Zoom offers a variety of features to help improve your video conferencing experience, including the availability to control whether to turn your video on or off and hide or show yourself in your own video display for each meeting.
If your video is on during a meeting with multiple participants, it automatically displays to all participants, including yourself. You can turn your video on and off to control if other participants can see you. If you hide yourself, your own video display disappears from your screen, leaving more room to see other participants on your own screen. If you show yourself, your own video display reappears on your screen, showing how you look to others.
Whether your video is on, off, hidden, or displayed, there are a variety of ways in which you can adjust the layout of all video tiles on your screen.
In a Zoom meeting, you have the option to show or stop your video feed. If you choose to show your video, all other participants will be able to see you. If you stop your video, participants will no longer be able to see you through your device’s camera.
In addition to turning your video on and off, you can also choose to keep your video on but hide it from your own display, so you’re no longer visible to yourself.
To hide your video from your own display:
To restore the video of yourself:
If your video is not displaying properly or you are unable to see your video, take a look at our guide to troubleshooting Zoom video crashes or improving video quality for more information on common video and camera issues. You can utilize Zoom’s built-in meeting features, such as enabling HD video, adjusting for low light, or applying filters and virtual backgrounds in order to enhance and customize your video appearance.
Most of the time, video or camera problems are due to device settings, competing applications, or quality issues. As you work through troubleshooting, you can also test your video to ensure video settings are configured correctly before joining a Zoom meeting.