What are Shared Components?

Shared components are common features that are delivered to both slow channel and latest channel sites each month. All sites automatically receive updates to the Webex components delivered by the cloud, such as Webex site pages, meeting integrations, APIs, the mobile app, the web app, and site administration.

As a slow channel customer, you’ve chosen to keep the desktop meeting application on a specific supported slow channel version. You will not see changes to your in-meeting experience, like those added to latest channel sites, unless your site upgrades to a newer desktop app version.

The following are the new shared component updates delivered to slow channel sites:

Shared Components | April 2021 (41.4)

Announcements

The WBS41.4 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Media Enhancements

New AV1 Codec for Content Sharing

We’ve added a new next generation video coding format from the Alliance for Open Media to our Webex Meetings desktop app. This codec is referred to as AV1 and is optimized to provide a great user experience while using less bandwidth than existing codecs.

In this update, we have added support for this codec when sharing has been manually set to Optimize for motion and video. Sharing content with this codec requires a minimum of a Quad-core processor. Receiving content shared with AV1 requires the minimum of a Dual-core processor. In this initial update, all participants in the call must meet the minimum requirements for this codec to be used.

When AV1 is successfully negotiated, all participants will display the AV1 logo for 5 seconds at the beginning of content sharing. The logo will be displayed in the top left corner as shown below.


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

Webex Meetings Integrations

Ability to Set-Up Default Webex Site for an Organization

Microsoft Teams Administrators can now set up a default Webex site for their entire organization. This means that all Microsoft Teams channels within an organization will use that default Webex site for the integration.

There are three new commands for the Administrator:

  • Site org - allows them to see which Webex site is currently set as default for their organization.

  • Site org [Webex Site URL] - allows them to set a Webex site as default.

  • Site org reset - allows them to remove the default Webex site previously set.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android


The latest mobile features are not available when the Webex Meetings app is signed into a slow channel site, but they are available if you sign in to a latest channel site.

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

SDK Integration for Facebook Portal Using Smart Camera

Attendees on Facebook Portal devices will now take advantage of the Facebook Camera SDK improvements for a better self-video experience. The default camera state will be "Desktop mode," which allows the camera view to be optimized for meeting participation.

Webex Meetings for iOS

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

iPhone Breakout Room Host Support

Similar to desktop and Android, iOS users will now be able to host and assign breakout sessions directly from their mobile apps on their iPhone devices.

OS Support for 14.4 and 14.5 iOS

Webex Meetings on mobile now officially supports OS versions iOS 14.4 and 14.5.

Webex Meetings for Android

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

Improvements to the Active Speaker View Discoverability

Mobile users will now see a clear icon indicator of how to get to active speaker focused view, for better discoverability.

Customized Layouts Attendee Support

Similar to desktop, mobile attendees can now select a preferred default layout (grid view vs focus or active speaker view) for their own meeting. After selecting it, they will be able to switch between different views again at any point within the meeting.

Shared Components | March 2021 (41.3)

Announcements

The WBS41.3 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Pre-Meeting Lobby for Scheduled Meetings

    Webex scheduled meetings now have a pre-meeting lobby, just like Personal Room meetings. When attendees try to join a meeting, they can wait in a lobby if the meeting has not yet started. Once the host or cohost starts the meeting, they will enter the meeting based on meeting security settings.

    This enhances the join experience for attendees as they do not have to re-try to join a meeting multiple times until it has been started by the host or cohost. They can simply join the meeting and wait in the lobby until the meeting starts.

    While waiting in the lobby, the attendee can notify the host that they’re waiting. Attendees will be removed from the lobby based on the lobby timeout value set by the site administrator.

    Pre-meeting lobby will be supported for attendees joining from the Webex app and video devices. Support for phone-only attendees will be added in the next update.


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

Pre-Meeting Experience

Pre-Meeting Lobby for Scheduled Meetings

Webex scheduled meetings now have a pre-meeting lobby, just like Personal Room meetings. When attendees try to join a meeting, they can wait in a lobby if the meeting hasn’t yet started. Once the host or cohost starts the meeting, they will enter the meeting based on meeting security settings.


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

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

Administration Experience

Administrator Option to Allow Hosts to Edit Recordings

In 40.8, a security update was made to disable hosts to edit or delete recordings if auto-recording option is enabled in the administrator portal. With this update, the administrator has the option to enable editing privileges for hosts even when automatic recording is enabled.


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

A Fresh New Look for the Webex Control Hub Analytics

On February 25th, 2021, the Meetings Analytics tab will be replaced with new redesigned pages to make it more user-friendly. These pages provide faster load times, higher data resolution, and real-time data with a 10-minute lag time. We’re also adding a new participant’s tab to highlight the activities of host and attendees. On top of all that, we’re introducing a new Classic Reports tab in Analytics to support all the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite reports from Site Administration.

New visualizations will be rolled out for Webex Control Hub Analytics by April 2021. This will provide faster load times for Webex Meetings, Messaging, Calling, and Video Mesh analytics pages. Detail tables will be moved under Reports as CSV downloads for Pro Pack customers.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android


The latest mobile features are not available when the Webex Meetings app is signed into a slow channel site, but they are available if you sign in to a latest channel site.

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

Q&A Added to Meetings

Similar to Webex Events, mobile hosts and attendees in Webex Meetings will now be able to fully participate in Q&A sessions.

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iOS

Pre-Meeting Lobby in Webex Meetings

Similar to Desktop, mobile users will now be taken to a pre-meeting lobby if the host hasn’t yet joined a scheduled Webex meeting.

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iOS

Active Speaker View Discoverability

Mobile users will now see a clear icon indicator of how to get to active speaker focused view, for better discoverability.

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iOS

Escalate SIP Call to Webex Meetings

Mobile Webex app users will experience an intuitive transition into their Webex meeting on the Webex Meetings mobile app, if the calling user chooses to move their SIP call into a Webex meeting.

Customized Layouts Attendee Support

Similar to Desktop, mobile attendees will now be able to select a preferred default layout (grid view vs focus or active speaker view) for their own meeting. After selecting it, they will be able to switch between different views again at any point within the meeting.

