confident about the website, do not grant the permissions to the camera.

How to Block Microphone Access in Chrome Computer?

The microphone is another feature that often neglected by users. It’s is strongly recommended to block microphone access to all the sites. However, if you need access to sites where you perform voice command search, you can just whitelist those selected sites.

Here are the steps to block the microphone access permission within the chrome browser on any computer:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser on Computer.
  2. Click on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Privacy and Security section, and select the Site settings from the menu.
  5. Choose the Microphone option within Site settings.
  6. Toggle the button to turn OFF and block the microphone permissions.

Block Microphone access in chrome computer

This will completely disable the microphone permission and do not ask whether to allow or deny the microphone request for any website in the chrome browser.

If you enable the option, then sites can request permission to access the microphone, and you can allow or block them based on needs.

Bottom Line: Chrome Computer Camera and Microphone

Google chrome provides a variety of options to control the access and permissions for various services. The ability to grant or revoke the camera as well as microphone access is very useful. It is strongly suggested to block this access and grant only when needed.

Personally I do not grant permission to any websites on my chrome browser, and even block these permissions within the mobile phone apps.

Similarly, you can also allow or block a camera and microphone on the chrome android browser. The camera and microphone can be used for illegal access, then be careful while granting the permissions.

What is your default setting for the camera and microphone? Have you whitelisted any websites?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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