What’s New

Cisco Webex Meetings 41.4 for Android


See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

SDK Integration for Facebook Portal Using Smart Camera

Attendees on Facebook Portal devices will now take advantage of the Facebook Camera SDK improvements for a better self-video experience. The default camera state will be "Desktop mode," which allows the camera view to be optimized for meeting participation.

Improvements to the Active Speaker View Discoverability

Mobile users will now see a clear icon indicator of how to get to active speaker focused view, for better discoverability.

Customized Layouts Attendee Support

Similar to desktop, mobile attendees can now select a preferred default layout (grid view vs focus or active speaker view) for their own meeting. After selecting it, they will be able to switch between different views again at any point within the meeting.

Cisco Webex Meetings 41.3 for Android


See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Q&A Added to Meetings

Similar to Webex Events, mobile hosts and attendees in Webex Meetings will now be able to fully participate in Q&A sessions.

Pre-Meeting Lobby in Webex Meetings

Similar to Desktop, mobile users will now be taken to a pre-meeting lobby if the host hasn’t yet joined a scheduled Webex meeting.

Active Speaker View Discoverability


It was initially communicated that this feature would be available with 41.3. However, it will be available in a future update.

Mobile users will now see a clear icon indicator of how to get to active speaker focused view, for better discoverability.

Escalate SIP Call to Webex Meetings

Mobile Webex app users will experience an intuitive transition into their Webex meeting on the Webex Meetings mobile app, if the calling user chooses to move their SIP call into a Webex meeting.

Customized Layouts Attendee Support


It was initially communicated that this feature would be available for both Android and iOS with 41.3. It is currently available for iOS, however, it will be available in a future update for Android.

Similar to Desktop, mobile attendees will now be able to select a preferred default layout (grid view vs focus or active speaker view) for their own meeting. After selecting it, they will be able to switch between different views again at any point within the meeting.

Problem Reporting Enhancement

Android users will now be able to select a category from a drop-down when reporting a problem from the app, for more efficient processing of their feedback.

Cisco Webex Meetings 41.2 for Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Support for Webex Meetings Registration

Mobile invitees will now be able to register for their Meetings sessions directly from their mobile device, instead of having to navigate to a desktop or laptop for that action.

Improvements to the Remote Control Rotate

For mobile users, rotate and remote control functions have been moved from the application bar to within the shared content screen.

Blackberry MDM Official Support

Official mobile app (both iOS and Android) support for the Blackberry MDM SDK. To access these capabilities, customers must sign up for our MDM community to direct access to our Webex Meetings app for Blackberry.

Moderated Mute Mode

Similar to the Webex Meetings desktop app, mobile hosts will now also be able to mute and unmute attendees without prompting those attendees, if the admin has this capability set up and the meeting is scheduled with this capability turned on.

MDM Support for Configuring Default Audio Preference

MDM Mobile administrators can now leverage appconfig to set the default audio preference (Use internet for audio or Call Me or Call In) for their mobile MDM managed devices.

Cisco Webex Meetings 41.1 for Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Let Anyone Join a Breakout Session

Mobile users can now join any breakout session that they choose, if the host allows it, without having to be assigned to a breakout session first.

Moving Raise Hand into Reactions Interface

Mobile users will now see their raise hand function moved from their participant list to the top of their overflow menu, for easier access and discoverability. In addition, the raise hand status will also be displayed in the self-video windows of video participants.

Ability to Hide Meeting Link for Attendees in a Meeting

Similar to the Webex Meetings Desktop app, if the site administrator chooses to hide the meeting link from attendees, then the mobile app will also avoid showing the meeting link to mobile attendees.


Mobile attendees on earlier versions of the mobile app continue to see the meeting link, until their mobile app versions are upgraded to this version.

Improvements to the In-Meeting Control Bar Icon Access

Mobile users will see some of their icons or functions rearranged to be more logical:

  1. Title of the meeting will be persistent towards the top of the screen, to keep the user aware of what meeting they're in.

  2. The annotations button will be moved into the main control bar, next to the share content function.

  3. The Webex Assistant will be moved towards the bottom of the screen.

Blackberry MDM Official Support

Official mobile app (both iOS and Android) support for the Blackberry MDM SDK. To access these capabilities, customers must sign up for our MDM community to direct access to our Webex Meetings app for Blackberry.

If your customer is a Blackberry MDM user and needs access to the SDK, read this link, Use Mobile Device Management to Configure Cisco Webex Meetings.

Next, reach out to this mailer for additional instructions: ​ webex-mobility-ios-support@external.cisco.com

Improvements to the Participant List

Mobile users will see an improved participant list layout that gives more intuitive access to their participant list functions.

