Manually rotating video in zoom app

It is possible to rotate your camera in Zoom’s settings so that it is oriented correctly if the camera displays upside-down or sideways in the Zoom desktop client. Alternatively, this approach can also be very useful for mounting your camera along the bottom edge of your display and therefore requiring you to flip it over 180 degrees when you do this.

If you would like to see if your video is working correctly before the meeting as well, you can test it before hand. Take a look at our video testing guide to learn more.


  • It is necessary to have a global minimum version or higher of the Zoom desktop client for Windows or macOS.

How to rotate your camera before a meeting

  • Connect to Zoom by logging into the client.

  • Then click the Settings button next to your profile picture.

  • Please click on the tab that says Video.

  • Take a look at the camera preview by hovering over it.

  • It is advisable to rotate your camera until it is aligned correctly with the video preview by clicking the rotate button situated in the top-right corner.
    By clicking the button, the camera is rotated 90° counterclockwise with each click.

How to rotate your camera while in a meeting

  • You can stop the video by clicking on the arrow next to it.

  • The video settings can be found by clicking on the video settings button.

  • Take a look at the camera preview by hovering over it.

  • You can rotate your camera by clicking the rotation button in the top-right corner of the video preview until it appears in the correct position.
    The camera rotates counter-clockwise 90° with each click of the mouse.