Google is now adding support for a ‘Tile’ view in Google Meet which allows users to see up to 16 participants in a 4×4 grid. This feature comes after huge demand for the grid view chrome extension which allowed Google Meet users to see everyone (all 250 participants) in a meeting.
The new ‘Tile’ view layout in Google Meet is currently only available on Google Meet web app and is only gradually rolling out to everyone. Google says the feature will be available to everyone by May 1, 2020.
Then, on the Google Meet controls bar at the bottom of the meeting screen, click on the three-dot ‘More options’ button on the far right.
Note: The Google Meet controls bar hides automatically when not in use. If you can’t find it, hover your mouse cursor to the bottom of the Google Meet screen and it’ll reveal itself.
Select the ‘Change Layout’ option the from the menu that opens.
By default, the ‘Auto’ layout is selected, which automatically changes the grid based on the number of participants in a meeting. But to make sure you can see everyone, enable the ‘Tiled’ layout by selecting it from the available options.
You should be able to see everyone in the Google Meet (up to 16 participants) after enabling the ‘Tiled’ view.
Here’s a preview image of 16 participants in a Tile view on Google Meet.