Quick Start - Cisco Jabber for Windows 11.0

Document created by Cisco Documentation Team on Aug 24, 2015Last modified by Rashmi Ramaswamy on Dec 16, 2015
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Hub Window


This document might include features or controls that are not available in the deployment of Cisco Jabber for Windows that you are using.


1. Status message6. Recent calls

2. Menu

7. Voice Messages
3. Search or call bar8. Meetings
4. Contacts

9. Custom Groups

5. Chat Rooms

10. Phone Controls

Set Up My Phone Accessories

You can change which microphone and speakers are used by the client when you have at least one phone accessory for call control.

Step 1From a chat window, select the Open Audio Options icon.
Step 2Select the speakers and microphone that you want the client to use to send and receive your audio. You can also test the sound to check that it is working.
Step 3 Select Apply then Ok.

Customize My Client

You can access your options and preferences for Cisco Jabber to customize how your client behaves.

Step 1From the hub window, select Menu > File > Options.
Step 2Select any tab in the Options menu to make your choices.

Use My Computer for Calls

You can tell Cisco Jabber for Windows to send calls to your computer or to your phone.

Step 1From your hub window, open the Phone Controls drop-down menu.
Step 2Select your preference.

Forward Calls

To avoid missing calls when you are not at your desk, you can forward calls to another phone number.

Step 1From your hub window, open the Phone Controls drop-down menu.
Step 2Select Forward Calls To and specify the phone number.

Collaborate With My Contacts


When chatting with a contact, you can use controls to:
  • Add them to your contact list

  • Start an instant meeting

  • Share your screen

  • Start a phone call

Start a WebEx Meeting

Start a WebEx meeting directly from a chat window with another user without having to schedule a meeting in your calendars first.

Step 1From the chat window, select the More icon.
Step 2Select Meet Now.

Chat Options


In a chat you can:
  • Send a screen capture

  • Send a file

  • Insert an emoticon

  • Edit the font size and color

  • Add participants to create group chats

  • Show the chat in a new window

Start a Group Chat

Easily start a group chat with two or more of your contacts.

Step 1Select all of the requested participants from the Contacts tab. You can use CTRL key while you select multiple participants.
Step 2From the right-click menu, select Start a group chat.
Step 3Add additional participants in the People field.
Step 4Enter the subject for your group chat.
Step 5 Select Start.

Add New Contacts

Add people to your contact list by searching for them in your organization. Once they are part of your contact list, you can easily double-click on their names to start a phone call or a chat.

Step 1In the hub window, select the Menu icon.
Step 2Select File > New > Contact.
Step 3Start typing the person?s name to search the directory, or enter the username directly if you know it.
Step 4Select which group to add the new contact to and select OK.