If you subscribe to Webex from your Service Provider, Webex Events (new and 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 Cisco Webex Meetings.

See the Feature Summary for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite (WBS41) 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 February 2022 (42.2)

Announcements

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. In addition to the most frequently used, we added a few new backgrounds, including two animated ones. Users can still upload their own as desired.

  • 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. Attendees can download material in the webinar information page.

  • 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.

  • 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

    • Value: 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.

In-meeting experience

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.

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. In addition to the most frequently used, we added a few new backgrounds, including two animated ones. Users can still upload their own as desired.

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.

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 co-hosts 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 co-hosts 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.

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. For example:

  • 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.

This feature is available on an independent release cycle. 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 org 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 (classic) and webinar, 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.

Webex Meetings for iOS and 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.

Background PiP 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.

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

  • Value: 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. For more information, see


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

Description

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, screen share +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 Attendees

  • Participants

  • Recordings

Available in January 2022 (42.1)

Announcements

The 42.1 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • New name for Webex Events (new)

    Webex is excited to share its new name for Webex Events (new) - Webex Webinars – will soon be reflected within the product. Along with the name change, we've updated the scheduler to make it easier to select the size and webinar experience for plans that support 3000 or more attendees. For more information, see Webex Webinars.

  • Enhanced recording reports using RESTFul APIs

    Meetings RESTful API users are now able to get the following reporting information about who has viewed the recordings:

    • Number of views of a specific recording

    • Number of downloads of a specific recording

    • The following information about the viewer:

      • Name

      • Email

      • When they viewed the recording

      • If they downloaded the recording or not


      This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

  • Host or cohost can easily identify users to admit or remove in the secure lobby

    Hosts or cohosts are easily able to identify a participant joining a meeting as Internal to their organization, External to their organization, or Unverified where the user isn't authenticated by Webex and therefore can’t be verified.

    Notification of a participant waiting in the lobby is now more prominent and isn’t hidden in the Participant List.

    Hosts or cohosts are able to remove a participant from the lobby. They can also select an entire group and admit or remove those participants.

  • Customize your email templates for webinars

    As a host, you can customize the templates you use to send the following emails to panelists and attendees:

    • invitations

    • reminders

    • thank yous

    • cancellations

    You can also choose whether to use HTML or Plain text for your email format and even save the template to your template library for future use.

    Hosts and panelists can schedule reminders but only the host can enable two additional reminders for webinars with up to 10,000 participants. Reminders are disabled for webinars with 25,000 participants or more.

    When you schedule a webinar, you see separate tabs for panelists, attendees, and hosts, making it easy to copy content and send it to your respective audience.

  • Administrators can manage images used in virtual background

    This feature includes the following administrator capabilities:

    • Enabling virtual background features at the organization level.

    • Customizing options for Webex default virtual backgrounds, to use administrator uploaded virtual backgrounds, or allow users to use their own virtual background images.

    • Allowing guest users to use administrator uploaded images as virtual backgrounds.

    • Cascading virtual background options to each site in control hub.

    • Overriding virtual background configuration for each Webex site.

    • Uploading a maximum of 10 approved images as virtual background images.

    The administrator can flexibly configure various scenarios on different meeting sites and different services, such as Webex Meetings, Webex Calling, and Webex Messaging.

    In the Webex Meetings app, users can use different virtual backgrounds according to their administrator’s configuration.


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

Pre-meeting experience

End of support for Internet Explorer 11

In the 42.1 update, Webex will officially end support for Internet Explorer 11. Users may still be able to start or join meetings using this browser. However, we’ll no longer provide bug fixes or updates, and recommend using a supported browser version for the best experience. See our Webex Meetings Suite System Requirements help article.


For webinar attendees, starting February 2022, Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported. Attendees are prompted to change to a supported browser, when necessary.

End of support for Windows 7.x and Windows 8.x operating systems

In the 42.1 update, Webex will officially end support for Windows operating systems earlier than Windows 10. Users on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 may continue to be able to start or join meetings. However, for the best experience, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of Windows. We’ll no longer provide bug fixes or updates for operating systems earlier than Windows 10. See our See our Webex Meetings Suite System Requirements help article.

Webex meetings to support Windows 64-Bit

Starting with the 42.1 update, Webex Meetings supports Windows 64-bit. Specific benefits include:

  • Takes full advantage of 64-bit OS—On Windows 64-bit OS, 32-bit apps aren’t taking full advantage of the 64-bit architecture.

  • More memory—64-bit apps can access more memory than the 4 GB that 32-bit apps can access.

  • Better security—If a program comes under attack, the additional security features applied to 64-bit programs can help 64-bit app.

  • Better performance—Most of the computational logic has better performance on 64-bit architecture than 32-bit architecture. If running a 32-bit app on 64-bit Windows, performance is degraded.


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

New name for Webex Events (new)

Webex is excited to announce its new name for Webex Events (new) - Webex Webinars.

