Video Layout Views

These layouts are available in 41.4 and later of Cisco Webex Meetings, the Beta release of Cisco Webex Events (New), and Cisco Webex Events (Classic). To find out what version you have, see Find Your Cisco Webex Meetings Version Number.

There are four views that you can select from. There are advantages to using each of these views and you can change views at any time.

  • Grid view—useful when you want to divide your attention across a lot of speakers in a large meeting

  • Stack view—useful when you want to see other participants appear above the active speaker or shared content

  • Side by side view—useful when you want to see participants appear next to the active speaker or shared content

  • Full-screen view—useful when you want to float panels and scale them freely, or drag them to another monitor

For information about the maximum capacity for meetings and events, see What is the Maximum Number of Participants in a Webex Session or Call?

Grid view allows you to see up to 25 participants at the same time. You can use Grid view so long as no one shares content in the meeting. This feature requires Cisco Webex video platform version 2.0. To find out which version you’re using, see Find Your Cisco Webex Meetings Version Number.

Up to 25 video streams can come from video systems. If there are more than 25 participants in the meeting, on the second and any later pages, the name of the video system shows in the thumbnail instead of a video stream.

The sort order of the thumbnail videos is based on who has the host and presenter roles, who has spoken most recently, who is showing their video, and alphabetical order. The participants who have spoken most recently appear first, followed by participants who are showing their video. You can lock focus on the first six thumbnail videos.

If there are more than 25 participants, you can adjust who you see by selecting the Next page Next page icon and Previous page Previous page icon icons.

Selecting Grid view

Stack view displays the active speaker or shared content on the stage. Above the stage, you can see thumbnail videos of up to six other participants.

The sort order of the thumbnail videos is based on who has the host and presenter roles, who has spoken most recently, who is showing their video, and alphabetical order. The participants who have spoken most recently appear first, followed by participants who are showing their video. You can lock focus on the first 6 thumbnail videos.

You can adjust which participants you see in the thumbnail videos by selecting the Next page Next page icon and Previous page Previous page icon icons.

Selecting Stack view

The focus shifts to the shared content when someone starts sharing.

Selecting Stack view with shared content

Side by side view displays the active speaker or shared content on the stage. To the right of the stage, you can see thumbnail videos of up to six other participants.

The sort order of the thumbnail videos is based on who has the host and presenter roles, who has spoken most recently, who is showing their video, and alphabetical order. The participants who have spoken most recently appear at the top, followed by participants who are showing their video.

Selecting Side by side view

The focus shifts to the shared content when someone starts sharing.

Selecting Side by side view with shared content

Full-screen view hides the menu bar at the top of the application window and increases the size of the video content so you can see it more clearly. You can use Full-screen view with any of the other video layouts.

Selecting Full-screen view

When there's shared content, full-screen view increases the size of the shared content and allows you to resize or move panels around shared content, even to a second monitor.

Selecting Full-screen view with shared content

Switch Your Layout

To change the view, click Layout Layout icon and then select a view.


 

When no content is shared, the default layout is Grid view, but the icon changes to reflect the layout you're currently using.