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How to see everyone on Zoom

How to see everyone on Zoom
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Figuring out how see everyone on Zoom is key to having a great video call. Zoom's gallery view, which displays participants in a grid format (think The Brady Bunch opening credits), is one of the video conferencing service's best features. 

Millions of people are using Zoom, one of the best video chat apps, while they're continuing to stay at home for work meetings or personal calls with friends and family. The free version lets up to 100 participants join a meeting (paid versions let you add more), so you can have a lot of people in a call for free. But that means it's difficult to know who's on the call at any one time, which is why it's handy to be able to see everyone at once.

Zoom has three video layouts: Active Speaker, Gallery View and Mini.

The Gallery view is what will let you see everyone on the Zoom call, in a grid format. Depending on your computer, you can display up to 49 participants in one page of Gallery view. If more than 49 people are in the meeting, 49 thumbnails are displayed on each page. You can scroll through pages in Gallery view to see up to 1,000 thumbnails of participants.

If you are attending a Zoom meeting and want to learn how to see everyone on the Zoom call, keep reading.

How to join a zoom meeting

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How to see everyone on Zoom (desktop app)

  1. Download the Zoom desktop client for Mac or Windows.
  2. Open the client and start or join a meeting.
  3. In the top right corner, click Gallery View.
  4. If the meeting has 49 or fewer people, all participants will be displayed on a single page. If there are more than 49 people, they will be displayed on other pages. You can click left and right arrows to scroll to the other pages.

How to see everyone on Zoom desktop

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How to see everyone on Zoom (mobile app)

The Zoom mobile app on Android and iOS can display Active Speaker or Gallery View.

  1. Download the Zoom app for iOS or Android.
  2. Open the app and start or join a meeting.
  3. By default, the mobile app displays the Active Speaker View. 
  4. Swipe left from Active Speaker View to display Gallery View.
  5. You can view up to 4 participants' thumbnails at the same time. To view more participants, keep swiping left. 

How to see everyone on Zoom mobile app

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