A conference is the standard audio-video part of any online event, giving your interactions the energy and authenticity of a live talk. A conference remains a tool of choice for discussions, conversations, and debates. It is also designed to keep the audience engaged throughout the session, displaying their video stream as live thumbnails across other tools.
- ⚙️ How to configure a conference
- 🗣️ Active Speaker
- 🔦 Spotlight
- 🔇 Noise reduction
- 🖼️ Virtual background effects
- 👉 Read more: @View modes
⚙️ How to configure a conference
The conference is the default state for any session.
The conference adapts its settings constantly to find the sweet spot between form and function. It lowers video quality for the streams of passive attendees and uses the highest quality for speakers. The video quality will be automatically adapted to your Internet connection and device.
The conference gives Hosts precise control over their audience and the opportunity to build the most customized experience. Hosts can:
- Mute or unmute participants
- Turn the participant's camera/mic off or ask them to turn their camera/mic on
- Add participants to the spotlight
- Make assistants
- Remove participants from a session
If you have not yet added participants to your session, go to the bottom of the page, click on Participants (bottom left corner) and use the Copy session link or Invite others buttons to add more people to your session.
🗣️ Active Speaker
Active Speaker makes it easy for everyone to focus on who is talking. The video feed of your meeting's four most active speakers will automatically be promoted to the main screen for everybody to see.
Active Speaker mode is the default mode if you do not put anyone in the Spotlight. This makes the process much smoother since the most active participants are automatically displayed on the main screen when speaking.
Spotlight is the feature that Hosts can use to promote between one to four speakers to the main screen for everybody to see.
Hosts and Assistants are the only ones who can add participants to the Spotlight or remove them.
When using a tool, a popover appears with the feed of the people in Spotlight. If there is more than one person in Spotlight, the popover will show the video feed of the person speaking.
To put an Attendee in the Spotlight, hover over their video feed, click on More actions (⋮) and Add to spotlight.
🔇 Noise reduction
All participants can choose to enable their Noise reduction function.
To enable it during a live meeting, go to Settings, and use the toggle to enable this feature.
As a default, this function is not active. However, it will remain active for all future meetings once enabled.
🖼️ Virtual background effects
You can blur your surroundings or choose a virtual background as a way to put more focus on yourself during a meeting. To find this option during live meetings, hover over the Start/Stop Camera. The following options will appear:
- Hide self-view
- Background effects
- Video settings
Once enabled, this setting will remain active for all future meetings until you disable it.