Multiple spotlight video ( picture in picture)

When I host a meeting it sometimes becomes necessary for there to be more than one person who I like to be in a spotlight video.

I would like to know if there is a feature that would allow one speaker to have a spotlight video and other necessary speaker in a picture in picture format for everyone in the meeting.(not the host)

There is always the option of muting everyone and with no spotlight video enable the screen to switch between the two,but it becomes irritating after a while.

Basically how can I show more than one person on a participant screen (picture in picture) as a spotlight video

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Hey @arya.96.raj,

Currently you can do this with gallery view if everyone else has their video turned off.

For the ability to actually spotlight multiple participants, please submit that feature request directly: zoom.us/feed

Thanks,
Tommy

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We have a common use case where two people are presenting at the same time (co-presenters) and need to both be spotlighted. It would be great if Zoom supported two (or more!) spotlighted participants. Thanks!

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Do zoom have the ability to actually spotlight multiple participants, yet?

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Not yet…the only viable solution I have received is that everyone else but the co presenters turn off their videos and set the participant videos into gallery view…

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Just adding my voice to the folks who’d like this feature. Group presentations: would like to spotlight the group (of 3 - 4).

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Yes! For instance, a reception to honor someone retiring, or an awards ceremony. IRL, you’d call the person up to the front and they stand there smiling awkwardly while you summarize their career or read out their accomplishment. During that time, I as presenter shouldn’t be the only focus, but you also don’t want to spotlight only the honoree who is listening to things being said about them but not actually talking (yet). Side-by-side spotlight would be excellent in these situations

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Thanks for this suggestion! But doesn’t that just leave the same amount of squares in the gallery view window with the participants’ names placed where their videos would be?

Yes they will be the same amount of squares in the gallery view window with the participant’s names in place of their video, and have served none of the intended purpose, But it’s the closest solution I’ve received so far and I thought it was worth sharing incase someone can contribute further…

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I am officiating my niece’s virtual wedding next weekend and there should be about 50 people logging in to watch. I was hoping to have my niece & her partner in one spotlight screen and myself in the other. How can I accomplish this?

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Just a +1 to being able to create multiple spotlights, at least two, from Zoom meetings.

Another +1. This is critical in using Zoom for teaching where you are having two students engage in a debate in front of the class.