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Spotlighting participants' videos Follow

Overview

Spotlight video puts up to 9 participants as the primary active speakers for all participants, and participants will only see these speakers. This feature is often used to spotlight a keynote speaker. 

This article covers spotlighting videos on the Zoom desktop client and Zoom mobile app, but you can also spotlight videos in Zoom Rooms. 

Alternatively, you can pin up to 9 participants' videos, which will make them the primary speaker on your device only. Other participants will still have Active Speaker

Prerequisites

In a Meeting

  • Host or co-host privileges for the meeting
  • Zoom desktop client or Zoom mobile app
  • Three (3) or more participants with video on
  • Note: Spotlighting multiple videos requires desktop client version 5.2.2 on Windows or macOS

In a Webinar

  • Host or co-host privileges for the webinar
  • Zoom desktop client or Zoom mobile app
  • Two (2) or more participants with video on
  • Note: Spotlighting multiple videos requires desktop client version 5.2.2 on Windows or macOS

Instructions

To Spotlight a Video
  1. At the top of your screen, hover over the video of the participant you want to spotlight and click ...
  2. From the menu, choose Spotlight for Everyone.
  3. (Optional) To spotlight additional participants (up to 9 total), follow steps 1 and 2 again as needed, clicking on Add Spotlight instead. 
     

To Cancel a Spotlight

  1. Click Remove Spotlight in the upper-left corner of the video area. 
  2. This will return the meeting to Active Speaker. 

 

Spotlight when I speak

Spotlight when I speak is a feature that will display your video on your own screen when you are in Active Speaker Video Layout and are talking. This can be useful if you are recording locally

To enabled this setting:

  1. Login to the desktop client
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  3. Click the Video tab.
  4. Check Spotlight my video when I Speak

To Spotlight a Video
  1. Right click on the video of participant who you want to spotlight.
  2. From the menu, choose Spotlight Video.

To Cancel a Spotlight

  1. Click Cancel the Spotlight Video in the upper-left corner of the video area. 

    This will return the meeting to Active Speaker. 

To Spotlight a Video

  1. Tap Participants. This will be at the top of your screen on an iPad and the bottom of your screen on an iPhone.
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  2. Tap the name of the participant you want to spotlight.
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  3. Tap Spotlight Video.
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To Cancel a Spotlight

  1. Tap Participants. This will be at the top of your screen on an iPad and the bottom of your screen on an iPhone.
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  2. Tap the Participants' name.
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  3. Tap Cancel Spotlight Video.
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To Spotlight a Video

  1. Tap Participants.
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  2. Tap the name of the participant you want to spotlight.
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  3. Tap Spotlight Video.
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To Cancel a Spotlight

  1. Tap Participants.
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  2. Tap the Participants' name.
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  3. Tap Cancel Spotlight Video.
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