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

Slido to support 10,000 Webex Webinars

You can now use Slido in plans for up to 10,000 users in Webex Webinars. Slido polls are available for up to 10,000 attendees, while quizzes are available for up to 5,000 users.


This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Rename Meetings to Calendar

We’re renaming the Meetings to Calendar on the left navigation menu. This feature makes it easier for the host to find meetings or webinars in upcoming and completed lists.

Customize email template and setup reminders

As a host, you can customize the templates you use to send the following emails to panelists and attendees:

  • invitations

  • reminders

  • thank yous

  • cancellations

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

Improved Personal Room security

As part of our drive to provide you with secure meetings, we’re letting you know about some security improvements that we’re making to your Webex site.

The default experience today is that anyone joining your Personal Room can jump into your meeting right away, without having to wait in the lobby.

With this update, we're making your Personal Room meetings more secure. Guests who try to join your Personal Room automatically wait in your lobby until you admit them.

In conjunction with these security changes, we’re also making changes to enhance the management of users in the lobby and in the meeting itself. For more information, see What's coming for Personal Rooms.


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

Improved lobby notification

We’ve improved the notifications for when someone joins the lobby. So they’re more noticeable to hosts and cohosts, even if they’re sharing content. The notifications are dynamic and update if additional people join the lobby.

Removing email prompt during guest join flow

Any Webex meeting attendee, joining a meeting hosted by a free online account holder, wouldn’t be prompted to input the email during a guest or unauthenticated join flow.

In-meeting experience

Closed captions selection (on or off) automatically remembered

Webex remembers your closed captioning selection for your next meeting or event. This behavior replaces the preference setting to automatically enable closed captions, to be removed in 42.2. This change applies to sites that have closed captions separated from the Webex Assistant.


This feature has select customer availability for Webex for Government.

Host or cohost can easily identify users to admit or remove in the secure lobby

Hosts or cohosts are easily able to identify a participant joining a meeting as Internal to their organization, External to their organization, or Unverified where the user is not authenticated by Webex and therefore can’t be verified.

Notification of a participant waiting in the lobby is now more prominent and isn’t hidden in the Participant List.

Hosts or cohosts are able to remove a participant from the lobby. They can also select an entire group and admit or remove those participants.

New keyboard shortcuts for smart audio, chat, closed captions, Mac right-click menu

In this update, we've added some new keyboard shortcuts to the desktop app, making it easier to access the functionality you need quickly:

  • CTRL+Shift+M—Switch between the Smart Audio modes (Optimize for my voice, Noise removal, Music mode)

  • CTRL+ E—Quickly open or close the chat panel

  • CTRL+P—Manage closed caption settings

  • Shift+F10—like Windows, can now also be used for right-click menus on Mac

Keyboard shortcut changes (CTRL+Shift+K)

We’ve also updated keyboard shortcuts for better platform alignment. Turn on or off the screen reader notification for a new chat message has been changed from CRTL+Shift+C to CRTL+Shift+K.

Hide duplicated tooltips

The tooltip and label name are duplicated in a few controls. This feature is to enhance the user's experience to remove a few redundant tooltips if they are duplicated with the text name.

Align simultaneous interpretation in webinar with Webex Meeting

Enable simultaneous interpretation and manage available languages for event management in Webex Meetings or webinars. Hosts are responsible for enabling simultaneous interpretation for the meetings and webinars that they schedule, and for managing the interpretation during the meeting. They can preassign interpreters or add new language channels and interpreters to meet the needs of more attendees.

Limitation: If simultaneous interpretation is turned on, practice sessions can’t be started. This limitation will be addressed in a future update.

Webex recordings quick Forward and Rewind buttons

While viewing your Webex recordings you can now choose to skip ahead or move backwards easily using the rewind and forward buttons. These buttons help you move forward or backwards in 10 second increments.

Webex Assistant New Logo

Webex Assistant now has a new logo on all applications. The ring symbolizes 360-degree communication and connections that Webex enables. The dot manifests as an exponent to the ring, augmenting the potential and ease of collaboration itself.

Web app: Remove Background Noise

Similar to the desktop app, you now have the option to remove background noise when choosing "use computer for audio" in the web app, helping your voice to sound clear and filtering out noise from your surroundings. For more on background noise removal, see Remove background noise during Webex Meetings or Webex Webinar.


  • Sometimes, your network or firewall settings may block access to this feature, depending on the port configuration.

  • This feature is turned off by default. Contact your Customer Service Manager at Webex to enable this feature.

Web App: Pop-out panels from the meeting window

Similar to the desktop app, you can now pop-out panels from the meeting window into a separate browser window, in the web app. This makes it easy to float multiple panels, scale them for a closer look, or even move them to another monitor.

Click on the pop-out icon to float the panel in its own window. Once floating, you can pop the panel back into the meeting window at any time, and it snaps right back into place. If you close the floating panel, you're able to reopen it from the meeting window. You can even use the panel buttons in the meeting window to close any floating panels.

