UC, Lync 2013, Use Video in a Lync 2013 Meeting

On this page, you can learn how to select among your video options in Lync 2013.

Enhance your meeting experience and keep people attentive by adding video to your Lync Meeting. Remember to set up and test your camera before the meeting to make sure it’s all ready.

Learn how to set up and test your camera.

 NOTE:    To learn about other Lync Meeting Room features, including your options for audio, video, presentations, participants, and layouts, see Introduction to Lync Meeting Room.

Starting video in your meeting

  1. Pause on the camera icon and click Start My Video.
  2. Your video starts streaming and is visible to everyone in the meeting.

Start My Video

  1. To end video, pause on the camera icon and select an option:
  • Stop My Video ends your video, but you can still see other participants’ videos.
  • Leave video ends all the videos for you, but you’ll still have audio.

Use video controls and views

Click Pick a Layout in the meeting and choose an option:

  • Gallery View shows all of the participants’ videos, and the meeting content.
  • Speaker View shows the presenters’ videos, and the meeting content.
  • Content View shows only the meeting content.
  • Compact View shows the tiles of the participants in a compact window, and the meeting content.


To manage participants, right-click on their video or picture:

  • Mute, Unmute, Remove from the meeting.
  • Lock the Video Spotlight – turns off videos or pictures of everyone other than the person in the spotlight.
  • Pin to Gallery - Keeps a participant visible in the Gallery View until unpinned.

To see the video window outside of the meeting, click Pop out video gallery.

  • Click Full Screen View for a large view of the videos.
  • Click Pop in video gallery to go back to normal view.

Pop out video gallery

Pop in video gallery

Keywords:lync, lync 2013, video, camera, controls, layout, gallery, view, speaker, compact, mute, hold, transfer, meeting, conference, online meeting Skype for Business 2015   Doc ID:50284
Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-04-10 10:35 CDTUpdated:2016-12-19 17:12 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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