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

See the Feature summary for the Webex Meetings Suite (WBS41) for a list of new features by the update number.

See the Feature summary for the Webex Meetings Suite (42.x) 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 October 2022 (42.10)

Announcements

The 42.10 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Enhanced meeting security with Auto Admit

    We are excited to introduce Auto Admit that is designed to make your life easier as a meeting host while increasing the security of your meeting.

    This new default behavior allows invitees who are signed into Webex to join a scheduled meeting directly without having to wait in the lobby. No more admitting people in the lobby when they were supposed to be in the meeting anyways.

    No passwords or PIN numbers required. Even Webex Room systems that you add to your meeting invite can join the meeting directly.

    Remind your invitees to sign into Webex to be able to take advantage of this amazing new usability improvement.

    For users who aren't signed into Webex and those that aren't on the invite, they continue to wait in the lobby until you or a cohost admits them.


     
    This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.
  • New Webex whiteboard (Beta)

    In case you missed the update that came in 42.9, the new Webex whiteboard is an infinite canvas where you can collaborate together with any meeting participants whether they are using Webex Meetings app, Webex App, or Webex devices.

    There are several handy tools such as pen, shapes, sticky notes, and images. When collaborating with others, you can see their profile pictures moving along with their pen strokes.

    To start a new whiteboard, click the "..." menu button and click Start New Whiteboard. Or if other participants start a whiteboard session, you can automatically join that session.


     
    This feature is on an independent release schedule. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.
  • Share mobile camera view as content

    We’re introducing an industry first ability to share the camera view from your mobile device or iOS and Android users. During a Webex Meeting, mobile app users can start sharing their mobile camera view with all the meeting participants. Meeting participants can view shared mobile camera content in full screen mode on their computers, devices, and phones.

    To use this feature, select Start or Join a meeting, then … more > Share Content > Camera icon.

    Capabilities while sharing mobile camera:

    • Zoom in or zoom out when sharing mobile camera and attendees see the updated view.

    • Annotate with shared mobile camera content.

    • User can share either front camera or back camera.

    • If you’ve turned on self-video on your meetings mobile app, it is turned off when sharing mobile camera as content.

  • Support M2 chipset on Mac

    Webex Meetings is now fully supported on Mac operating system with M2 chipset.

  • Lobby chime in Meetings

    To help hosts and cohosts manage attendees in a meeting we have added sound notifications for when a person joins the lobby. In addition to the current visual notification, hosts and cohosts can now turn on an audio notification. This option is found in Meeting Setting -> Notifications. People can choose which sound they hear. Sound is only audible for hosts or cohosts. If multiple people join lobby at same time only one sound plays. After 10 seconds then sound plays again if a new person joins the lobby.

Pre-meeting experience

Enhanced meeting security with Auto Admit

We are excited to introduce Auto Admit that is designed to make your life easier as a meeting host while increasing the security of your meeting.

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

Host can grant access to the meeting reports to their administrators

This feature empowers the scheduling delegates, typically the executive administrators, to access the meeting reports on behalf their executives. This removes the burden from executives of downloading the reports and manual sending them to their administrators. Any user can grant access to their scheduling delegates to the meeting reports in the scheduling preferences.

Support M2 chipset on Mac

Webex Meetings is now fully supported on Mac operating system with M2 chipset.

In-meeting experience

New Webex whiteboard (Beta)

The new Webex whiteboard is an infinite canvas where you can collaborate together with any meeting participants whether they are using Webex Meetings app, Webex App, or Webex devices.

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


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

Simultaneous interpretation original (floor) audio pass through

When interpreters aren’t speaking in a language channel, participants subscribed to that channel automatically hear 100% original (floor) audio. Once an interpreter speaks in the channel, the user hears the volume balance of an interpreter or the original audio according to what has been set (by default, it is 80% interpreter, 20% original audio, but the user can change it according to their preference). This feature does not change the user interface.

Embedded apps third-party SSO support

When you select an app in the App Gallery, you can view the App Info along with the app descriptions, screenshots, and videos that app developers have provided for their app. You can also select Don't show me this page again if you don't want to view app information.

