How Do I Change Camera Source in Messenger Video Call?

If you’re someone who uses Facebook Messenger for video calls, you might have encountered a situation where you need to change the camera source. Maybe your front-facing camera isn’t working, or you want to switch to a better quality rear-facing camera. Whatever the reason may be, changing the camera source in Messenger is easier than you might think.

Step 1: Open Messenger and start a video call
The first step is to open Facebook Messenger and start a video call with the person you want to talk to. You can do this by opening an existing chat with them or starting a new conversation. Once you’re in the call, make sure your camera is turned on.

Step 2: Tap on the screen
Once your call has started, tap anywhere on the screen. This will bring up some options at the bottom of the screen, including a button that looks like three dots in a circle. Tap on this button to access more options.

Step 3: Choose “Change Camera”
After tapping on the three dots button, a menu will appear with several options. Look for “Change Camera” and tap on it. This will bring up another menu with all of the available cameras on your device.

Step 4: Select the camera you want to use
In this menu, you’ll see all of the cameras available on your device, including any front-facing or rear-facing cameras. Simply select the one you want to use by tapping on it.

Step 5: Enjoy your video call!
Once you’ve selected your desired camera source, simply tap “Done” at the bottom of the screen and enjoy your video call with improved visuals!


– If for some reason none of your cameras are working during a video call, try closing Messenger completely and reopening it.
– Make sure that any apps or services that might be using your camera are closed before starting a video call to avoid conflicts.
– If you’re using Messenger on a desktop computer, you can change the camera source by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen and selecting “Settings.”


Changing the camera source during a Messenger video call is a simple process that can greatly improve your video quality. By following these easy steps, you’ll be able to switch between front-facing and rear-facing cameras with ease.

Remember to check that all of your cameras are working properly before starting a call, and if you’re using Messenger on a desktop computer, look for the settings button instead of tapping on the screen. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to enjoy crystal clear video calls every time!