- During the meeting
- Scaling the layout
- Control panel
- How to change the conference mode
- Conference join URL
- List of participants
- PTZ camera control
- Audio and video settings
- Actions on a participant in the layout
- Features available in a smart-meeting conference
- Features available in a moderated role-based conference
# During the meeting
During a conference, the layout will be split into multiple parts or "pages" to fit up to 36 participants (or 49 if it is supported on the side of TrueConf Server). To view all layout pages, swipe the screen right or left.
To change the number of video windows displayed on a single “page”, tap on the button in the meeting control panel. Next, tap on the Video Layout option and select the number.
Rotate the screen to landscape orientation for more comfortable participation in a conference:
Landscape orientation is also supported for other application menus, for example, the list of conference participants.
# Scaling the layout
During a conference, you can enlarge the video window of any participant. To do it, use the pinching gesture (from the centre of the window to its borders) so that the arrows could be displayed:
After that you will be able to zoom the video window in or out as a usual slideshow.
# Control panel
When the conference starts, or when you tap on the video layout area during a conference, you can see the control panel, which is automatically hidden when idle, at the top of the screen.
The buttons and their actions are described below:
When the button is tapped, the following options will be available:
Add a participant to the list of contacts
Take and leave the podium
Start a slideshow and view the slideshow or content shared by another user in a separate stream
Select the number of video windows displayed on a layout page (4 is recommended by default)
Open the conference chat
Share a link needed for joining the conference
Pin the meeting control panel.
# How to change the conference mode
It is possible to switch only between Smart meeting and Moderated role-based modes.
If you are a moderator, you can change the conference mode at any moment. To do it, tap on the button in the conference window. Next, select the corresponding option (1) and confirm your choice in the pop-up window (2).
# Conference join URL
To share a conference link with other users, tap on the button and select Share. You can send an invitation using any of the applications recommended in the pop-up window or just copy the link to the clipboard.
# List of participants
To open the list of meeting participants, swipe from right to left on the conference window.
Here you can do the following:
View a user status
Manage other users' devices, chat and do other things described below.
# Participant management
To open the list of available actions, tap a user's name in the list of conference participants. You will see a pop-up window:
Please note that the moderator can manage a user's audio and video devices only from the list of participants.
# Adding participants
Tap on the Invite button in the list of participants and you will see the list of all users in your address book. By default, this list is sorted in alphabetical order. You can use search or display the contact list by groups. Select the users you want to invite to the conference and tap the Add button.
# Statuses of conference participants
In the list of conference participants, you can view the following additional statuses (not to be confused with address book statuses):
Reactions are also displayed in the list of participants.
# Reactions and polling
During a meeting, you can take polls (user reactions are displayed in the list of participants). Users can express their opinions and emotions using reaction icons:
When a user reacts, one of the reactions will be displayed next to the user's name:
You can read more about reactions and polling in our TrueConf for Windows documentation.
# PTZ camera control
If you want to make sure that a participant's video window is always displayed on top of the first page, you can “pin” it. To do it, tap on the participant's avatar in the layout, and you will see the button. Tap on this button to pin the participant’s window. In this way, you can pin multiple video windows:
# Audio and video settings
The built-in speaker is used as a default playback device. To select a different speaker, tap on the in the meeting control panel and select the device.
To change a camera during a video call or conference, tap your image (self-view) in the lower right corner of the screen.
If you choose a rear camera, the icon will appear in the self-view window. Tap it to enable the flashlight feature (camera flash).
Switching to rear cameras is available for devices with three or more cameras, such as iPhone 7 Plus or 4th generation iPad Pro (2020).
# Actions on a participant in the layout
During conferences you can interact with other users. To see available options, press and hold a participant's video window for 1–2 seconds. You can release the window once a blue circle appears at the point where you pressed.
You will see the list of available options (the list may vary depending on your role in the conference):
disconnect the participant
do not display participant's video (applied for you only)
stop receiving participant's audio playback (applied for you only)
remove the participant from the podium
info (go to the user profile)
These actions are also available in the conference control panel in the Participants section.
# Features available in a smart-meeting conference
During a conference in Smart meeting mode, users will be able to see and hear only the participants who are currently on the podium. The participants take the podium automatically according to the following rule: a participant who is speaking or sharing content (even without any voice activity) at the moment will be displayed in the layout instead of the participant who is now silent. The first user to be removed from the layout is the participant who has been silent longer than other presenters or started content sharing earlier (if the microphone was muted).
To learn more about the smart meeting mode, check the user guide to TrueConf for Windows.
You can “pin” any participant on the podium to make sure that this user is not removed from the layout even if he/she keeps silent. To do it, open the list of conference participants and select Pin on podium in the context menu.
# Features available in a moderated role-based conference
# How to make an audio remark
To let other meeting participants hear you without becoming a speaker, press the speaking person icon and hold it while you are speaking. All meeting participants will hear your comment.
# How to take and leave the podium
To take the podium, tap on the button in the meeting control panel and select the Take podium option. You will be able to speak to other participants as soon as your request is accepted by a moderator. In this case the option in the context menu will change to Leave podium.
Please note that you will automatically stop being a speaker if you accidentally tap the Leave podium button. After that, you will again have to send a request to the moderator to take the podium and become a speaker.
# Permission to take the podium
After an attendee sends a request to become a speaker, the meeting moderator will receive the following notification:
If you are the moderator of the moderated role-based conference, you can invite any attendee to take the podium during the meeting. To do it, go to the Conference Participants section. Tap the participant you would like to promote to speakers and choose Invite to Podium.