Webcam remains on even when not in use

Description of the issue:
The webcam is active on my MacBook M1 Pro (2020) even though there is no window/application within Brave using it. When I close Brave, the webcam led turns off. When I open Brave again, it turns on again - even without any open tabs.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Use video conferencing web software (Google Meet in this case)
  2. Close tab
  3. Profit

Expected result:
Brave stops using the webcam once it has no need for it.

Brave Version: V1.31.88

Additional information: Problem persists even after reboot. Turning off access to the camera via the system properties turns it off.

Hello @SomeWon

Thanks for bringing this to our attention and I’m sorry to hear you are going through this. Could you please reinstall Brave browser?

Let me know if that works and have a great day!