Webex Meetings for iOS

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

iOS 10 OS No Longer Supported

In case you missed the iOS 10 OS will no Longer be Supported announcement that came in the 41.2 update, Webex Meetings will no longer support iOS 10 OS. ​​ OS 10 users will no longer be able to install or update their Webex Meetings app versions. No functionality will be turned off. However, we’ll no longer release patch fixes or updates specific to this OS version.

Profile Picture Support for Control Hub-Managed Sites

iOS users are now able to upload their profile picture directly from their mobile apps when signed in to their Webex Control Hub-managed Webex sites.

Display Only Video Participants in Grid View for iOS

Similar to Desktop, iOS attendees will now have the option to only see participants sending video while in Grid view. Non-video participants will still show up in the participant list.

Webex Meetings for Android

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

Problem Reporting Enhancement

Android users will now be able to select a category from a drop-down when reporting a problem from the app, for more efficient processing of their feedback.

Shared Components | February 2021 (41.2)

Announcements

The WBS41.2 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Pre-Meeting Experience

Timezone Information Added to First Time Join Page

First time users joining a Webex Meeting will now see the timezone information when they join their meeting immediately on the page, so that they won't get confused about the meeting join time.

Webex Meeting Registration Summary in Meeting List

Modern View meeting list users will now see a registration summary (number accepted, number rejected), when hovering over their meetings with registration enabled.

Importing CSV Files when Scheduling Breakout Sessions

Modern View users will now be able to import CSV files when pre-assigning their breakout sessions, for easier breakout session scheduling.

Administration Experience

Virtual Camera Support on Mac

Administrators can now allow their users to use virtual cameras (in addition to physical cameras) in the Mac desktop app.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android


The latest mobile features are not available when the Webex Meetings app is signed into a slow channel site, but they are available if you sign in to a latest channel site.

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

Improvements to the Remote Control Rotate

For mobile users, rotate and remote control functions have been moved from the application bar to within the shared content screen.

Android

iOS

Blackberry MDM Official Support

Official mobile app (both iOS and Android) support for the Blackberry MDM SDK. To access these capabilities, customers must sign up for our MDM community to direct access to our Webex Meetings app for Blackberry.

Support for Webex Meetings Registration

Mobile invitees will now be able to register for their Meetings sessions directly from their mobile device, instead of having to navigate to a desktop or laptop for that action.

Moderated Mute Mode

Similar to the Webex Meetings desktop app, mobile hosts will now also be able to mute and unmute attendees without prompting those attendees, if the admin has this capability set up and the meeting is scheduled with this capability turned on.

Android

iOS

Webex Meetings for iOS

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

Show Video on Video Devices

Show video participants on video devices only, whenever video devices are paired to the meeting from mobile. Currently we duplicate the meeting on both devices, which wastes both the bandwidth and CPU.

iOS 10 OS will no Longer be Supported

Starting with the 41.2 update, Webex Meetings will no longer support iOS 10 OS. ​​No functionality will be turned off. However, we’ll no longer release patch fixes or updates specific to this OS version.

Webex Meetings for Android

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

MDM Support for Configuring Default Audio Preference

MDM Mobile administrators can now leverage appconfig to set the default audio preference (Use internet for audio or Call Me or Call In) for their mobile MDM managed devices.

Shared Components | January 2021 (41.1)

Announcements

The WBS41.1 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Administration Experience

Show Display Name in Meeting Participants List

The Display Name in Meeting Participants List is now enabled for all by default.

This solution is very flexible for a user who wants to keep using Firstname + LastName. For standard site administrators managing Webex sites, they can keep displayname blank and the final name the meeting will show as the original naming logic ( FN+LN). If it’s a Control Hub managed site, the displayname is managed by Control Hub.

After enablement,

  1. For standard Webex sites, if the administrators don’t provide the displaynames for their accounts, all the names will keep the original naming logic, for example, FirstName + LastName.

  2. For Control Hub managed sites, the display name would be same as the display name managed by Control Hub. The user can use Cisco provisioning utitiles to change the name, for example, CSV importing in Control Hub and Directory Connector Sync.

Webex Meetings Integrations

Slack Users Can Add Webex Personal Room Meeting in Outlook or Google

When using the Slack calendar apps (Outlook or Google Calendars), a Slack user can add a Personal Room meeting link to scheduled meetings. When scheduling the meeting, the user can select 'Webex' from a drop-down menu.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android


The latest mobile features are not available when the Webex Meetings app is signed into a slow channel site, but they are available if you sign in to a latest channel site.

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

Let Anyone Join a Breakout Session

Mobile users can now join any breakout session that they choose, if the host allows it, without having to be assigned to a breakout session first.

Android

iOS

Moving Raise Hand into Reactions Interface

Mobile users will now see their raise hand function moved from their participant list to the top of their overflow menu, for easier access and discoverability. In addition, the raise hand status will also be displayed in the self-video windows of video participants.

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iOS

Ability to Hide Meeting Link for Attendees in a Meeting

Similar to the Webex Meetings Desktop app, if the site administrator chooses to hide the meeting link from attendees, then the mobile app will also avoid showing the meeting link to mobile attendees.


Mobile attendees on earlier versions of the mobile app continue to see the meeting link, until their mobile app versions are upgraded to this version.

Improvements to the In-Meeting Control Bar Icon Access

Mobile users will see some of their icons or functions rearranged to be more logical:

  1. Title of the meeting will be persistent towards the top of the screen, to keep the user aware of what meeting they're in.

  2. The annotations button will be moved into the main control bar, next to the share content function.

  3. The Webex Assistant will be moved towards the bottom of the screen.

Android

iOS

Blackberry MDM Official Support

Official mobile app (both iOS and Android) support for the Blackberry MDM SDK. To access these capabilities, customers must sign up for our MDM community to direct access to our Webex Meetings app for Blackberry.

If your customer is a Blackberry MDM user and needs access to the SDK, read this link, Use Mobile Device Management to Configure Cisco Webex Meetings.

Next, reach out to this mailer for additional instructions: ​ webex-mobility-ios-support@external.cisco.com

Improvements to the Participant List

Mobile users will see an improved participant list layout that gives more intuitive access to their participant list functions.

Android

iOS

In-Meeting Media Health Quality Indicator

Similar to the Webex Meetings desktop app, mobile users will now also see an in-meeting media quality indicator that informs the attendee of their current meeting conditions.

