As a host or cohost, you can join any breakout session to participate in the discussions or provide help.

Breakout sessions are available on WBS40.9 and later sites. WBS41.9 and Room OS 10 are required on devices in order to use breakout sessions. To find out which version of Meetings you're using, see Find your Webex Meetings version number.

If the host has chosen to have you join the breakout session automatically, you see the following message when the breakout session starts, and you automatically join the session.
You are joining message

Otherwise, you're notified when the breakout session starts. You can join the breakout session that you're assigned to when it starts, or at a later time.

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To join the breakout session when it starts, click Join now in the message that appears.

Breakout sessions have started
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To join the breakout session after it's in progress, go to the Participants panel and click Join.

Join from Participants panel

If the host or cohost has designated that participants can join any breakout session, go to the Participants panel, click Show all breakout sessions, then click Join next to the session you want to join.

When you join the breakout session, your audio switches from the main meeting to the breakout session. See Best practices for participating in breakout sessions.
Your audio has switched message
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To leave a breakout session, click Leave session Leave session .

Leave session

If the option to leave the session is not available, click Leave meeting Leave meeting.

Leave meeting

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On the Breakout sessions tab in the Participants panel, click Join next to the breakout session that you want to join.

Join breakout session
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When you're ready to leave the breakout session, click Leave session Leave session .

Leave session

If the host has chosen to have you join the breakout session automatically, you see the following message when the breakout session starts. You automatically join the session.
You are joining message

Otherwise, you're notified when the breakout session starts. You can manually join the breakout session that you're assigned to now or later.

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To manually join the breakout session when it starts, tap Join now.

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To join the breakout session later, tap Join later.

When you're ready to join, tap Participants > Join.

Click Join
You join the breakout session and your audio switches from the main meeting to the breakout session. See Best practices for participating in breakout sessions.
Your audio has been switched message
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To leave a breakout session, tap Leave Session Leave session > Leave Session .

Leave session

The option to leave the session may not be available, depending on how the host set up the breakout sessions. If you need to leave, you can leave the meeting instead, if necessary. Tap Leave Meeting Leave meeting

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Leave meeting

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Tap Participants Participants.

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Tap Join next to the breakout session that you want to join.

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When you're ready to leave the breakout session, tap Leave Session Leave session.

Before you join a Meeting on your device, see Devices in Known issues and limitations for breakout sessions.

If the host has chosen to have you join the breakout session automatically, you see a message when the breakout session starts and you automatically join the session.

Otherwise, you're notified when the breakout session starts. You can manually join the breakout session that you're assigned to now or later.

To manually join the breakout session when it starts, tap Join now.

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To join the breakout session later, tap Join later.
You join the breakout session and your audio switches from the main meeting to the breakout session. See Best practices for participating in breakout sessions.
When you're ready to leave the breakout session, click Leave session Leave session .
If you join a breakout session directly from your device, you won't have access to any of the features available for hosts and cohosts. In order to access these features, you must join using the meeting application.

From your Webex app, go to the Participants panel. On the Breakout sessions tab, click Join next to the breakout session that you want to join.

When you're ready to leave the breakout session, click Leave session Leave session .