How to Use Your Phone as a Webcam (For Zoom, Live Streaming & More!)

Your phone has the best video quality, so let's use it as a webcam! Whether on MAC or PC, it's now easier and more reliable than ever to ditch the low quality webcams, and use your phone instead. I've tested DOZENS of ways to do this, and found an app called CAMO that makes it super simple. I'll show you how it works!

*Big thanks to Camo for sponsoring this video. Happy to partner with them because literally their app saved so many live streams of mine!

You can use this on platforms like Zoom and OBS, and more! Here's a full list of the applications they are compatible with:

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20 Responses to How to Use Your Phone as a Webcam (For Zoom, Live Streaming & More!)

  1. MAHIPAL VISHNOI January 28, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

    Hey Pat, I want to talk with you privately

  2. Gerardo Herrera January 28, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

    Does ir work for TEAMS?

  3. brandon vaughn January 28, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

    Yeah but when your stream failed, you and your team were on top of things like a pro! Got right back to it! And this is a topic I can use for sure

  4. A Ali January 28, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

    green screen?

  5. Michael Williams January 28, 2022 at 1:38 pm #


  6. Juan Ortega January 28, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

    Tried it and i couldn’t get my android phone to connect to the program.

    • Pat Flynn January 28, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

      Did you connect directly to your computer, or a hub? Sometimes when you connect through a hub it doesn’t read. Make sure the app is open on both your phone and computer too.

    • The Neon Sign Guy Store January 28, 2022 at 7:26 pm #

      @Pat Flynn thru a hub, I’ll try directly. Thanks

  7. MixedbyAP January 28, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

    At first I was like wow Pats actually making a useful video and providing value! Then I realized it’s just another wack, forced video to promote a product so he can scrape a few affiliate dollars… what happened to this channel, use to be fire now it’s constant grifting

    • David Pain January 28, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

      you are free to unsubscribe – or did you pay the monthly fee and want your money back? 😉

    • MixedbyAP January 28, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

      @Pat Flynn I could take you at your word that this video was made with genuine intent to provide value, but from my perspective this video seems completely forced for a brand deal. Which came first? The video idea or the brand approaching you? I guess that’s an answer only you know truthfully, you could easily just lie to me. I’m giving you my feedback as someone who’s been subscribed for over 3 years. Making a whole forced video just for the sole purpose of a brand deal is what is wack in my opinion, not the fact that you’re getting paid to create content.

    • Hot Pockets January 28, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

      Hurt People, Hurt People…

    • Psychology Concepts Explained January 28, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

      Pat was transparent in that Camo sponsored the video. It wasn’t a review video, anyone can choose to try other products. A reasonable objection would be if that the sponsorship wasn’t made clear. No reason for the hostility either.

  8. Infertility And Me Podcast January 28, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

    Love Camo, been using it for seven months. The video quality is SO much better.

  9. Grey Elizabeth January 28, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

    This is amazing. Thank you very much! I’ll be trying it out and see how it goes with my tutoring lessons.

  10. Shonda's Real Food and Drinks January 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

    Great tip. Thanks.

  11. Iola January 28, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this. Thank you.

  12. Hot Pockets January 28, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

    Great video Pat. definitely going to use this while streaming on facebook live if it is compatible. appreciate the help! keep doing what you do!

  13. Dan Kelly January 28, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

    That. Is. Awesome!!

  14. Psychology Concepts Explained January 28, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

    Pat, just tried it out with my 3yr old Xiaomi mi a1 connected to macbook m1 air, and works great! Might try it out on my next zoom meeting or podcast interview. Cheers!

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