Using Video Call Controls

When you make or answer an video call using Communicator, the video pane of the Conversation window contains several buttons that you can use to control the call.

Video Call Controls




Display picture-in-picture

Display the picture-in-picture feature, which enables you to see yourself (outgoing video stream) and the active speaker (incoming video stream) in the same window.

Pause/resume picture-in-picture

Pause picture-in-picture feature. Click again to resume.

Show full screen

Display video call on your entire computer screen. Click ESC to return to normal.

Pause/resume video

Pause the video portion of the call. Click again to resume.

Stop video

Stop the video portion of the call.

Stop/restart video

Stop the video portion of the call. Click again to restart. A new video invitation alert will be sent to the recipient.

Switch video to picture-in-picture

Switch the background video image and the picture-in-picture image. Click again to switch back.

Display instant messaging area

Display the instant messaging area. You typically use this when you need to send an IM to another video call participant.

Hold Call control

Place call on hold/resume call

Place the call on hold. Click it again to resume the call.

Transfer call control

Transfer call

Transfer the call to another contact or phone number.

Display DialPad control

Display dial pad

Display the on-screen dial pad. This is helpful when you are prompted to enter a Voice Mail PIN or an access code.

Invite others

Invite others to participate in the call.

Mute speaker control

Mute speaker or adjust speaker volume

Mute the speaker on your USB phone device. Click again to unmute. Click the down arrown and use the slider to adjust the speaker volume.

Mute microphone control

Mute microphone

Mute the microphone on your USB phone device. Click again to unmute.

The End Call control

End call

End the call. This does not end the instant messaging session.

Menu button

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