Android

iOS

Webex Meetings for iOS

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

Host Support to Initiate a Facebook or YouTube Stream

Similar to the Webex Meetings desktop app, iOS hosts are now able to initiate a stream to Facebook or YouTube.

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

Meetings Breakout Session Pre-Assignment Support

Mobile support for editing and re-using a scheduled pre-assignment within the meeting.

  • iPad host and cohosts can now leverage pre-assignment breakout sessions that were created by the scheduler while in the meeting.

  • iPad host and cohost can recreate and edit their breakout sessions based off this pre-assignment. They can optionally also reset to the default after use.

  • If the Breakout Session is started, pre-assigned invitees will join the Breakout Session automatically after they join the meeting. (includes reconnected and rejoin cases).

MDM Support for Configuring Default Audio Preference

MDM Mobile administrators can now leverage appconfig to set the default audio preference (Use internet for audio or Call Me or Call In) for their mobile MDM managed devices.

Shared Components | December 2020 (40.12)

Announcements

The WBS40.12 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Remove Background Noise from Meetings

    Similar to Webex Meetings desktop app, mobile users will now be able to take advantage of our new background noise detection and filtering feature that was released for Desktop in 40.10. All the same benefits available to Desktop users will be available to mobile app users as well.

  • Android

    iOS

  • Airplay and Apple TV Support

    iOS users can now stream their Webex meeting (including video and shared content) to their Apple TV or other AirPlay-enabled devices to mirror their iOS device's entire screen. Webex audio will continue to play from their iPhone or iPad device.

Administration Experience

Introduce Site Administrators Toggle to Enable or Disable On-Hold Music While Waiting in the Lobby

This is an Audio only feature.

Music on Hold for phone users waiting in the lobby was enabled in a previous update. This was applicable to locked lobby for both Personal Room meetings and Webex scheduled meetings, as well as Personal Room lobby.

In this update, site administrators can turn this feature off.

To turn this feature off, uncheck the following option on Webex Site Admin > Common Site Settings > Site Options > Enable on hold music for phone .


This option is checked by default.

Site Administrators can View and Download Previous CSV Export Results

This feature is about allowing the administrators to select from a list of previous CSV results to download in control hub. Administrators should be able to access a list of the 10 previously imported and exported results. Successful imports and errors should appear in the same list.

If the administrator intends to edit the user attribute and then import, they should download the latest one for editing.

Webex Meetings VDI

Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves

In this update, VDI client will support the Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves option that is currently available in the Webex Meetings desktop app.

Provide VMWare Support for Linux Clients

Currently, VMWare support is available only for Windows Thin Clients. With this update, we are adding VMWare support for Linux (Ubuntu and eLux) Thin Clients.

Webex Meetings Integrations

Enhanced Management of Webex App within Slack

In the Slack Administration console (Enterprise Grid), Slack Administrators will be able to manage how the Webex app is installed in their organization's Slack workspaces as follows:

  • Install the Webex app on all or on a subset of Slack workspaces in their organization

  • Make the Webex app automatically install in all future workspaces

  • Remove Webex app from a subset of Slack workspaces in their organization

Meetings Report to Include Microsoft Teams and Slack Integration Information

In the Meetings report in Control Hub, Webex Site Administrators will now be able to see if a meeting has been scheduled through the Microsoft Teams or Slack integrations.

Improved Microsoft 365 Add-in Feature Support

New features that are now supported for the Cisco Webex Scheduler Microsoft 365 Add-in are listed below:

  • Audio Connect Type

  • Entry Exit Tone

  • Join before Host (on or off)

  • Join before start minutes

  • Cohost

  • Change Password

  • Tracking Code

  • Breakout Session

  • Other Telephony

  • Select Session Type

Backward Compatibility and Interoperability for Microsoft 365 Add-in and Productivity Tools

New users of the Microsoft 365 Add-in who meet certain Outlook client minimum version requirements will be able to use it to edit or update meetings previously scheduled using Productivity Tools.

Users using Productivity Tools version 40.8.1 or Productivity Tools 40.10 that also meet certain Outlook client minimum version requirements, will be able to use Productivity Tools and the Microsoft 365 Add-in interchangeably.


Backward compatibility and interoperability will be enabled for all Webex sites by mid-November.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

Reclaim Host Support

If a mobile meeting host has left the meeting and had their role reassigned to another host, that mobile host can now re-enter their meeting on mobile and reclaim their host role.

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iOS

Animated In-Meeting Reactions Alignment with Desktop App

Similar to Webex Meetings desktop app, mobile will also support animated in-meeting reactions.

Android

iOS

Remove Background Noise from Meetings

Similar to Webex Meetings desktop app, mobile users will now be able to take advantage of our new background noise detection and filtering feature that was released for Desktop in 40.10.

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

Attendees Using Smartphone and Tablet will have a Different Participant List Icon

When viewing the participant list, we will now differentiate attendees using Android and iOS phone and tablet with different icons. All attendees across platforms will see this change.

Android

iOS

Webex Meetings for iOS

Support for a Native Apple ID Login Flow

iOS users will now be able to use their Apple ID to log into their Webex Meetings app directly, instead of being taken to their mobile browser for login.

Long Press iPad Keyboard to Unmute

iPad users will be able to long press their bluetooth keyboard's space bar to mute or unmute temporarily.

If a user is in the muted state, long pressing the spacebar will pop-up a “speaking” dialog and put the user in a temporarily unmuted state. After the user lets go, they will automatically be muted again.

If the user is in muted state, short pressing the spacebar will unmute the user until they tap to mute again.

If the user is in unmuted state, short or long pressing the spacebar will mute the user until they tap to unmute again.

Airplay and Apple TV Support

iOS users can now stream their Webex meeting (including video and shared content) to their Apple TV or other AirPlay-enabled devices to mirror their iOS device's entire screen.

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

Dynamic Assignment in Breakout Sessions for Meetings that Have Started

iOS hosts and cohosts can now remove or move their attendees between meeting breakout sessions.

iOS attendees can be now be removed or moved between meeting breakout sessions after they start.

Webex Meetings for Android

Android L will no Longer be Supported

Starting with the 40.12 update, Webex Meetings will no longer support Android Lollipop (version 5.x). ​​

No functionality will be turned off. However, we will no longer release patch fixes or updates specific to this OS version.