Media enhancements

Webex media backup port changes

In early January 2022, Webex media streaming for Webex App (one on one calling and space backed meetings) and cloud registered video devices have a change to their backup media port. In this change, we’re deprecating the use of UDP port 33434 and are beginning to use UDP 9000 as the backup media port. If you haven’t already opened UDP 9000, do so to avoid any disruption of media delivery in the event we must failover to the backup media port. It’s advisable to review the Network Requirements for Webex Services (Network Requirements for Webex Services) document periodically to ensure a continuity of service for your users.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

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

Slido to support 10,000 Webinar

Similar to desktop, mobile app users can also now use Slido in plans for up to 10,000 users in Webex Webinars. Slido polls are available for up to 10,000 attendees, while quizzes are available for up to 5,000 users.


This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Improved lobby notifications

Similar to desktop, mobile users can experience improved lobby notifications for when someone joined the lobby. The notifications are dynamic and update if additional people join the lobby.

Remember last selected closed caption setting for next meeting

Similar to desktop, the Webex Meetings mobile app also remembers your closed captioning selection for your next meeting or event.


This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Administrators can manage images used in virtual background

Similar to desktop, mobile app administrators can also manage images used as a virtual background.

Webex Meetings for iOS

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

Apple Airplay external speaker support

Add in-meeting settings to enable Apple Airplay audio support.

Administration experience

Block all remote-control features for users when joining external meetings

With this update, administrators are provided with a button on control hub at organization level to block all remote-control access for users joining external meetings (meetings hosted on sites outside of your company). The block includes desktop remote control, application remote control, and web browser remote control in meetings.

When this feature is blocked, the user and any of their meeting participants trying to initiate remote control see a message window instead.

This block is applicable to users joining meetings from their mobile (iOS) or desktop (Windows and Mac) apps.

Administrators can manage images used in virtual background

This feature includes the following administrator capabilities:

  • Enabling virtual background features at the organization level.

  • Customizing options for Webex default virtual backgrounds, to use administrator uploaded virtual backgrounds, or allow users to use their own virtual background images.

  • Allowing guest users to use administrator uploaded images as virtual backgrounds.

  • Cascading virtual background options to each site in control hub.

  • Overriding virtual background configuration for each Webex site.

  • Uploading a maximum of 10 approved images as virtual background images.

The administrator can flexibly configure various scenarios on different meeting sites and different services, such as Webex Meetings, Webex Calling, and Webex Messaging.

In the Webex Meetings app, users can use different virtual backgrounds according to their administrator’s configuration.

Administrators can export E.164 format phone numbers from bulk of attributes management

We’ve enhanced the management of the bulk user attributes feature.

The administrators can export the phone numbers with E.164 formatting. Meanwhile, the system is compatible with Webex phone number formats and E1.64 formats. With this enhancement supporting E.164, the end user sees the unified formatted phone numbers with Webex services.

Video Mesh Cloud Cascade port changes

In early January 2022, Video Mesh will require open destination port ranges UDP 50,000–53,000 for the Media Cloud Cascades. Make sure that the UDP 50,000–53,000 port ranges are opened up in your firewall configuration. Failure to do so results in service disruption of the Video Mesh solution when the software updates with the new port ranges for cloud cascade are pushed out.

Today, these port ranges are used by the Expressway to Webex Cloud (Webex destination port range): UDP 49152–59999 (Network Requirements for Webex Services). So, these port ranges should already be opened. If that is the case, no action is required. If they aren't, make sure that they’re opened up by January 2022 to avoid any disruption to the proper function of the Video Mesh solution.

Webex Meetings VDI

Webex Meetings VDI supports audio background noise reduction on Windows thin client

Webex Meetings VDI supports background noise reduction on Windows thin client. The user from Windows thin client device can enable or disable the background noise reduction in Webex Meetings VDI.

Webex Meetings APIs

Enhanced recording reports using RESTFul APIs

Meetings RESTful API users are now able to get the following reporting information about who has viewed the recordings:

  • Number of views of a specific recording

  • Number of downloads of a specific recording

  • The following information about the viewer:

    • Name

    • Email

    • When they viewed the recording

    • If they downloaded the recording or not


This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Receive Webex Webhooks notifications when meeting transcripts are ready

Webhooks are a great way to provide notifications. Customers can use these webhooks to execute specific business logic based on the status provided when the webhooks are received.

In this update, we’re providing the ability to receive a webhook once meetings transcripts are ready. This helps customers to satisfy use cases for sending out emails to meeting participants to inform them about the transcription readiness.


This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Webex for Government updates

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

End-to-end encryption with identity

Zero-Trust Security from Webex provides end-to-end encryption and strong identity verification in your scheduled and personal room meetings.

For more information, see:

Coming in December 2021 (41.12)

Announcements

The 41.12 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Cohosts can manage invitations and registration in Webex Meetings and Webex Events (New)

    Once the Webex Meeting or event is scheduled by the host, assigned cohosts can now help manage invitations and registration from the meeting information page. Here, cohosts can:

    • Invite or import attendees and event panelist

    • Approve or reject registrants.

