Zoom’s new Focus Mode highlights meeting host and hides other participants

The host can see everyone’s video but the feeds are hidden from participants to reduce distraction in a classroom setting.

Zoom has add a Focus Mode in its latest release that allows the host to display only his or her video to help meeting participants focus on the lecture or presentation.

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If you spend your Zoom meetings checking out the other participants instead of listening to the presenter, the company has a new feature to reduce those distractions. Focus Mode is designed for online classrooms, but it could come in handy for the work world, too. A meeting host or a teacher can see all participant videos, but participants can see only the host.

This extends to screen sharing as well. According to the blog post, the Focus Mode is designed with teachers in mind. With this feature, teachers can supervise…

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