Mute and Unmute Participants

After connecting your device's audio to the meeting, tap Mute Mute to mute yourself. Tap the icon again to unmute yourself.

While you’re muted, an icon Unmute remains on the screen letting you know that no one in the meeting can hear you. This icon appears even when the meeting controls don’t.

To mute all participants, tap Participants > Mute Control > Mute all. When asked if you want to allow attendees to unmute themselves, tap Allow and Mute All or Don't Allow and Mute All. To unmute all participants, tap Participants > Mute Control > Unmute All.


If you use internet for audio and have notifications for Webex Meetings turned on, you can mute or unmute yourself from your device lock screen.

During the meeting, if you are not on mute and are talking, a green dot is displayed Mute.

There is a wider button with text present in the iPad, to mute or unmute yourself Unmute.

To mute a specific participant, tap Participants Participants and on that participant's entry, tap Mute Mute. Tap the icon again to unmute that participant.

To mute all participants, tap Participants > Mute > Mute All. To unmute all participants, tap Participants > Mute > Unmute All.


Only the host of a meeting can mute and unmute other participants.

As a host of a scheduled Webex meeting, you can select Mute On Entry to enable participants being on mute when they join a meeting. This feature is available for Webex Meetings and Webex Training.

Change Your Audio Connection Options

Tap the Audio Connections Options menu and choose to:

  • Use Internet for Audio to you use your 3G or 4G data plan unless you're on a Wi-Fi connection. When you join an audio conference that's using Webex Audio or VoIP only, you use wide-band audio.


    If a participant who doesn't have wide-band audio joins a meeting that's using wide-band audio, audio for everyone is downgraded. Webex Meetings gives no warning message before the downgrade.

  • Call Me to enter your phone number.


    If you enabled Auto Call Me in your app's settings, you receive calls automatically.

  • Call In to enter the call-in number that appears. Tap Global Call-In Numbers to view a list of call-in numbers from other regions.

  • Disconnect Audio to listen to the call.

Change Your Video Connection Options

Tap the Video Connections Options menu to choose to use your device's Front or Back camera during the meeting.

Intuitive Video Icon

During the meeting, if you turn on your Video, a green dot is displayed .

Tap your Video to turn off the video .

There is a wider button with text present in the iPad, to start or stop the video .

Change Your Video Background

During a meeting, you can blur your background or set a virtual background so that meeting participants can stay focused on you. When you change your background, you remain in focus while your surroundings are altered.

During the meeting, tap Video and then tap Virtual Background. Choose to:

  • Blur your surroundings while remaining in focus.

  • Add a virtual background from your device's gallery.

  • Use one of the default virtual backgrounds provided by the app.

When you're ready to send video again, tap Apply.


Your iOS device must have an A9 processor or above to support virtual backgrounds and background blurring.

Search for Participants

To search for participants, tap Participants Participants, and in the search bar, enter the name of the participant who you want to find.

Send Chat Messages

To send a private chat message, tap Participants Participants and then tap your message recipient. Tap Chat, enter your message, and tap Send.

To send a message to all participants, tap Participants Participants and then tap Chat Chat. Enter your message and tap Send.

Tap Back to close the chat window.

Change Participant Roles

To change someone's role in a meeting, tap Participants Participants, and then tap the participant who you want to change the role for. Then, tap Make Presenter or Make Host.


If you enable Anyone Can Share when scheduling the meeting, participants can share content at any time. You can't disable this option during the meeting.

As a host of a scheduled Webex meeting, you can turn off Anyone Can Share to enable only the presenter to share content during meetings.

Change Participants' Displayed Names

As a host, you can change the displayed names for call-in users. Tap Participants Participants and then tap the participant who you want to change the name for. Tap Change Name and then edit their name for better identification.


If you change a participant's name, the change is reflected for all participants in the meeting.

Invite More Attendees

Tap Participants Participants and then tap Invite . You can type the email addresses for attendees who you want to invite, or tap Contacts Contacts to add attendees from your contacts on your device. When finished, tap Send.

Share and Annotate Content

For more info on sharing content during a meeting from your iOS device, see Share and Annotate Content During a Webex Meeting on Your iOS Device.

