In WBS33 and later, you select which participant you want to lock video focus on from the meeting control at the top of the screen.

You can lock the video focus of the main video on you, a specific participant, or the active speaker. If you're the host, you can determine whose video you and your participants see.


Users joining from video devices will still see the active speaker.

Each participant can choose who appears in their thumbnail videos. When you lock a thumbnail video in focus, only your view is affected.


The thumbnail videos cannot be locked for everyone in a specific arrangement by the host. Each participant can lock their thumbnail videos in a view that they want.

1

At the top of the screen, select Lock this video on a specific participant .

If the host has already locked the video on a participant, you can't select . Instead, a pin appears next to the name of the person the video is locked on:

2

If you're a participant, go to Step 3. If you're the host, choose from one of the following:

  • Select Me to lock the main video on a specific participant for yourself only.
  • Select Everyone to lock the main video on a specific participant for everyone in the meeting.
3

Select the participant that you want to lock the video on. Choose from one of the following:

  • If you know the name of the participant you are looking for, type it in the Search for a name text box.
  • If you do not know the name of the participant you are looking for, scroll through the Participants list.

Place your cursor over the thumbnail video that you want to lock a participant in place to, and select Lock this thumbnail video on a specific participant .

You can lock focus on the first 6 thumbnail videos.

1

At the top of the screen, select Lock this video on a specific participant .

If the host has already locked the video on a participant, you can't select . Instead, a pin appears next to the name of the person the video is locked on:

2

If you're a participant, go to Step 3. If you're the host, choose from one of the following:

  • Select Me to lock the main video on a specific participant for yourself only.
  • Select Everyone to lock the main video on a specific participant for everyone in the meeting.
3

Select the participant that you want to lock the video on. Choose from one of the following:

  • If you know the name of the participant you are looking for, type it in the Search for a name text box.
  • If you do not know the name of the participant you are looking for, scroll through the Participants list.
4

You can unlock the window by clicking the to return focus back to active speaker, or click the "..." to lock the window to a different participant.

Place your cursor over the thumbnail video that you want to lock a participant in place to, click Video options More, and select Lock this video on a participant.

Thumbnail options

You can lock focus on the first 6 thumbnail videos.


 

If the main video window is locked on a particular user, hosts or presenters can also switch seamlessly to lock on a different participant, without having to unlock the video first.