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Far end camera control Follow

Overview

Far end camera control allows another participant to take control of your camera and use pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) functionality of the camera. The webcam must have these features for this to work. The host of the meeting is the only participant that can request far end camera control.

Enabling far end camera control

Account

To enable the feature for all members in your account:

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit Account settings, and click Account Settings.
  2. Navigate to the Far end camera control option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled. 
    If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.
  3. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon, and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Group

To enable the feature for all members of a specific group:

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit user groups, and click Group Management.
  2. Click the name of the group, then click the Settings tab.
  3. In the Meeting tab, navigate to the Far end camera control option and verify that the setting is enabled. 
    If the setting is disabled, click the status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.

    Note: If the option is grayed out,  it has been locked at the Account level, and needs to be changed at that level.
  4. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in this group, click the lock icon, and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

User

To enable the feature for your own use:

  1. Sign into the Zoom web portal and click My Meeting Settings (if you are an account administrator) or Meeting Settings (if you are an account member).
  2. In the Meeting tab, navigate to the Far end camera control option verify that the setting is enabled.
    If the setting is disabled, click the status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.

    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the group or account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator.

Using far end camera control

  1. Start a meeting.
  2. Once in the meeting, select the video of the participant you'd like to request camera control from and select Request Camera Control.

    Note: If the participant does not have a camera with PTZ capabilities, you will not be able to request camera control.
  3. The far end will receive a prompt to approve the camera control.
  4. Once approved, the controls will appear to pan, tilt, and zoom the participant's camera.