If you subscribe to Webex from your Service Provider, Webex Webinar and Webex Events (classic) is not available. All of the other Webex Meetings features listed here are supported unless otherwise stated.

For more information on the current slow channel releases, see the What's new for the slow channel of Webex Meetings.

See the Feature summary for the Webex Meetings Suite (WBS41) for a list of new features by the update number.

See the Feature summary for the Webex Meetings Suite (42.x) for a list of new features by the update number.

See the Open and resolved bugs for the latest Webex Meetings releases for a list of the open and resolved bugs in the latest releases.

Coming in May 2022 (42.5)

Ankündigungen

The 42.5 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Transkription von Französisch, Deutsch und Spanisch in Untertitel

    For meetings with Webex Assistant or closed captions, the host can now select the spoken language (transcription) of the meeting in four different languages: French, German, and Spanish, in addition to the existing English.

    If users wants transcription in more languages, as well as translation capabilities, that can be obtained with the real-time translation add-on, which enables spoken language (transcription) in 13 languages, and caption language (translation) in 100+ languages.


     

    This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

  • Introducing People Focus (Beta)

    We're excited to introduce People Focus—a new way to use Grid view, that maximizes screen space by using AI to dynamically crop videos to focus on the individual, rather than their surroundings.

    This gives you a better face-to-face experience with the people you are meeting with, regardless of how the person is positioned in front of their camera, making you feel more connected. Click Layout to turn on People Focus.

    Current limitations in this Beta:

    • Video cropping is supported for participants using Mac, Windows, and Board Series Devices.

    • Participants using the mobile app, web app, or Desk Series Devices videos don’t support cropping at this time.

  • Resize the closed captions box

    Users can now change the size of the closed captions (CC) box to show more or fewer lines.

  • Introducing the Webex Meetings for Chrome PWA

    We're excited to announce that the Webex Meetings web app is now available for download as a Progressive Web App (PWA) for ChromeOS in the Google Play store.

    Dies erleichtert es Chromebook-Benutzern, direkt von ihrem Desktop auf Meetings zuzugreifen, ohne den Browser verwenden zu müssen. Similarly, this provides you with more flexibility to manage services and apps for your users.


     

    If you currently have the Webex Meetings Android App that is installed on your ChromeOS device, you need to uninstall the Meetings Android App first, in order to install the Meetings for Chrome PWA.

  • Verschieben von Webex Meetings von der Desktop-Version zur mobilen App per QR-Code

    We are introducing the Move Meeting to Mobile feature where users can scan the QR code using their mobile camera and move their meeting to Webex Meetings mobile app without disrupting or disconnecting the meeting.

  • Slido Aktualisierungen

    There are several Slido enhancements coming this month. See the In-meeting experience section for more information. For more product details see https://community.sli.do/product-news-23.


     

    Slido releases are not dependent on the Webex upgrade cycle.

Pre-meeting experience

Update your meeting app before you join the meeting

The goal is to ensure that all attendees are able to participate in the meeting effectively and use all the available features. We’re giving you the option to update your app before you join the meeting. Then you’ll be sure to have the latest features for an optimal meetings experience.

Support email reminder for up to 100,000 licenses

Today, organizations or sites with licenses of 10,000 and below can schedule email reminders to attendees. Starting with the 42.5 update, organizations or sites who have more than 10,000 licenses can also schedule email reminders. To support a large volume of emails, the reminder can be scheduled to be sent at least 12 hours before the start time. This feature also supports webcast view for attendees.

Improved Registration page

Now, when you go to register for an upcoming meeting, you see the meeting title, time, and host. This helps make it clear what meeting you're registering for. We've also removed the meeting password in the Registration page since you don't need that information during registration.

If you're the host, you also get a registration link that they can copy to the Meeting information page.

Änderung des Pieptons bei Beitritt und Verlassen

Diese Funktion ist für alle neuen Sites standardmäßig deaktiviert. For existing sites that have entry and exit beep that is turned on, phone users continue to hear the beep, while it is turned off for computer audio users.


 

This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Introducing the Webex Meetings for Chrome PWA

We're excited to announce that the Webex Meetings web app is now available for download as a Progressive Web App (PWA) for ChromeOS in the Google Play store.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

New and improved scheduler for Meetings and Webinars

Scheduler on website for Meetings and Webinars is undergoing following UI enhancements,

  1. A new section that is called Security is added and all scheduling options that are related to security are moved here. This includes passwords for meetings and webinars.

  2. Tooltips are added to most scheduling options including options under Attendee privileges and Meeting options.

  3. Agenda is now part of the main or basic scheduling flow instead of under advanced options.

Im-Meeting-Erfahrung

Fullband audio support in Music Mode on by default for Mac and Windows

Music Mode now uses Fullband audio quality on Mac and Windows Meetings app, by default. Administrators that require the use of lower quality audio for Music Mode can request the feature toggle to be disabled for their site. By default, Music Mode sessions are encoded using up to Fullband audio quality. With this toggle disabled, Music Mode operates up to Superwideband audio fidelity on desktop clients. But Webex takes up more network bandwidth.

Transkription von Französisch, Deutsch und Spanisch in Untertitel

For meetings with Webex Assistant or closed captions, the host can now select the spoken language (transcription) of the meeting in four different languages: French, German, and Spanish, in addition to the existing English.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.


 

This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Breakout support for audio-only users

A user joining a meeting using Audio only (PSTN), can now be placed in a breakout session. This feature is available for meetings desktop and mobile.

Attendee experience:

  1. The attendee is prompted when they are moved to a breakout. They can be moved immediately or asked to join later which they can do by pressing *2.

  2. When turned on, the attendee can return to main session and rejoin the breakout by pressing *2.

  3. When a host or cohost closes the breakout sessions, the attendee is warned and then moved to the main meeting.

Host experience:

  1. An audio-only host, when assigned to a breakout session by a cohost, can join the breakout session later by pressing *2, regardless of selected settings.

  2. They can also return to the main session and rejoin the breakout session by pressing *2 regardless of the selected settings.

  3. Host is warned with an audio prompt when a cohost moves them to another breakout session.

  4. When a cohost closes the breakout sessions, they are warned and then automatically moved to the main meeting.

Beschränkungen:

  • In meetings, attendees cannot view or choose the breakout session to self-join. They must be assigned to a breakout session by the host or cohost.

  • This feature is not supported for attendees in Webinars, only supported for panelists.

  • If using a Meetings desktop app version earlier than the current version, audio-only users aren't listed in the Participant of the breakout session.

  • Only following DTMF tones are available inside the breakout for

    Host: *2, *6, ** Attendees: *2, *3, *6, **

Full HD (1080p) content sharing for motion and video

Webex Meetings app for Mac and Windows can now support sharing Full HD (1080p) video quality with high motion content. This works when selecting Automatically Optimize or Optimize for Motion and Video with high motion content.

