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How to See Everyone on Zoom (Accessing the Gallery View)

Zoom is the video conferencing behemoth nowadays. Everyone’s scrambling to salvage a semblance of the integrity their actual social lives brought with its teleconferencing capacities. While students have not appreciated the idea of using Zoom to attend online classes, others have certainly been more receptive. And it’s understandable. The application has some kickass features. From hosting zoom meetings to letting you change your background so that you can hold meetings in the convenience of your messy room, it has revolutionized the way businesses look at online communication. In this article, we’re going to show you how to see everyone on Zoom by accessing the gallery view. This will help you interact with up to 49 Zoom users on a single screen. This is another one of the app’s pretty rad features.

Seeing Everyone on Zoom (Desktop Version)

1. Download Zoom for desktop.

2. After installing, open it.

3. Initiate a meeting by pressing Start, or join one if you have an invitation code.

4. If you have initiated the meeting,  make sure to send Zoom invitations. To learn how to send invitations, check this Tech-recipe on Zoom meetings.

5. Once there are more than 2 people in the meeting, in the top-right corner, click Gallery.

Note: Zoom only supports viewing of up to 49 people on a single screen. Any exceeding number is displayed on separate pages.

Seeing Everyone on Zoom (Android)

1. Download the Android Zoom app. It’s by the name of Zoom Cloud Meetings.

2. Open the app, and as before, start or join a meeting.

3. Swipe the Default Active Speaker View to switch to the Gallery View.

Note: In the iOS Zoom app, the steps are identical. Furthermore, on your smartphone, you can view up to 4 Zoom users on a single screen. To view the next 4 participants, swipe left. 

Things you Need to know about Zoom’s Gallery View

  • According to Zoom Support, the gallery view is flexible and has the capacity to switch between thumbnails and grids depending upon the number of participants entering and leaving the chat room. And if you’re using dual monitors, even then you will have support for 49 users on both the screens, not more than that.

  • To make sure your computer can handle this load of users, make sure you have: an Intel i7 or equivalent CPU,  a dual-core processor for a single monitor, or a quad-core processor for dual monitors, and Zoom Client 4.1.x.0122 or later.

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Sheraz Ali
Sheraz Ali
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