Zoom Guide For Hosts: Spotlighting a Participant’s Video

Zoom Guide For Hosts: Spotlighting a Participant’s Video

Hello, Zoom Hosts! Spotlighting a participant’s video can be a powerful tool for directing attention and focusing the discussion during your meetings. Here’s your comprehensive guide on how to spotlight a participant’s video in Zoom:

1. Spotlighting a Participant’s Video:

Spotlighting a participant’s video makes their video feed the primary focus for all participants in the meeting. Here’s how to do it:

During the Meeting:

  • Locate the participant whose video you want to spotlight.
  • Hover over their video thumbnail.
  • Click on the ‘More’ button (three dots) in the upper-right corner of their video.
  • Select ‘Spotlight Video’ from the dropdown menu.

2. Managing Spotlighted Videos:

Spotlighting Multiple Videos: You can spotlight multiple participants’ videos simultaneously by repeating the process for each participant.

Removing Spotlight: To remove the spotlight from a participant’s video, follow the same steps and select ‘Remove Spotlight’ from the dropdown menu.

3. Best Practices for Spotlighting:

Highlight Key Speakers: Spotlight the video of the current speaker or presenter to emphasize their importance in the discussion.

Facilitate Visual Engagement: Use spotlighting to draw attention to visual demonstrations, presentations, or important visual content shared by participants.

Rotate Spotlight: Rotate the spotlight among different participants to ensure everyone has an opportunity to be featured prominently.

4. Final Thoughts:

Spotlighting a participant’s video in Zoom meetings is an effective way to direct attention and enhance visual engagement. By utilizing this feature strategically, you can create a dynamic and interactive meeting environment that keeps participants focused and engaged.

Happy Spotlighting!