Since the time we entered the coronavirus lockdown, camera manufacturers have started rolling out the software, allowing users to use their high-end cameras on webcams. You can already use your Nikon camera, or Canon camera as a webcam. Even Olympus released software to do so just days after Sony India announced a similar software for its cameras.
Now, GoPro has announced that Windows PC users can now use their GoPro Hero 8 action cameras as a webcam on their devices. The company first launched the feature for Mac users back in July. While the Mac version was in beta all these months, it is now entering a stable version. Meanwhile, the Windows version is now in beta. Nevertheless, the software is already compatible with popular video calling services. As of now, you can use your GoPro Hero 8 as a webcam for calls to Zoom, Cisco Vibex, Slack, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Discord. That list covers a lot of software that people use for video calling in addition to Skype.
To use your GoPro Hero 8 as a webcam, you must first update your camera to v2.0. You also have to download the GoPro Webcam Beta app. Once you do this, you can connect your camera to your PC and start using it as a webcam. Keep in mind that to download the GoPro Webcam Beta app, you will need to connect to the Facebook page. Or at least that is what GoPro’s guide says. However, you can always connect directly to the install link and not connect to the Facebook page at all.