How to Hook Up Your Webcam to Skype

by Garrett Genet

Skype is a free communications software that those with high-speed Internet access can use to interact via video conferencing, audio or text. If you have a webcam installed on your computer you'll want to take advantage of its functionality through Skype. For a small business, video conferencing puts faces to names and helps you maintain a personable relationship with each of your clients. You can enable Skype to access your webcam from within the program itself.


Start Skype and log in to your account.


Click the "Tools" menu and select "Options."


Select the "General" tab and click "Video settings." Your webcam should be automatically detected and configured by Skype.


Click "Webcam settings" to adjust specific options such as tint, hue, contrast or low-light compensation.


Click "Save" to save your settings.

About the Author

Hailing from upstate New York, Garrett Genet has been writing articles from tech to health to entertainment since 2001. He's been published in the "Worcester Telegram & Gazette" and websites like "" and "". Genet has a degree in network security & system administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.