GoPro webcam feature lets people bypass their poor computer cameras for video chats

Reuters
Reuters

GoPro is rolling out new software to allow people to use their action cameras as webcams.

The feature is intended to let users bypass the poor cameras in their computers for better quality video calls as people use them to communcate through lockdown.

The feature lets people use GoPro’s flagship camera – the Hero8 Black – plugged into their computer, giving them 1080p video and a wide-angle view.

The poor webcams that are included in even the highest-end laptops have led to frustration through the lockdown period, as people rely on them to keep in touch with family, friends