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Pinning participants' videos Follow


Pin video allows the host to disable active speaker view and only view up to 9 specific speakers, while other meeting participants can pin one video on their end. It will also only record the pinned videos if you are recording locally (to your computer). Pinning another participant's video will only affect your local view and local recordings, not the view of other participants and will not affect cloud recordings.

This article covers pinning videos on the Zoom Desktop Client, but you can also pin videos in Zoom Rooms

Alternatively, the host can spotlight up to 9 videos. Spotlight video puts a participant as the primary active speaker for all participants. All participants will only see the selected speakers as the active speakers. This feature is often used to spotlight a keynote speaker.


  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, macOS, or Linux
  • Zoom mobile client for Android or iOS
  • 2 participants or more sharing video
  • (Optional) You can pin a second screen if are you using dual monitor
  • Note: Pinning multiple videos requires desktop client version 5.2.2 on Windows or macOS

To Pin a Video

  1. At the top of your meeting window, hover over the video of the participant you want to pin and click ...
  2. From the menu, click Pin.
  3. Optional: If the host wants to pin additional videos (up to 9 total), follow steps 1 & 2 again as needed. 
  4. Optional: If you have at least 3 participants in the meeting and dual monitor enabled, you will have the option to pin to your first screen or your second screen.

To Cancel a Pin

  1. Click Remove Pin in the upper left corner of any video pinned currently. 
  2. This will return your view to Active Speaker layout.

Allow Participants to Multi-Pin

By default, only the host or co-host can utilize the multi-pin feature, but either can allow individual participants to multi-pin on their video layout.

  1. Click Participants along the meeting toolbar. 
  2. Hover over the participant, click More, then Allow to Multi-pin
  3. (Optional) Repeat as needed for other participants. 

To Pin a Video

  1. Swipe left to enter to Gallery View.
  2. Double-tap the video of the participant you want to pin.

To Cancel a Pin

  1. Double-tap the pinned participant.
  2. This will return the meeting to Active Speaker View.

To Pin a Video

  1. Right click on the video of participant who you want to pin.
  2. From the menu, choose Pin Video.

To Cancel a Pin

  1. Click Unpin Video in the upper left corner.
  2. This will return your view to Active Speaker layout.