Lobby chime in Meetings

To help hosts and cohosts manage attendees in a meeting we have added sound notifications for when a user joins the lobby.

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

Self-view

Fixed an issue where self-view was being removed in the grid-view or filmstrip when turning off video.

PWA for Chrome OS: meeting calendar

You can now access your upcoming meetings directly in the Meetings Progressive Web App (PWA) for Chrome operating system. Browse meetings by date and click to view meeting details. When it's time to join, the Join button is displayed automatically.

Webinar experience

Email template improvement

In this update, webinar supports three new email templates:

  • Webinar invitation emails for panelists

  • Cancellation emails for panelists who are removed in the webinar

  • Absentee follow up emails for people who registered for but didn’t join the webinar

Certain email templates are optional, and hosts can decide if they want them to be sent out.

There is also improved support for variables in the email templates, making customization easier for the host.

Also, there's improved support for variables in the email templates, which makes the customization easier on the host.

Support to customize logos for all the email templates.


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

Slido experience

Drag and drop polls in Webex

You can now drag and drop polls and change their order directly in the Webex sidebar.

Multiple answers in open text by default

Have you ever been approaching administrators to allow multiple answers in open text poll? Not only you, but we’ve also heard it as feedback from our users and experienced it on our own.

More than 50% of our used open text polls have enabled multiple answers in poll settings. So, it means, on more than 50% of open text polls our users had to do one additional click.

In future in all applications you have this poll setting that is enabled by default.

Typing indicator in a survey and ranking poll

You can now see an indicator depicting the number of participants responding.

Post-meeting experience

Breakout session attendee report

Breakout session attendance report is added to the meeting attendee report. This includes breakout session names along with the attendee join and leave time.


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

Attendance report now sortable on web (Apple)

This report was previously static and not sortable. Now it is sortable by last name directly in the browser without having to download it.

Webex Meetings for Android and iOS

Share the mobile camera view as content

We’re introducing an industry first ability to share the camera view from your mobile device or iOS and Android users.

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

Webex Meetings for iOS

Webex Meetings to support Apple Continuity Camera

Apple Continuity Camera lets you replace Mac's built-in web camera using the iPhone camera. You can use the rear-facing, wide-angle camera of an iPhone to support high-quality photo and video capture in Webex Meetings. It also enables the Mac Desk View app, which works like an overhead camera setup to show the desk area in front of the Mac without any additional equipment.

Requirements for Apple Continuity Camera feature:

  • Needs iOS 16 beta (or later) and MacOS Ventura beta (or later).

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are on for both your Mac and iPhone.

  • Mac and iPhone are signed in with the same Apple ID and using 2FA.

Administration experience

New look for site administration management

We're changing the look and feel of your meeting site management pages in Control Hub. We’re making your experience of managing your site consistent with how you manage other services in Control Hub.

The current site management pages use IFrames to pull the site management settings from Webex Site Administration into Control Hub. This interface refresh removes the IFrames and ports most of the site management settings on Control Hub pages. Meanwhile, all administrative activities are audited in Control Hub audit log. We provide a capability for the customers to revert to the old site administration tool in that time, and the administrator can also switch to a new site administration experience. (In this phase, we completed the relevant functions relating to Webex Meetings and Webinar meetings.) For more information, see New look for site management.

Update SSO auto-account creation in Site conversion tool

Site administrator sites with auto account creation can now be updated from Site administration to Control Hub.

Administrators should configure their Control Hub ORG with Auto account creation and auto license templates before updating their site to Control Hub to avoid loss of functionality.

Ability to disable broadcast message

Administrators can disable Broadcast Message using Control Hub templates for Meetings and Webinars. The controls to disable this feature are available at the user or group or org level.

When the administrator has this disabled for the user, then the user as an attendee to a webinar or meeting can't receive broadcast messages. For a user that has the broadcast message turned OFF, they aren't able to use this feature in the meeting and appropriate client message is provided to them. If the user is a host, then the entire meeting doesn't have the broadcast message capability.

Available in September 2022 (42.9.5)

Administrators can update SSO certification in Site Administration

For security reasons, the SSO (Single Sign-On) configuration is expired after a period (the first expiry date is in Nov 2022). Before the expiry date, administrators must update the certification file on the corresponding IDP. If not, it impacts their users’ authentication with Webex. In site administration, the administrators can select the new certification, download, and then update to IDP.