Introducing People Focus (Beta)

We're excited to introduce People Focus—a new way to use Grid view, that maximizes screen space by using AI to dynamically crop videos to focus on the individual, rather than their surroundings.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

Resize the closed captions box

Users can now change the size of the closed captions (CC) box to show more or fewer lines.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

Keyboard shortcut change: Ctrl+Shift+Alt+X to hide participant video (Windows)

To better align with the shortcuts in the Webex App, we have changed the Windows shortcut to hide participant video from Ctrl+Shift+X to Ctrl+Shift+Alt+X.

Anzeigen eines Bildes für die Teilnehmer während einer Übungssitzung

Wenn die Übungssitzung beginnt, können Teilnehmer jetzt ein Bild anzeigen, das der Gastgeber hochgeladen hat. Der Gastgeber kann ein Bild hochladen, bevor das Webinar beginnt.

This feature doesn’t support webcast view. The ability to upload other file types will come in a later update.

Attendee view during practice session:

Host, cohost, panelist view during the practice session:


 

This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Outlook add-in user experience improvements for on-premises exchange environments

Users of the Outlook add-in in on-premises Exchange environments now see improvements in the scheduling experience. Users in environments with Hybrid Calendar deployed no longer need to manually click Update to update Webex Meetings with changes that are made to Outlook (these changes sync automatically). Additionally, for all on-premises Exchange users, Outlook events are no longer auto-saved if a Webex Meeting is added. This brings back the Outlook modal for customers that want to see it.

Web App: receive 4K shared content

When 4K content is being shared in a meeting or webinar, users joined through the web app can now see that content in 4K (rather than being downgraded to 1080p).

Better attendee experience with images in Slido polls

In the Webex-Slido integration, attendees can zoom in on a picture that is inserted into a Slido poll.

Slido rating poll improvements

We're adding the option to choose between the emoji and star scale.

Slido collaboration functionality

We're simplifying the invitation flow and streamlining the first-time user experience. In practice, we're consolidating all Slido invitation flows under the unified design system.

Device enhancements

Remotely control interpretation on device (Windows)

When the Webex Meetings app for Windows is paired with a new cloud-registered device that is supported for Simultaneous Interpretation (attendee view only), the interpretation controls can be toggled remotely on the app (or directly on the device).


 

Remote control for Mac will be supported in a future update.

Webex Meetings für iOS und Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Verschieben von Webex Meetings von der Desktop-Version zur mobilen App per QR-Code

We are introducing the Move Meeting to Mobile feature where users can scan the QR code using their mobile camera and move their meeting to Webex Meetings mobile app without disrupting or disconnecting the meeting.

User setting for webinar default video layout

The default video layout for webinars on iPad and tablet is Stack view and for mobile is Focus view. Users can change their webinar default layout by going to Settings > Audio & video settings menu.

Administration experience

Collaboration restrictions for your company users from Control Hub settings templates

With this update, collaboration restrictions can now be applied at an individual user and group level from the settings template in Control Hub.

Today, IT administrators can block users from joining meetings that are hosted on the external sites at the org level only. With this update you can apply this policy at group and user level using settings template. Collaboration restrictions are applicable to the permitted sites too.

The Settings template is applicable to your company user joining both internal meetings and external meetings, with separate collaboration restriction toggles.

More than 20+ compliance control features are available for you to apply across your company users joining internal or external meetings.

Users are provided with appropriate messaging while using Webex Meetings based on their company policy.


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Webex Meetings-Compliance-Richtlinien für BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

IT administrators can now prevent users from joining company meetings from a BYOD. Diese Funktion verwendet Registrierungsschlüssel oder Token.

Users can join your company meetings using BYOD only if a registry key or token is detected on that device.

For more information on tokens and registry keys and how to configure them, see Collaboration restrictions for Webex Meetings in Control Hub


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Forced authentication before joining Webex Meetings

In Control Hub, as an administrator, you can now lock the company device to allow only authenticated company users to join meetings using that device.

This feature is applicable to your users using company device to join meetings that are held within your organization or joining external meetings (meetings held outside of your organization). This feature leverages the registry key and token that have already been introduced. For more information on tokens and registry keys, see Collaboration restrictions for Webex Meetings in Control Hub.

Without the registry key, if Authenticated Sign-in is ON, it applies to the user trying to join meetings with a claimed email address.


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Ability to disable Broadcast Message

Administrators can now disable Broadcast Message using Control Hub templates for meetings and webinars. The control to disable this feature is available at the user, group, or org level.

When the administrator has this feature disabled for the user, they won’t be able to receive broadcast message. The user as a host or cohost won’t be able to use the Broadcast Message feature in breakout rooms. The host and cohost are notified of the feature limitations.

New join policy for your company meetings with allowed lists for IT administrators

IT administrators can now set rules on who can join your company meetings. You can choose to allow anyone to join your internal meetings or choose to create an allowed list of domains. Only users who are authenticated on that domain can join your internal company meetings.

This policy can be applied at the organization level. You can also choose to apply this policy at user and group level using the settings template in Control Hub. This feature is available for meetings desktop and mobile.

Increased fidelity available for VoIP

Fullband audio for VOIP in meetings and webinars is available by request. This feature provides the highest level of audio quality available on the Webex service. Higher quality audio uses more bandwidth, so fullband audio isn't enabled by default. Site administrators can ask to have it enabled.

Webex Meetings APIs

Support Bulk registration for Webinars and Meetings

Currently, when applications utilize Webex Meetings APIs to register for a specific participant to join a Meeting or a Webinar, it must happen on a participant-by-participant basis. In this update, this API is updated to allow bulk registration of participants for more efficient use of the APIs. Visit the updated API: https://developer.webex.com/docs/api/v1/meetings/register-a-meeting-registrantdefiniert.

Meeting options using APIs

Webex Meetings management APIs is updated to allow applications to configure meetings options. Meeting options are used to define the features you can use in the meeting. For example, if a certain use case requires that you can’t view and use chat during a meeting or allow you to turn on closed caption. Meeting options are available for create and update meetings and are a part of listing meetings. To view the related APIs, please visit: https://developer.webex.com/docs/api/v1/meetingsdefiniert.

List meetings by Type

The Webex Meeting list API https://developer.webex.com/docs/api/v1/meetings/list-meetings is updated to allow applications to list meetings by their type.

Improved Registration page

Now, when you go to register for an upcoming meeting, you see the meeting title, time, and host. This helps make it clear what meeting you're registering for. We've also removed the meeting password in the Registration page since you don't need that information during registration.

If you're the host, you also get a registration link that they can copy to the Meeting information page.

