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 up to seven people's video feeds (including your own) to highlight for everyone else. 

2 videos spotlighted at once

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.

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 (or Add spotlight, if someone else is already spotlighted).

    Menu with option to turn on spotlight

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

When you're ready to end the spotlight, right-click again and choose Stop spotlighting. If multiple people are spotlighted, you can stop spotlighting everyone at once under Show participants.

Spotlight your own video

Two different ways to do it:

  1. Right-click on your video and select Spotlight me

    Option to spotlight me

  2. Or, select Show participants, right-click on your name, and click Spotlight me.

Right-click again and choose Stop spotlighting to exit.

If you're a meeting organizer or presenter, you can choose up to seven people's video feeds (including your own) to highlight for everyone in the meeting. 

2 people spotlighted in a meeting

There are a couple of different ways to spotlight a video:

  1. Long-press on the video of the person you want to spotlight (or their profile picture if their camera is turned off) and select Spotlight from the menu (or Add spotlight, if someone else is already spotlighted). 

    Option to spotlight the video

    To stop spotlighting someone, long-press on their video again and select Turn off spotlight.

  2. Or, select Show participants, long-press on the person's name whose video you want to highlight, and select Spotlight from the menu. 

    To stop spotlighting someone, long-press on their name again and select Turn off spotlight.

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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