Spotlight video puts up to 9 participants as the primary active speakers for all participants, and participants will only see these speakers. Spotlighting can also be done during screen sharing. This feature is often used to spotlight a keynote speaker.
This article covers spotlighting videos on the Zoom desktop client and Zoom mobile app, but you can also spotlight videos in Zoom Rooms.
Alternatively, you can pin up to 9 participants' videos, which will make them the primary speaker on your device only. Other participants will still have Active Speaker.
Note: Cloud recordings will recognize and record up to 9 spotlighted participants in the Gallery View recording layout.
Note: Spotlighting is not available while in the webinar backstage area, if using Webinar Backstage.
To ensure that you are automatically shown on on your own screen when you are in Speaker view and are talking, you will want to enable this automatic self-spotlight feature. This can be particularly useful if you are recording locally.
To enabled this setting: