How to give camera, mic and push notifications permissions to Seesaw

Allowing Seesaw to use your device's camera, microphone, and send push notifications is easy. View the below GIF and instructions to learn more!


Camera and microphone permissions

iOS Apps: 
Settings App > Seesaw > turn Photos, Microphone, Camera to ON. 

Android Apps: 
Settings App > Apps > Seesaw > Permissions > turn Photos, Microphone, Camera to ON.

Chrome Browser: 

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Tap on the site identity icon (the lock symbol) in the address bar.
  3. Choose 'Allow' for Camera and Microphone.
  4. Hit the refresh arrow icon to reload the page. 
  5. Need more help? Refer to Google's FAQ.

Firefox Browser: 

  1. Open Firefox and navigate to
  2. When taking a photo or recording a video in Seesaw, check the 'Remember this decision' box in the resulting pop-up window, then tap 'Allow'.
  3. Need more help? Refer to Firefox's FAQ
Camera and microphone privacy

Seesaw takes your privacy very seriously and does not do any background recording. When allowing camera and microphone access, Seesaw will only record when you explicitly choose to record audio or video, will only take photos when you explicitly choose to take a photo, and will only access your photo library when you explicitly choose to select and upload a photo or video. 

By granting Seesaw access to your photo library, Seesaw does not have visibility into your device’s photos; rather, it grants the app permission to access the photo library in order to select a specific photo to upload.

Changing your camera on the web

If a desktop or laptop has multiple cameras, you can now switch between them!

In the Photo tool, tap the camera switcher button in the top right corner. On the video tool, click the 'Camera' menu option below the video to switch between cameras!

Notifications permissions

iOS Apps:
1. Go to the Settings App.

2. Tap notifications.

3. Tap Seesaw.

Android Apps:
1. Go to the Settings App.

2. Tap Apps.

3. Tap Seesaw.

4. Check Notifications ON/OFF.

Switching Between Cameras on Chromebooks in the Photo or Video tool

1. Make sure camera access is allowed. Tap on the lock icon in the browser address bar and make sure that Seesaw is allowed to access the camera.


2. To switch cameras tap on the small blue camera icon in the upper right corner. 



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