Breakout sessions

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

Breakout sessions are smaller groups that are split off from the main meeting. They allow a subset of meeting participants to collaborate and share ideas over audio and video. Use breakout sessions for workshops, classrooms, or for when you need a moment to talk privately with a few participants, outside of the main meeting.

Known issues and limitations

Learn about known issues and limitations for breakout sessions in Meetings.

Roles in a breakout session

Hosts and cohosts create breakout sessions, assign participants and then, when they're ready, start the sessions.

Attendees can share content and use collaboration tools such as chat, to collaborate in smaller, more focused discussion groups. See Best practices for participating in breakout sessions.

Audio and video in breakout sessions

Each breakout session is a separate audio and video conference. If you connected to audio when you joined the meeting, it switches over automatically when you join a breakout session. You can mute or unmute your audio and start or stop your video at any time during the breakout session, just like you would in the main session.

When all breakout sessions end, your audio switches to the main meeting automatically. If your video is on during the breakout session, it remains on when all breakout sessions end and you return to the main meeting.