How to view people in meetings

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Google Meet automatically switches the layout in a video meeting to display the most active content and participants. If you join a meeting on a computer, you can switch to a different layout if you want.

Change your view

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  • Auto—Allows Meet to choose the layout for you.
  • Tiled—Shows up to 16 people when there is no presentation.
    • Move your mouse to see participant names.
    • If a new person joins after the meeting starts, they are added to the bottom of the screen.
    • Presentations are shown in a large tile, with the most active participants to the side. 
  • Spotlight—The presentation, active speaker, or pinned feed fills the window. 
  • Sidebar—You see the active speaker or presentation with additional participants on the side.

Change the layout

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  1. Join a video meeting on a computer..
  2. In the lower-right corner of the Meet screen, click More More and then Change layout.
  3. In the Change layout box, select the layout that you want to use on your computer.

Tip: Click a participant's image to pin them to the screen. 

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