  • Scheduled meetings template using RESTful APIs

    Today, on the Webex platform, you can schedule a meeting, and then save the scheduled meeting with its preferences as a template. You can then directly apply this template when scheduling a meeting in the future. We’re adding this feature to our Meetings RESTful APIs to allow you to programmatically save scheduled meeting preferences as a template.


    This feature isn’t available for Webex for Government.

  • New skin tones and new reactions (Desktop)

    To encourage users to better express themselves non-verbally, we’re adding skin tones to your reactions. The additional five skin tones reflect a range of skin colors. To change the skin tones, go to Meetings > Meeting Settings > Appearance.


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

    We’re also adding some new reactions to help users express how they’re feeling during a meeting. The new reactions are Thank You, Love, Speed Up, Slow Down, and Fire.

  • New skin tones (Mobile)

    Similar to desktop, mobile meetings app users can use five new skin tone reactions during their meetings.

  • Update from Site Administration to Control Hub

    In case you missed the update in 41.11.4, administrators can now confidently update their Meetings site management to Webex Control Hub. Previously, meetings data such as upcoming meetings, recordings, site settings, and user preferences are maintained from your Webex site.

    The benefits of managing all Webex services in Control Hub include:

    • Unified way of licensing across all Webex services (Messaging, Calling, and Meetings)

    • Consistent security policies across all Webex services

    • Common sign in for users for all Webex services

    • Modern administration controls like Directory Connector, System for cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM), Active Directory (AD) groups, and more licensing templates by AD Groups

    Review the site conversion doc before updating administration to Control Hub. It’s important to review and follow Prepare your Control Hub Organization before you attempt to update your site.

    This update (from Site Administration to Control Hub) is enabled on most sites shortly after this version update. This feature won't require an update of client versions.

    Limitations:

    • Sites that are managed by partners using CPAC won’t receive this update.

    • Sites whose users haven’t been linked to Control Hub aren’t eligible for this update.


    This feature is not yet available for Webex for Government and will be available in a future update.

Pre-Meeting Experience

Cohosts can manage invitations and registration in Webex Meetings and Webex Events (New)

Once the Webex Meeting or event is scheduled by the host, assigned cohosts can now help manage invitations and registration from the meeting information page.

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

Refine the user interface for interpreters in Webex Meetings and Webex Events (New)

Interpreters receive their own email that includes the information to join the meetings or events. When the host adds an interpreter to the invitation list, there’s a new icon to indicate that they are an interpreter. This distinguishes an interpreter from the panelist and other attendees.

Attendee ID changes

To enhance meeting security, we’re changing the length and duration of the Attendee ID used to identity individual meeting participants. Previously, the Attendee ID was a static nine-digit number, in this update we’re changing the Attendee ID to a five-digit number. The new Attendee ID dynamically changes every five minutes.


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

In-Meeting Experience

Introducing Embedded Apps for Webex Meetings

Webex is pleased to announce the availability of embedded applications directly within Webex Meetings. For more information, see Use apps in Webex Meetings and Webex Events (new)

Administrators can configure app availability directly using the Webex Control Hub. By default, apps are enabled and visible to end-users. For more information, please visit our help article here.

The Webex Embedded Apps capability enables access to 20+ apps from third-party developers directly within Webex Meetings. In addition, your organization can develop and deploy private apps by registering the apps at the Webex Developer Portal.

Embedded apps are now also available for messaging within the Webex App. For more information, see Add an app to a space.

Additional Webex Meetings and Webex Events (New) options

Hosts and cohosts can now set meetings and events options. Presenters without the host or cohost role can't set meetings and events options anymore.

We've added some additional setting to the in-meeting options menu:

  • Hosts and cohost can now control whether they want to allow attendees to be able to raise their hands in meetings and events.

  • In Webex Events (new), hosts and cohosts can control whether attendees are allowed to see the number of attendees in an event.

Meeting duration clock

We’ve added a meeting duration clock that shows how long the meeting has been running for meetings and events.

New skin tones and new reactions

To encourage users to better express themselves non-verbally, we’re adding skin tones to your reactions. The additional five skin tones reflect a range of skin colors. To change the skin tones, go to Meeting Options > Appearance.

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

Device Enhancements

Speaking while muted prompt for third-party video devices

Similar to other Cisco devices, we’re now introducing Speaking while muted prompt for third-party video devices. We’ve all experienced when we mute our line in a meeting, and after a while we start talking, forgetting that the audio was muted. However, people in the meeting can’t hear us.

Say goodbye to these problems, as Webex detects that you’re trying to speak while muted and shows a warning message to remind you to unmute your line.

This capability is for third party standard-based video devices where users mute themselves by using DTMF-*6 command.

When the user has been quiet for more than 60 seconds and has started talking again, the message to unmute themselves is shown on their screen.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

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

New skin tones

Similar to desktop, mobile meetings app users can use five new skin tone reactions during their meetings.

