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 3 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

Google Meet hardware

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


  1. Using the remote control, press Menu ""and thenSettings "".
  2. Select Change layout.
  3. Use the Up arrow "" and Down arrow "" to highlight the layout you want to useand thenpress Select.
  4. Press Menu "" twice to collapse the sidebar.


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

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