The option to view the shared screen side-by-side with either the Speaker view or Gallery view is available for meeting and webinar participants who are viewing a shared screen. Additionally, the location of the separator between the shared screen and video can be adjusted to change the relative size of each side.
The webinar host can also specify whether attendees can see the shared screen in side-by-side mode.
This article covers:
- Viewing a shared screen in Side-by-side mode
- Automatically entering Side-by-side mode
- Version 4.1.8826.0925 or later of the Zoom desktop client for Windows, macOS, or Linux
- Note: If dual-monitors are enabled, side-by-side mode does not work.
Viewing a shared screen in Side-by-side mode
- Join or start a meeting.
- You can choose Side-by-side mode when viewing a shared screen by clicking on View Options.
- The shared screen will appear on the left and the speaker will appear on the right.
- You’ll see a grey line separating the participants’ video and the shared screen when you hover the pointer over the boundary.
- To adjust each view’s size, you can click and drag the separator.
- You can choose from Side-by-side: Speaker View or Side-by-side: Gallery View in the top-right corner, which determines how many videos appear on the right side.
- View Options > Uncheck Side-by-side mode to exit Side-by-side Mode.
As soon as you leave side-by-side mode, video thumbnails appear over the content in windowed mode (similar to speaker view) or in fullscreen mode, above the content in the top-right corner. By clicking and dragging on these thumbnails, you can move them during fullscreen.
Automatically entering Side-by-side mode
- Log in to the Zoom desktop client.
- Then click Settings under your profile picture.
- Select Share Screen.
- Tick the box next to Side-by-Side Mode.
When a participant starts sharing their screen, Zoom will automatically enter side-by-side mode.