Camo now lets you use your iPhone as a Mac webcam in Safari, FaceTime, and more.
Camo has long been the go-to app for turning an iPhone into a high-quality webcam, but it didn’t work with some important apps and services, including FaceTime. With the new Camo 1.6 update, everything changes.
Now available for download, Camp 1.6 adds support for FaceTime, QuickTime, Safari, and more for the first time. That means you can ditch that crappy Studio Display camera and use an old iPhone instead!
Today, we’re excited to launch a long-awaited feature in Camo: full compatibility with Safari, FaceTime, QuickTime, and more. Along with adding support for all of Apple’s apps on modern versions of macOS, this update also allows all third-party apps that previously relied on Camo’s integrations to run natively. Discord, Slack, WhatsApp and others now work perfectly with Camo without modification.
You can know more about the new version in the announcement blog post but it’s worth noting that you’ll need the latest version of Camo and running macOS 12.3 for this new feature to work. Notably, this blog post also points out that this was only made possible with the help of Apple developers and two years of hard work. Who said building apps was easy?
This change is the result of two years of conversation with Apple about how we can get the most out of their devices’ amazing cameras. This wasn’t the feature we originally planned to deliver as part of Camo 1.6, but once we heard the good news from Apple, we rearranged our release schedule to make it happen. Thank you, Apple team! ❤️
Those who have already installed Camo can get the updated version now. Everyone else can head to the developer’s website to take action. There is a free and paid version available with the latter unlocking all features and removing the watermark from the video.
With this Camo update, it’s all official: your iPhone is the best Mac webcam you’ve ever owned!