Available in April 2022 (42.4)

Ankündigungen

The 42.4 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Improved toolbar for shared content

    We've made interacting with shared content easier by moving the tools (from a fade-out side bar) into a dedicated toolbar above the stage so you can access it at any time.

    Sie können jetzt sehen, wer Inhalte teilt, vergrößern oder verkleinern, die Kommentartools öffnen und mehr, ohne dass Ihre Ansicht der freigegebenen Inhalte verdeckt wird.

  • Verschieben von Webex Meetings von der Desktop-Version zur mobilen App per QR-Code


     

    It was initally communicated that Move Webex Meeting from desktop to mobile app using QR code was available in the 42.4 update, however, it has been delayed and will be available in a future update.

    We are introducing the Move Meeting to Mobile feature where users can scan the QR code using their mobile camera and move their meeting to Webex Meetings mobile app without disrupting or disconnecting the meeting.

  • Unterstützung für Bild-im-Bild für Benutzer von Webex Meetings auf dem iPhone

    Ähnlich wie beim iPad können iPhone-Benutzer die iOS-Bild-im-Bild-Funktion (PiP) verwenden.

    With direct PiP support, users can now multitask with other apps on their iPhones while watching the meeting window or shared content.

  • Redirect attendee to a URL address after a meeting or webinar

    Host can enter a URL address when they set up the meeting or webinar. Attendees can now be forwarded to a landing page after a meeting or webinar ends. This is a way to direct your audience to a survey, invite to next meeting or webinar, a thank you page, or information on event sponsors. This provides the opportunity to keep the attendee engagement going even after the meeting or webinar has ended.


     

    This ability doesn’t apply to webinars with webcast view for attendees.

    For security reasons, the domains approved by administrator can be saved here. You can work with your administrator to ensure the domains you need are approved. Otherwise, you'll see an error message when you enter the URL and the URL won’t be saved in your meeting or webinar information page.

    Administration experience

    As site administrators, for security reasons, make sure that you provide a list of domains so that the users can save the URLs containing the domains. Without the approved domains, the users won't be able to save any URL due to security considerations. For example, here are a few domain types for your consideration, survey domains (qualtrics.com, surveymonkey.com, typeform.com, to name a few), and your company's domain(s).

    Site-Administration

    1. Go to Site Administration > Common Site Settings.

    2. In the Allow the following URL domain names enter the domain names.

    The URL containing the domains are considered approved so that the users can save them.

  • Neue Option für das Teilen von Hi-Fi-Inhalten

    Für 3D optimieren ist eine neue Optimierung der Freigabe, die Kunden auf Anfrage beim Customer Success Manager zur Verfügung steht. Diese Funktion nutzt zusätzliche Bandbreite, um Farbartefakte zu reduzieren, wenn Hi-Fi-3D-Modelle freigegeben werden. The increased quality can aid in real-time collaboration for other types of content including Computer Aided Design and Medical Imaging.

    This feature is only supported for Webex Meetings (Windows and Mac) desktop app.


     

    If any other apps or devices join the meeting, the quality is reduced for all participants to normal levels. The quality is also reduced to normal levels if the meeting is recorded.

    Once enabled, the Optimize for 3D option appears in the drop-down selection on the Share Content dialog. This optimization is not used when Automatically Optimize is selected.


     

    This feature is turned on by request only.

  • Slido Aktualisierungen

    There are several Slido enhancements coming this month. See the In-meeting experience section for more information.For more product details see https://community.sli.do/product-news-23.


     

    Slido releases are not dependent on the Webex upgrade cycle.

Im-Meeting-Erfahrung

Verbessert Symbolleiste bei der Anzeige von freigegebenen Inhalten

We've made interacting with shared content easier by moving the tools (from a fade-out side bar) into a dedicated toolbar above the stage so you can access it at any time.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

Möglichkeit zum Freigeben von Anwendungsfenstern statt des gesamten Desktops

Diese Funktion optimiert das Teilen von Inhalten in Webex Meetings, wenn eine Anwendung freigegeben wird. Bisher wurde bei der Freigabe von Anwendungen der gesamte Bildschirm freigegeben, und die Bereiche außerhalb des Anwendungsfensters wurden maskiert. Mit dieser Aktualisierung sieht der empfangende Benutzer die einzelnen Fenster der freigegebenen Anwendung und nicht den gesamten maskierten Desktopbildschirm.


 

This feature is available on an delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Neue Option für das Teilen von Hi-Fi-Inhalten

Für 3D optimieren ist eine neue Optimierung der Freigabe, die Kunden auf Anfrage beim Customer Success Manager zur Verfügung steht. Diese Funktion nutzt zusätzliche Bandbreite, um Farbartefakte zu reduzieren, wenn Hi-Fi-3D-Modelle freigegeben werden. The increased quality can aid in real-time collaboration for other types of content including Computer Aided Design and Medical Imaging.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

A new Share tab added to Meeting Settings

In this update we’ve added a new Share tab to the Meeting Settings dialog. This is the new location for all relevant share-based preferences. One new setting is added for the Optimization for shared content. Currently, the Webex Meetings desktop app defaults to Automatically Optimize each time you share. Updating this preference allows you to control the default optimization that appears when the share dialog is opened.

This feature is to unify fragmented sharing settings into the unified preference to align with the Webex App. It offers a new setting under sharing section to configure the by-default sharing type. This setting could be entered using the new setting icon on the sharing dialog.

Web App: Send 1080p Video in the Chrome, Firefox, and Edge Browsers

Users joining from the Webex Meetings web app from the Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers can now send up to 1080p video in meetings and webinars.

New Slido administrator sidebar in Webex

The new side bar was made available in February as a toggle which you can turn on to try the enhanced polling experience. In April, the quiz feature is also supported in the new sidebar, followed by making it the default experience. Details and visuals can be found here: https://community.sli.do/product-news-23/slido-in-webex-has-a-new-look-1527definiert.

Slido accessibility improvements

In the February update, the Slido participant mode was improved in terms of accessibility. Some visual changes were made, as well as support for Voice Over.

Additionally, Slido has the VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) available now:

https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en_us/about/responsibility/accessibility/downloads/vpats/VPAT_Cisco_Slido-Web-App_Jan2022.pdfdefiniert.

Slido open-text polls

A few visual and functional improvements are coming in March/April. As a presenter, you’ll be able to control the flow of incoming open-text responses more seamlessly. Also, we’re adding the option to display respondents’ names attached to their open-text answers. Respondents can decide if they want to submit their name or not, and the Slido administrator can decide if they want to allow the names when setting up the poll.

Device enhancements

New name label style for meetings and devices

We've made some small, but effective changes to the style of the name labels in the video windows. So that they don't cover up as much, particularly in smaller window sizes. Name label styles are being updated to better align better with the rest of the Webex portfolio for users joining from video devices.

