Spotlight video feature in Zoom Room App

With spotlight video

This feature spotlights the video of one participant and displays the video of that participant as the main active speaker for all participants. This feature is always used to spotlight the main speakers.

See Pin Or Spotlight Video for spotlights at Zoom Rooms .
You can also pin the participant’s video. By pinning the video, the participant becomes the main speaker only on his terminal. The other participants, before the same active speaker appears over. See Pin Video for information on how to pin videos .

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Before using spot video

During a meeting

  • I have a meeting host right
  • Zoom desktop client or Zoom mobile app
  • Three or more participants in a video meeting

During the webinar

  • I have webinar host authority
  • Having two or more participants with video
  • Zoom desktop client with PC version 4.0.35295.0605 or higher, Zoom desktop client with
    Mac version 4.0.35295.0605 or higher


Windows, Mac, Linux

To spotlight the video

  1. At the top of the screen, hover over the participant’s video you want to spotlight and click ….
  2. Select  [Spotlight Video] from the menu .

To cancel the spotlight

  1.  Click Cancel Spotlight Video in the upper left corner .
  1. This action returns the meeting to the active speaker.

Spotlight while speaking

The Spotlight while speaking feature displays the video on your screen while speaking in the active speaker view of the video layout. This is useful when recording locally .

To enable this setting:

  1. Log in to the desktop client
  2. Click Set .
  3. Click the Video tab.

Check [Spot my video when speaking].


iOS · Android

To spotlight the video

  1. Press [Participant] .
    This button is located at the top of the iPad screen, at the bottom of the iPhone screen.
  2. Tap the participant’s name to spotlight.
  3. Tap Spotlight Video .

To cancel the spotlight

  1. Press [Participant] .
    This button is located at the top of the iPad screen, at the bottom of the iPhone screen.
  2. Tap the participant’s name.
  3. Tap Cancel Spotlight Video .

Frequently Asked Questions


In a Zoom Room, there are several ways in which you can highlight a video or pin it
  1. A new meeting can be started or an existing meeting can be scheduled.
  2. On the Zoom Room Controller, you can tap Participants to see who is in the Zoom Room.
  3. In order to pin or spotlight the participant or waiting room , the screen will change to the following screen. Please wait until the host in a video, you have to tap the name of the participant or host first.
  4. There are many options for pinning the video in your Zoom Room if you have more than one screen if you have a Zoom Room with more than one screen.
An Android device. In the Participants section, tap the button. To spotlight a participant, click on their name and then tap the spotlight icon. Choose the Spotlight Video option from the menu.

Zoom has also introduced the concept of multi-spotlighting, which is similar to the concept of multi-pinning. With multi-spotlighting, a Host or Co-Host can pin up to nine videos which are then visible to the entire meeting at the same time.

There can be as many as nine participants in a spotlight video, and these nine participants will only be shown in the video as the primary active speakers for all participants.

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