 
This new feature only affects the sites which are still managed in site administration. Along with this announcement, we are gradually enabling the features for everyone.

For more information, see Manage Single Sign-On integration in Webex Administration.

Coming in September 2022 (42.9)

Announcements

The 42.9 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Chapters in the recording video

    If you are using Webex Meetings and Webinars you can now add chapters to a recording and share them with others. This makes it faster and easier to view recordings that are longer in duration.

    Hosts can indicate the starting timestamp of a chapter along with its title and then delete them. You can enable MP4 recording and Webex Events (classic).

    You can view all the chapters in the recording playback bar and chapter panel.


     
    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: Day 0 support for Android 13, iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and Apple watchOS 9

  • Track where your webinar attendees are coming from

    Invitation sources allow you to see where your attendees are coming from if you share the webinar links in multiple locations. You can create unique URLs for different platforms and share that unique link to track how many joins or registrations each platform has generated.


     
    This feature isn’t supported in China data center.
  • Reorder participants on the stage

    You can now reorder the participants you've moved on to the stage. Simply drag and drop the video you'd like to move into the position you'd like, or use the more options menu in the video thumbnail where you can select move to first position.


     
    As an attendee, you can't reorder participants who are being synced by the host or cohost.

Pre-meeting experience

Support for MacOS 13 (Beta Version)

As a part of our readiness for the upcoming MacOS 13 update, Webex Meetings is now supported on the MacOS 13 (beta version), for those customers who want to begin their testing early.

In-meeting experience

New Webex whiteboard (Beta)


 
This beta version of this feature is available in the 42.9 update, but was added after the initial September 2022 (42.10) features were communicated.

The new Webex whiteboard is an infinite canvas where you can collaborate together with any meeting participants whether they are using Webex Meetings app, Webex App, or Webex devices.

There are several handy tools such as pen, shapes, sticky notes, and images. When collaborating with others, you can see their profile pictures moving along with their pen strokes.

To start a new whiteboard, just click the "..." menu button and click "Start New Whiteboard". Or if other participants start a whiteboard session, you can automatically join that session.

Change default to not allow cohosts to end meeting

Starting in 42.9, cohosts can’t end meetings. This change prevents accidental ending of meetings by cohosts. If an organization wants to change back to allow cohosts to end meetings, they can have their CSM submit a provisioning request.

Reorder participants on the stage

You can now reorder the participants you've moved on to the stage.

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

Web App/PWA for Chrome OS: Annotate when sharing an application

We're excited to announce an industry first! Users joined in the Meetings Web App or Meetings PWA for Chrome operating system can now annotate when sharing an application window or chrome tab.

Webinar experience

Track where your webinar attendees are coming from

Invitation sources allow you to see where your attendees are coming from if you share the webinar links in multiple locations.

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

Shared content in stage view is now larger

When you share content in a meeting or webinar, the shared content is now larger and the speaker video(s) is now smaller. The ratio between content and speaker videos is approximately 70:30 but depends on the size of your screens and the number of speakers on stage.

The rest of the stage flow works the same.

Simultaneous Interpretation: enable or disable interpretation ad-hoc and set a default language for scheduled meetings, webinars, and Personal Room meetings

Simultaneous Interpretation is supported in Personal Room meetings. You can enable these settings in site preference.

For both Personal Room meetings and scheduled meetings or webinars, hosts can enable or disable the interpretation feature ad-hoc in the meeting, easily by controlling it on the fly.

Hosts can also set a default language channel for everyone in the meeting (except interpreters) during scheduling or in the meeting. This gives hosts greater control over the meeting experience for their attendees and makes it easier for users to experience interpretation in their meeting.


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

Slido experience

Zoom in and out of Presenter mode

Being able to zoom in and out of the poll options or results when in Presenter mode to see more options and change the size of text.

Open text – topics or clusters

The type of responses that are being submitted to Open text polls are clustered and organized into categories. Available in Slido Labs and automatically ON for Cisco accounts. Rolling out to more accounts in the following weeks.


