Active speaker (video layout) in Zoom Meeting or Webinar

 

With active speaker

The default layout used in meetings and webinars.

If you are talking to three or more participants in a meeting, the speaker screen will be displayed on a large screen.

With the exception of the speakers participating in the meeting, the video will be small at the top and the speaker p video will be large below.

If you want to read about other video layouts, please refer to How Do I Change The Video Layout?

You can pin the video on the device to disable the active speaker and make one participant the main speaker. The host can also spotlight the video for all participants. This deactivates the active speaker and one person is displayed as the main speaker for all participants.

 

Active speaker setting method

 

Windows, Mac, Linux 

When joining a Zoom meeting, the active speaker is applied by default.

Switch back to active speakers from the gallery view

If you are using Gallery View, click Speaker View in the upper right.

Return Video to Active Speaker After

Spotlighting Video If you spotlight video, click the Cancel Spotlight Video button at the top left of the video window to return to the active speaker.

 

Return to the active speaker after you pin the video
if you pin the video, [to return to the active speaker Switch to Active Speaker to cancel the pinned by clicking].

 

 

ios and Android

 

When joining a Zoom meeting, the active speaker is applied by default.

Make gallery view from active speakers

Swipe the screen to the right on the iPhone to go to the gallery view.

Switch back to active speakers from the gallery view

Swipe the screen left on the iPhone to make it the active speaker.

On the iPad, tap the Switch to Active Speaker button.

Revert to active speaker after spotlighting video

  • Tap [ Participant ]. It is located at the top of the screen for the iPad and at the bottom of the screen for the iPhone.

 

Tap the participant’s name.

[  Cancel Spotlight Video and tap].

 

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