Request a Camera

This article describes how you can request access to another participants camera.

Last Update: Aug 2021


  • You will need to be the Coviu Administrator to add this App to your account.
  • If you are on one of our Enterprise plans, speak to your Telehealth Coordinator or your Coviu Account Manager to have this added.

The Request a Camera App is available from our App Marketplace. Click here to go directly to the App and follow the prompts to install it.

What is it?

The Request a Camera App makes it easy for a host to help their guest share any additional cameras as a call resource, by guiding the same guest through the process. An additional camera can be any external camera e.g. a document camera or, a second camera on a device such as an iPad where you have a front and back camera.


This App is great for settings where additional cameras might be required - such as an educational setting - but the user on the other end of the call is unfamiliar with the process.

How do I use it?

  1. When you are in your call with your client or patient, click the Tools+ button.
  2. Click the Request a Camera in the menu that appears.Request Camera Button
  3. Your client or patient will get a dialogue box on their screen advising you would like them to share a camera. They should click the Select a camera to share button.Selecting shareable Camera
  4. Their available camera options will appear on your screen and you can choose the one you prefer. Choosing shareable camera
  5. Continue your call from here.


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