Move PiP video default to the right

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Video sharing of each participant is a very engaging capability - keeping us engaged on the screen, especially in small-group sessions where we want to create and deepen a personal connection with individuals on the other end of the remote session.

That said, the PiP (picture-in-picture) default position almost always interferes with typical presentations that we make during such discussions.  The fact that the default position of the video is in the top-left corner means that whenever we share presentation materials, using typical PowerPoint/Keynote layouts, it overlaps and obscures the top-left content [often a piece of key information] in such communication artifacts [e.g. Title].

In such scenarios, the top-right corner is almost always a better place (or at least a not-worse place) to position the PiP image.  Further, in scenarios where the content is centered, the top-right position also would not be worse.  

But what about the information that's already in the top-right corner [# of participants on video and audio connections]?  Personally, I would find it fine to place it below the PiP image that I'm suggesting should be positioned in the top-right corner.  In so many digital artifacts that we use to drive communications in remote conversations, the right-hand 'gutter' is the least likely to contain communication-critical content - either because content is centered, or because it's left-justified.

Here's the final consideration: for those end users who are working primarily with right-to-left content, the position of these two "corner objects" could be configurable, so if you're working with right-to-left communicators, you would be able to reposition these objects in the left-hand 'gutter'.
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