1. PauluzzS's Avatar
    It says my webcam is currently being used by another application, while it certainly is not.
    The same app is even able to use both cams to send video messages. But not the front cam for video calling.
    Anyone else has this problem? I am on a Lumia 950.
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    11-01-2017 04:28 PM
  2. Chippy757's Avatar
    Yes, same here on 950XL. Not sure what caused this as before it was ok. Recently did hard reset but I think it's perhaps Skype update issue...
    11-02-2017 02:32 PM
  3. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Have you tried a soft reset whilst in a video call?

    It's counter intuitive but I've found the work arounds for Skype are pretty much always counter intuitive.
    11-03-2017 12:16 PM
  4. randyoaks187's Avatar
    What do you mean by soft reset while in the video call? Then the call needs to be reignitiated, no?
    Have you tried a soft reset whilst in a video call?

    It's counter intuitive but I've found the work arounds for Skype are pretty much always counter intuitive.
    11-03-2017 09:53 PM
  5. randyoaks187's Avatar
    Should mention that both wife and i have this problem on our Lumia 950s ... VERY frustrating as a nearly daily Skype video call user.
    11-03-2017 09:57 PM
  6. akmostar13's Avatar
    In Skype settings I picked Front Camera and it works fine, but switching the cameras while in video call doesn’t work,... getting the same “in use” message.
    11-04-2017 10:22 AM
  7. akmostar13's Avatar
    I selected Front Camera in Skype settings and it works fine but switching the camera while in call gives "in use" error
    11-04-2017 10:40 AM
  8. TechFreak1's Avatar
    What do you mean by soft reset while in the video call? Then the call needs to be reignitiated, no?
    As I said it's counter intuitive, welcome to the world of illogical Microsoft .
    11-07-2017 09:03 AM
  9. evmantchev's Avatar
    As I said it's counter intuitive, welcome to the world of illogical Microsoft .
    Would you please describe how to do a soft reset while in a video call? Sorry, this may be obvious to you but obviously not to other users...
    11-13-2017 11:38 AM
  10. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Would you please describe how to do a soft reset while in a video call? Sorry, this may be obvious to you but obviously not to other users...
    Ah, my appologies to do a soft reset just hold down the power button and volume down key on any windows phone 8.x to WM10.x until it vibrates once.
    11-14-2017 10:29 AM
  11. Chippy757's Avatar
    Still same issue on 950Xl and Surface now too. Pain...
    Last edited by Chippy757; 01-14-2018 at 07:51 AM.
    01-02-2018 08:36 AM
  12. mazharqayyum's Avatar
    This is very disappointing not being able to use Microsoft's own product on Microsoft's own device and operating system Its been months I am desperatly looking for a fix to make skype work with lumia 532. My phone is updated with latest windows 10 updates and latest version of skype but still not able to make video call.
    04-12-2018 10:28 AM

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