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You can manage all aspects of your meeting experience from the main Skype Meetings App or Skype for Business Web App window.

Skype for Business Web App with each user interface element labeled


Show participant list


Choose meeting view


Show IM Window


Start or stop video, mute audio, and present content


Disconnect from audio


Audio and device options


Set meeting options or exit meeting

Mute or unmute your Skype For Business Web App meeting audio

Mute or unmute your audio.

Disconnect your device from meeting audio

Disconnect your audio device but stay in the meeting. Use this option when you plan to call in to the meeting, or have the meeting call you.

Important: You can only connect to a Skype Meeting by phone if the organizer has included dial-in information in the meeting request. Learn more.

Call controls: put your call on hold, adjust the volume, or switch devices

Put your audio on hold, adjust the volume, or choose a different audio device.

More options button--set meeting options, exit the meeting, and more

In the Skype Meetings App you can save your audio settings when you exit the meeting.

If you checked the Remember me box when you joined the Skype for Business Web App meeting, go to More options More options button (elipsis in a circle) > Meeting options to set your audio preferences for future meetings. Learn more.

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Go to More options > Meeting options to customize your meeting experience.

More options menu with Meeting options seleccted

Here you can:

  • Save your sign-in information, personalize the appearance of the IM window, and turn logging on or off.

  • Set your preferences for joining meeting audio.

  • Set your preferred audio and video devices.

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If the meeting organizer has given you presenter privileges, you can use the Present button to share meeting content with others.

Present menu: share content with others or view content already added

You can also:

  • View attachments (uploaded files) or manage content you've already uploaded.

  • Choose More to add a whiteboard, poll, or separate Q&A Manager window to the meeting.

    Go to More on the Present menu to add a whiteboard, poll, or Q&A manager window

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Select Open Participant List to view meeting participants.

Select Show Participant List in the upper left to see who is in the meeting

If you're a presenter, you can also:

  • Invite more people by phone or email.

  • Mute everybody else in the meeting, or hide everyone's name in the participant list.

  • Turn off the meeting IM window. This is useful in a large meeting if you want to use the separate Q&A Manager for more control over the discussion. To open the Q&A Manager, go to Present > More.

    Select Participant actions to mute everyone, hide people's names, or turn off the IM window.

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Select the IM button to open or close the meeting IM pane.
Select the IM button to show or hide the meeting IM window

If the IM pane is closed, a red indicator shows new IMs are available.
IM button indicator showing a new IM conversation is available

Important: Everything you type in the IM pane goes to all participants. Sending an IM to an individual participant isn't possible.

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You can change the layout of the meeting window depending on what's happening and what you want to focus on. In the upper-right corner of the window, select Pick a layout and choose the meeting view you want:
Use the Pick a layout button to choose a view of the meeting: gallery, speaker, or presentation

  • Gallery view    Shows the picture or video of everyone in the meeting.

  • Speaker view    Shows the picture or video of the current speaker.

  • Presentation view    Available if someone is presenting. Hides everyone's picture or video and expands your view of the meeting content.

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If your camera is connected and set up, you can choose to start a video conversation with other meeting participants. Select the camera button to preview your video. If you’d like to share your video, select Start My Video.
To start your video, select the camera button and the select Start my video

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To leave the meeting, go to More options More options button (elipsis in a circle) > Exit Meeting or in the Skype Meetings App you can also close the meeting window to exit the meeting.

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