Display Video Only Participants in Grid View

Similar to Desktop, Android attendees will now have the option to only see participants sending video while in grid view. Non-video participants will still show up in the participant list.

Dual Camera Support

Similar to iOS, Android users can now show dual video (front and back camera) at the same time within a meeting. This allows them to stay on self-video even while sharing the contents of what's in front of them.

Allow Guest Joins from Different SSO Sites

Android mobile users can now join as guests on a site B, even if they are signed into a different site A when they're attempting to join. Previously the app would block the user from joining that meeting. With this update, we will be prompting the user with a new sign in flow before allowing them to join.

Post-Meeting Highlights Improvements

Mobile users will now have access to a post-meeting interface that divides Webex Assistant Highlights into suggested highlights (recommended by our system) as opposed to user-defined highlights (selected by the host).

In this interface, mobile users will be able to move some of their suggested highlights into their user-defined highlights list.

Smart Device Link Certification

Android users are now part of the Smart Device Link in-vehicle app community. They can now download Webex Meetings for Android directly from the SDLC App Catalog. ​Download link: https://smartdevicelink.com/app-catalog/

Shared Components | November 2020 (40.11)

Announcements

The WBS40.11 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Breakout Sessions Enhancements:

  • High Frame Rate Content Sharing Breakout Sessions for Android Devices

    Android users can now share high quality video and audio streams while in a Webex Meeting breakout session, similar to when they're in the main session.

  • Breakout Session Improvements

    Mobile Android and iPhone hosts can now start and assign breakout sessions directly from their Webex Meetings mobile apps, similar to iPads and the desktop app.

  • Request for Post-Meeting Emails to Contain Details on Meeting Usage

    After meetings end, hosts will now receive an updated post-meeting summary with a list of top participants who attended their meeting, along with the join time, join duration, and connection type. There will also be a link where they can sign in to get more complete participant information.

Administration Experience

Enable or Disable Webex Global Access Numbers and Dial-Back for Different Countries

With this update, the customer administrator will be able to Enable or Disable Webex dial-in phone numbers on a per country and toll type granularity. Once disabled in site administration, the disabled dial-in number would be excluded from invitation mails, meeting app, and meeting information page.

Additionally, the customer administrator will also have the capability to disable Webex Call back numbers on a per country basis. Once disable in site administration, the disabled call back country wouldn’t show up in the client for any meetings started after the dial back was disabled.

Customer administrators can access these setting in site administration under Common Site Settings > Audio Settings.

Disabling the PSTN access (call-in, or call-back) for countries that aren’t applicable for your business can not only provide you audio cost optimization but also prevent audio fraud in your meetings.


This feature will be enabled for all sites before November 15, 2020. The enablement schedule for this feature is different from the deployment schedule for the 40.11 update.

Customer Owned Number for Webex Edge Audio

This update to Webex Edge Audio now allows customers to bring their own numbers for use with Webex Meetings.

Webex Edge Audio customer administrators can now add any custom phone numbers for any country supported by Webex (except India). Webex Edge Audio currently supports 199 countries across the globe (see here). The phone label will be auto generated based on the country.

Site administrators can add the custom number(s) to the site from the Control Hub or Site Administration Portal. Once a number is added to the site, the number will be included in the invitation mails, meeting app, and meeting information page for the new meetings.

Users will also be to select the custom number as a preferred number.

Customer administrators can access these setting in site administration under Common Site Settings > Audio Settings.


This feature will be enabled for all Webex Edge Audio sites before November 15, 2020. The enablement schedule for this feature is different from the deployment schedule for the 40.11 update.

Simplified Auto-Delete Meeting Logic

Starting with this release, site administrators will have the ability to configure their automatic meeting deletion policy for non-recurring meetings. This site administrators setting will have defaulted to 90 days, and automatically apply to all customers. Existing scheduled meetings will immediately follow this new behavior once the 40.11 update is rolled out.

Classic View Changes: ​

  • Automatically delete session after it ends check box is removed from Webex Meetings, Trainings, and Events schedulers and moved into the site administration.

  • The site administration option to set the number of days retained (default 90 days) is added.

Modern View Meeting list changes: ​

  • "Past" tab is re-worded to "Completed" under “my Webex meetings” and will continue to represent a list of meetings that were already started and completed.

  • Meetings that have not yet been completed but have scheduled start and end times in the past remains temporarily accessible and viewable by changing the date filters within the “Upcoming” tab.

  • All meetings listed beneath the “Upcoming” tab will follow the new site administration retention settings.

What won’t be changed:

  • Recurring meeting retention logic isn’t changing.

  • Completed Meetings (meetings beneath the newly re-worded "Completed" tab) will continue to follow the existing Control Hub retention settings for Highlights and Recordings. ​

Show Attendee's Display Name for a Meeting Participant List

Allow users and administrators to edit the account's display name. The display name will be consistent between Webex Meeting and Webex Teams meetings.

For a better user experience,

  1. Update the previous name to be the display name for easy identification. The previous name is FirstName + LastName in most languages.

  2. If the customized display name is blank, keep using FirstName + LastName to maintain compatibility with the existing program behavior.

  3. It doesn’t use display name for some functions whose formal name would be better than using custom names such as audit log, reports, and a few email templates.


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

Updated Slow and Latest Channel Messaging on Site Upgrade Page

We’ve added tips to explain the difference between the latest channel and slow channel. We’ve also improved the UI so that when the site is upgraded to the latest slow channel version, the administrator can still see that the slow channel is selected by default when they go back to the upgrade page. The upgrade button will be disabled as it is already on the latest version.

Webex Meetings VDI

Webex Meetings VDI to Support HP ThinPro OS 7.x

With this update, Cisco Webex Meetings VDI support will be available for HP ThinPro OS 7.1 clients.

Webex Meetings VDI to Support eLux 6.9

With this update, Cco Webex Meetings VDI support will be available for eLux version 6.9.

Webex Meetings VDI Support Dell Wyse Thin Client OS 9.1 Beta on Citrix Environment

With this update, Cisco Webex Meetings VDI support will be available for Dell Wyse Thin Clients running version 9.1.

Dell Wyse Thin Client OS 9.1 is in Beta and is targeted for GA in December 2020.

Webex Meetings VDI to Support XenApp Desktop

For the customers that have deployed Virtual Desktop (XenApp) for their VDI environment, now their users can take advantage of the VDI improvements when they join their Webex Meetings from their Virtual Desktop.

