Lately I’ve been joining Zoom meetings with lots of new users and I find I keep sharing the same tips.
Enable Zoom’s “Gallery View” to see participants in a grid (instead of one at a time).
By default, Zoom shows you the current speaker only. In a meeting with multiple participants, I prefer to see everyone at once. Zoom’s “Gallery View” lets you participants as a grid (rather than one at a time). In Gallery View, the screen will look the intro the Brady Bunch.
On a computer look for
Gallery View in the upper-righthand corner.
For more information, see Zoom’s help center article Displaying participants in gallery view
When you are not speaking mute yourself.
Anytime you have more than two participants, the audio on the call can become challenging. By limiting your audio contributions to only when you specifically want to say something helps keep things focused.
Use Zoom’s chat feature.
In my experience, Zoom’s chat feature is a great opportunity to interject ideas without having to first get the attention of the entire group.
Note: I do not ever use the Private Message functionality. I exclusively use it to share things with the group.
For more information, see Zoom’s help center article on In-Meeting Chat.