Rebranding changes and improvements for meeting users on Facebook Portal

Meetings users on Facebook Portal can see changes in icons and button sizes for in-meeting buttons and icons per rebranding changes and Facebook design guidelines.

Respond to host privilege

Webex Meetings and Webex Events (new) desktop hosts can enable or disable participants to from raising their hand. Participants using Android devices can respond to this option.

Webex Meetings and Webex Events (new) desktop hosts can enable or disable attendees from viewing joined attendee’s counts. Participants using Android devices can respond to this option.

Meeting duration clock

Similar to desktop, mobile app and events user can see the meeting duration clock that shows how long the meeting has been running.

Webex Meetings for Android

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

External USB camera support


This feature is available in the 41.12 update, but was added after the initial December 2021 (41.12) features were communicated.

Webex Meetings Android app now supports external USB camera as another video source.Users can select the video source as front camera, rear camera, and USB camera.

Share USB camera video in document sharing mode


This feature is available in the 41.12 update, but was added after the initial December 2021 (41.12) features were communicated.

Android Meeting app users can now use now use USB camera in content sharing mode and talk to attendees using Android system camera and at same time share USB camera video in content sharing mode like a document camera.

Administration experience

Notifications to the host when assigning presenter roles to policy restricted users

Starting with the 41.10 update, administrators can set restrictions when their users join external meetings. If an administrator prevents someone from sharing their screen, the restricted users can’t share their screen in the meeting or carry a presenter role.

With this update, the host is also notified when there are restricted users in the meeting and prevents the host from making these restricted users a presenter. The host can also hover over the participants name on the plist which provides the appropriate indication.

Update from Site Administration to Control Hub

In case you missed the update in 41.11.4, administrators can now confidently update their Meetings site management to Webex Control Hub. Previously, meetings data such as upcoming meetings, recordings, site settings, and user preferences were maintained from your Webex site.

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

Administrator ability to disable Webex Events (Classic)

Administrators now have the ability to disable Webex Events (classic) from their Webex site. This is useful for administrators who’d want their users to use Webex Events (new).

Once disabled, the Webex Events (classic) link is no longer displayed in the left navigation menu. Hosts can still access any of their Webex Events (classic) reports from events they have held in the past.


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

Webex Meetings APIs

Scheduled meetings template using RESTful APIs

Today, on the Webex platform, you can schedule a meeting, and then save the scheduled meeting with its preferences as a template. You can then directly apply this template when scheduling a meeting in the future. We’re adding this feature to our Meetings RESTful APIs to allow you to programmatically save scheduled meeting preferences as a template.


This feature is not available for Webex for Government.

Enable closed captioning and Webex Assistant by default through APIs

This new set of Meetings RESTfulAPIs attributes allow users to set their meeting preference. They can modify such that meetings scheduled by them would enable Webex Assistant or closed captioning by default for all subsequent meetings when the meetings start.


This feature isn’t available for Webex for Government.

Webex for Government updates

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

Webex Events (New) to Support up to 10K Users

Webex Events (new) supports up to 10,000 attendees, dependent on the event's capacity.

Zero Trust security for Webex Meetings and Webex room devices

Superior meeting security is now available using End-to-End (E2EE) Encryption for meetings, including:

  • Modern, standards-based cryptography with strong identity verification

  • Use Webex room devices (Room Series, DeskPro, and Board)

  • Verbal verification of meeting attendees using a new Security Verification Code

  • Encryption Key exchange over Message Layer Security (MLS) standard, which uses a nonportable Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Public-Private Certificate for each user and device

  • Media payload encryption using the new SFrame standard

The security icon lets’s you know at a glance, that you’re meeting securely with nobody else being able to connect. The icon also tells you when end-to-end encryption is enabled for the meeting.

November 2021 (41.11)

Announcements

The 41.11 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Configuration of Webex Control Hub and Webex Site Administration to support eCDN

    This feature leverages a Vbrick Rev tenant for enterprise content distribution (eCDN) and video content management (eVCM).

    After the administrator turns on and configures Vbrick Rev eCDN site users on the Webex site, they have the ability to get webcast events configured on Vbrick Rev tenant site that supports eCDN.


    You’ll need to acquire the Vbrick service to use this feature.


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

  • Web scheduler now supports Multiple time zones

    Similar to Webex Events (classic), the host can use the Time zone planner in the Webex Meetings and Webex Events Scheduler page to plan a time where the invitees who are based in multiple time zones can attend.

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

    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.

  • Support for VDI plugin on MacOS

    The VDI plugin is now supported on MacOS.

  • Support for Android 12

    Webex Meetings is now supported on Android 12.

Pre-Meeting Experience

Support available for new operating system and browser

Webex site functionalities are available on browsers in Windows 11.

Windows task bar notifications

In response to customer feedback, we’re turning off the Webex Windows task bar notifications.

Web scheduler now supports Multiple time zones

Similar to Webex Events (classic), the host can use the Time zone planner in the Webex Meetings and Webex Events Scheduler page to plan a time where the invitees who are based in multiple time zones can attend.