Blur Background Support on Windows 10 Thin Client for Webex Meetings VDI

In this update, support for blur background will be available to VDI users who are running Windows 10 Thin Client to join their meetings.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

Notify Host Button Available in the Mobile Personal Room Meeting Lobby

Webex Meetings mobile app attendees waiting in the Personal Room meeting lobby will now be able to tap a button to notify the host that they are waiting, similar to desktop app users.

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iOS

Modern View Mobile Page Redesign

Mobile users who navigate directly to their site (for example, company.webex.com) from a mobile browser will now see a modernized experience. As part of this experience, we’re offering a new sign in flow to give users access to their personal meeting list. Users will continue to have access to their old functionality, including public meeting lists.

Old View

New View

Webex Meetings for iOS

iOS 14 Widget Support

Mobile iOS 14 OS users will now be able to use a Webex Meetings widget on their iPhone or iPad app screens. The user experience will match the experience of our previous home screen widget.

iPhone 12 Official Support

Apple's new iPhone 12 devices will be officially supported in this update.

Shake the Phone in the Meeting to Improve your Meeting

Smart meeting audio adjustment - While in a meeting, iOS users can now shake their phones to attempt to improve their audio quality conditions. In this release, shaking your phone while you’re on VoIP internet audio will automatically switch you to PSTN audio (but not the other way round).

Support to Edit Profile Name and Password

Similar to Android, iOS users can now edit their names and password directly from their app.

Webex Meetings for Android

Official Android R Support

Starting with the 40.10 update, we officially support devices running the new Android R operating system.

High Frame Rate Content Sharing Breakout Sessions for Android Devices

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

Breakout Session Improvements

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

"Tell a Friend" Share Support

Android users can now easily share a link to the Webex Meetings app store downloads, directly from their in-app help section.

Improved Audio Switching

We’re improving the transition between VoIP audio and PSTN audio. Users will experience reduced time for switching between audio, and audio prompts will be removed during the transition.

Redesign of Pre- and Post-Meeting Guest View and Host View

In this update, similar to iOS, Android users will see a redesigned pre- and post-meeting navigation experience in their mobile meeting app. The bottom pagination will become tabs with clear references to Home, Meetings, and Recordings. In addition to swiping, mobile app users can tap directly on the desired tab to get to the screen that they want.

Shared Components | October 2020 (40.10)

Announcements

The WBS40.10 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Cisco Webex Page Enhancements

Additional Mute Controls in Meetings Scheduler


It was initially communicated that this feature was available in the 40.10 update. However, it is not available for slow channel.

Modern View improvements

Modern View user will now be able to enter up to 64 characters into their scheduler template name.

Cisco Webex Control Hub and Cisco Webex Site Administration

Download and Export User Attributes CSV File in Control Hub-Managed Sites

The feature can help administrators exporting a corresponding user attributes CSV report. In the current implementation, Control Hub always shows the most recent CSV export, which could be different from the one requested by other administrators.

Now, the administrators can see a notification and click the download link to download the CSV report directly corresponding to the request.

Export Active Users from Control Hub

Site administrators in Control Hub can now export only the active users on a site. This streamlines user management for companies that have a many inactive users and they only want to manage the active users. This functionality is already available from Webex Site Administration.

Site Administrator Can Prevent Android Screen Captures

Site Administrators can now determine whether screen captures can be taken while signed in or attending a meeting on their site using the Webex Meetings mobile app for Android.


This doesn’t block the Android user from taking screenshots of device screens while multi-tasking outside of the Webex Meetings app.

Recording Retention Settings Notification

This feature introduces a new notification in the Site Information page to inform administrators of the current recording retention settings.

Cisco Webex Meetings APIs

Meetings and Recordings RESTful APIs

We’re adding new abilities to the Meetings RESTful APIs to support administrative operations. Webex site administrators will have a new administrator level scope which can be granted to integration applications to perform the following actions on behalf of all the users in the organization:

  • Create, retrieve, update, and delete meetings

  • Retrieve, manage, or delete recordings

Visit developer.webex.comfor more information.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.10 for iOS and Android

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

Grid View Support for up to 5x5 (landscape) and 3x7 (portrait)

Meetings mobile app users will now be able to experience 5x5 grid view (landscape mode) and 3x7 grid view (portrait mode) on their tablets, including iPads and Chromebooks!

Leave Meeting While in Audio-Only Mode

Meetings mobile app users will now be able to leave the meeting directly from their mobile Audio-Only mode screen, instead of having to exit out of Audio-Only mode first.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.10 for iOS

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

Practice Sessions for Panelist in Webex Events

iOS Meetings mobile app users will now be able to participate in a Webex Events practice session directly from their mobile app.

Redesign of Pre- and Post-Meeting Guest View and Host View

In this update, iOS users will see a redesigned pre- and post-meeting navigation experience in their mobile meeting app. The bottom pagination becomes tabs with clear references to Home, Meetings, and Recordings. In addition to swiping, mobile app users can tap directly on the desired tab to get to the screen that they want.

Apple Watch Series 5 in Non-Standalone Mode Support

This is the official update for supporting Apple Watch Series 5 in non-standalone mode.

Continue Sending Video While in Split-Screen Mode

When iOS users go into split screen mode to multitask while still in a Webex meeting, one of those screens will now support the continuation of sending and receiving video in the Webex meeting.

Official Support for Apple Pencil iOS 14

iOS users can now officially use their Apple Pencil to annotate on content directly from the iOS device, while in a Webex meeting.

Support for Mirror Self-Video

Mobile app users can now mirror their self-video, including their virtual backgrounds, similar to desktop app users.

Microsoft Intune Native SDK Support

We are announcing official iOS mobile app support for the Microsoft Intune SDK. To access these capabilities, users must sign up for our MDM community to directly access to our Webex Meetings app for Microsoft Intune.

For more information, see​ Use Mobile Device Management to Configure Cisco Webex Meetings​.

Next, reach out to this mailer for additional instructions: ​webex-mobility-ios-support@cisco.com.

Additional Reactions Available in Webex Events, and Training

iPad users will have access to additional "reaction" icons while in a meeting, event, or training. These reactions will get displayed to the other hosts and attendees in the meeting.

