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Using Spotlight in Microsoft Teams πŸ’‘πŸŽ₯ | Focus on the speaker!

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Spotlighting a video is seeing one person on screen during the meeting.

If you are an organizer or presenter, you can choose everyone's video (including your own) as the main video to be displayed.

This feature has been included in Microsoft Teams since September 2020.

How to activate spotlight?

Right-click on the participant 's name to spotlight it.

You can also right-click at the bottom of the participants during the meeting to turn spotlight on or off.


Spotlight inclusion in Microsoft Teams

For now, it is not possible to do spotlight recording in Microsoft Teams. It also doesn't look like this feature is coming soon due to few voices on UserVoice. If this feature is important to you -> vote!


Spotlight Recording - Microsoft Teams UserVoice

Spotlight explained in a video

Spotlight and recordings

For now, it is not possible to include spotlight in the recordings of Team Conversations.

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Enable new Teams meeting experience for together mode
Tutorial: Microsoft Teams breakout rooms ! - Tutorial
Add a "Chat with me in Teams" link to your email signature
Reply to specific messages in chat in the Teams desktop app!
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Roel Peeters
2 years ago

Together with a shared screen (e.g. PowerPoint), unfortunately that does not work (yet).

Jerry Mcdonald
Jerry Mcdonald
2 years ago

Any idea when the spotlight feature will work during a recorded session?

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