Change screen layouts in a meeting

Meet automatically switches between layouts depending on the state of your meeting. You can switch to a different layout for your screen as needed.


The layout options are:

  • Auto: Allow Meet to choose the layout for you.
  • Tiled: When there is no presentation, this layout shows up to four video feeds in equal size. When there is a presentation, the presentation is shown in a larger format with up to three speakers shown alongside it.
  • Spotlight: Full screen layout with either the presentation, active speaker, or pinned feed in a full screen format. This layout is also automatically used for presentations when there is no participant with video speaking.
  • Sidebar: Single primary video feed or presentation with multiple additional video feeds at the side.
  To change the layout:
  1. Join a Meet video call.

  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 you want to use on your computer.

Tip: Hovering the mouse over a video feed will show a menu with the option to pin that participant so they are always visible, or mute them.
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