Dialpad Meetings Control Basics
    • 30 May 2023
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    Dialpad Meeting offers various controls accessible from the bottom bar. Users can access host controls, chat, audio and mic settings, screenshare, reactions, AI controls, layout options, and more. Video feeds display participants' cameras when active and show initials or avatars when disabled. The "Views" option allows users to switch between layouts. Meeting info provides details such as meeting name, duration, URL, and dial-in number. The dropdown arrow offers options to invite others via name, number, or email address. In the meeting chat, users can send messages and images to all participants. The participants section allows users to view and search user profiles and manage participants by removing or muting them. Audio controls enable users to mute or unmute their microphone. Video controls allow users to turn their camera on or off, blur backgrounds, and control incoming videos. The red phone icon allows users to exit the meeting. Screen sharing options include sharing the entire screen, a window, or a single tab. Emoji reactions provide feedback to participants. AI controls enable live meeting transcription. Host controls are available only to organizers and offer options like recording, starting AI, muting participants, locking the meeting, etc. Picture in Picture allows viewing the meeting feed while on other windows. Help and troubleshooting options provide quick access to support resources. Integrations with tools like Miro can be accessed from the More button.

    Access Host Controls, chat, audio and mic settings, screenshare, reactions, Ai controls, layout options, and more, from your Meeting's bottom bar controls.


    Let's take a look at Dialpad Meeting's basic controls, accessible from the bottom bar.

    Video Feeds

    Video feeds for all participants will show up on the screen when the User's cameras are active. When disabled, only the participant's initials or their Avatar will display. 

    Switch between layouts by selecting Views.


    Meeting Info

    Easily see the name and duration of the meeting, Meeting URL, and dial-in number from the Meeting Info section. When clicking on the dropdown arrow, you'll find not only the meeting's details, but also the capability to invite others via name, number, or email address.


    In Meeting Chat

    View and send messages and images to all other meeting participants.



    See who's in the meeting, search user profiles, and even remove, mute or unmute Participants (if you're the Organizer or Co-host).


    Audio Controls

    Quickly turn your microphone on or off by selecting the Mute button.

    Click the up-arrow to access your audio controls.


    You can also access your mic and camera settings from the More button.

    Video Controls

    Select the camcorder icon to quickly turn your camera on or off.

    Click the up-arrow to blur or change your background, use a virtual background, turn off all incoming videos or turn off a background completely.


    You can also access your mic and camera settings from the More button.

    End a Meeting

    Exit the meeting by clicking the red phone icon. 

    If you're the Organizer, you'll have the choice of ending the meeting for everyone when you leave, or for you to exit and allow the meeting to continue.


    Share your Screen

    Share your screen with all meeting Participants — choose between sharing your entire screen, a window or just a single tab. Select Share Screen, choose what you'd like to present and click Share.


    Learn more about screen sharing in this Help Center article.

    Emoji Reactions

    Give feedback to the other meeting participants via real-time emoji reactions.
    For easy access, your top 4 most-used emojis display when you hover over the Reactions button, or click to access the full emoji library.


    Ai Controls

    Dialpad Ai takes notes and captures key moments, so you can stay focused on your meeting.

    Turn Ai on or off via the Host Controls.


    When enabled, watch the live meeting transcript appear in real time!


    Host Controls

    Available only to the organizer, Host controls provide tighter control of the meeting with options such as recording, starting Dialpad Ai, muting or moderating participants, locking the meeting, and more.  

    Click Host Controls to access the Host Menu.


    If you would like your co-host to be able to access Host Controls, this is possible by allowing for a Co-Host. You'll also need to update your Dialpad Meetings settings, by toggling on "Allow co-hosts with access to organizer controls"



    In order to see these controls, you will need to be logged into your Dialpad Meetings account with your login credentials.
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    Picture in Picture

    Enable Picture-in-Picture to bring the video feed out of the window, so that you can view the meeting feed while on other windows. 

    Picture-in-Picture is enabled through the More button.


    Help and Troubleshooting

    Quick access to the Dialpad Help Center for quick answers to your questions.

    The Help Center is accessed through the More button. 


    Move to TV

    Wirelessly switch your screen share to a TV using the Move to TV feature.

    The Move to TV feature is accessed through the More button. 


    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Take efficient control of your meeting using our Keyboard Shortcuts.

    For a reminder of what the available shortcuts are, select Keyboard shortcuts from the More button.


    Access Integrations

    Quickly access your integrations from the More button. Integrations such as Miro will appear here, if you've enabled them. 

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