For more information, see the Highlighted Features for this update.

Registration IDs in Webex Events (New)

When a host schedules an event, they have the option to ask Webex to generate a random ID (usually 6 digit) for each of the attendees. When an attendee joins the event, the attendee needs to input the ID together with an email address to join the event. This can prevent unauthorized attendee joining the event using the event link.


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

Scheduling Webex Events (New) now becomes easier

As a host, you can see the Schedule an event button on the site home page rather than it being hidden under the Schedule a meeting button.

When you want to switch to Webex Events (classic), you can provide feedback on why you still use Webex Events (classic) rather than Webex Events (new).

Hosts can invite attendees or upload CSV Files in Webex Events (New)

Hosts can invite attendees using the event information page once they schedule an event. If there are a lot of attendees, then the host can upload .csv files that contain up to 10,000 attendees. If the host wants to add more than 10,000 attendees, they can upload multiple .csv files.

User interface change in Webex Events

User interface changes in Webex Events (new) are aligned with the behavior in Webex Events (classic). By default, the Start button changes to Schedule in the Schedule an Event section.

In-Meeting Experience

Support Q&A and chat during a practice session in Webex Events (New)

Webex now allows attendees more interaction with panelists and hosts when the practice session is in progress. Attendees can ask questions and can chat with everyone (public chat) and chat with panelists.


Attendees can neither see nor listen to panelists when a practice session is in progress.

Advanced host and cohost mute control in breakout sessions

When a host or cohost is in a breakout session, they can manage the audio of those attendees in that breakout session. This gives hosts and cohosts the same functionality they have for attendees when in the main session.

  • Allow attendees to unmute themselves.

  • Moderated Unmute Mode


When a host or cohost isn’t present in the breakout session, attendees in that session can mute and unmute themselves, like today.

4:3 Aspect Ratio cameras now supported on Mac and Windows

We’ve added support for 4:3 aspect ratio cameras to Webex Meetings desktop apps for Mac and Windows. Select Zoom to fit in the Video settings and the app zooms into the camera content to fill the stream leaving no borders. You can see the effect that it has on relevant cameras in the live camera preview. When this feature isn’t active, we use the default camera aspect ratio and there are visible bars for cameras that don’t support a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Fullband support in music mode now available for Mac and Windows

Music Mode can now support up to Fullband audio quality on Webex Meetings app for Mac and Windows.


Administrators that require higher quality audio for Music Mode can request the feature to be turned on for their site.

When turned on, Music Mode sessions are encoded using up to Fullband audio quality. Without this toggle being turned on, Music Mode continues to operate up to super wideband audio fidelity on desktop apps.

Post-Meeting Experience

Include log report in post-meeting survey

To better evaluate user satisfaction, you now have an option to include the meeting log report when filling out the post-meeting survey. The option to include a meeting log report displays when selecting a score of 7 or less in the How likely are you to recommend this app to a friend? question. Users are able to upload meeting client log if they give the NPS score is below 8. This helps to use the log to analyze the issues that they reported.

Device Enhancements

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

It’s now possible to accurately reflect the mute status in the meeting participant list for our on-premises registered video devices. Previously, when they muted or unmuted themselves, this wouldn’t show up in the 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.

For more information, see the Highlighted Features for this update.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

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

Change app name

As a part of the rebranding efforts, we’re changing the app name from Cisco Webex Meetings to Webex Meetings.

Improvement in the meetings mobile app

We’ve made improvements to the More Menu in the Mobile app.

Webex Meetings for Android

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

Support for Android 12

Webex Meetings now supports Android 12.

Administration Experience

Configuration of Webex Control Hub and Webex Site Administration to support eCDN

This feature leverages a Vbrick Rev tenant for enterprise content distribution (eCDN) and video content management (eVCM).

For more information, see the Highlighted Features for this update.

Show contact information

The organization administrator can customize the Contact information in organization settings in Control Hub. The customized information is valid for Control Hub managed sites. This enhancement gets contact information consistency among all sites. Meanwhile, the users can find the appropriate administrator contacts on the Webex support page.

Webex App download

The user can download the Webex app on different operating system types including MacOS (Intel chip), MacOS (Apple M1 chip), and Windows (32-bit).

New GDM Location

We’re adding a Mumbai Data Center to the list of our GDM locations. This move allows all Webex Meeting application (Desktop, Mobile, and Web) to select the Mumbai Data Center as the destination for their computer audio sessions into their meetings. This is expected to significantly enhance the computer audio quality of Webex meeting participants from India and nearby regions in Asia Pacific.

