The layout of the Google Meet interface can be modified to suit your meeting needs. Learn how to switch from auto to tiled, spotlight, or sidebar layouts.
- [Instructor] Depending on the purpose of your meeting and the number of people attending, Google Meet as several different layouts to choose from just to ensure participants are seeing what's most important. Now the default view is actually a setting called auto, and it picks the view for you automatically and it's going to display the most active content and participants, but we can choose the view for ourselves and we can do it from the more options ellipses down here at the bottom right hand corner, give it a click, and up we go to change layout. So what you're going to see at the top is auto already selected and auto's going to pick from one of the three layouts we see down below. So, let's start with sidebar. So when I give this a click, you can see the most active participant shows up in a big screen and over here on the right hand side, we see the others. All right, let's try the other one. We'll go back to the ellipses and to change layout. Next up, is spotlight and this one's similar to sidebar but you can see it fills the entire screen here and the sidebar is gone. So we can really focus on who's speaking or presenting in this case. All right, next. To the ellipses, and change layout to tile. Now this view, as you can see, is ideal for bigger crowds, bigger meetings, and this is when you want to see a larger number of people on the screen. So at the time of this recording, tiled view can accommodate up to 24 tiles, or participants. You can have more people than that in the meeting, but you can have up to 24 tiles visible here. And you can see people's names in the bottom left hand corner. And once we get to too many tiles where you don't see the names, you can actually just hover over a tile to see that information. Another thing you should know is as participants join your meeting when it's already underway, they just show up down at the bottom. And if you're presenting, your presentation tile actually gets bigger and most of the active participants will appear on the side. So, depending on the type of meeting and number of participants, there's an ideal layout you can apply as needed. I'm going to let Google Meet choose my view, so back I go down here to the ellipses, to change layout, and back to auto.