Custom Virtual Background Disabled

If customer sites had disabled their picture uploads previously, then iOS users would have their custom virtual background selection disabled. However, they were still able to continue to use their blur backgrounds. Starting with the 40.10 update, we will be aligning with the rest of the platforms and disable blur background support if virtual backgrounds is disabled in general.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.10 for Android

Share Audio and Video at 30 FPS in Android Smartphones and Tablets

Android users will now be able to share and optimize for 30 FPS video streams on their smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks. They will also be able to select to share the audio as well, similar to desktop app users.

Webex Events Post-Session Survey Support

Android attendees are now able to participate in post-session surveys after events are completed, similar to desktop app users.

Host Support for "Anyone Can Share”

Android hosts can turn on or off the new “anyone can share” option when in a meeting.

Dual camera support

Android users will now be able to use Dual Camera support to view the area in front of them using the back camera, while they remain on self-video using their front camera.

Show the Full Name of the Participant in the Chat Window

Android users will now be able to see the full participant name in the Chat window for the people that they're chatting with.

New Muted Indicator

Android users will now see a helpful indicator that they’re muted if they attempt to speak while muted.

High CPU Warning for Virtual Background

Android users will receive a proactive warning and a suggestion to turn off virtual backgrounds if experiencing high CPU usage. The warning may appear when using virtual backgrounds along with other running applications, resulting in high CPU usage that might impact meeting quality.

Control Hub-Managed Site Support for Alexa Voice Commands

Control Hub-managed site users can leverage Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Show devices to perform their Alexa voice commands, including listing meetings and playing back recordings.

Profile Picture Upload for Control Hub-Enabled Sites

Control Hub-enabled site users can directly upload their profile pictures from their Android meeting apps.

Join and Switch Between Breakout Sessions

Previously Android attendees were unable to join new breakout sessions that had been dynamically created and assigned by the desktop host within the meeting. With this update, it is possible for Android attendees to switch between these newly created sessions.

Shared Components | September 2020 (40.9)

Announcements

The September 2020 (40.9) update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Cisco Webex Meetings, Events, Training, and Support Enhancements

New Set of PSTN Numbers

In this update, to enhance the Audio services in Cisco Webex we’re adding a list that will support the provisioning of new call-in access numbers. These new numbers will appear in the Webex client and in the global call-in list. The countries that are being supported in this update are, Australia, Belize, Brunei, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, India, Malta, Peru, Paraguay, Portugal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, United States, and Portland Oregon Toll Number.

Cisco Webex Page Enhancements

Grid Layout for Cloud Recordings

With the grid layout becoming the default experience in Webex Meetings, meeting recordings will default to the grid layout in this update for new and existing Webex hosts. This applies to both Webex Meetings and Webex Events.

This change applies to video-centric MP4 recordings only.

Grid layout recording UI:

In addition, hosts now have the flexibility to select a recording layout combination for when the meeting has and doesn’t have shared content. If a host set the Recording layout preference as "Content-only view" prior to 40.9, his or her preferences will stay the same.

User Preference UI:

The site administrator can also select the recording default layout for new users in the Webex Site Administration and Webex Control Hub.

If a site has set recording default layout as "Content-only view" prior to the 40.9 update, this setting stays the same.

Control Hub Site Default Recording Layout Settings UI:


Grid View for Recordings will be available on your site by the end of September.

Participant Content Sharing

Hosts can now allow the participants to share their screen during scheduled meetings or Personal Rooms meetings.

My Contacts and Company Address Book

Modern View users will now have easy access to their contact distribution list and company address directly from their scheduler. Saved contacts will automatically be available` when they search or fill in invitees.

Guest View Access Enhancements

Signed-out users navigating directly into their Modern View Webex site to join a meeting will have access to a self-help panel in the right corner.

Upload Recordings and Disable Recording Downloads Support

Modern View users will now have access to the upload recording functionality directly from the Recordings page.


The “I will provide URL” and “Use a file that is already on the Webex network” are no longer supported for adding a recording in Modern View. When playback an uploaded recording, playback speed adjustment, edit playback range and transcription aren’t supported.

Modern View users will also be able to enable or disable a "prevent recording download" option from their Modern View Recordings page.

Scheduler Support for Editing Templates

Modern View users will now be able to edit their templates directly from their scheduler preferences so that the scheduled meeting from the Webex desktop app, mobile app, and Webex Site will use the default meeting template. If a personal meeting templates isn’t selected, then the site default template will be used.

Prompt to Send out Email Updates After Scheduling a Meeting

In Modern View, hosts are now prompted to send out an email update after editing a scheduled Webex meeting.

Classic View Deprecation of Meetings

Starting with the September 2020 (40.9) update, we will be deprecating all Webex Meetings capabilities from Classic View. Customers will continue to have access to the Webex Events and Webex Training capabilities. However, they will no longer be able to access their Webex Meetings-specific functions through the Classic View interface. See details for What's Supported in Modern View.

Cisco Webex Control Hub and Cisco Webex Site Administration

Prevent AI Robots from Attending a Meeting

Site administrators can now prevent AI transcription robots from joining a meeting. Initially, the robot with Gong.io email addresses can be blocked, and others may be added by request.

Customize Left Nav Links Support

Site Administrators can now add and edit up to three additional custom links to their left navigation bar, in case they want to make available their own support content.

Cisco Webex Meetings APIs

Updates to Webex Meetings RESTful APIs

We’re adding new post-meeting capabilities to the Meetings RESTful APIs.

You’re now able to add query parameters to the meetings endpoint that allows you to return meetings with specific states.


The post-meeting capabilities can be applied to meeting series as well.

These enhancements allow for greater control in workflows that deal with listing meetings, in this case specifically meetings that have already happened.

The recordings endpoint DTO now includes the meetingId, allowing you easily correlate recordings with their associated meeting.

Visit developer.webex.com for more information.

Cisco Webex Meetings for Microsoft Teams

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

Meeting hosts in Microsoft Teams, for any scheduled Personal Room meeting or regularly scheduled meeting that they host in a channel, will now have the following capabilities:

  • For meetings that will start within 15 minutes, they will see a Reminder button next to the Start button in the Webex Channel Tab Meeting List.