 
Only non-beta customers can’t see this feature.

New settings available in Webex Sidebar

Four new expandable sections are now available; General, Privacy, Audience Q&A, and Polls. Click and open Advanced settings which bring you to a pop-out of administrator settings.

Open text - display name

This feature adds the option to display a name that is attached to an answer. Once the participant decides to add their name it is visible in administration, participant, and present mode.

Device enhancements

Mute the paired device video from Webex Meetings

If you join a meeting using a paired device, you can mute or unmute the device video from Webex App. You can also hide or show the content share on the device.

Post-meeting experience

Chapters in the recording video

If you are using Webex Meetings and Webinars you can now add chapters to a recording and share them with others. This makes it faster and easier to view recordings that are longer in duration.

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

Webex Meetings for Android and iOS

Accessibility improvement for join and sign in

Accessibility improvement have been made for join and sign in experience on meetings mobile app.

Webex Meetings for iOS

Webex Meetings: Day 0 support for iOS 16

Webex Meetings app for iOS supports iOS 16 on day 0 when Apple open the support to all their users.

Webex Meetings for Android

Can share PDF file in Android mobile and tablet

Similar to desktop, Android mobile and tablet users can now share PDF file from their device.

Webex Meetings: Day 0 support for Android 13

Webex Meetings Android app support Android 13 on day 0 when Google open the support to all their users.

Administration experience

Administrators can enable Allow host account signup on Control Hub managed sites

In case you missed the 42.8.5 update, administrators can enable Allow host account signup on Control Hub managed sites. This feature has been available for site administrator-managed sites and is now also available on Control Hub managed sites.

This feature allows people without an account on the site to request a host account.

A related feature for administrators to enable Allow users to request that additional services are also part of this feature.


 

You can request for approvals in Control Hub using the Requests tab of notification Center in Control Hub.

Administrators can enable host account signup on Control Hub managed sites

Administrators can enable Allow host account signup on Control Hub managed sites. This feature has been available for site administrator-managed sites and is now also available on Control Hub managed sites.

This feature allows people without an account on the site to request a host account.

A related feature for administrators to enable Allow users to request that additional services are also part of this feature.


 
You can request for approvals in Control Hub using the Requests tab of the notification Center in Control Hub.

Coming in August 2022 (42.8)

Announcements

The 42.8 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Webinar template scope improvement

    You can use the improved webinar template to avoid making the same settings multiple times.

    Previously, the webinar template only saved the settings on the scheduling page (except registration setting and panelists). However, in this update, the webinar templates have additional settings with registration questions (including approval rules), panelists, email template, registration landing page, webinar materials, and practice session setup. If any of these fields don’t need to be saved, you can exclude them before saving.


     
    This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.
  • Streaming and recordings layout is adjusted in-meeting and follows the stage layout

    In a Webex meeting, you can now dynamically adjust the recording and streaming layout within the meeting. You can also record the stage that has been synced for all participants and when a meeting host adjusts the synced stage for all participants, the recording or streaming layout will match the stage layout.

    This especially helps when recording classrooms where the recorded videos need to be set in a certain way, or when recording all-hands sessions where a sign language interpreter needs to be present on stage.

  • Breakout sessions in meetings and webinars extended to support on-premises video devices

    On-premises registered video devices can now be moved to breakout sessions in meetings and webinars.

    People using video device can move between main session and their assigned breakout sessions with the DTMF-*2 command.


     
    People using on-premises video device don’t currently have a mechanism to choose breakout sessions that are open for anyone to join. In those instances, hosts or cohost need to assign the video device to other breakout sessions.

     
    This feature is on an independent release schedule. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.
  • Post webinar survey

    Hosts can define the survey questionnaire and layout when they set up a webinar.

    When the webinar ends, attendees see the survey on their main browser. After their responses are submitted, hosts can download the responses in the completed webinar portal.


     
    This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.
  • Webex Scheduler for Outlook (Add-in) when using on-premises Exchange, automatically updates meetings

    Outlook on-premises Exchange users scheduling Webex meetings with the Webex Scheduler (add-in) can now have their meetings that are automatically updatedthat are to Webex without needing to press the Update button if they deploy or have Hybrid Calendar Service for Microsoft Exchange deployed.

