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Using Presentation modes in a Video meeting

Last updated on February 01, 2022

Presentation modes

Keep your meeting participants engaged with Presentation modes. There are four options to choose from:
  • Overlay: Shows your video in front of your presentation. 
  • Glassboard: Makes it look like you’re behind your presentation by making your video transparent. It works best with presentations that are consistent in color - mostly white or mostly dark.
  • Newsroom: Keeps your video to the side and your presentation next to you, like a newscaster.
  • Conference room: Makes it looks like you’re seated in an actual conference room with your presentation behind you.

Accessing Presentation modes

  1. If you’re in a meeting, click the More button on the bottom right of your screen.
    If you’re outside a meeting, go to Video meeting settings in your app. 
  2. Select Presentation mode.
Overlay
  1. Click Overlay.
Enabling overlay mode
  1. Drag the blue rectangle on the preview screen to resize or move your video around.
  2. Click and drag the slider to adjust the transparency of your video.
  3. You can select an option for I have a green or blue screen if you have one.
  4. Close the Settings window.
  5. Click the Share button and select a screen to share.
  6. Click Share.
Glassboard
  1. Click Glassboard.
  2. Drag the blue rectangle on the preview screen to resize or move your video around.
  3. Select the primary background color of your presentation.
    • Choose White if your presentation is mostly light-colored.
    • Choose Black if your presentation is mostly dark-colored.
Enabling glassboard mode
  1. You can select an option for I have a green or blue screen if you have one.
  2. Close the Settings window.
  3. Click the Share button and select a screen to share.
  4. Click Share.
Newsroom
  1. Click Newsroom.
Enabling newsroom
  1. Select either Left or Right to choose the position of your video.
  2. You can select an option for I have a green or blue screen if you have one.
  3. Close the Settings window.
  4. Click the Share button and select a screen to share.
  5. Click Share.
Conference room
  1. Click Conference room.
Enabling conference room
  1. You can select an option for I have a green or blue screen if you have one.
  2. Close the Settings window.
  3. Click the Share button and select a screen to share.
  4. Click Share.

Presentation tips

  • Before your meeting, practice using your selected Presentation mode with your presentation. You can change the position of your video in video settings to make sure it looks its best. 
  • Be mindful of your hands. Keep them visible inside the video frame when using them to explain something. 
  • Consider using a green or blue screen for a clean background. Learn more
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