Using video during an Amazon Chime meeting - Amazon Chime

Using video during an Amazon Chime meeting

To turn on your webcam and view videos during an Amazon Chime meeting, choose Video. Up to 16 attendee video tiles are displayed on a first-come, first-served basis. To pause or play an attendee's video, choose their video tile. Attendees don't know when they've been paused.

You don't have to keep your own video on to continue watching other attendees' videos. If you want to turn off your own video, complete the following step.

To turn off your own video during a meeting

  • Do one of the following:

    • Hover over your tile and choose the camera icon.

    • Choose Video.

Repeat the preceding step to turn your video back on.

If you'd rather keep your own video on for others to see, but you don't want to see your own video tile during the meeting, complete the following steps.

To stop seeing your own video during a meeting

  1. Do one of the following:

    • From the Windows client – Choose More.

    • From the macOS client – Choose Settings.

    • From the Amazon Chime web application – Choose More.

  2. Clear the check mark from Show my own video tile.

To start seeing your own video tile again, repeat step 1, then select Show my own video tile.

You can also turn off all videos for a meeting by closing the video pane. To turn the video pane back on again during the meeting, choose Video.

Changing your video source

If you are using the Amazon Chime client for Windows or macOS and you have more than one available video source, you can change your video source during a meeting.

To change your video source during a meeting

  • Do one of the following:

    • From the Windows client – Choose More, Change video. Select your video source.

    • From the macOS client – Choose Settings, Change video. Select your video source.

If you are using the Amazon Chime web application, you can select your video source when you turn on video in the meeting.

You can choose to select your default video settings for Amazon Chime before you join a meeting.

To change your default video settings

  1. Do one of the following:

    • From the Windows client – Choose File, Settings, Video.

    • From the macOS client – Choose Amazon Chime, Preferences, Video.

  2. Select your default video source.

  3. Choose Done.