Whether you use Microsoft Teams for business or teaching purposes, we’re sure you want to look your best on video calls. That’s why seeing yourself during calls is very important.
Being able to see yourself makes you more aware of the image you’re conveying to others. For example, you can keep an eye on that flappy collar and re-arrange it whenever necessary. Or maybe you’re feeling more confident when you can see yourself on a larger section of the meeting window.
How to See Yourself During Teams Meetings
The Spotlight feature allows Teams presenters to lock an individual video feed and pin it for everyone in the meeting. Once you flagged yourself as the spotlight, your video feed will become the main video shown to all the meeting attendees.
This is a very handy tool to use when you’re trying to support an idea. In this manner, you can be sure all the attendees will hear your message loud and clear.
- To enable Spotlight, click on your video.
- Then click on the ellipsis next to the right side of your name.
- Select the Spotlight function.
Of course, you can also spotlight someone else’s video. If you want to end the spotlight, right-click on the video and select Stop spotlighting.
Pin Yourself in Teams Using the Camera App
- Disable your camera in Microsoft Teams.
- Open your computer’s Camera app.
- Return to Teams, and share the Camera app. Your video should now appear on a larger section of the meeting window.
In this manner, you can maximize your webcam while using Teams. But in order to do that, you need to use another program to capture the video images.
This trick works because Teams lets users share any program running on your computer. So, the idea is to capture the video using the Camera app (or any other program) and then share that video in the Teams meeting.
Let us know which method you prefer to use.