How to disable the camera in Zoom

How to turn off the camera in Zoom? It is a very popular question because when a user joins online meeting, his camera can be initially activated, and this can lead to various embarrassing situations.


If you have already entered Zoom meeting, then you can disable video by clicking on the marked button in the lower-left corner of the screen:

Stop video button on PCStop video button on smartphone

The same option is available when you connect to an online conference. Just check the box «Turn off my…» and confirm joining:

Turn off my video option on PCTurn off my video option on smartphone

There is no need to activate this option every time, it is enough to change the settings in Zoom once. Let’s figure out this procedure for a computer and a mobile phone.


You can open the options menu in one of three ways:

  • (Windows only) without signing in: open the system tray, right-click on the program icon and select «Settings…».Zoom settings in Windows Tray
  • (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) without logging into an account: in the conference itself, click on the two marked buttons:Audio Settings in Zoom meeting
  • (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) after authorization: in the main program window, open the main menu and select the «Settings» item:Settings in Zoom main menu

Next, go to the «Video» tab. There you should activate the «Turn off my video when…» option.Turn off my video when option in Zoom PC SettingsAnd then close the settings window.

Manual for mobile devices

Access to the application settings will be available immediately after logging into the Zoom account. In the main window, visit the far right tab and open the «Meeting» item.Meeting item in Zoom mobile settings

And then activate the «Always Turn Off My Video» option.Always Turn Off My Video in Zoom mobile settings

Helped post? Rate it
1 Звезда2 Звезды3 Звезды4 Звезды5 Звезд
Add a comment