How To Zoom Camera In Windows 11

Zooming in on your camera can be a useful feature when attending virtual meetings, giving presentations, or simply wanting to capture a more detailed view of your surroundings. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps on how to zoom your camera in Windows 11.

Method 1: Using Camera App

The built-in Camera app in Windows 11 allows you to zoom in and out effortlessly. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Camera app on your Windows 11 device. You can find it through the search bar or by clicking the Start menu and scrolling through the list of apps.
  2. Once the app is open, locate the zoom slider at the bottom of the screen (it may also be a “+” and “-” button).
  3. Click and drag the slider or use the “+” and “-” buttons to zoom in/out of the camera view as desired.

Keep in mind that the zoom feature may not be available for all cameras. In such cases, you can try using third-party camera applications that provide zoom functionality.

Method 2: Using the Webcam Settings App

If your webcam supports zooming and the built-in Camera app does not provide the zoom functionality, you can use a third-party app called Webcam Settings to control your webcam’s zoom settings. Follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the Webcam Settings app from the Microsoft Store or any other reputable source.
  2. Open the app and select your webcam from the list of available devices.
  3. Locate the zoom slider or input box in the app’s settings panel.
  4. Adjust the zoom level by moving the slider or typing in a specific value in the input box.

Remember to check if your webcam has any physical buttons or dials that allow you to control the zoom settings directly on the device.

Method 3: Using the Video Conferencing Application

Some video conferencing applications, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, have built-in camera controls that allow you to zoom in and out of the video feed. In such cases, follow these steps:

  1. Open your preferred video conferencing application and join a meeting or call.
  2. Find the camera settings or controls within the application. This is usually located in the settings menu or under the video preview window.
  3. Look for the zoom slider or buttons and adjust the zoom level as needed during the meeting or call.

Note that not all video conferencing applications provide zoom functionality, and this method may not work for all webcams and setups.


Zooming your camera in Windows 11 can be accomplished in several ways, depending on your webcam model and the application you are using. By following the methods outlined above, you can easily zoom in and out of your camera view and enhance your video experience on your Windows 11 device.