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You can only change your video layouts after you have already started an eyeson video call.

Attention! If you change the layout in a meeting, you change it for all participants and not just yourself. Due to our Single-Stream Technology, everyone sees exactly the same video stream. If you would like to prevent participants from changing the video layout, you can always go to your room settings and deactivate the Layout Settings for your room (you have to be the room owner). 

How to change layouts

To change the video layout, click the "more options" button in the bottom left-hand corner. Next on you'll have an overview of various features. Simply choose Layout.

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You can choose between the following five layout possibilities:

Auto

With this layout, your video call participants are automatically positioned in the video stream according to the number of participants. Up to 9 people can be displayed. Therefore, the first 9 people who enter the call are displayed. If one of them clicks on mute camera, the 10th is going to be shown. It's kind of a queue.

Keep in mind, when you start a meeting, the automatic layout is set by default. For example, if you have a meeting with one person only, the video podium is set up that way:

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When more people join the call, the layout is automatically adjusted to the number of participants. 

In auto layout, you also have an option to arrange users by voice activity. Meaning, if you have more than 9 participants with their camera ON, the video podium will always be filled with the people who are currently speaking.

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Single

Only one person is displayed in the video stream.

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 You have two options:

  1. Choose a participant that should be displayed throughout the meeting (or until you change the layout settings again).
  2. Leave the position unassigned and activate the additional Fill empty spots automatically and Arrange users by voice activity settings. This way, the position will always be filled with the person who currently speaks.

Two

Two people are displayed in the video stream.

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You have three options:

  1. Choose the two participants that should be displayed in the video stream throughout the meeting (or until you change the layout settings again).
  2. Choose one participant that should be displayed throughout the meeting and assign him one of the two positions in the video stream. Leave the second position unassigned and activate the additional Fill empty spots automatically and Arrange users by voice activity settings. This way, the second position will always be filled with another person who is currently active speaking.
  3. Leave both positions unassigned and instead activate the additional Fill empty spots automatically and Arrange users by voice activity settings. This way, both positions will be filled automatically, and if someone speaks, they will be shown in the video stream.

Four

Four people are displayed in the video stream.

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Again, you basically have three options:

  1. Choose the four participants that should be displayed throughout the meeting (or until you change the layout settings again).
  2. Choose 1-3 participants that should be displayed throughout the meeting and assign them each one of the 4 positions in the video stream. Leave 1-3 positions unassigned and activate the additional Fill empty spots automatically and Arrange users by voice activity settings. This way, the unassigned positions will always be filled with the next person in line with an active camera and/or a person who is currently active speaking (also having their camera activated).
  3. Leave all positions unassigned and instead activate the additional Fill empty spots automatically and Arrange users by voice activity settings. This way, the free positions will be filled automatically (with persons who have their cameras on) and if someone speaks, they will be shown in the stream instead of someone who is currently inactive.

Nine

Nine people are displayed in the video stream.

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You basically have the same options as with the layout for 4 videos, except that 9 participants are shown in the video stream. Everything else works the same way.


The 2 additional options available for all layout setups explained

Fill empty spots automatically: If you activate this field, the podium will be filled with users by their meeting entry order. If a person displayed in the video stream deactivates their camera, someone else with an activated camera will fill their position automatically.

Arrange users by voice activity: This field can only be activated if you activate the Fill empty spots automatically toggle button. If you activate this field, speaking users will be detected by their voice activity and the current speaker will be made visible on the video podium.

 

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