When you enable people focus, your layouts change dynamically to crop away empty background and optimize each participant’s space on the screen. When enabled, cropping is dynamic and occurs whenever it will enhance your meeting experience.

When you join a call on a supported device with people focus enabled, incoming video from other supported devices will be cropped on your screen. If another device in the call doesn't support people focus, that device's incoming video won't be cropped on your screen.

People focus is a Webex Meetings feature that is available on cloud-registered Board, Desk, and Room Series devices (excluding Desk Hub).

Enable people focus

People focus is turned on and off on receiving devices. This means when you activate it on your device, you’re choosing to see cropped video on your side of the call – it doesn’t mean that other devices are automatically receiving cropped video from you.

People focus is turned off by default. You can enable people focus on your device, during a call:

  1. Tap your device's touch screen to access the call controls.

  2. Tap the Layout button. The Layout menu opens.

  3. People focus is at the bottom of the menu. Toggle it ON.

Your current layout will adjust automatically and realign to show cropped participants.

  • Video that is sent from meeting rooms with speaker tracking enabled is not cropped.