This visual update applies to on-premises registered video devices, older cloud video devices including SX, MX and DX series video devices, as well as meeting recording and streaming.

Post-meeting experience

Weiterleitung der Teilnehmer nach dem Meeting oder Webinar zu einer URL-Adresse

Host can enter a URL address when they set up the meeting or webinar. Attendees can now be forwarded to a landing page after a meeting or webinar ends. This is a way to direct your audience to a survey, invite to next meeting or webinar, a thank you page, or information on event sponsors. This provides the opportunity to keep the attendee engagement going even after the meeting or webinar has ended.


 

This ability doesn’t apply to webinars with webcast view for attendees.

For security reasons, the domains approved by administrator can be saved here. You can work with your administrator to ensure the domains you need are approved. Otherwise, you'll see an error message when you enter the URL and the URL won’t be saved in your meeting or webinar information page.

See the Administration experience section for more information.

Webex Meetings für iOS und Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Verschieben von Webex-Meetings von der Desktop-Version zur mobilen App per QR-Code


 

It was initally communicated that Move Webex Meeting from desktop to mobile app using QR code was available in the 42.4 update, however, it has been delayed and will be available in a future update.

We are introducing the Move Meeting to Mobile feature where users can scan the QR code using their mobile camera and move their meeting to Webex Meetings mobile app without disrupting or disconnecting the meeting.

Webex Meetings for iOS

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Unterstützung für Bild-im-Bild für Benutzer von Webex Meetings auf dem iPhone

Ähnlich wie beim iPad können iPhone-Benutzer die iOS-Bild-im-Bild-Funktion (PiP) verwenden.

With direct PiP support, users can now multitask with other apps on their iPhones while watching the meeting window or shared content.

GIF and MP4 animation virtual background support

Similar to desktop, iOS mobile apps now support GIF and MP4 animation in virtual backgrounds.

Administration experience

Collaboration restrictions for your company users joining meetings from a Chrome browser

IT administrators can apply all e-compliance controls using templates in Control Hub at user, group, and org level for joining meetings from the Chrome browser.

IT administrators can add the token to the new Chrome extension, then push the extension to all devices in the organization. All the compliance controls that are applicable to the user joining both internal and external meetings using the Webex Meetings desktop app are now applicable when they join meetings from the Chrome browser as well.

The administrator can search and delete the obsolete meetings on Control Hub

A host may schedule meetings but for some reason, can’t delete the meetings by themselves. For example, if the host leaves the company, then the administrator should have an ability to find the meetings and delete them. On Control Hub, the administrator can search for the scheduled meetings per the host user's name or meeting number, and then delete them.

Redirect attendee to a URL address after a meeting or webinar

As site administrators, for security reasons, make sure that you provide a list of domains so that the users can save the URLs containing the domains. Without the approved domains, the users won't be able to save any URL due to security considerations. For example, here are a few domain types for your consideration, survey domains (qualtrics.com, surveymonkey.com, typeform.com, to name a few), and your company's domain(s).

Site-Administration

  1. Go to Site Administration > Common Site Settings.

  2. In the Allow the following URL domain names enter the domain names.

The URL containing the domains are considered approved so that the users can save them.

Webex Meetings Integrations

Support for scheduling meetings for on-premises hybrid exchange

If your Microsoft Teams account uses hybrid Microsoft Exchange, you can now schedule meetings from the Webex tab, a private chat with the Webex bot, or from the messaging extension.

Remove bot installation from 1:1 conversation

Schedule meetings from the Webex messaging extension in channels, group chats, or private chats without having to install the Webex bot. When you schedule a meeting, the meeting information appears in the conversation or chat message for others to join from.

Webex for Government updates

Meetings Quality APIs

Meetings Qualities API allows an administrator to pull detailed quality and troubleshooting information about a meeting (both recently occurred and currently occurring). This powerful API allows customers to create their own supportability tools and integration for their organization.

Available in March 2022 (42.3)

Ankündigungen

The 42.3 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Aktualisierung der Sprecherkennzeichnung und des Untertitel-Feeds

    Speaker labels are added in the closed captioning box to further enhance live transcript readability. The closed captions feed behavior is also updated. Je nach Schriftgröße können mehr Zeilen und bis zu zwei endgültige Äußerungen gleichzeitig angezeigt werden. Previous lines stay on screen, until new spoken lines push the script up.

  • Introducing people focus (Beta)


     

    It was initially communicated that Introducing people focus would be available in the 42.3 update. However, it's been delayed and will be available in a future update.

    In this update we're excited to introduce a new way to view Grid View, that maximizes screen space by using Artificial Intelligence to dynamically crop videos to focus on the individual, rather than their surroundings.

    You’ll get a better face-to-face experience and feel more connected, regardless of how they’re positioned in front of their camera. People focus can be turned on from the Layout menu when in Grid View and can be turned off at any time. Probieren Sie es aus!

  • Q&A, chat, and polling report for webinars

    Hosts can download the in-webinar activity report for Q&A, chat, and polling for completed webinars. If Q&A or polling is done using Slido, hosts can find that information in Slido's report. This option is only available for recorded webinars. Webinars in webcast view also supports Q&A, chat, and polling.

  • Auflösung für das Teilen von Inhalten mit hoher Bildfrequenz auf 1080p (von 720p) erhöht

    Webex Meetings-App für Mac und Windows unterstützt jetzt Auflösungen bis Full-HD (1080p), wenn Inhalte mit hoher Bildfrequenz geteilt werden. Dies bedeutet eine höhere Auflösung bei Verwendung von Automatisch optimieren und beim Wechsel zwischen statischen Inhalten und Inhalten mit viel Bewegung.


     

    Diese Funktion ist in einem unabhängigen Versionszyklus verfügbar. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

  • Webinare zur Unterstützung von Teilgruppen-Sitzungen

    Wenn der Gastgeber ein Webinar ansetzt, kann er Diskussionsteilnehmer zu verschiedenen Teilgruppen-Sitzungen im Vorfeld zuweisen. Attendees can't be preassigned but they can join breakout sessions by clicking the join link. Gastgeber können bis zu 100 Teilgruppen-Sitzungen erstellen. Jede Teilgruppen-Sitzung kann bis zu 1000 Teilnehmer enthalten.


     

    Diese Funktion ist in einem unabhängigen Versionszyklus verfügbar. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

  • Webex Meetings-Compliance-Richtlinien für BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

    IT-Administratoren können nun verhindern, dass Benutzer Unternehmens-Meetings von einem BYOD-Gerät (Bring Your Own Device) beitreten. Diese Funktion verwendet Registrierungsschlüssel oder Token.

    Benutzer können Ihren Unternehmens-Meetings nur dann von einem BYOD-Gerät beitreten, wenn auf diesem Gerät ein Registrierungsschlüssel oder ein Token erkannt wird.

