Spotlight Video Follow

Overview

Spotlight video puts a participant as the primary active speaker for all participants. All participants will only see this speaker as the active speaker. This feature is often used to spotlight a keynote speaker. 

This article covers spotlighting videos on the Zoom Desktop Client and Zoom Mobile App. Learn how to Spotlight in Zoom Rooms. 

Alternatively, you can pin a participant's video, which will make them the primary speaker on your device only. Other participants will still have Active Speaker. Learn how to pin a video. 

Prerequisites

In a Meeting

  • Host privileges for the meeting
  • Zoom Desktop Client or Zoom Mobile App
  • Three (3) or more participants with video on

In a Webinar

  • Host privileges for the webinar
  • Two (2) or more participants with video on
  • Zoom Desktop Client for PC version 4.0.35295.0605 or higher; Zoom Desktop Client for Mac version 4.0.35295.0605 or higher

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 Video.
    windows-spotlightvideo.png

 

To Cancel a Spotlight

  1. Click Cancel the Spotlight Video in the upper left corner.windows-cancelspotlight.png
  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 Settings.
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  3. Click the Video tab.
    windows-choosevideo.png
  4. Check Spotlight my video when I Speak
    windows-spotlightwhenispeak.png
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 Video.
    mac-spotlightvideo.png

 

To Cancel a Spotlight

  1. Click Cancel the Spotlight Video in the upper left corner.
    mac-cancelspotlight.png
  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 Settings.
    mac-settings.png
  3. Click Video.
    mac-choosevideo.png
  4. Check Spotlight my video when I speak
    mac-spotlightwheni_speak.png
To Spotlight a Video
  1. Right click on the video of participant who you want to Spotlight.
  2. From the menu, choose Spotlight Video.linux-spotlight.png

 

To Cancel a Spotlight

  1. Click Cancel the Spotlight Video in the upper left corner.
    linux-cancelspotlight.png
  2. 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.
    iOS-participants.PNG
  2. Tap the name of the participant you want to spotlight.
    iOS-participantslist.PNG
  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.
    iOS-participants.PNG
  2. Tap the Participants' name.
    iOS-participantslist.PNG
  3. Tap Cancel Spotlight Video.
    iOS-cancelspotlight.PNG

To Spotlight a Video

  1. Tap Participants.
     Android-participants.png
  2. Tap the name of the participant you want to spotlight.
    Android-participantname.png
  3. Tap Spotlight Video.
    Android-spotlight.png

 

To Cancel a Spotlight

  1. Tap Participants.
     Android-participants.png
  2. Tap the Participants' name.
    Android-participantname.png
  3. Tap Cancel Spotlight Video.
    Android-cancelspotlight.png
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