  • Webex Scheduler now supports GCC and GCC High environments

    The Webex Scheduler now supports Government Community Cloud (GCC) and GCC High users to schedule, edit, and delete Webex meeting on Outlook. To apply this feature, site administrators need to choose either GCC or GCC High based on the Microsoft account in their organization, and authorize the administrators to consent to Webex.


     
    This feature is only enabled for Webex for Government.

Pre-meeting experience

Single Sign On (SSO) for Webex Scheduler Outlook add-in

Sign in once, no need to re-authenticate with your Microsoft Outlook credentials when you use the Webex Scheduler Outlook add-in for the first time.


 
This only works for cloud-based and administrator authorized users and not for on-premises or individual authorization.

Webex Scheduler for Outlook (Add-in) when using on-premises Exchange, automatically updates meetings

Outlook on-premises Exchange users scheduling Webex meetings with the Webex Scheduler (add-in) can now have their meetings automatically updated to Webex without needing to press the Update button if they deploy or have Hybrid Calendar Service for Microsoft Exchange deployed.

In-meeting experience

Streaming and recordings layout can be adjusted in-meeting and follows the stage layout

In a Webex meeting, you can now dynamically adjust the recording and streaming layout within the meeting.

Shortcuts for Simultaneous interpretation

New keyboard shortcuts are added.

Name

Shortcuts (Windows)

Shortcuts (Mac)

Open or close the Interpretation dialog box

Alt+Shift+W

Option+Command+W

Switch output language (interpreters only)

Alt+Shift+H

Control+Command+H

Enhanced experience when sharing a camera as content

In this update we're improving the experience when sharing a camera as content. Now, when sharing a camera as content, it shows directly within the meeting window itself. This makes it easier to keep an eye on participant videos, panels, apps, and more!


 
Any Files or Whiteboards that are currently being shared are stopped when choosing to share a camera. Similarly, if you are sharing a camera as content, it is stopped if a File or Whiteboard is shared.

Other language option for Simultaneous Interpretation

Other is now included as an option when selecting languages for simultaneous interpretation. This update doesn't yet support indicating a specific custom language. The option simply states Other, which allows users to assign it to interpreters who are speaking languages that aren't part of the standard list.

Removal of Verify Rich Media Player from the Help menu

In this update we’re removing Verify Rich Media Player from the Help menu in Webex Meetings, Webinars, Events (classic), and Training, as this option is now obsolete.

Slido is available on Webex Devices

Slido is now available on Webex Devices. For more information, see Embedded Apps on Webex Boards and Desk Devices

Webinar experience

Attendee doesn't need to re-enter email or registration ID before joining a webinar

When you join as an attendee, you won’t need to re-enter your email or registration ID before joining a webinar in the following cases:

  • If you have a Webex account on the current site and you received a join link after the host invited you from the webinar or you registered for the webinar and are approved by the host.

  • If you already joined or registered for a webinar meeting earlier and the user name and mail is received from the cookie.


 
This applies to webinar with webcast view.

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

Webinar registration page updates after registration

When you register for a webinar, you’ll see the following updates:

  • If you’re approved, the you’ll see more meaningful actions, for example, join button, add the webinar to calendar, and download material.

  • While you enter your information and click Submit, you’ll not see the Submit button while your approval is pending to avoid confusion for double registering. If your submission is approved, then you'll see the Join instead of the Submit button, and you can download webinar materials if the host has it setup.

Webinar template scope improvement

You can use the improved webinar template to avoid making the same settings multiple times.

Previously, webinar template only saved the settings on the scheduling page (except registration setting and panelists). However, in this update the webinar templates have additional settings with registration questions (including approval rules), panelists, email template, registration landing page, webinar materials, and practice session setup. If any of these fields don’t need to be saved, you can exclude them before saving.


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

Webinar promotion in classic event

You'll see a webinars promotion dialoge and message bar in classic event.

Post webinar survey

Hosts can define the survey questionnaire and layout when they setup a webinar.

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

Device enhancements

Hide non-video users on video devices

For on on-premises registered video devices and cloud registered DX, SX, and MX series video devices, you can hide people who have disabled their video. This allows for a more engaging video experience, similar to the same capability that exists in the app.

