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Participant's Guide to Zoom

How to change the view

If you are on a Zoom with multiple people for a class, a meeting, or a conference, you have some options for the way things appear on your screen.

If you're using a computer - 

Click View in the top-right corner of the Zoom window, and then select a view - Speaker or Gallery

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In Speaker view, the active speaker is featured in the middle of the screen and everyone else is in a row above the speaker, like this

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If the speaker shares their screen, that's what you will see in the middle square.

In Gallery view, you see all the participants in their own squares, like this -

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When someone speaks, their square is outlined.

In Gallery view, you can right-click on a person or click the 3 dots in the corner of their square for more options, such as hiding participants who don't have their camera on.

Using a phone or iPad? Click here for instructions.

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