    For more information on tokens and registry keys and how to configure them, see Collaboration restrictions for Webex Meetings in Control Hub.
  • Slido

    There are several Slido enhancements coming this month including a new look for Slido, visible survey results in participant mode, question topics, and poll templates library.

Pre-meeting experience

Registration form compliances with privacy law

To complete registration for a Webex meeting, webinar, event, or training session, if an attendee selects a country that enforces privacy law, the attendee needs to agree to compliance when the option appears.

Webinare zur Unterstützung von Teilgruppen-Sitzungen

Wenn der Gastgeber ein Webinar ansetzt, kann er Diskussionsteilnehmer zu verschiedenen Teilgruppen-Sitzungen im Vorfeld zuweisen.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.


 

Diese Funktion ist in einem unabhängigen Versionszyklus verfügbar. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Webex Scheduler add-in schedule-on-behalf enhancements

The Webex Scheduler now uses built-in Microsoft Outlook delegate settings. Users no longer need to specify the schedule on behalf privileges from the Webex site.

Im-Meeting-Erfahrung

Shared Timer app for Webex Meetings and Webex Webinars


 

It was initially communicated that the Shared Timer app would be available in the 42.3 update. However, it's been delayed and will be available soon.

The Shared Timer app allows meeting hosts and participants to view and interact with a countdown timer during their meetings. The meeting host can launch the Shared Timer from the Apps panel, set a timer and share it with other meeting participants. Participants can start, pause, and add more time.

Administrators enable apps using Webex Control Hub. Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie hier in unserem Hilfeartikel.

New name label style for meetings

We've made some small, but effective changes to the style of the name labels in the video windows. So that they don't cover up as much, particularly in smaller window sizes.

Introducing people focus (Beta)


 

It was initially communicated that Introducing people focus would be available in the 42.3 update. However, it's been delayed and will be available in a future update.

In this update we're excited to introduce a new way to view Grid View, that maximizes screen space by using Artificial Intelligence to dynamically crop videos to focus on the individual, rather than their surroundings.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

Aktualisierung der Sprecherkennzeichnung und des Untertitel-Feeds

Speaker labels are added in the closed captioning box to further enhance live transcript readability.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

Simultaneous interpretation volume balance adjustment

The volume balance in the simultaneous interpretation feature now shows interpreter on the right side instead of the left. Um den Dolmetscher lauter zu hören, können Benutzer den Schieberegler für die Lautstärke nach rechts bewegen.

Auflösung für das Teilen von Inhalten mit hoher Bildfrequenz auf 1080p (von 720p) erhöht

Webex Meetings-App für Mac und Windows unterstützt jetzt Auflösungen bis Full-HD (1080p), wenn Inhalte mit hoher Bildfrequenz geteilt werden.


 

Diese Funktion ist in einem unabhängigen Versionszyklus verfügbar. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Health status indicator update for Mac and Windows

In this update, we’ve enhanced the in-meeting Health Checker. There is now a colored status icon that appears in the top right of the application showing your current Health Status. Moving your mouse over the status indicator shows the current status and provide a button for View Health Checker.

Optimize your meetings, webinars, and events for all voices

In meetings, webinars, and events, you can filter out all background noises and enhance the voices of all users picked up by the microphone. The voice of the users that are farther away from the microphone are amplified to sound like they are much closer. This is done to create a better and more engaging experience during your meetings and events.

Diese Funktion ist nur verfügbar, wenn Sie nur Computer-Audioverwenden.

You can optimize your audio to prioritize speech before or after you join a meeting or webinar, by doing the following:

  • Click Audio options , click the drop-down arrow under Webex smart audio, and select Optimize for all voices.

  • Click Audio options, click Audio settings, and select Optimize for all voices.

Nachdem Sie eine Webex Smart Audio-Option ausgewählt haben, ist die ausgewählte Option die Standardoption für zukünftige Meetings und Events auf Ihrer Site.


 

Diese Funktion ist in einem unabhängigen Versionszyklus verfügbar. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Make Share button clickable when anyone can share is disabled

Previously, the Share button was disabled for participants when anyone can share is disabled, confusing the user. Now it's clickable and shows a message saying that the user can't share if they click the button.

Slido in Webex has a new look

The Slido redesign supports new features, making continuous improvements, and creating a technology that caters to all your needs. With this update, you can experience the same product interface across all our integrations and solutions.

Beschränkungen:

  • Quiz isn’t supported

  • Images can’t be uploaded to a poll question.

  • You can’t create more rooms for interaction.

Survey results visible in the Slido participant mode

Similar to individual polls, participants can see survey results directly in their participant panel after they vote.

Question topics

This feature has a gradual rollout schedule, so only a part of the newly created Slido events is available. Question topics are automatically generated in the Slido audience Q&A so that users can better navigate through the submitted questions.

Poll templates library

This feature has a gradual rollout schedule. The library is a collection of poll templates, giving you inspiration or concrete examples, you can use during meetings. In addition, we’ve made it easier for you to reuse previously created polls as templates. You can access this template library from your account at slido.com under Add poll from templates.

New polling experience in Slido administrator sidebar

This feature is being released as a toggle, the old sidebar is still default, but users can decide to toggle the new one on. It’s a fresh, simpler, and redesigned Slido administrator experience.

Beschränkungen:

The quiz feature is currently supported only in the old version but coming soon to the new one too.

Enhanced participant privacy settings

At the organizational level, Slido owners can choose the level of privacy for their participants. As a Slido owner, you can keep participants anonymous or named, by default, or just for specific activities such as polls and Q&A.

Media enhancements

Dedicated network origination port ranges

In this update we added the ability to change the network port numbers that we use to initiate media streams. Customers can request this to be enabled on their site from their Customer Success Manager. This feature allows customers to appropriately mark Meetings network packets for audio and video Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize Webex media on their network.

These new source port ranges also bring the Meetings apps into alignment with the rest of our collaboration portfolio of products.

Media traffic for Meetings apps originates in the following port ranges:

Audio: 52000 to 52049

Video: 52100 to 52199

The video port range is used for both main video and content sharing video.


 

Diese Funktion ist in einem unabhängigen Versionszyklus verfügbar. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Post-meeting experience

Q&A, chat, and polling report for webinars

Hosts can download the in-webinar activity report for Q&A, chat, and polling for completed webinars. If Q&A or polling is done using Slido, hosts can find that information in Slido's report. This option is only available for recorded webinars. Webinars in webcast view also supports Q&A, chat, and polling.

Webex Meetings für iOS und Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

CarPlay support for iPhone and iPad users using in-meeting setting


 

It was initally communicated that CarPlay support for iPhone and iPad users using in-meeting setting was available in the 42.3 update, however, it has been delayed and will be available in a future update.