Meeting invitees in a Microsoft Teams channel, for any scheduled Personal Room meeting or regularly scheduled meeting, will see the following notification:

  • When the host sends a reminder for a meeting that will start within 15 minutes, they will see a notification in the channel, and they will be able to join the meeting by clicking the ‘Join Meeting’ button.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.9 for iOS and Android

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

Virtual Background Controls

With the September 20202 (40.9) update, site administration options to allow virtual backgrounds and allow custom backgrounds will now apply to the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest Hub Device support

Users of Amazon Echo Show or Google Home Hub Smart Display devices will now be able to use Webex Meetings on these devices.

Amazon Echo Show devices will be able to display meeting and recording lists, as well as and play back recordings.

Google Nest Hub devices will be able to display meeting and recording lists, play back recordings, and schedule meetings.

Click Use Voice Commands on Your Mobile Device for more details on Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest Hub Devices.

Breakout Sessions in Meetings

Mobile app users can now attend breakout sessions in their Webex meetings, similar to desktop app users. In addition, iPad users will be able to use the host functionality while in the meeting, similar to desktop app users.

Known limitation: Android devices and iPhones will support only attendee capabilities in this update, not host capabilities.


Host support for iOS mobile and Android devices will be added in a future update.

Locked Lobby Support for Scheduled Webex Meetings

Mobile hosts can now lock a scheduled Webex meeting while in a meeting, similar to the Personal Room locking support. The mobile attendee experience will also have a new pre-meeting lobby experience, similar to Personal Rooms.

Facebook Portal support

Facebook Portal users will now be able to leverage their Webex Meetings app directly from all Facebook Portal devices! The experience will match what currently exists in the Android app. More details to follow.

Support Scheduled Personal Room Meetings Retrieved from the Webex Server APIs

Independent of calendar scraping and Microsoft Office 365 API calls, mobile users can now view scheduled Personal Room meetings from their in-app meeting list. If the user has configured the meeting list to retrieve meetings from the Webex backend, they receive scheduled Personal Room meetings, like with Modern View pages. This method allows users to receive scheduled Personal Room meetings without relying on third-party sources.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.9 for iOS

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

Additional Virtual Background Preset Images

iOS mobile users will have more virtual background images to choose from in your meetings. You can now view three images on your iPhone and six images on your iPad.

iPhone

iPad

Participant List View Permissions Alignment/Optimization

iOS mobile hosts will no longer tie panelist disablement and video disablement together with one setting. Instead it will align with the desktop and Android app and disable the Participants list only, and always keep video turned on.

Desktop app hosts currently can’t disable video, so iOS aligns with that behavior.

iOS screen sharing and High FPS behavior will also now be similarly aligned with the desktop and Android apps. If the Webex site has them disabled, then iOS will also be disabled.

Official Support for iOS 14

The new iOS 14 operating system will officially be supported in this update.

Event Post-Session Survey Support

iPhone Webex Events attendees are now able to participate in post-session surveys after events are completed, just like desktop app attendees.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.9 for Android

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

Microsoft Intune Native SDK Support

We’re announcing official Android mobile app support for the Microsoft Intune SDK. To access these capabilities, customers must sign up for our MDM community to direct access to our Webex Meetings app for Microsoft Intune.

If your customer is a Microsoft Intune user and needs access to the SDK, see​ Use Mobile Device Management to Configure Cisco Webex Meetings​.

Next, reach out to this mailer for additional instructions: ​ webex-android-support@cisco.com.

Meeting Controls and Overflow Menu Alignment

Android mobile users will see their meeting controls updated to match the same style as the desktop app, which is also redesigned with this same update. This includes a new unmuted state icon with no slash through it and animation when the device user is speaking.

Profile Name and Password Update Support

It’s now easier for Android mobile users to update their signed-in profile name and password directly from their app. Editing your name is available for all Webex sites. Editing your password is only available for Webex sites managed in Webex Site Administration at this time.

Android Personal Room Meeting End and Leave Alignment

Android mobile users will now experience the same Personal Room meeting end and leave meeting behavior as in iOS mobile and Desktop app. Previously, Android mobile users could only end the meeting in Personal Room meeting, without reassigning the host role to others.

Shared Components | August 2020 (40.8)

Announcements

The August 2020 (40.8) update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Cisco Webex Page Enhancements

Modern View- Event/Training Enhancements

For improved security, we will be removing the host key from our Webex Events and Webex Training scheduler emails and invites in this release. The plain host key will be changed into a link to the meeting details page, where the host key will be accessible behind a host authentication. This also is in parity with Webex Meetings.


Customized email templates will have no impact.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.8 for iOS


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

Apple ID to Sign-In Option for iPhone and iPad Users

iOS users can now sign into their Webex Meetings mobile app using their Apple ID on their iPhone or iPad.

This cool, new feature is a streamlined sign-in option for iPhone/iPad users!

iPad OS User Experience Optimizations

All links to external mobile browsers (e.g. support links) will open as an embedded experience within the mobile app itself. And now the playback recording user experience is improved!

Control Bar/Overflow Menu Alignment

iOS mobile users will see their centralized control bar updated in a style easy to navigate.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.8 for Android

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

Virtual and Blur Background Support

Webex Meetings exclusively allows Android users to select virtual or blur background backdrops while participating in their meetings. We are the first video conferencing solution to offer this feature for Android, and it's available on the Cisco Webex Meetings app for Android on tablets too!


The Android mobile devices and tablets that support virtual background in the Cisco Webex Meetings app for Android need be equipped by a 64-bit octa core (8-core) processor, RAM with 3.5G or above, and Android OS 8 (Oreo) or above.

Android Host Support for Streaming to Facebook/ YouTube

Similar to the Desktop app, Android hosts will now be able to start a stream from a third-party source such as Facebook, YouTube or IBM directly from their mobile device!

Host Mute/Un-Mute Control Improvements

Android mobile hosts will now have access to enable/disable mute on entry while in their meeting.

Attendee Pin Support

Previously, only Android hosts could pin a video. With this release, attendees can now pin any video for their own view regardless of who is speaking.

This gives better ability to pin to a desired video without shifting screens to other active speakers.

Shared Components | July 2020 (40.7)

Announcements

The July 2020 (40.7) update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App Enhancements

Lobby Support for Video System and Webex Teams External Users

Users outside of your organization who are on video conferencing systems and Webex Teams apps will now be able to wait in the Personal Room lobby, when the site is configured to place external users in a lobby when the Personal Room is in an unlocked state.

