The next major update of Windows 10 could bring a series of configurations focused on webcams and user privacy.
While we still have to wait several months to see all the improvements promised by Windows 10 Sun Valley, many features have already been leaked that promise to improve the dynamics of the operating system, both at the interface level and in its operation.
More options are coming to Windows 10 for configuring the webcams
And of course, several of the new features will be focused on protecting the security and privacy of users. As mentioned in Windows Latest, one of the improvements related to this section has to do with a series of settings for webcams associated with the Windows computer.
The new dynamic will make it easier to manage several external webcams configured in Windows 10, allowing us to choose the one we need to use at the moment. Just go to the “Devices” section to see the entire list of webcams available for use on the computer.
Once we choose the webcam, we will be able to access a series of additional settings that allow us to improve some aspects of the video. For example, enable HDR, adjust brightness, contrast, among other options. Of course, this may vary depending on the characteristics and configuration of each webcam.
And on the other hand, there are also options dedicated to webcam privacy. Windows 10 will display an alert in the taskbar when the webcam is activated by request of an application, and it will even show which app it is. That way, the user will be able to take quick action to prevent accidental webcam access.
Video calls have become essential nowadays, so any extra configuration that can keep webcam permissions and access under control is appreciated. And of course, to alert us if an application inadvertently accesses our computer’s camera.
For the moment, all these functions are part of the features that are being tested for the big update that Windows 10 21H2 promises.