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Share Your Webcam (Desktop App)

You can use high-definition video conferencing to meet face-to-face with your other session participants. Up to 6 different webcams can be shared during a session! All you need is an internet connection and a webcam to begin enjoying a telepresence-quality experience.

Below you'll find information on managing your own webcam. Also see Manage Your View of Webcams (Desktop App).

Applies to the Windows and Mac desktop app only; also see Web App info

Preview your webcam

Put your best face forward and get ready for business! You can preview how others will see you, what’s around you or behind you, and ensure that others see only what you want them to see before you share your webcam.

Applies to desktop app only; also see Web App instructions

1. While in a meeting, select the Webcam tab.

2. A preview of your webcam will be displayed. You can use the drop-down menu to select a different webcam device, or use the radio buttons to change the size. If you are on a Windows tablet, you may switch camera views from the front to the back view (and vice versa) with these radio buttons.

3. To start sharing, click the Webcam button at the top of the Control Panel. Once you share your webcam, a green highlight will appear around the image.

Share your webcam

There are multiple places on the Control Panel and Grab Tab where you can turn on your webcam, as follows:

  • In the Control Panel or Grab Tab, click the Webcam button .
  • In the Webcam tab (Options pane), click the More icon and select Share My Webcam.
  • In the Attendees pane, right-click your name and select Share My Webcam or click the Webcam icon next to your name.

 

Pause/restart sharing your webcam

When you pause webcam sharing, other attendees will still see the webcam box with your name, but the screen will be blacked out until you resume sharing. This does not free up a webcam spot (e.g., if all 6 webcam spots are filled, another attendee will not be able to start sharing their webcam).

  • Hover over the Webcam button at the top of the Control Panel, then click the Pause button . Click the Play button to restart sharing.
  • Click the Pause icon at the top of your webcam box in the Viewer. Click the Play icon to restart sharing.

Stop sharing your webcam

When you stop webcam sharing, your webcam box will disappear and the webcam spot will be freed for another attendee to share their own webcam. You can do so in any of the following places:

  • In the Control Panel or Grab Tab, click the Webcam button .
  • In the Webcam tab (Options pane), click the More icon and select Stop Sharing My Webcam.
  • In the Attendees pane, right-click your name and select Stop Sharing My Webcam or click the Webcam icon next to your name.
  • In the Viewer, click the Stop icon at the top of your webcam box in the Viewer.
  • In the Viewer, click the Webcams drop-down menu and select Stop Sharing My Webcam.

See Share your webcam for information about restarting webcam sharing after it's been stopped.

Start or stop webcam sharing for other attendees

Note: This feature is available to organizers and co-organizers only.

Organizers can send webcam requests to attendees in either of the following ways:

  • In the Attendees pane, click the Webcam icon next to the attendee's name.
  • In the Attendees pane, right-click an attendee's name and select Send Webcam Request from the drop-down menu.

Organizers can turn off attendee webcams in any of the following ways:

  • In the Attendees pane, click the Webcam icon next to the attendee's name. Users will see a yellow tool tip or dialog indicating that the organizer has closed their webcam feed.
  • In the Attendees pane, right-click an attendee's name and select Stop Webcam Sharing.

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