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How to view people in the meeting

Change your view #

  • Auto—Allows Meet to choose the layout for you.
  • Tiled—Shows up to 16 people when there is no presentation.
    • Move your mouse to see participant names. 
    • If someone joins after the meeting starts, their image is at the bottom of the screen. 
    • Presentations appear in a large tile, with the most active participants to the side.
  • Spotlight—The presentation, active speaker, or pinned feed fills the window. 
  • Sidebar—You see the active speaker or presentation with additional participants on the side.

Tip: When you choose a new layout, your preference is automatically saved. To return to the default layout, click Auto.

View yourself in a video meeting #

You can choose whether or not you would like to see yourself appear alongside other participants in a meeting. You will not see yourself among participants if you select the “Spotlight layout” or have pinned another participant.

Enable self view in a video call:  #

Important: Your self view is off by default and your preferences are saved for later calls.

  • On the top right corner of your screen, hover over your self preview and then click  .
  • On the People panel, click  .

Turn off self view in a video call:  #

  • On the top right corner of your screen, hover over your self preview and then click .
  • On the People panel, click  .
  • Hover over your tile in the video grid and then click .

Tip: When your self view is turned off, you can still see yourself in a small preview in the top right corner of the screen.

Change the layout #

  1. Join a video meeting on a computer.
  2. In the lower-right corner of the Meet screen, click More Moreand thenChange layout.
  3. In the Change layout box, select the layout that you want to use on your computer.

Tip: Click a participant’s image to pin them to your screen. Pinning a participant only applies to your screen.

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