Record a Meeting

To start a recording, tap More More options and then tap Record Record. While you record, you can tap More > Pause to pause the recording, and then More > Resume to continue recording.

When finished recording, tap More > Stop to end recording. After the meeting ends, you receive an email with information about accessing the recording.


You can edit recording names by going to the Recordings page, tapping More, and then tapping Edit Name.

Enable and Disable Audio-Only Mode

In Audio-only mode, you remain connected to the audio portion of a meeting and can't send or receive video. This way, you can save the battery life of your device, and yourself from distractions during the meeting.

While connected to the audio portion of the meeting, tap More > Audio-Only Mode. To disable Audio-only mode, either tap Back or swipe right.


If you enable Audio-only mode while muted, you remain muted.

The app can also detect if the battery of your device will run out before an active meeting's scheduled end time, and offer to switch to Audio-only mode.

Use People Insights

See the following links for more info on using People Insights on your mobile device:

Lock and Unlock Your Personal Room

Participants can't enter your Personal Room when you're not there. Once you enter your Personal Room, you control access for who can enter.

To lock your Personal Room, tap More > Lock Room. To unlock your locked Personal Room, tap More > Unlock Room.


When you lock your Personal Room and a participant enters the lobby, a red indicator appears above Participants Participants.

As a host of a scheduled Webex meeting you can lock your meeting to control who can join your meeting.

To lock your scheduled meeting, tap More > Lock Meeting. To unlock your scheduled meeting, tap More > Unlock Meeting. This feature is available for Webex Meetings and Training.

Manage Your Personal Room Lobby

To see the attendees waiting in your Personal Room lobby, tap Participants Participants. Tap the participant to admit, and then tap Admit to allow them to join or Remove to prevent them from joining the meeting.

Multitask During Your Meeting

If you're using an iPad with iOS 14 or later, you can use the Multitasking feature to take notes or references something else during a meeting. Doing so allows you to go into split screen mode and open another app. While in split screen mode, you can still see the active speaker or shared content in the meeting window so you don't miss anything important.

Leave or End a Meeting

If you're not the host of the meeting, tap End Meeting and then tap Leave Meeting. If you're the host of a meeting, you can completely end the meeting by tapping End Meeting and then tapping End Meeting.


If you're the host of a meeting and want to leave the meeting but let it continue, assign another participant host privileges.

Mute and Unmute Participants

After connecting your device's audio to the meeting, tap Mute Mute to mute yourself. Tap the icon again to unmute yourself.

While you’re muted, an icon Unmute remains on the screen letting you know that no one in the meeting can hear you. This icon appears even when the meeting controls don’t. If you try to speak while muted, a message appears to remind you to unmute yourself first.


If you use internet for audio and have notifications for Webex Meetings turned on, you can mute or unmute yourself from your device lock screen.

To mute a specific participant, tap Participants Participants and on that participant's entry, tap Mute Mute. Tap the icon again to unmute that participant.

To mute all participants, tap Participants > Mute Control > Mute all. When asked if you want to allow attendees to unmute themselves, tap Allow and Mute All or Don't Allow and Mute All. To unmute all participants, tap Participants > Mute Control > Unmute all.


Only the host of a meeting can mute and unmute other participants.

As a host of a scheduled Webex meeting, you can select Mute On Entry to enable participants being on mute when they join a meeting. This feature is available for Webex Meetings and Webex Training.

Change Your Audio Connection Options

Tap the Audio Connections Options menu and choose to:

  • Use Internet for Audio to you use your 3G or 4G data plan unless you're on a Wi-Fi connection. When you join an audio conference that's using Webex Audio or VoIP only, you use wide-band audio.


    If a participant who doesn't have wide-band audio joins a meeting that's using wide-band audio, audio for everyone is downgraded. Webex Meetings gives no warning message before the downgrade.

  • Call Me to enter your phone number.


    If you enabled Auto Call Me in your app's settings, you receive calls automatically.

  • Call In to enter the call-in number that appears. Tap Global Call-In Numbers to view a list of call-in numbers from other regions.

  • Disconnect Audio to listen to the call.

