How To Pin Someone On Zoom

Do you want to focus on someone’s video feed during meetings on Zoom? Or do you want to make sure that someone appears in your meeting window at all times? In any case, you can pin their video feed during your meetings on the app. Follow our quick guide below to learn how.


Zoom allows its users to host virtual meetings with a lot of people online. By default, the primary speaker in the room appears on the meeting window of everyone that’s participating.

However, users can pin other people’s video feed to their screen to focus on them at all times. Doing so will make the pinned video appear as the primary speaker.

The host can pin up to nine specific users at the same time, while other participants can pin one video at a time. However, the host can also allow people to pin multiple users whenever they

How to pin someone’s video on Zoom

If you want to focus on someone’s video feed on Zoom, you can pin them on your screen. In this way, they’ll appear on your screen even when someone else is speaking during the meeting.

You can pin a video feed whether you’re using the Zoom app on your phone or computer. Follow our quick tutorials below, and we’ll show you how to do it from both apps.

On the Zoom desktop app:

  1. After signing in to your account, join or host a meeting.
  2. Hover on one of the participants at the top of the screen and click the three dots icon. Alternatively, you can right-click on their icon or video feed.

  3. On the menu that appears, click Pin.

That’s how you pin someone’s video on the Zoom desktop app. Pinned videos will appear on your meeting window at all times, even when other participants are speaking.

Meeting hosts can pin up to nine users on their screen at the same time. This feature allows them to focus on specific individuals during large meetings with a lot of people.

On the Zoom mobile app:

  1. Host or join one of your meetings on the Zoom mobile app.
  2. Inside the meeting room, swipe to the left to view the participants in Gallery mode.
  3. Double-tap the video feed or icon of the user that you want to pin on your screen.

Pinning someone’s video feed won’t appear on everyone else’s screen. It won’t affect video recordings unless you change your layout.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to pin someone’s video feed on Zoom, you can focus on specific people during your meetings on the app. In this way, you can always see them on your screen even though someone else is currently talking during the video conference.

If you want to pin someone’s video for everyone in the meeting, you can use the spotlight feature instead.

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