In-call meeting controls
Using StarLeaf appLast updated August 2, 2019
The StarLeaf app has controls that you can use while remaining in a voice or video call.
In-call controls are currently available in the desktop app only.
The controls available in a meeting are shown and described below. For controls in a one-to-one call in the app, go to Using in-call controls.
Select Participants to open the Participants panel. From here, meeting participants can be added or removed. Permission to manage the Participants panel differs depending on the type of meeting you are in. See Who can use meeting controls? below for further detail.
You can send a message to a user or group while you are in a call with them. They must be a StarLeaf user or a StarLeaf group, otherwise the chat option is unavailable and grayed out.
When you are in a call, select the Chat icon from the in-call features at the top of the screen. This opens the chat panel to the left-hand side, allowing you to send messages while remaining in the ongoing call.
You can share your screen to the other person (or people) in your video call.
This is only enabled when the meeting has started or more than one participant has joined.
|Select layout to change how the video windows appear in the call. To view the different video layouts available go to Meeting layouts.|
In More you can switch between computer and phone audio, and also access Audio & video settings (where you can configure the camera, microphone, and speakers).
Enter and exit full-screen mode from here.
When you are in a meeting, you can choose to switch between your computer and phone audio if you are experiencing problems with one of them, for example. Select More to view the audio options available.
If you select Phone audio, you will be provided with a dial-in number that you can call from your mobile or landline while viewing the meeting in your browser.
You can individually mute or unmute participants by selecting the mic icons beside their name in the participants panel.
You can also choose to options.participants or participants from
In a scheduled meeting, all participants have access to these mute controls (if they are within the organization) and in an ad hoc meeting, only the person who initiated the meeting has these controls.
Locking a meeting prevents any more participants from joining the meeting. Those that attempt to join after a meeting has been locked see a screen telling them that the meeting is locked.
To lock a meeting:
- Select Participants from the meeting controls panel.
- Select Options.
- Select Lock meeting.
To unlock a meeting, follow steps 1 to 2 above and select Unlock meeting.
Depending on the type of meeting, participants can be managed by either:
- All meeting participants if they are in the same organization as the meeting organizer (“All”). Participants from an external organization cannot use meeting controls
- The meeting organizer only
|Permissions||Scheduled meeting||Ad hoc meeting||Meet now
(calling a group)
|See the Participants panel||All||All||All|
|Add participants||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Remove participants||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Mute individual participants||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Unmute individual participants||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Remove individual participants from the call||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Mute all participants||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Unmute all participants||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Lock the meeting||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Unlock the meeting||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|End the meeting for everyone||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Record the meeting*||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
|Stop recording of the meeting||All||Meeting organizer only||All|
*The recording solution is an optional extra. If enabled, only the meeting organizer can download and view the recording. To learn more about recording controls and permissions, go to StarLeaf Encore recording service.
Who is the meeting organizer?
In a scheduled meeting: the user who originally scheduled the meeting and sent any invites.
In an ad hoc meeting: the user who created the meeting by adding another user(s) to an ongoing one-to-one call.
When using meet now (calling a group): the user who created the meeting by selecting Meet now / Start a meeting in a group.