During a meeting, iOS app users can go to settings and enable CarPlay to connect their meeting to CarPlay-supported device.

Limitation: The user has to manually switch on CarPlay setting to connect their Webex meeting to the CarPlay device.

Option to hide Who's Speaking in stage mode

On iPad and Android tablets, part of the shared content is hidden when the speaker’s name or multiple speaker names are displayed in stage view layout.

Users now have option to hide the names of Who's Speaking in the stage view if they face this issue.

Display speaker name in close caption feed

In order to enhance the clarity for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, we need to provide them with an option to display speaker labeling within the closed caption feed.

Simultaneous interpretation volume balance adjustment

The volume balance in the simultaneous interpretation feature now shows interpreter on the right side instead of the left, so to hear the interpreter at a higher volume, users can slide the balance to the right.

Optimize audio for your voice

Similar to desktop, Webex Meetings mobile app users can now enhance their meeting experience using Optimize for My Voice option. You can now suppress all background talkers and noise to allow others to hear you better, by selecting the option to Optimize for My Voice during a meeting by clicking More > Webex Smart Audio.

Users can set their preference prior to a meeting by accessing Audio and Video menu in the app setting under the Webex Smart Audio section.

The default option is Noise Removal that is enabled (previously, called Remove Background Noise).


 
  • In this update, Remove Background Noise is renamed to Noise Removal.

  • In the pre-meeting Audio and Video settings, Audio is renamed to Webex Smart Audio with the on and off toggle.

Webex Meetings for Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Indicator center update

Android users can now view their network quality status in the indicator center during a meeting.

  • When the network signal quality is good, the network icon turns green.

  • When the network signal quality is medium, the network icon turns orange.

  • When the network signal quality is poor, the icon turns red and Poor connection message pops-up.

Administration experience

Collaboration restrictions for your company users from Control Hub settings templates


 

It was initally communicated that Collaboration restrictions for your company users from Control Hub settings templates was available in the 42.3 update, however, it has been delayed and will be available in a future update.

With this update, collaboration restrictions can now be applied at an individual user and group level from the settings template in Control Hub.

IT administrators, today you’re able to block your users from joining meetings hosted on the external sites at the org level only. With this update you can apply this policy at group and user level using settings template. Collaboration restrictions are applicable to the permitted sites too.

Settings template is applicable to your company user joining both internal meetings and external meetings, with separate collaboration restriction toggles.

More than 20+ compliance control features are available for you to apply across your company users joining internal or external meetings.

Users are provided with appropriate messaging while using Webex Meetings based on their company policy.


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Forced authentication before joining Webex Meetings

In Control Hub, as an administrator, you can now lock the company device to allow only authenticated company users to join meetings using that device.

This feature is applicable to your users using company device to join meetings held within your organization or joining external meetings (meetings held outside of your organization). This feature leverages the registry key and token that have already been introduced. For more information on tokens and registry keys, see Collaboration restrictions for Webex Meetings in Control Hub.

Without the registry key, if Authenticated Sign-in is ON, it applies to the user trying to join meetings with a claimed email address.


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Webex Meetings-Compliance-Richtlinien für BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

IT-Administratoren können nun verhindern, dass Benutzer Unternehmens-Meetings von einem BYOD-Gerät (Bring Your Own Device) beitreten. Diese Funktion verwendet Registrierungsschlüssel oder Token.

Benutzer können Ihren Unternehmens-Meetings nur dann von einem BYOD-Gerät beitreten, wenn auf diesem Gerät ein Registrierungsschlüssel oder ein Token erkannt wird.

For more information on tokens and registry keys and how to configure them, see Collaboration restrictions for Webex Meetings in Control Hub.

Email notification to users when their meeting recordings are deleted or reassigned

IT administrators can make changes to meeting recordings such as reassigning to a new owner or deleting the recording file based on compliance regulations. In this update, we provide a setting at the site level for the IT administrators to notify the user when such actions take place.

Users in the following scenarios receive an email notification when this setting is enabled:

  • When the recordings are older than the retention period and they get moved to trash.

  • Site administrators reassigns the recordings to another user.

  • Site administrators moves the recording to trash, deletes, or restores it.


 

This feature is available on an delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Audit more administrative activities in Control Hub audit log

We have innovated the legacy site administration configuration and moved options to Control Hub. The administrator can go to Control Hub to audit the administrative activities. This update, covers all options relevant to Webex Meetings and Webinars in Control Hub managed sites.

Webex Meetings APIs

Meetings RESTful API to support unlock meetings in create, update, and delete meeting

You can choose what happens when guests join unlocked meetings:

  • Gäste können dem Meeting beitreten

  • Guests wait in the lobby until host admits them

  • Guests can’t join the meeting

Compliance Officer Webhooks

Compliance officer can subscribe and get webhook notification for events like Meeting Scheduled and Recording done.

Webex for Government updates

We’ve added support for Webex for Government to the following features that are currently available.

Polling support in webinar

In addition to polls using Slido, you can now start polls in webinars from the Polling panel, similar to Webex Meetings. Use polls to engage your participants, even if Slido is not available in your webinar.

To pre-configure the polling questions the host can start any webinar to create questions and save the polling file in .atp format. During the webinar, the host can quickly add the questions by uploading the previously saved file.

Easy to use audio mute state management, recording controls, lock state, and raise hands available on Webex on-premises devices


 

This feature is available in the 42.3 update, but was added after the initial March 2022 (42.3) features were communicated.

It’s now possible to accurately reflect the mute status in the meeting participant list for Webex on-premises registered video devices. Previously, when they muted or unmuted themselves, this wouldnt show up in the participant list.

When the host requests the video device user to unmute, there will not be any visual indications on the video device any more. However, the host can alway verbally ask the user to unmute themselves.

In addition, when the host turns on or off the ability for participants to unmute themselves, users on video devices then see appropriate messages rendered on their video device.

When a meeting is setup in the moderated unmute mode, hosts on the Webex App can continue to mute and unmute video device users directly from the app.


 

There’s no request to ummute and response flow. Keep in mind that in this mode, if a user on a video device uses their local mic button to control their mute state, this is not reflected on the Webex App participant list.

As a host on a Webex on-premises registered video device, you can now record meetings using controls on the device interface instead of using DTMF controls, see direct device messages indicating the lock status of a meeting, and can now raise and lower your hand in a meeting using controls on the device interface instead of using DTMF controls.

With the first tap on the recording control a new recording is started. Tapping on the recording button again stops the current recording.

In addition, all users on Webex on-premises registered video devices see a recording icon shown on the edge of the screen. When the recording stops, the icon is removed.

When a meeting is locked, there’s a key icon shown on the edge of the screen to indicate that the meeting is locked. When the meeting is unlocked, the key icon is removed.

