The Skype application is very convenient for voice and video communication, which is carried out through the webcams of both interlocutors. However, sometimes the interlocutor, for some reason, refuses to turn on the camera or is completely offline. There are various solutions to enable it yourself.
Do not fall for the tricks of scammers offering various add-ons for Skype on the Internet, allowing, according to the developers, to secretly turn on the interlocutor's camera. This feature is not available in the application, and you expose your account to the risk of being hacked.
Try asking the other person to turn on the webcam while talking to them via Skype. Some users just don't know how to do it. In order for the camera to turn on on its own at the beginning of a conversation, you need to establish a connection by selecting the "Video call" command in the main menu. If the interlocutor made a regular call, then advise him to click on the icon with the crossed-out camera in the main window. This will enable the video from his device to be used.
Use special tips to connect to your interlocutor's home computer remotely, even if he is offline at the moment, and see the picture displayed by his webcam. However, to do this, you must have access to the interlocutor's computer (for example, when you find yourself at a friend's house), have two Skype accounts (personal and another user), and also make sure that cameras are functioning properly on both computers.
Set the following settings in the account of the interlocutor. On the Security tab, enable the option to accept calls and messages only from people in your notebook. On the Calls tab, enable automatic answering of incoming calls. Go to "Video Settings" and click on "Enable Video" and "Start Video Streaming Automatically." In front of the item "Automatically receive video" select "From anyone". In the Audio Settings menu, turn off the incoming call ringtone.
Make sure that the other person has the function of automatically launching Skype with the operating system turned on. Now you can call him from your computer at any time and watch the image from your home webcam.