How To Get Tile View In Microsoft Teams

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I have been a frequent user of Microsoft Teams and have found the tile view function to be extremely beneficial for working with my team. This article will provide step-by-step instructions on how to enable and personalize the tile view in Microsoft Teams, creating a more efficient meeting experience and increasing productivity.

Enabling Tile View

By default, Microsoft Teams displays the active speaker or content in the main window during a meeting. However, enabling the tile view allows you to see multiple participants simultaneously, which is especially useful in larger meetings or group discussions.

To enable tile view in Microsoft Teams, follow these steps:

  1. Join or start a meeting in Teams.
  2. Once in the meeting, locate the meeting controls at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click on the “…” (More options) button.
  4. From the options menu, select “Together mode and large gallery” or “Gallery view,” depending on your Teams version.
  5. Voila! You have successfully enabled tile view in Microsoft Teams.

Customizing Tile View

Now that you have enabled tile view, you can customize how the participants appear on your screen. Microsoft Teams offers several options to personalize your meeting layout according to your preferences.

Here are some customization options:

  • Pin Participants: To prioritize specific participants, you can pin their video feeds, ensuring they always appear prominently in the tile view. Simply right-click on the participant’s video and select “Pin.”
  • Resize Tiles: Teams allows you to resize the tiles, adjusting the size of each participant’s video feed. Hover over the tile’s border, click and drag to resize it to your desired size.
  • Focus Mode: By enabling focus mode, you can spotlight a particular participant’s video, making it the main focus of your screen. Right-click on the participant’s video and select “Spotlight” to activate focus mode.
  • Speaker View: If you prefer the traditional speaker view, where the active speaker’s video is spotlighted, you can switch back to this layout by clicking on the “…” (More options) button and selecting “Speaker view.”


With the tile view feature in Microsoft Teams, you can enhance your meeting experience and collaborate more effectively with your team. Enabling tile view allows you to see multiple participants simultaneously, improving engagement and communication. Additionally, customizing the tile view layout gives you the flexibility to personalize your meeting screen according to your preferences. So go ahead, enable tile view in Microsoft Teams, and start enjoying the benefits of a more immersive and productive collaboration experience.