When someone without a video becomes the active speaker, they are shown with an active speaker bubble on the screen with their name. After they stop talking, the bubble disappears.

People on their devices can switch this behavior using #5 on their numeric keypad interface.

Change the paired device meeting layout from Webex app

If you join a meeting or call from a paired Cisco room, desk devices, or mobile you can change the layout on the device just from the Webex App.

Breakout sessions in Webex Meetings and Webex Webinars extended to support on-premises registered devices

On-premises registered video devices can now be moved to breakout sessions in meetings and webinars.

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

Post-meeting experience

Select and download multiple recordings

Multiple recordings are available to download from the web portal by navigating to My Recordings > Recordings in your Webex site.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

Streaming and recordings layout can now be adjusted in-meeting and made to follow the stage layout

Similar to the desktop app, Streaming and recordings layout can now be adjusted in-meeting and made to follow the stage layout, is now available for mobile.

VDI experience

Video Blur, Background support on Webex Meetings VDI for Dell ThinOS VDI plugin with Intel GPU

Video Blur, Background support is now available on Webex Meetings VDI for Dell ThinOS VDI plugin with Intel GPU. The system should meet the hardware requirement of video background feature. This feature only supports the default video blur and background image and not customized video background image or video background animation.

Webex Meetings Integrations

Salesforce integration - support for Webex Webinars

Marketing professionals can import Webex Webinars registrants and attendees into Salesforce as contacts, leads, or any custom object with a few simple clicks, all without leaving Salesforce. Marketing teams will improve productivity by reducing time spent on manual entry and better engagement with webinar participants.

Webex Webinars integration for Oracle Eloqua

With a focus to streamline workflows across the customer lifecycle, from awareness to loyalty, the Webex Webinars and Oracle Eloqua integration brings productivity enhancements to marketeers through configurable workflows. This eliminates data silos and accelerates the transfer of leads. Webex Webinars integrates seamlessly with Oracle Eloqua so that our customers can focus on converting leads without having to worry about webinar management.

Administration experience

Reset Webex sessions

This feature allows you to log yourselves out of all instances of your Webex Meetings App.

Removing Webex Refresh Tokens, forces you to sign out on any Webex Meetings App instance that you are signed into.


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

Separate administrator settings for Webex Assistant and the Captions & Highlights panel

The administrator settings for enabling the Webex Assistant and enabling the Captions & Highlights panel can now be set independently. For example, administrators can disable the Captions & Highlights panel while keeping Webex Assistant enabled; in that case, the Captions & Highlights panel will not show in meetings, except when the host turns on Webex Assistant.


 
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

Support customizable registration forms

Provide customers with the ability to answer customizable registration questions using the API for both Meetings and Webinars.

Administrator's ability to retrieve recordings of all users per site

We now provide the ability for administrators and compliance officers to retrieve all recordings for a site. This is possible using the new /admin/recordings endpoint. With this feature we further strengthen the security and compliance of our platform.

Custom registration questions for Webinars and Meetings

Currently, if you are using Meetings API, you can choose what registration questions are required to be answered for an attendee to register for meeting or a webinar. These registration questions can be chosen out of the standard list of registration questions provided by Webex. In this update, the APIs are enhanced, to allow you to retrieve list of custom questions that are created on Webex sites as well as choose which of these custom created questions are required for registration when scheduling a meeting or a webinar.

Webex for Government Updates

Webex Scheduler now supports GCC and GCC High environments

The Webex Scheduler now supports Government Community Cloud (GCC) and GCC High users to schedule, edit, and delete Webex meeting on Outlook. To apply this feature, site administrators need to choose either GCC or GCC High based on the Microsoft account in their organization, and authorize the administrators to consent to Webex.


 
This feature is only enabled for Webex for Government.

Coming in July 2022 (42.7)

Announcements

The 42.7 update has important announcements, which you can review in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Webex Meetings Apple CarPlay UX improvement

    Webex Meetings users can view their upcoming meetings after connecting their iPhone to Apple CarPlay dashboard and can join the meeting with one click.

