How to view people in Google Meet

As more participants join, the tile view displays up to eight tiles on your screen.

View someone in full screen

  1. In a meeting, tap the screen so that call controls appear.
  2. At the bottom right of the person's tile, tap More options More.
  3. From the menu that opens, tap Full screen Full screen.
  4. After the participant is in full screen, to make the call controls disappear, tap the screen again. 
  5. Optional: To remove someone from full screen, tap their tile and thenMore options More and then Exit full screen.

Tip: If a teacher points their camera to a blackboard or whiteboard but doesn’t share their screen, students can make the teacher's tile full screen to follow along more effectively.

Pin any participant

  1. In a meeting, tap the screen so that call controls appear.
  2. At the bottom right of the person's tile that you want to pin, tap More options More.
  3. From the menu that opens, tap Pin Pin (keep).
  4. Optional: To unpin someone, at the bottom right corner of their screen, tap Unpin .

If the participant's tile that you want to pin isn't visible, at the top, tap the meeting name. On the People tab, next to the participant's name, tap More options More and then tap Pin Pin (keep).

Full screen someone who’s auto-pinned

At the bottom right of the pinned participant’s tile, tap Full screen Full screen.

Tip: Any time someone shares their screen, their tile is automatically pinned to your screen. While an auto-pinned participant can’t be unpinned, you can pin another participant to unpin the presentation.

Zoom out to get a wider view of a participant

If someone isn’t fully visible within their tile or they appear cropped, you can zoom their video out. 

  1. Find the participant’s tile that you want to zoom out.
  2. Pinch the screen to zoom out.

Multitask with picture-in-picture mode

Important: Picture-in-picture mode is automatically applied when you navigate out of the main screen during a meeting.

To follow the presentation and the active speaker while you multitask, use picture-in-picture mode. For example, you can: 

  • Use picture-in-picture mode to go to the 'in-call messages' page within the Meet app.
  • Use picture-in-picture mode to send an email in the background.

Tip: Picture-in-picture mode always shows two small tiles. One is a self-view tile. The other is the active speaker or presentation’s tile. You can move picture-in-picture to any corner of the screen.

Minimise self-view video

If your floating self-view video obstructs your view or prevents you from following a presentation, you can minimise your self-view.

1. In a meeting, tap your floating self-view video.
2. At the bottom right of your floating video, tap MenuMoreand thenMinimise your video .

 

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