Folder and version compatibility changes

With the 41.11 update, the install folders have changed for Windows users. Installation files are now found in the following folders:

Latest version sites - MSI deployment:

  • Program Files (x86)\Webex\ or Program Files\Webex\

Latest version sites - individual user downloads:

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_01

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_02

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_03

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_04

Slow channel version sites – MSI deployment:

  • Program Files (x86)\Webex\ or Program Files\Webex\

Slow channel version sites – individual user downloads and signed-in users:

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings\

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_slow\

We’ve also made it faster to join meetings when updating your Webex version. You’ll now join your meeting first and then update later when updating from the last four versions, instead of just the last two. Your Webex Meetings application always updates to the latest version, even if an older version is saved locally. If the local version isn’t the same as site version, they may be upgraded or downgraded to the site version.

Signed-in slow channel version site users also join first and then updated later to the version in \Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_slow. If the local version isn’t same as site version, users may be upgraded or downgraded to match the site version.

This update also allows MSI deployment to slow channel sites. If user deploys the Webex Meetings MSI package msiexec /i webexmc_x64.msi FORCELOCKDOWN=1, then it uses the Program Files (x86)\Webex\ folder version to join meetings if the folder is compatible with site version.

Finally, we’ve added webexhost.exe as a daemon process to replace ciscowebexstart.exe, which automatically downloads client package to provide a faster joining experience.

Webex Meetings VDI

Support for VDI plugin on MacOS

The VDI plugin is supported on MacOS.

Removal of the VDI toggle in Site Administration

In the 41.11 update, users can no longer turn on or off the VDI toggle in site administration. The check box for Enable meeting client for VDI isn’t available. The VDI optimization is turned on by default.

Available in November 2021 (41.11.4)

Update from Site Administration to Control Hub

Administrators can now confidently update their Meetings site management to Webex Control Hub . Previous, meetings data such as upcoming meetings, recordings, site settings, and user preferences are maintained.

The benefits of managing all Webex services in Control Hub include:

  • Unified way of licensing across all Webex services (Messaging, Calling, and Meetings)

  • Consistent security policies across all Webex services

  • Common login for end users for all Webex services

  • Modern administration controls like directory connector, System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM), Active Directory (AD) groups, and more Licensing templates by AD Groups

Review the site conversion doc before updating administration to Control Hub. It’s important to review and follow “Prepare your Control Hub Organization” before you attempt to update your site.

Update administration (from Site Administration to Control Hub) is enabled on most sites shortly after this version update. This feature won't require an update of client versions.

Limitations:

  • Sites whose users have not been linked to Control Hub are not eligible for this update.

  • Some sites aren’t enabled for this update of administration to Control Hub until their partners are ready.


This feature isn’t yet available for Webex for Government and will be available in a future update.

November 2021 (41.11)
Announcements

The 41.11 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update
  • Configuration of Webex Control Hub and Webex Site Administration to support eCDN

    This feature leverages a Vbrick Rev tenant for enterprise content distribution (eCDN) and video content management (eVCM).

    After the administrator turns on and configures Vbrick Rev eCDN site users on the Webex site, they have the ability to get webcast events configured on Vbrick Rev tenant site that supports eCDN.


    You’ll need to acquire the Vbrick service to use this feature.


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

  • Web scheduler now supports Multiple time zones

    Similar to Webex Events (classic), the host can use the Time zone planner in the Webex Meetings and Webex Events Scheduler page to plan a time where the invitees who are based in multiple time zones can attend.

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

    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.

  • Support for VDI plugin on MacOS

    The VDI plugin is now supported on MacOS.

  • Support for Android 12

    Webex Meetings is now supported on Android 12.

Pre-Meeting Experience

Support available for new operating system and browser

Webex site functionalities are available on browsers in Windows 11.

Windows task bar notifications

In response to customer feedback, we’re turning off the Webex Windows task bar notifications.

Web scheduler now supports Multiple time zones

Similar to Webex Events (classic), the host can use the Time zone planner in the Webex Meetings and Webex Events Scheduler page to plan a time where the invitees who are based in multiple time zones can attend.

For more information, see the Highlighted Features for this update.

Registration IDs in Webex Events (New)

When a host schedules an event, they have the option to ask Webex to generate a random ID (usually 6 digit) for each of the attendees. When an attendee joins the event, the attendee needs to input the ID together with an email address to join the event. This can prevent unauthorized attendee joining the event using the event link.


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

Scheduling Webex Events (New) now becomes easier

As a host, you can see the Schedule an event button on the site home page rather than it being hidden under the Schedule a meeting button.

When you want to switch to Webex Events (classic), you can provide feedback on why you still use Webex Events (classic) rather than Webex Events (new).

Hosts can invite attendees or upload CSV Files in Webex Events (New)

Hosts can invite attendees using the event information page once they schedule an event. If there are a lot of attendees, then the host can upload .csv files that contain up to 10,000 attendees. If the host wants to add more than 10,000 attendees, they can upload multiple .csv files.

User interface change in Webex Events

User interface changes in Webex Events (new) are aligned with the behavior in Webex Events (classic). By default, the Start button changes to Schedule in the Schedule an Event section.

In-Meeting Experience

Support Q&A and chat during a practice session in Webex Events (New)

Webex now allows attendees more interaction with panelists and hosts when the practice session is in progress. Attendees can ask questions and can chat with everyone (public chat) and chat with panelists.