When someone else raises their hand, you see a hand icon displayed on the edge of the screen. When all hands have been lowered by the host, the icon is removed from the screen.


 

Make sure to follow the instructions at the Active Controls help article to configure your on-premises components for proper operation of this feature: Improve the Cloud and Premises Meeting Experience with ActiveControl.

Untertitel

All meeting participants will automatically have closed captions and can turn them on in one click. A captions panel is available when the closed captions feature is turned on. Currently, closed captions will only show English transcription.


 

If the host is a paid user, then free guest users who join the host's meeting will have closed captions.

Aufzeichnungs-Transkripts

You can enable the automatic transcription of the audio for all recorded Cisco Webex meetings and events or you can enable the feature for specific users only. Die Transkripte erscheinen während der Aufzeichnungswiedergabe. Benutzer können nach Text im Transkript suchen, um zu überprüfen, was wann gesagt wurde. The transcripts are available in English and only support transcribing the English Audio.

Available in February 2022 (42.2)

Ankündigungen

The 42.2 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • New virtual backgrounds, both static and animated

    Webex is updating its default library of virtual backgrounds. Zusätzlich zu den am häufigsten verwendeten Hintergründen haben wir einige neue Hinzugefügt, darunter auch zwei animierte. Benutzer können weiterhin nach Wunsch eigene hochladen.


     

    Animated virtual backgrounds are not available when starting or joining a meeting from Webex App.

    For more information, see Use virtual backgrounds in Webex Meetings and Webex Webinars.

  • Webinar materials support


     

    It was initially communicated that this feature will be available with the 42.2 update, however, there has been a delay. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

    Hosts can upload webinar materials such as Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, PDF, Microsoft Word documents, JPG, and PNG files in the webinar information page. Attendees can download material in the webinar information page.

  • Polling support in webinar


     

    It was initially communicated that this feature will be available with the 42.2 update, however, there has been a delay. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

    In addition to polls using Slido, you can now start polls in webinars from the Polling panel, similar to Webex Meetings. Use polls to engage your participants, even if Slido is not available in your webinar.

    To pre-configure the polling questions the host can start any webinar to create questions and save the polling file in .atp format. During the webinar, the host can quickly add the questions by uploading the previously saved file.

  • Background PiP (picture-in-picture) support for iPad users

    The Webex Meetings mobile app now supports background PiP (picture-in-picture) for iPad users.

    PiP support shrinks the whole meeting window to a small rectangular window that appears over your iPad home screen and even over other apps.

    For example, iPad users can browse their emails or web browser while on their iPad watching a meeting window outside the Meetings app. This is done using the picture-in-picture window that is positioned in one corner of the screen.

  • Meetings VDI to extend maximum video ports from 3x3 to 5x5 in grid view

    Webex Meetings VDI to extend the maximum video ports from 3x3 to 5x5 in grid view mode. Your administrator controls the maximum video ports from Webex Control Hub.

    To enable the feature, add the following registry key and value to the HVD registry (not thin client):

    • Registry path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\CiscoWebex

    • Key Name: WebexVDIUnlimitVideoPortPolicy

    • Type: DWORD

    • Wert: 1

Pre-meeting experience

Webinar materials support

Hosts can upload webinar materials such as Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, PDF, Microsoft Word documents, JPG, and PNG files in the webinar information page.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

Allow host and cohost to change registration form

Hosts and cohosts can change the registration form - registrant number, registration ID, and approval rules option even after someone has registered for the webinar.

Maximum number of webinar registrants and attendees

In this update, users who have the 10,000, 25,000, 50,000, and 100,000 license plans can accept registration more than their current license allows. They now can accept 20 percent more of their maximum attendee numbers. For example, if their license is 10,000, they can accept up to 12,000 registrations.


 

Users with 1,000, 3,000, and 5,000-license plans remain the same, with a maximum registration of 10,000.

Im-Meeting-Erfahrung

New location for opened embedded apps

When a user wants to reopen an embedded app, they can open the Apps panel and find the app at the top of the In Meeting list. Previously, it was in the More (...) menu.

Shared Timer app for Webex Meetings and Webex Webinars


 

This feature is available in the 42.2 update, but was added after the February 2022 (42.2) features were communicated.

Keep people on track using the new Shared Timer app. Hosts and participants can view and interact with a countdown timer during team collaboration or group activities, helping things to stay on schedule. The meeting host can launch the Shared Timer from the Apps panel, set a timer and share it with other meeting participants. Participants can start, pause, and add more time if the host allows.

Administrators enable apps using Webex Control Hub. Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie hier in unserem Hilfeartikel.

Google Workspace add-on user interface improvements

Google Workspace add-on users can toggle between Personal Room and one-time meeting links directly from the meeting settings panel. Default settings are used when a user chooses Webex meeting from the Add video conferencing option menu.

Real-time transcription for 13 spoken languages

Previously, only English transcription was supported. Now, the host can select transcription for the meeting and webinar in 13 spoken languages, including English (existing), Chinese Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. This feature is part of the real-time translation SKU, so the captions for these languages can also be translated to 100+ other languages. With this feature, users can easily communicate in their own language to be more effective, and experience more inclusive, accessible, and engaging meetings across the globe.


 

This feature has a beta tag, and an improvement in the way that captions are rendered is planned for release in 42.3.

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

New virtual backgrounds, both static and animated

Webex is updating its default library of virtual backgrounds. Zusätzlich zu den am häufigsten verwendeten Hintergründen haben wir einige neue Hinzugefügt, darunter auch zwei animierte. Benutzer können weiterhin nach Wunsch eigene hochladen.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

Raise hand button has moved to control bar

We’re moving the Raise hand icon out from the Reactions menu to the control bar. This makes it easier to find and faster to use.

Automatically hide self-view when video is off


 

This feature is available in the 42.2 update, but was added after the February 2022 (42.2) features were communicated.

Now, your self-view will automatically be hidden if you turn off your video. This gives you more screen real-estate to focus on the people you're meeting with.

Polling in webinar

In addition to polls using Slido, you can now start polls in webinars from the Polling panel, similar to Webex Meetings. Use polls to engage your participants, even if Slido is not available in your webinar.

For more information, see the highlighted features for this update.

1080p view only webinar and live streaming

Webex meetings and webinars now support 1080p. Site administrator can enable 1080p support:

  • All attendees can view 1080p contents in view only webinar.

  • The live stream from Webex meeting and webinars to third parties: IBM Video Streaming, Facebook Live, vBrick, Workplace from Facebook, Other streaming services (for example, YouTube and Periscope) will be 1080p in resolution.


