Spotlight someone's video in a Teams meeting

Spotlight someone's video in a Teams meeting

Spotlighting a video is like pinning it for everyone in the meeting. If you're an organizer or a presenter, you can choose anyone's video (including your own) to be the main video people see. 

Notes: 

  • You won't be able to spotlight a video if your view is set to Large gallery or Together mode.

  • If you record a meeting in which someone's video is spotlighted, the video won't be spotlighted in the recording. This is just a temporary limitation, though—stay tuned for updates.

  • For now, you can only spotlight one video at a time.

Spotlight someone else's video

There are a couple of different ways to do it: 

  1. Right-click on the person's video itself and select Spotlight from the menu.

  2. Alternatively, you can select Show participants to see a list of everyone in the meeting. Find the name of the person whose video you want to highlight in the list, right-click on their name, and select Spotlight.

When you're ready to end the spotlight, right-click again and choose Stop spotlighting.

Spotlight your own video

To highlight your own video for everyone else:

  1. Select Show participants.

  2. Under Participants, right-click on your name and select Spotlight.

Right-click again and choose Stop spotlighting to exit.

When someone's video is spotlighted, it'll be the main video everyone in the meeting sees on their screen. 

For now, you're not able to start or stop spotlighting on the mobile app, but when someone using the desktop app spotlights a video, that video will be spotlighted for you just like it is for people on desktop.

When someone's video is spotlighted in a meeting, it'll be the main video you see on Surface Hub.

For now, you're not able to start or stop spotlighting on Surface Hub, but when someone using the desktop app spotlights a video, that video will be spotlighted on Surface Hub just like it is for people on desktop or mobile. 

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