You must connect a Webex Desk Camera and a secondary or external display screen to your Desk Hub to get the full supported benefits of this feature.

Headset users take note: Calls and meetings are disconnected when you place your Cisco Headset 730 in the charging dock. This is the default behaviour unless you disable it in Cisco Headsets mobile app.

You have two types of Webex meetings to choose from:

  • Webex Personal Room meetings—Great for an unscheduled or spontaneous meeting. You don't book the meeting on your calendar. Instead you share the meeting URL with your coworkers because it never changes.

    Your personal room is only available when you're in Personal mode. For more information, see Start a Personal Room Meeting from a Personal Mode Device

    Your personal room is only available when you're in Personal mode or Hot desking.

  • Scheduled meetings—Great for recurring meetings. Book a meeting in the Webex App and it appears in your calendar. You receive a notification a few minutes before the start time. If you are in Personal mode or Hot desking then you get notifications from your personal calendar. If you're in Shared mode, then you receive notifications for the room calendar.

    For more information on using the Webex App to book meetings, see Webex Meetings.

You can also join a meeting from your Desk Hub with Join Webex. For more information, see Join Webex Meetings from Your Cisco Webex Board, Room, or Desk Device.


Best overview isn't supported on Desk Hub.

The following table summarizes the features available to you during a Webex meeting.

Table 1. Webex Desk Hub in-meeting features

Feature

Benefit

Mute an Unmute

Tap and mute your audio. Tap again and go off mute.

Start video and Stop video

Tap if you want to appear on camera.

Webex Desk Camera has a privacy shutter on the front of the camera. Slide the shutter to the right and open it.

Share

Tap and share information from your laptop with the other people on the call. Your share options are as follows:

  • Wired sharing with a USB-C cable—Connect your Desk Hub to your laptop with your USB-C cable.

  • Wireless screen share—Share from your Webex App or use Guest Share and the nine-digit code that is displayed on the phone.

React

Tap and select from one of the emoticons if you want to react to something said.

Lock meeting

Tap to block uninvited guests from entering your meeting. This is available for the host only.

More

Tap to access additional features. The More button lists additional features, which can vary from meeting to meeting. But examples include the following features:

  • Record—Record your meeting for reference later.

  • Assistant—Enable Webex Assistant and use voice commands during your meeting.

  • Microphone options—Adjust your microphone.

  • Add—Add another person.

Leave meeting

Tap and leave your meeting when you are finished.

Layout

Tap to change your screen layout.

Selfview

Tap and check your appearance on your external monitor before you go into a call or meeting.

You can tap Virtual backgrounds if you want to have a little privacy.

Participants

Tap to see a list of everyone in your meeting as well as the people invited.

Down arrow

Located in the top let hand corner of your screen, the Down arrow takes you back to your desktop.

If your Webex Desk Hub connects to an online calendar, then you receive a notification when a meeting is about to start.

Do one of the following actions:

  • Tap Join to join your Webex meeting.
  • Tap Remind Later to postpone your Webex meeting.
  • Tap Dismiss to reject your Webex meeting.

Sometimes our workspace is a bit cluttered, or we want our background hidden when in a meeting. A virtual background gives you that privacy so people focus on your ideas and words instead of what's behind you.

Sometimes the background blur may not cover the background entirely and possible sensitive information may be visible to others. Virtual Backgrounds is currently an experimental feature.


This feature is available in Personal mode. It isn't available in Shared mode or in Hot desking.

Before you begin

Enable Settings > Virtual Backgrounds.

1

Tap Selfview.

2

Tap Virtual backgrounds.

3

Select your background.

  • Background blur.
  • Computer screen share as background, if your computer is connected to your device.
  • A standard background image.
  • A custom background image, if your device is in personal mode and you or your administrator have uploaded your own custom backgrounds.