Change the layout of meeting participants

You can change the layout of a meeting on your screen. For example, if a lot of people are sharing ideas, you might want to see as many participants as possible. The layout options you have depend on what's happening in your meeting. 

Layout options

  • Auto—Allow Meet to choose the layout for you.
  • Tiled—When there is no presentation, this layout shows up to 4 equal-sized images of meeting participants. 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 the option to display the presentation, active speaker, or participant you pin. When you pin a participant or presentation, they’re always visible. 
  • Sidebar—One main image of a participant or the presentation. The images of other meeting participants are on the side.

Change meeting layout

Hangouts Meet hardware

  1. At the bottom right of the touchscreen, tap Settings Settings and then Change layout.
  2. In the Change layout box, tap the layout that you want to use. 
  3. Tap Close.

Chromebox for meetings

  1. Using the remote control, press Menu Menu and then Settings Settings.
  2. Select Change layout.
  3. Use the Up arrow Up arrow and Down arrow Down Arrow to highlight the layout you want to use and then press Select.
  4. Press Menu Menu twice to collapse the sidebar.

Chromebase for meetings

  1. In the bottom-right corner, tap More More and then Change layout.
  2. In the Change layout box, tap the layout that you want to use.
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