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Can a host screenshare with camera off - Zoom webinar


Hi there


Can a Webinar host screenshare with their camera off? 


I'm hosting a Zoom webinar with a 3 panelists discussion (I remain with my camera off and behind the scenes).
I will spotlight the 3 panelists throughout the webinar for all attendees to see at the same time.

For about 10 minutes of the webinar, we want to show a short film. **I only want the attendees to see the video, not any panelists or myself alongside. **


Can I as the host (with my camera on), screen-share this content from my computer without turning on my camera? 

Do I need to UNspotlight the 3 panelists before screensharing? 

Thank you



Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Yes a webinar host can screen share while not having their camera turned on. Unfortunately I don't believe you can completely remove videos or even profile pictures from view when you simply want to highlight a shared video. I would recommend asking your panelists to turn off their videos at that time so your attendees can focus on the shared content instead.

Note Taker | Zoom Employee
Note Taker | Zoom Employee

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