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    How do I switch views during a Skype video call?

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    During a video call in Skype, you can switch between modern grid view with up to 10 video streams at once, multiple people's video in the grid view, or switch to speaker view to focus on the person currently speaking.

    To switch views in Skype on desktop:

    1. Click the Switch View switch view desktop button.
    2. Select either Grid viewSpeaker view, or Modern Grid - Preview from the menu.

    Note: Grid view is available on Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


    To switch views in Skype on Android, iPhone and iPad:

    1. Tap the Grid View Skype grid view button to switch to speaker view.
    2.  To switch back to grid view, tap the Speaker View Skype Speaker view button.
    Note: Android devices version 8.0+ with a 2.3GHz+ processor and iPhones 7 Plus and later with iOS 12+ show up to 8 participants (a 2x4 arrangement) in Grid View. Android tablets version 8.0+ with a 2.3GHz+ processor and iPads (5th Gen and later, and all iPad Pro and Air models) with iOS 12+ show up to 9 participants (a 3x3 arrangement) in Grid View.

    Mobile device Modern Grid view example