  • Share, Mute, and Unmute in Webex Meetings directly from your task bar in Windows 11

    With Windows 11, Webex Meetings now allows you to share applications directly from the task bar. This also includes the Mute and Unmute from taskbar. Hover over the application in the task bar and a pop-up appears with the option to share the application in Webex.

  • Immersive share on video devices


     
    It was initially communicated that this feature will be available in 42.7 but is delayed and will be available in August.

    Users on on-premises registered video devices such as cloud DX, SX, and MX, can now see presenters in front of shared content.


     
    Previously, this experience was only available on the desktop app.

     
    This feature isn't supported for Webex for Government.

  • Attendees can hear music during a practice session in a Webinar

    The host can upload a music file in the scheduling process, when the practice session starts, this music file play by default for the attendees. Attendees can mute the music as needed.


     
    This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.
  • Web App and PWA for Chrome OS: background noise removal now available in Fir/efox, Chrome 97+, and Edge 97+

    Previously, the Webex Smart Audio noise removal option was only available by request. In this update, we’re excited to announce that this option is now available by default in Firefox, Chrome 97+, Edge 97+, and the PWA for Chrome OS.


     
    In order to use this feature in Safari and older versions of Chrome/Edge, this still must be enabled by request.
  • Slido updates

    There are several Slido enhancements coming this month. See the In-meeting experience section for more information. For more product details see https://community.sli.do/product-news-23.


     

    Slido releases are not dependent on the Webex upgrade cycle.

Pre-meeting experience

Audio & Video statistics moved into Meeting settings

In the desktop app for Meetings and Webinars, we’ve consolidated the Audio & Video Statistics into Meeting settings. These settings can be found in the Statistics tab.

Share, Mute, and Unmute in Webex Meetings directly from your task bar in Windows 11

With Windows 11, Webex Meetings now allows you to share applications directly from the task bar. This also includes the Mute and Unmute from taskbar. Hover over the application in the task bar and a pop-up appears with the option to share the application in Webex.

Attendees can hear music during a practice session in a Webinar

The host can upload a music file in the scheduling process, when the practice session starts, this music file play by default for the attendees. Attendees can mute the music as needed.


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

Practice session - add text message in a Webinar

The host can now edit the message that attendees see when practice session is in progress.

Hosts can customize the message content and location in the scheduling process. When the practice session starts, this message is shown to the attendees.


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

Webex now supports right-to-left languages, including Hebrew and Arabic

Currently, Webex doesn’t supports languages that are read right-to-left (RTL). In this update, we’re adding support for RTL languages, starting with Arabic and Hebrew.

In-meeting experience

Improve Embedded App Discovery

We are updating the App Gallery with the following changes:

  1. Every app in the app gallery has a short tagline or description that describe what the app does.

  2. The user can search for an app (local search).

  3. The app gallery has two tabs - My Apps and Discover.

    • In the My Apps Section:

      • User can select to favorite an app. The favorites should be stored and be consistent across different workstreams (meetings and messaging) as well as across different devices.

      • Apart from favoriting an app, My Apps section also shows apps suggested for the user. Suggestions for you include featured apps and the apps that the user has recently used.

    • Discover section is available to all other embedded apps.


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

New keyboard shortcut to select multiple apps to share

In the desktop app Share Content window, you can now hold Shiftin Windows and Command in Mac to select multiple apps in Meetings and Webinars.

Web App and PWA for Chrome OS: background noise removal now available in Firefox, Chrome 97+, and Edge 97+

Previously, the Webex Smart Audio noise removal option was only available by request. In this update, we’re excited to announce that this option is now available by default in Firefox, Chrome 97+, Edge 97+, and the PWA for Chrome OS.


 
In order to use this feature in Safari and older versions of Chrome/Edge, this still must be enabled by request.

Web App PWA for Chrome: share 4K content

Like the desktop app, participants who joined from the Meetings web app or PWA for Chrome OS can now share 4K content in meetings and webinars.

Other browsers, like Safari and Firefox will continue to support sharing up to 1080p.

Web App PWA for Chrome OS: improved media quality when TCP/UDP is blocked

We've improved the Meetings web app media quality for users who have TCP or UDP blocked, where previously they may have experienced degradation in audio, video, and content sharing.


