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How to Disable Camera and Microphone on Brave Browser?

The camera and microphone are integral to web browser permissions that are often misused. Access to the camera and microphone should only be allowed to genuine websites that need permission. The Brave browser has the settings to control and disable access to these services and restrict to limited allowed sites.

Webcams and microphones are tools that help us in many ways. We use webcams and microphones for both work and leisure. Making video calls for work or playing games, both tools, really make our lives easier.

While online, all you have to do is provide access to the camera and microphone on your device, and everything will be ready for use.

All in all, webcams and microphones sound so useful. Wrong! Both webcams and microphones can pose a significant security risk. They may be exploited to invade your privacy not only by cyber criminals but also by nefarious organizations.

There are many ways in which people protect themselves from this, like covering the webcam on their laptop with a covering. But you can disable camera and microphone access on your browser and device for a more reliable solution.

In this post, I will talk about why websites request camera and microphone access and how you can block them from accessing the camera and microphone on the Brave browser.

Websites can access your camera and steal your data if you are not vigilant. They can also listen to you and spy on you through the microphone. You can avoid this blatant breach of your privacy by controlling your browser’s microphone and camera settings.

Disable the Camera on Brave

You can easily prevent a website from accessing your camera or enable a website to use either by going to the site settings or through the browser settings.

Here are the steps to disable the camera access on Brave computer:

  1. Launch the Brave computer browser.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu and select the Settings sub-menu from the list.
    Brave browser Settings menu option
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security tab in the left panel from the browser settings page.
  4. Select the Site and shield settings on the page that appears.
    Sites and shield Settings on Brave Computer browser
  5. Click on Camera under Permissions to access the Camera Settings.
    Camera Permissions on Brave browser Settings page
  6. Select Don’t allow sites to use your camera option.
    Do not allow the sites to use camera on Brave browser

It will immediately disable the camera access and request permission for all the websites.

Disable the Microphone on Brave

The Brave browser has the option to customize the services for the Microphone. We can allow or disable the microphone for all the websites.

Here are the steps to disable the Microphone access on the Brave browser:

  1. Launch the Brave computer browser.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu and select the Settings sub-menu from the list.
    Brave browser Settings menu option
  3. Switch to the Privacy and Security tab in the left panel from the browser settings page.
  4. Select the Site and shield settings on the page that appears.
    Sites and shield Settings on Brave Computer browser
  5. Click on Microphone under Permissions to access the microphone settings.
    Microphone Permission tab on Brave browser
  6. Select Don’t allow sites to use your microphone option.
    Do not allow the sites to use the Microphone on Brave computer

It will disable the Microphone service for all the websites and block the pop-up requesting phone permission.

Manage Camera and Microphone

The Brave browser allows managing the camera and microphone access for individual sites. We can visit the site settings and block the respective services.

Here are the steps to manage the camera and microphone in the Brave browser:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on the computer.
  2. Open the website on which you want to disable the camera and microphone access.
  3. Click the Padlock padlock icon in the address bar and select the Site settings menu.
    Site Settings on Brave browser Computer Address barYou will see all the Permission lists available for the sites.
  4. Find Camera and Microphone, and select Block from the drop-down list.
    Microphone access permission for Site Settings on Brave browser

It will block or allows the services according to settings changed on the Permissions page for the open website.

Bottom Line: Disable the Camera and Microphone

A trivial step like enabling microphone and camera access on a website can lead to severe consequences. With so many threats online, it is essential to be vigilant in safeguarding your privacy.

When a website requests access to your computer’s microphone and camera, it may seem innocent. But, it can seriously misuse this. To avoid websites from spying on you, you should disable the camera and microphone access on your browser.

You can manage camera and microphone settings on the Brave browser to block or allow access. The browser’s or site settings can be changed to allow or block access.

I hope it helped you understand how to manage the camera and microphone access on the Brave browser.

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