WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN AN APP IS USING YOUR CAMERA?

On my HP laptop.  What does that mean.  If you know please explain.  Is the app watching you?

Update:

The microphone appeared and I went to look at the apps that where on and camera was one of them.  And that just scared me.

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  • opurt
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    It means that an app is accessing your camera. If it's something like Zoom or Skype or some other app with video calling, then that's pretty much expected.

    Whether or not it's a problem depends on what you're running when the camera message appears. And if it concerns you, tape a piece of cardboard over the camera so it can't see anything.

  • VP
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Maybe some context is needed here.  When did you get the message?  Was it after using Skype or Zoom or a similar app?

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    If an app is using your camera, SOMEONE is watching you.

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