 
It was initially communicated that this limitation existed but it currently been fixed.

Due to a current limitation in Safari and Firefox, if you’re using a proxy in your browser configuration, you may not benefit from this change when you use these browsers.

Anyone can launch Slido in Webex Meetings

What does this mean?

  • You don't have to be host or cohost to launch Slido anymore.

  • Participants in the same organization as the host can be able to launch Slido

  • Host can override anyone’s Slido in the meeting

  • Host can enable or disable the ability for anyone to add Slido to the meeting

Here is the Slido Community help article on this new feature

You can submit your feedback to experience@slido.com

Cisco Internal can submit feedback to Aha! Portal, there is a Slido option 🙂

For more product details, check Slido Product News

Media enhancements

Dedicated network origination port ranges

In this update we’re changing the network port numbers that we use to initiate media streams. This allows customers to appropriately mark Meetings network packets for audio and video Quality of Service (QoS) to properly prioritize Webex media on their network.

These new source port ranges also bring the meetings apps into alignment with the rest of our collaboration portfolio of products.

Meetings app now originates media traffic within the following dedicated port ranges:

Audio—52000 to 52049

Video—52100 to 52199

The video port range is used for both main video and content sharing video.


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

Device enhancements

Immersive share on video devices

Users on on-premises registered video devices can now see presenters in front of shared content.


 
Previously, this experience was only available on the desktop and mobile apps.

Remotely control interpretation on device (Mac)

When the Webex Meetings app for Windows is paired with a new cloud-registered device that is supported for Simultaneous Interpretation (attendee view only), the interpretation controls can be toggled remotely on the app (or directly on the device).

Post-meeting experience

Webinar attendance report includes email address

After a webinar ends, the attendance report from webinars with webcast view also contain the attendees' email address column, making it easy to accurately identify who the attendees are, and join with other report.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

Facebook Portal login using QR code and six-digit PIN

Facebook Portal users can login using QR code or six-digit pin making it easy for users to login.

Webex Meetings for iOS

Webex Meetings Apple CarPlay UX improvement

Webex Meetings users can view their upcoming meetings after connecting their iPhone to Apple CarPlay dashboard and can join the meeting with one click.

Webex Meetings for Android

Virtual background support for GIF and MP4 animation

Similar to desktop and iOS, Android now supports MP4 virtual background. GIF is currently not support for Android.

VDI experience

Quarterly release and N-7 support of VDI plugin

Meetings VDI updates now happen quarterly. Every four months there is a new update for the VDI plugin, which is aligned with slow channel (4x.2, 4x.6, 4x.10). Each plugin supports eight higher versions of the Meetings app. For example, 42.6 VDI plugin is compatible with 42.6-43.1 Meetings app.

Meanwhile, the VDI plugin is compatible with the previous slow channel version. For example, 42.10 VDI plugin also supports 42.6 Meetings app.

Administration experience

Innovate to audit more administrative activities in Control Hub admin audit log

We’ve innovated the legacy site administration configuration and moved site administration options to Control Hub. The administrator can go to administration activities in Control Hub to audit these activities. In this update, it covers all options relevant to Webex Meetings and Webinars in Control Hub managed sites.

Option to disable all post-meeting emails

The existing site administration setting for Send notification email now controls the email notification flow for both recording-generated emails as well as other post-meeting content emails (highlights and meeting transcript). With this setting, all post-meeting emails can be enabled or disabled using a single toggle.


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

Compliance feature for IT administration to block use of VoIP in meetings for their regulated users

This compliance feature allows IT administrators to block their company users from using VoIP to join meetings. The IT administrators can choose a particular user, group of users, and organization level external meeting setting for whom these settings would apply. This new setting is a part of the Control Hub settings template.


 
To use this feature, you have to update to the latest version of Webex Meetings Desktop app.

Site administrators can set if webinars need to have numeric password for users joining using a phone

Webex webinars now allows the site administrators to configure, if the dial-in users need to enter a numeric password ID, in addition to the mandatory access code. Previously, it enforced dial-in in users to enter both numeric password and access code. Going forward the numeric password is configurable by the site administrators.


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