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Changing the video layout of the Zoom Room display (Active Speaker View and Gallery View) Follow

Overview

The Zoom Rooms controller lets you choose the video layout that displays on Zoom Rooms screens. In Zoom Rooms with one screen, tap Change View on the controller to choose the layout. In Zoom Rooms with multiple screens, toggle the icon to switch between Active Speaker and Gallery views.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Zoom Rooms for Conference Room
    • Windows: 5.3.0 or higher
    • macOS: 5.3.0 or higher
  • Zoom Rooms Controller
    • Android: 5.3.0 or higher
    • iOS: 5.3.0 or higher

Active Speaker View


Active Speaker View displays a large view of the person currently speaking, with a smaller thumbnail of the previous speaker as a picture-within-picture. During screen sharing, the shared screen is in the large display and the thumbnail shows the person who is sharing. This view includes an Advanced option, where you can choose the size and location of the thumbnail, or choose to display the active speaker or shared screen without a thumbnail.

Thumbnail view


Thumbnail combines the Speaker view with a scaled down version of the Gallery view. A small strip of thumbnails, showing up to 8 participants, displays beneath a relatively larger view of the active speaker. The thumbnails show the participants who were most recently the active speakers. This view is only available in Zoom Rooms that have a single screen.

Gallery View


Gallery View displays up to 25 participants per screen by default or up to 49 participants per screen if enabled in the settings. The active speaker is highlighted in Gallery View. If there are more than participants than the per-screen limit, an arrow displays next to the icon. Tap the right arrow to display the next group of participants on the screen, and tap the left arrow to display the previous set. This view is not available in a Zoom Room with one screen when screen sharing is active.

Zoom Rooms with one screen

To choose the display layout for a room with ones screen:

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap Change View.
  3. Tap the icon with the view you want to display.

Active Speaker View options during screen share

If a participant is sharing their screen, Tap Options below Change View for these layout options:

  • To move the floating video to a different location, tap the corner you want it to display in.
  • Off: Remove the floating video.
  • Normal: Change the floating video to its original size.
  • Enlarge 2x: Increase the size of the floating video.
  • Swap Content: Swap the shared screen and participant's video between the floating video and the main screen.

Thumbnail view options during screen share

If a participant is sharing their screen, Tap Options below Change View for these layout options:

  • Swap Content: Swap the shared screen and participant's video between the thumbnail row and the main screen.

Zoom Rooms with multiple screens

Note: Thumbnail view is not available in rooms with multiple screens.

In Zoom Rooms with two or three displays, the display settings for the each screen are customized by the Zoom Rooms administrator. What you see on each screen depends on the number of participants and whether anyone is sharing a screen.

Each screen might be configured to display any of the following:

  • You (the image displayed by the room’s active camera to other participants)
  • Shared content from a meeting participant
  • Gallery View
  • Active Speaker View
  • Background image for the room

If a screen is configured to show either Gallery view or Speaker view, you can toggle between these views while the meeting is in progress. The icon shows the name of the view that you will switch to.
See Customizing Display for Video and Content for information about how a Zoom Rooms administrator can customize the display on each screen.