Change Your Video Connection Options

Tap the Switch Camera in your video preview to switch between your device's front and back cameras.

Change Your Video Background

During a meeting, you can blur your background or set a virtual background so that meeting participants can stay focused on you. When you change your background, you remain in focus while your surroundings are altered.

During the meeting, tap Video and then tap Virtual Background. Choose to:

  • Blur your surroundings while remaining in focus.

  • Add a virtual background from your device's gallery.

  • Use one of the default virtual backgrounds provided by the app.

When you're ready to send video again, tap Apply.


Your Android device must be Android 8.0 (Oreo) or later, have a processor with eight or more cores, and have 3.5 GB of RAM or more to support virtual backgrounds and background blurring.

Search for Participants

To search for participants, tap Participants Participants, and in the search bar, enter the name of the participant who you want to find.

Send Chat Messages

To send a private chat message, tap Participants Participants and then tap your message recipient. Tap Chat, enter your message, and tap Send.

To send a message to all participants, tap Participants > Chat > Chat with Everyone. Enter your message and tap Send.

Tap Back to close the chat window.

Change Participant Roles

To change someone's role in a meeting, tap Participants Participants, and then tap and hold the participant who you want to change the role for. Then, tap Make Presenter or Make Host.


If you enable Anyone Can Share when scheduling the meeting, participants can share content at any time.

As a host of a scheduled Webex meeting, you can turn off Anyone Can Share to enable only the presenter to share content during meetings.

Change Participants' Displayed Names

As a host, you can change the displayed names for call-in users. Tap Participants Participants and then tap and hold the participant who you want to change the name for. Tap Change Name and then edit their name for better identification.


If you change a participant's name, the change is reflected for all participants in the meeting.

Invite More Attendees

Tap Participants Participants and then tap Invite Invite. Tap Invite by Email, and then enter the email addresses for attendees who you want to invite, or you can tap Select Invitees to add attendees from your device's contacts. When finished, tap Done.

Share and Annotate Content

For more info on sharing content during a meeting from your Android device, see Share and Annotate Content During a Webex Meeting on Your Android Device.

Record a Meeting

To start a recording, tap More More options and then tap Record Record. While you record, you can tap More > Pause to pause the recording, and then More > Resume to continue recording.

When finished recording, tap More > Stop to end recording. After the meeting ends, you receive an email with information about accessing the recording.


You can edit recording names by going to the Recordings page, tapping More, and then tapping Edit Name.

Enable and Disable Audio-Only Mode

In Audio-only mode, you remain connected to the audio portion of a meeting and can't send or receive video. This way, you can save your device's battery life, and yourself from distractions during the meeting.

Your device can also automatically enable Audio-only mode if it detects that it's moving at faster than 25 miles per hour. For example, if you're driving while in a meeting, the app detects the device's movement and enables Audio-only mode. You can enable or disable this feature by going to More > Settings > General > Automatic Motion Detection.

While connected to the audio portion of the meeting, tap More > Audio-Only Mode. To disable Audio-only mode, either tap Back or swipe right.


If you enable Audio-only mode while muted, you remain muted.

The app can also detect if your device's battery will run out before an active meeting's scheduled end time, and offer to switch to Audio-only mode.

Use People Insights

See the following links for more info on using People Insights on your mobile device:

Lock and Unlock Your Personal Room

Participants can't enter your Personal Room when you're not there. Once you enter your Personal Room, you control access for who can enter.

To lock your Personal Room, tap More > Lock Room. To unlock your locked Personal Room, tap More > Unlock Room.


When you lock your Personal Room and a participant enters the lobby, a red indicator appears above Participants Participants.

Manage Your Personal Room Lobby

To see the attendees waiting in your Personal Room lobby, tap Participants Participants. Tap the participant to admit, and then tap Admit to allow them to join or Remove to prevent them from joining the meeting.

Leave or End a Meeting

If you're not the host of the meeting, tap End Meeting and then tap Leave Meeting. If you're the host of a meeting, you can completely end the meeting by tapping End Meeting and then tapping End Meeting.


If you're the host of a meeting and want to leave the meeting but let it continue, assign another participant host privileges.