Using Zoom Rooms default display layouts

This post was most recently updated on July 23rd, 2022

When using Zoom Rooms, there are a variety of video layouts that can be utilized in order to make the video experience better. As well as customizing your display layout, you can also change the font size.

In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • What display layouts are available on Zoom Rooms
    • Single screen
    • Dual Screen with video only
    • Dual Screen with content shared
  • How does hiding video participants work in Zoom Rooms
    • Hiding non-video participants
    • Hiding your local video

Prerequisites for using Zoom Rooms default display layouts

  • Zoom Rooms license

What default display layouts are available in Zoom Rooms

Single screen

The layout of a single screen can be divided into three different types.

  1. Active speaker that can be controlled remotely.
  2. A video thumbnail of an active speaker is shared as well as the content shared.
  3. View the gallery view to see all the participants, including yourself, in one place.

Dual Screen with video only

  • There is an active speaker displayed on the primary monitor.
    You will be able to see your local video on the secondary monitor.
  • On the primary monitor, you can see a gallery view of all attendees as well as yourself.
    There is an active speaker displayed on the secondary monitor.

Dual Screen with content shared

  • The primary monitor will display the local video, active speaker, or gallery view depending on what you have selected.
    Content shared on the secondary monitor will always be displayed on the secondary monitor.

How does hiding video participants work in Zoom Rooms

Hiding non-video participants

Video panels for the following participants have been automatically hidden by the system:

  1. A user without video or a user whose video is disabled will not be able to see video.
  2. Telephone users may dial into a meeting by dialing into the conference line.
  3. It is possible for users to share via share.zoom.us when they are using the service.

The top right corner of the primary monitor will display a popup notification when the user is in gallery view identifying them by their caller ID (i.e. 123-123-1234 is talking, etc)

For phone dial-in attendees, a phone icon will appear when the active speaker view is in active speaker mode.

Hiding your local video

In order to hide your local video, follow these steps:

  • The Zoom Rooms iPad controller can be accessed by tapping the Settings button
  • By selecting the Lock Settings toggle and entering the passcode, you will be able to lock the settings
  • Hide my local video by enabling the option “Hide my local video”