We’re announcing early access for our short video address feature. This feature isn’t enabled by default. Contact your Partner or Customer Success Manager, or the Technical Assistance Center to enable it for your Webex site.
Meeting Hosts and Participants
On WBS39.9 and later sites, you can enter a new, shorter video address when you join a meeting from a video system. To find out which version you’re using, see Find Your Cisco Webex Meetings Version Number.
You'll be able to enter: <meeting_number>@webex.com
Instead of the current video address format: <meeting_number>@<site_name>.webex.com
When you schedule or get invited to a new meeting, you'll see the shorter video address in the meeting invitation.
We know that you have existing meeting invitations that include the Webex site name in the video address. This format will continue to work so you don't need to change anything.
We're also standardizing the video address for Personal Room meetings. The new format for Personal Room meetings will be <Personal_Room_ID>.<site_name>@webex.com. Video addresses in the current format, <Personal_Room_ID>@<site_name>.webex.com, will continue to be available for calling in. However, the new format will be included in new meeting invitations.
Room systems will continue to work with existing meetings. Tapping the Join Webex or Join Meeting button will send the dial-in digits from either the old or new format.
Skype for Business
The existing join method for Skype for Business <meeting_number>.lync@<site_name>.webex.com will continue to work as well as the new format, <meeting_number>@webex.com.
To prepare for the new video address format, some changes will be required to your Webex Meetings deployment. An updated Cisco Webex Meetings Enterprise Deployment Guide for Video Device-Enabled Meetings will be coming soon. These are the type of changes that you'll need to make:
Add a search rule to both the Cisco Expressway-C and the Cisco Expressway-E. Make this rule the same priority value as the existing Webex dialing rule.