In the guide, you will know the way to view everyone at a time in the Sidebar or Tiled view on the video conferencing service Google Meet which opens in a browser that supports it like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge.
How You Can Use Tiled View of Google Meet?
For viewing every participant at the same time on the Google Meet’s screen within the grid format, you can opt for the Tiled view.
- On the right corner at the bottom of the screen, there are More Options or three vertical dots present. Click on that menu.
- Choose Change layout.
- Select bubble next option into Tiled. After that, move the slider to choose the tiles’ number for viewing everyone at the same time.
Note: In the Google account, the default is just 16 tiles. However, you can select around 49 tiles in order to accommodate the participants’ numbers.
- Close the dialog box of Change Layout by pressing the X button in the right corner of the screen’s upper part to view every participant of the meeting in the tiled grid.
How You Can Use Sidebar View of Google Meet?
This option is best for a smaller number of participants meeting that comes with the featured speaker. In Sidebar View, the speaker is seen on the screen’s main part, and other non-speaking participants are present in a sidebar at the right side of the screen.
- Select the icon of More Options and then click on the changing layout.
- Choose the sidebar view. Then close that box to see the speaker on the screen’s main area and all other participants of the meeting in a sidebar.
- The sidebar is seen on the chat window’s right side.
Other Viewing Option of Google Meet
The two viewing options apart from the sidebar and tiled view can help you view around nine participants in an automatic way or emphasis the speaker.
This is a default mode that shows other participants in the meeting if two attendees are only present there, or it arranges around nine tiles on the screen if there are way more participants than two.
The feature of the Spotlight setting helps to feature only the active speaker present on the meeting screen and nobody else. The mode is perfect for meetings that have only one dedicated speaker and other non-active participants.
Three Useful Extensions of Google Meet You Should Know
Although Google has launched many free enhancements, users can also access some Zoom-like features to make quick changes as well as collaboration. If one has free accounts and also wants to have more control over the platform without even upgrading it, then these two add-ons may help.
Grid View-Fix of Google Meet
In Google Meet, now there is the Tiled View format. But earlier, the Extension Grid View of Google meet was the only workaround. The Grid View-Fix is the updated add-on version that smooth the compatibility issues present with the built-in Google Meet grid view.
The extension provided a shortcut to grid view the number of participants that were present at the meeting screen’s top right part. A faster click on the icon of grid view turns on or off the tile mode and also provides certain advanced options. It saves the effort to visit the menu More Options every time. Moreover, it allows seeing above 49 attendees simultaneously without even having a business account.
Google Meet’s Push-to-Talk
In the smaller meetings that need active feedback, manual muting and unmuting mic can be a hassle. You can utilize the key combination that is built-in, like Command+D. However, the Push-to-Talk of Google meet is an excellent add-on that provides a shortcut where one just has to use the spacebar. It also gives the option to program your personal hotkey for muting and unmuting the microphone.
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