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Enable Sync my Stage for everyone

Hosts and cohosts can now sync their exact layout of stage for attendees. Previously, when the host or cohost adjusted the size of the window and then selected Sync my stage, the stage content was synced to the attendees, but the window sizes were not synced. In this update, hosts and cohosts can sync the adjusted size of the content to the attendees and the attendees view is the same as the host’s and cohost's view.

End webcast after all content is displayed

When the webcast stops, attendees continue to see the content until all the content is displayed.


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Web app: Annotation support

Webex Meetings web app users can now annotate on top of shared content, when the presenter is sharing from the desktop app or the mobile app.

Anonymize meeting attendee display names (beta – enabled by request)

When enabled, hosts can use of the Keep attendee names private option in the scheduler. This setting assigns an anonymous display name (Participant 1, Participant 2, and so on) to attendees as they join. Attendees can’t see each other’s real names. Only the host or cohost has access to an attendee’s real name.

This feature is intended for meetings where privacy (anonymity) is required between attendees. Zum Beispiel:

  • Holding a meeting with competing vendors

  • Support groups

  • Consultations

Hosts can request access to these settings.

Beta Limitations:

  • Video devices don’t support anonymized display names, and therefore if a user joins from a video device, they can see attendees' real names.

  • The calendar tool doesn’t support anonymized names. While invitee names are hidden on the meeting detail page, any users currently using the calendar tool see invitees' real names.


 

Diese Funktion ist in einem unabhängigen Versionszyklus verfügbar. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

Filter for Slido events in Webex panel

In case you missed the updates that came in December, Slido organization owners and administrators can now filter only their Slido events by clicking the filter icon in the Webex sidebar. The default My own option includes their Slido events, and the All option includes Slido events of all users under the organization.

Cohosts and panelists can request access to co-administer Slido directly from the Webex sidebar

In case you missed the updates that came in January, if the host added Slido to the Webex Meeting or webinar, cohosts and panelists can request access to the Slido administration panel directly in Webex. Therefore, the host doesn’t have to necessarily invite them as collaborators beforehand using slido.com > Settings > Share access.

No more inappropriate emojis in Q&A and Word-cloud

The profanity filter for Q&A has been announced earlier, and it is now added to the word-cloud poll.

Post-meeting experience

*.PDF is the default file format when the shared file content is saved in meetings

*.UCF is an old file format that can only be viewed in a meeting or with Webex Media Player, which is no longer supported. Going forward, *.PDF is the default file format when the shared file content is saved in meetings.

Device enhancements

4K Content share support for on-premises registered video devices

When someone shares 4K high resolution content from their app, users on capable on-premises registered video devices can see the content at their native resolution. Content will be shown at up to 7.5 frame seconds when is is transmitted at 4K resolution.

Webex Meetings für iOS und Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Support viewing 1080P video format for mobile webinar attendees

Similar to desktop, the mobile app also supports viewing 1080P video format for mobile webinar attendees.

Webex Meetings for iOS

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Unterstützung für Hintergrund-PiP (Bild-in-Bild) auf dem iPad

The Webex Meetings mobile app now supports background PiP (picture-in-picture) for iPad users.

PiP support shrinks the whole meeting window to a small rectangular window that appears over your iPad home screen and even over other apps.

For example, iPad users can browse their emails or web browser while on their iPad watching a meeting window outside the Meetings app. This is done using the picture-in-picture window that is positioned in one corner of the screen.

Administration experience

Administrators can choose to allow users to change their profile in the mobile app

In Webex Control Hub, the administrator can customize whether to allow their users to edit their profile attributes, such as first name, last name, display name, and profile picture.

According to this configuration that is made in Control Hub, the users can see whether they can edit the attributes on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Administrator controls for video device layouts

Users joining your meetings on video devices can now enjoy the default video layout that you set in your meetings configuration.

Prior to this update, the layout choice would only be used by the Webex Meetings app. With this update, single screen video devices that are on-premises connected start observing the layout choice that you configure.


 

Support for cloud connected devices will be available in a future Room OS update.

Webex Meetings VDI

Meetings VDI to extend max video ports from 3x3 to 5x5 in grid view

Webex Meetings VDI to extend the maximum video ports from 3x3 to 5x5 in grid view mode. Your administrator controls the maximum video ports from Webex Control Hub.

To enable the feature, add the following registry key and value to the HVD registry (not thin client):

  • Registry path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\CiscoWebex

  • Key Name: WebexVDIUnlimitVideoPortPolicy

  • Type: DWORD

  • Wert: 1

Webex Meetings APIs

Webex RESTful APIs to support approve and reject registration for meetings and webinars

Using Webex Meetings RESTful API you can now approve and reject registration for meetings and webinars and check the number of views of a specific recording.


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Webex Meetings RESTful API support for webinars

Developers can schedule webinars using the meetings API. The API supports standard CRUD operations in line with the current meetings API endpoint. We're releasing more API features to support webinars so stay tuned here to learn more in the coming months.


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

List recordings APIs

Customers can list recordings based on service type, recording format type, and recording name. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter


 

This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Webinars supports RESTful APIs

In case you missed the APIs that are supported for webinars, you can now find them here.

XML API Operation

Beschreibung

CreateEvent

Schedule a new webinar session.

DelEvent

Delete a previously scheduled webinar.

GetEvent

Returns information for an existing webinar.

LstrecordedEvent

Returns a list of recorded webinars.

LstsummaryEvent

Returns a list of scheduled webinars.

SendInvitationEmail

Send invitation email messages to webinar participants for a previously scheduled webinar.

SetEvent

Update a previously scheduled webinar.

Webex for Government updates

We’ve added support for Webex for Government to the following features that are currently available.

Collaboration restrictions for your company users joining external meetings now on Webex for Government

Administrators can apply policies to users joining external meetings from a Webex for Government environment.

  1. Join policy: Administrators can now turn on a setting for their organization which prevents all their company users from joining any external meetings. This setting also provides capability for you to add sites to the "approved site" list there by controlling which sites your company users can join or be blocked.

  2. Meetings setting: Administrators – You can now restrict your company users to use certain “in-meeting” features, that go against your company policies when joining meetings outside of your organization.

The following features can be blocked for your users in this release: File transfer, screenshare +Annotation, Chat,Q&A & polling.

You can add your own approved site list where you want these restrictions not to take effect. This setting can be configured using Control Hub site admin page. If turned on for your company, this policy is applied to all users in your organization joining from mobile, desktop, and browser using your company's verified domain email address to join meetings.

  • Currently this setting is applicable to ALL users in the organization and users using your company's claimed domain email address to join meetings.

  • The join policy setting is applicable for Webex Meetings application only.

Webex for Government supports RESTful APIs

Webex for Government supports the following APIs:

  • Meetings

  • Meeting Preferences

  • Meeting-Teilnehmer

  • Teilnehmer

  • Aufzeichnungen