Using Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
    • 21 Aug 2023
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    Using Picture-in-Picture (PIP)

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    Article summary

    Have you ever been screen sharing during a meeting, but had no idea what the audience's tone was, or if they were even engaged in your presentation because you couldn't see them? 

    Picture-in-Picture (PIP) allows you to see the audience’s reaction and interact with meeting participants without switching the tabs or disrupting your presentation. You can keep your eyes on the viewers and the page you’re presenting at the same time, or pull up research and other documents while still seeing what’s happening in the meeting.

    Let's dive into the details.

    Who Can Use This Feature
    Picture-in-Picture sharing is available to all Dialpad Meetings Users.

    Using PIP

    To start Picture-in-Picture sharing:

    1. Select More from the bottom bar
    2. Select Start Picture-in-Picture


    You can also launch PIP with the Shift+P keyboard shortcut.

    While the PIP window is open, you can switch between tabs while still seeing what is happening in the meeting.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why don't I see the names of the participants when I'm using Picture-In-Picture?  

    PIP directly streams videos as it is. It won’t show the name of the participants or indicate who the presenter is.

    Why can't I see the option for PIP? 

    PIP is not yet supported in Firefox, Safari, and tablet browsers. PIP currently works best on Chrome and Edge browsers.

    Should I share my full screen or just part of it?

    We recommend not sharing your entire screen when using screen sharing and PIP. That will make the Picture-in-Picture screen visible during the recording, which may not be the best experience for the viewers.

    Can I use the browser controls to access PIP sharing?

    We don't recommend it. When accessed through the browser controls, some features will be distorted. 

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