Attendees can neither see nor listen to panelists when a practice session is in progress.

Advanced host and cohost mute control in breakout sessions

When a host or cohost is in a breakout session, they can manage the audio of those attendees in that breakout session. This gives hosts and cohosts the same functionality they have for attendees when in the main session.

  • Allow attendees to unmute themselves.

  • Moderated Unmute Mode


When a host or cohost isn’t present in the breakout session, attendees in that session can mute and unmute themselves, like today.

4:3 Aspect Ratio cameras now supported on Mac and Windows

We’ve added support for 4:3 aspect ratio cameras to Webex Meetings desktop apps for Mac and Windows. Select Zoom to fit in the Video settings and the app zooms into the camera content to fill the stream leaving no borders. You can see the effect that it has on relevant cameras in the live camera preview. When this feature isn’t active, we use the default camera aspect ratio and there are visible bars for cameras that don’t support a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Fullband support in music mode now available for Mac and Windows

Music Mode can now support up to Fullband audio quality on Webex Meetings app for Mac and Windows.


Administrators that require higher quality audio for Music Mode can request the feature to be turned on for their site.

When turned on, Music Mode sessions are encoded using up to Fullband audio quality. Without this toggle being turned on, Music Mode continues to operate up to super wideband audio fidelity on desktop apps.

Post-Meeting Experience

Include log report in post-meeting survey

To better evaluate user satisfaction, you now have an option to include the meeting log report when filling out the post-meeting survey. The option to include a meeting log report displays when selecting a score of 7 or less in the How likely are you to recommend this app to a friend? question. Users are able to upload meeting client log if they give the NPS score is below 8. This helps to use the log to analyze the issues that they reported.

Device Enhancements

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

It’s now possible to accurately reflect the mute status in the meeting participant list for our on-premises registered video devices. Previously, when they muted or unmuted themselves, this wouldn’t show up in the 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.

For more information, see the Highlighted Features for this update.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

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

Change app name

As a part of the rebranding efforts, we’re changing the app name from Cisco Webex Meetings to Webex Meetings.

Improvement in the meetings mobile app

We’ve made improvements to the More Menu in the Mobile app.

Webex Meetings for Android

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

Support for Android 12

Webex Meetings now supports Android 12.

Administration Experience

Configuration of Webex Control Hub and Webex Site Administration to support eCDN

This feature leverages a Vbrick Rev tenant for enterprise content distribution (eCDN) and video content management (eVCM).

For more information, see the Highlighted Features for this update.

Show contact information

The organization administrator can customize the Contact information in organization settings in Control Hub. The customized information is valid for Control Hub managed sites. This enhancement gets contact information consistency among all sites. Meanwhile, the users can find the appropriate administrator contacts on the Webex support page.

Webex App download

The user can download the Webex app on different operating system types including MacOS (Intel chip), MacOS (Apple M1 chip), and Windows (32-bit).

New GDM Location

We’re adding a Mumbai Data Center to the list of our GDM locations. This move allows all Webex Meeting application (Desktop, Mobile, and Web) to select the Mumbai Data Center as the destination for their computer audio sessions into their meetings. This is expected to significantly enhance the computer audio quality of Webex meeting participants from India and nearby regions in Asia Pacific.

Folder and version compatibility changes

With the 41.11 update, the install folders have changed for Windows users. Installation files are now found in the following folders:

Latest version sites - MSI deployment:

  • Program Files (x86)\Webex\ or Program Files\Webex\

Latest version sites - individual user downloads:

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_01

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_02

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_03

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_04

Slow channel version sites – MSI deployment:

  • Program Files (x86)\Webex\ or Program Files\Webex\

Slow channel version sites – individual user downloads and signed-in users:

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings\

  • Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_slow\

We’ve also made it faster to join meetings when updating your Webex version. You’ll now join your meeting first and then update later when updating from the last four versions, instead of just the last two. Your Webex Meetings application always updates to the latest version, even if an older version is saved locally. If the local version isn’t the same as site version, they may be upgraded or downgraded to the site version.

Signed-in slow channel version site users also join first and then updated later to the version in \Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Webex\WebEx\Meetings_slow. If the local version isn’t same as site version, users may be upgraded or downgraded to match the site version.

This update also allows MSI deployment to slow channel sites. If user deploys the Webex Meetings MSI package msiexec /i webexmc_x64.msi FORCELOCKDOWN=1, then it uses the Program Files (x86)\Webex\ folder version to join meetings if the folder is compatible with site version.

Finally, we’ve added webexhost.exe as a daemon process to replace ciscowebexstart.exe, which automatically downloads client package to provide a faster joining experience.

Webex Meetings VDI

Support for VDI plugin on MacOS

The VDI plugin is supported on MacOS.

Removal of the VDI toggle in Site Administration

In the 41.11 update, users can no longer turn on or off the VDI toggle in site administration. The check box for Enable meeting client for VDI isn’t available. The VDI optimization is turned on by default.