Before this enhancement, those external users would be subject to an administrator setting that controlled whether they would join the meeting directly or would be completely blocked from joining the Personal Room meetings.

With this enhancement, we are simplifying the experience by making sure that all devices and apps follow the same rules when joining an unlocked Personal Room meeting.

To do that, we are removing the existing administrator setting that controlled the exception behavior for users on video conferencing systems and Webex Teams apps.

Going forward, we will simply use the Personal Room meeting security settings to decide on the treatment for external users on video conferencing systems and Webex Teams apps.

When these external users are in the lobby, the hosts can see them and decide to admit those users using their apps as usual.

How are Users on Video Conferencing Systems and Webex Teams Apps Considered Internal / Signed-in?

1. Webex Rooms devices that are registered to Webex in your Cisco Webex Control Hub instance.

2. SIP video conferencing systems from your organization where you have verified your SIP video address domain name in Control Hub.

3. Webex Teams app users who are entitled to Webex Meetings or Webex Enterprise Edition for the site where they are trying to join a meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I have cloud-registered Webex Rooms devices. Will they be affected?

No. Since they are already registered under your Control Hub instance, they will continue joining meetings without any delay.

2. I have SIP video conferencing systems. What will happen to those?

If you have already completed domain verification in Control Hub and enabled mutual TLS authentication at your SIP edge, they will also join meetings without waiting in the lobby. If you have not done so already, verify your domain and configure your Cisco Expressway for mutual TLS authentication.

3. Why do I need to do domain verification for SIP video conferencing systems that I already own?

We don't want an unauthorized user impersonating your organization's video calling domain to bypass the meeting security measures. Imagine you own example.com domain name, and your SIP video conferencing systems join meetings using a video address like conference_room_1@example.com.

Now, imagine if an unauthorized user modified some data on their system and made it look like they were joining the meeting using conference_room_1@example.com. How would you know to trust them? By enabling mutual TLS authentication at the edge, we are able to cryptographically verify that the video conferencing systems are coming from the domain that they claim to be coming from, and that the domain name they are coming from is indeed authorized to access your meetings.

4. I don't mange my Webex sites in Control Hub. Can I still take advantage of this feature with video conferencing systems?

No. Without a site being managed in Control Hub, we cannot securely identify users joining on video conferencing systems. After this change, if you have SIP video conferencing systems, they will have to be admitted by the host every time.

Cisco Webex Meetings for Slack


Webex Meetings integrations with Slack aren’t available for FedRAMP-authorized Webex offerings.

Private Channels and 1:1 Conversations Enhancements

Slack Administrators will now be able to take advantage of the Bot-token architecture, which enhances the Webex Meetings experience in Slack private channels and 1:1 conversations. Specifically, users in private channels and 1:1 conversations will now see the following:

  • Webex real-time status notifications

  • Webex recording notifications

  • Webex short cuts

Slack Administrators must re-install the Webex integration to enable this feature.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.7 for iOS and Android

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

Easily See Participants with Their Hand Raised

Mobile hosts can now see participants who raise their hand automatically sorted at the top of the Participants list. The order of the participants will follow the order in which they raised their hand.

If you prefer, you can sort participants by name to quickly scan the list.

Mute Status Icon

A mute/unmute status icon will now show even when the control bar is hidden. This allows users to know if they're muted without having to tap for the control bar.

BETA MSFT Intune SDK Support/MDM Improvements

MSFT Intune SDK customers will now have access to a BETA native MSFT Intune SDK build through our mobile device management (MDM) community portal. For details on how to gain access to the community, refer to this article here.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.7 for iOS


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

Ability to Include Audio while Sharing High Frame Rate Video on iOS

iPad and iPhone users can now share high frame rate video content at 30 frames per second (FPS) during a meeting. They can also optionally share the audio for this video at the same time. This makes the video movement of video content that you share smoother when attending meetings from your devices. Share video content from your device or from YouTube for all of your participants to see and hear!

iPad Bluetooth Mouse Support

iPad users can now use their Bluetooth-enabled mouse during a Webex meeting.

Just hover to highlight and select.

Bluetooth Audio Icon Added to the Top Menu

In iOS, a Bluetooth icon is now at the top menu where you can easily switch between the audio on your phone speaker or your Bluetooth headset.

24-HR Scheduler Support

iOS users are now able to schedule 24-hour meetings from their in-app schedulers.

Host In-Meeting Control Improvements

Hosts using iOS mobile will now have access to the following mute, share, and lock controls while in their meeting:

  • Enable or disable mute on entry

  • Anyone can share

  • Lock or unlock for scheduled Webex meetings

Event Post-Session Survey Support

iOS attendees are now able to participate in post-session surveys after the events are completed.

iPhone Grid Support

iPhone users will now get 3x2 grid view video support on their devices for landscape mode, and 2x2 grid view on their devices for portrait mode. This will be the default experience.

There will also be an in-app toggle for users to switch back to their original experience, if they prefer it.

Guest Name/Email Edit

iOS guest and signed out users are now able to edit their name and email prior to joining the meeting. This gives users the ability to access their name and email edits without having to navigate into the in-app settings.

MDM improvements for iOS

MDM Appconfig customers on iOS are also now able to toggle on or off High FPS video share using their MDM configuration.

When Apple ID Login becomes available, iOS MDM Appconfig customers will be able to toggle on or off their Apple ID login.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.7 for Android

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

BETA Blur or Change Your Background

Mobile Android users can now blur or change their background while participating in their meetings. This gives you more privacy and removes distracting elements from your surroundings as you participate in video meetings.

Requirements:

  • Orion site does not support it

Device Requirements:

  • Android OS version should not be less than 8.0 (Android O)

  • The device memory should be more than 2.5G

  • The number of CPU core should not be less than 4

  • CPU should be 64 bit

Alexa and Amazon Echo Recording Playback

Alexa and Amazon Echo users can now use voice commands to play back their Webex recordings. Click Use Voice Commands on Your Mobile Device for more details on recording playback.

Participant List View Enhancements

Previously, Android mobile participants had participant list and video disablement tied together with one setting. With this release, it will align with the desktop app behavior and only disable the participant list when the meeting host disables the participant list. We will no longer disable the video panel when the desktop app host chooses to disable their participant list.