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Schogun02 Apr 2021 9:14 a.m. PST

I have Zoom. I would like to have the overall table shot big on everyone's screen with small participant screens next to it. An iPhone would let me roam around the table in its own screen.

How can players "lock" the table screen to be the main view? then switch to the iPhone screen for close-up views?

With Zoom I either get a gallery view where everything is on one screen or the other view which changes depending on who is speaking.

Is there a feature in Zoom that lets me do what I want as described above? Or is there a different video conference app that would?

Thsnks

Bob the Temple Builder02 Apr 2021 9:37 a.m. PST

You can log on both your PC/laptop and iPhone to the same Zoom session (I did it by accident once, so I know that it can be done!), and it is possible to switch between the two by switching the video on and off as necessary.

John Armatys02 Apr 2021 11:26 a.m. PST

Participants can "pin" the screen they want to see full size – link

And it looks as though the host can set multiple "pins" and allow participants to do so, but I've never tried this.

Schogun02 Apr 2021 1:57 p.m. PST

@John A -- Thanks. I was thinking there was a feature I was missing. I will try this.

Schogun03 Apr 2021 12:31 p.m. PST

I found the Pin feature and tried it today. It worked! Thanks again @John A.

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