(macOS) Google Chrome does not detect ManyCam Virtual Webcam

Problem summary

Starting Version 76.0.3809.87, Google Chrome for macOS has had some changes that prevent ManyCam and other apps from appearing on the list of webcam options. The Google team have already confirmed the problem on their end and hopefully, they will come up with an update soon.

What alternatives are there?

In the meantime, we suggest switching to other browsers like Brave, Firefox, Opera. With Firefox you might need to adjust this setting to allow Flash-based websites to run properly.

As for the platforms that support the Chrome browser only (like iTutorgroup), consider the Brave browser or other Chromium-based alternatives (browsers that rely on the same core technologies as Google Chrome). Please note that, once updated, Chromium-based browsers (including the Brave browser) will also stop picking up virtual webcams, ManyCam included.

When is this going to be fixed?

This depends on how quickly Google Chrome is going to implement the required changes. Unfortunately, according to the Chrome Mac tech lead, this is currently “not close to the top of the team’s priority list”, therefore we don’t know when to expect an update that will fix this.

We are also looking for ways to workaround this problem.