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User Guide On How To Use The Tiled Layout In Google Meet

Use The Tiled Layout In Google Meet
Written by Hassan Abbas

Have you ever use the tiled layout in Google Meet? Google Meet is the business-oriented model of Google’s social Video conferencing app i.e Google Hangouts. We all know that there is a lockdown of a few cities. Also, Google Meet saw a stream in its user database as educational institutions, companies, and other enterprises confused to find ways to keep their businesses running.

Google Meet enables users to make Meetings with round about 100 participants, using a Gsuite Basic account.

If you want to make using the video conferencing app giant Zoom. Google Meet enhanced its cap on visible participants from 4 to 16. However, Google Vice President Javier Soltero also confirmed that the app would now enable users a choice to show a grid up to 16 enable participants.

In this guide, we will discuss the various layouts that can be used with the video conferencing app, or how to move about modifying them.

Layout Choices in Google Meet

Google Meet enables users to select from four various layout styles. By default, Automatically Google Meet switches the layout of a meeting to indicate the most enable participants or content being shared. Also, if users log on using their browsers, they can modify this layout to their preference.

Styles of Layout


Well, it’s the default style when we created the meeting. Google Meet also plans the best layout for the meeting. It is depending on the content that is shared and the participation of attendees.


This layout style is used to indicate either a user/active speaker or the presentation. Also, you pin a user by hovering your mouse over them. Not just this but also tapping the pin icon. To unpin, just tap on the pin icon again. Note: In this layout, no other participants will be shown. Only the pinned item remains on the screen.


The sidebar layout quite from Spotlight in that it also shows the other enable speakers on the side of the screen. Sidebar indicates the enable speaker or presentation in a huge tile in the middle of the screen using the remaining active speakers with the right side of the video feed.


However, there is no presentation this layout shows up to 16 (earlier 4) same-sized video feeds of participants. If there is a presentation, the presentation will take up the window after keeping the most enable participants on the side.

How To Modify The Layout In Google Meet

If you are not pleased with Google Meet automatically modifying the layout of your call, you can select to stick with one layout. Follow the steps carefully to modify the layout of your Google Meet call.

Step 1:

Initially, Join/Initiate a video call on Google Meet.

Step 2:

Tap the More icon (three dots) located at the bottom right corner of the screen and then tap Change Layout.

Step 3:

Select the Tiled layout to view 16 participants at once.

Can I Modify the layout again?

Layouts can be modified at any time during the call. It is not important to stick with one layout throughout a call.

However, Google still falls behind in terms of the lots of participants viewable in a call as compared to Zoom, this is a step in the right direction.


Here’s all about “Use The Tiled Layout In Google Meet”. Have you ever experienced it? Is this article helpful? For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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