How to use Snap Camera with Google Meet

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Google Meet has a background blur feature that blurs the background or masks it with an image. This is the extent of the effects it has. Since Google Meet is meant for professional use, it goes without saying that it won't have anything else besides this.

That said, you can use a virtual webcam app with Google Meet, and Snap Camera is an excellent option.

Usa Snap Camera con Google Meet

Snap Camera is free and acts as a virtual camera that can apply effects and stream them to Google Meet.

Install Snap Camera

Snap Camera is a desktop app and must be installed and configured before it can be used in Google Meet.

  • Download and install Snap Camera from.
  • Open the app and click the gear icon at the top right.
  • Select your webcam from the drop-down menu.
  • Go back to the app and select the effect you want to use.
  • Set the app the way you want to use it in Google Meet.

Check the camera permissions

On Windows 10, it's a good idea to check and make sure the apps have permission to use the webcam.

  • Open the Settings app with the Win + I keyboard shortcut.
  • Go to Privacy.
  • Select the Camera tab.
  • Make sure the Allow apps to access camera switch is turned on.

Snap Camera in Google Meet

You are now ready to use Snap Camera in Google Meet.

  • Join or start a meeting in Google Meet.
  • Click the More Options button (three dots).
  • Select Settings from the menu.
  • Go to the Video tab.
  • Select Snap Camera from the drop-down menu.
  • Go back to the meeting and Snap Camera will load into the meeting.


If the camera view in Snap Camera is black, quit all apps that can use the camera. Also, close apps like Netflix, or Disney Plus. For some reason, they tend to interfere with Snap Camera.

If you still see a black camera view in Snap Camera, turn the Allow apps to access camera switch off and on again in the Windows 10 Settings app.

You should also make sure that Chrome has access to the webcam, as does Google Meet.

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