Breakout session feature limitations:

  • Meetings that use end-to-end encryption aren't supported.

  • Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop Software doesn't support managing or joining breakout sessions.

  • Attendees' names show in the main Chat drop-down list even if they join a breakout session.

  • If there are network connection issues, breakout session participants return to the main meeting when they reconnect.

  • If you assign the host role to someone who's using a version earlier than WBS40.9, the breakout sessions will end.

  • Only one host or cohost can have the Breakout session assignment dialog open at a time.

  • If a meeting’s audio connection type is Use VoIP only and the site administrator has not enabled the Collaboration Meeting Room option for the host, Breakout sessions will be unavailable in the meeting controls.

  • Q&A is not supported in breakout sessions from the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Current limitations which will be addressed in a following release:

  • Breakout session can't be joined from a video device, the Webex app, or by phone-only participants.

  • iPad users can't ask all to return to the meeting.

  • iPhone participants can't be moved or exchanged to another breakout session after the breakout sessions have started.

The following features aren’t currently supported while participating in a breakout session (will be addressed in a following release):

  • Raise hand, People Insights profile, and the notes taker role

  • Webex Assistant for Meetings

  • Closed captioning

  • Recording breakout sessions

  • Sharing web browser

  • Sharing multimedia

  • Sharing a file using the Open and Share option

  • Sharing iPhone or iPad screens (Mac-only feature)

  • Annotation and Whiteboard on Windows and Mac (iOS and Android only feature)

  • Remote control

  • Live streaming

  • Polling

  • Saving chat

  • Users who join from the Webex Meeting web app can’t share content