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In-Meeting Media Health Quality Indicator

Similar to the Webex Meetings desktop app, mobile users will now also see an in-meeting media quality indicator that informs the attendee of their current meeting conditions.

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Cisco Webex Meetings 40.12 for Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Reclaim Host Support

If a mobile meeting host has left the meeting and had their role reassigned to another host, that mobile host can now re-enter their meeting on mobile and reclaim their host role.

Animated In-Meeting Reactions Alignment with Desktop App

Similar to Webex Meetings desktop app, mobile will also support animated in-meeting reactions.

Remove Background Noise from Meetings

Similar to Webex Meetings desktop app, mobile users will now be able to take advantage of our new background noise detection and filtering feature that was released for Desktop in 40.10.

For more information, see the Highlighted Features for this update.

Attendees Using Smartphone and Tablet will have a Different Participant List Icon

When viewing the participant list, we’ll now differentiate attendees using Android and iOS phone and tablet with different icons. All attendees across platforms will see this change.

Android L will no Longer be Supported

Starting with the 40.12 update, Webex Meetings will no longer support Android Lollipop (version 5.x). ​​

No functionality will be turned off. However, we no longer release patch fixes or updates specific to this OS version.

Display Video Only Participants in Grid View

Similar to Desktop, Android attendees will now have the option to only see participants sending video while in grid view. Non-video participants will still show up in the participant list.

Dual Camera Support

Similar to iOS, Android users can now show dual video (front and back camera) at the same time within a meeting. This allows them to stay on self-video even while sharing the contents of what's in front of them.

Allow Guest Joins from Different SSO Sites

Android mobile users can now join as guests on a site B, even if they are signed into a different site A when they're attempting to join. Previously the app would block the user from joining that meeting. With this update, we’ll be prompting the user with a new sign-in flow before allowing them to join.

Post-Meeting Highlights Improvements

Mobile users will now have access to a post-meeting interface that divides Webex Assistant Highlights into suggested highlights (recommended by our system) as opposed to user-defined highlights (selected by the host).

In this interface, mobile users will be able to move some of their suggested highlights into their user-defined highlights list.

Smart Device Link Certification

Android users are now part of the Smart Device Link in-vehicle app community. They can now download Webex Meetings for Android directly from the SDLC App Catalog. ​Download link: https://smartdevicelink.com/app-catalog/

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.11 for Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Notify Host Button Available in the Mobile Personal Room Meeting Lobby

Webex Meetings mobile app attendees waiting in the Personal Room meeting lobby will now be able to tap a button to notify the host that they are waiting, similar to desktop app users.

Modern View Mobile Page Redesign

Mobile users who navigate directly to their site (for example, company.webex.com) from a mobile browser will now see a modernized experience. As part of this experience, we’re offering a new sign in flow to give users access to their personal meeting list. Users will continue to have access to their old functionality, including public meeting lists.

Old View

New View

Official Android R Support

Starting with the 40.10 update, we officially support devices running the new Android R operating system.

High Frame Rate Content Sharing Breakout Sessions for Android Devices

Android users can now share high quality video and audio streams while in a Webex Meeting breakout session, similar to when they're in the main session.

Breakout Session Improvements

Mobile Android hosts can now start and assign breakout sessions directly from their Webex Meetings mobile apps, similar to iPads and the desktop app.

"Tell a Friend" Share Support

Android users can now easily share a link to the Webex Meetings app store downloads, directly from their in-app help section.

Improved Audio Switching

We’re improving the transition between VoIP audio and PSTN audio. Users will experience reduced time for switching between audio, and audio prompts will be removed during the transition.

Redesign of Pre- and Post-Meeting Guest View and Host View

In this update, similar to iOS, Android users will see a redesigned pre- and post-meeting navigation experience in their mobile meeting app. The bottom pagination will become tabs with clear references to Home, Meetings, and Recordings. In addition to swiping, mobile app users can tap directly on the desired tab to get to the screen that they want.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.10 for Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Grid View Support for up to 5x5 (landscape) and 3x7 (portrait)

Meetings mobile app users will now be able to experience 5x5 grid view (landscape mode) and 3x7 grid view (portrait mode) on their tablets, including iPads and Chromebooks!

Leave Meeting While in Audio-Only Mode

Meetings mobile app users will now be able to leave the meeting directly from their mobile Audio-Only mode screen, instead of having to exit out of Audio-Only mode first.

Share Audio and Video at 30 FPS in Android Smartphones and Tablets

Android users will now be able to share and optimize for 30 FPS video streams on their smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks. They will also be able to select to share the audio as well, similar to desktop app users.

Webex Events Post-Session Survey Support

Android attendees are now able to participate in post-session surveys after events are completed, similar to desktop app users.

Host Support for "Anyone Can Share”

Android hosts can turn on or off the new “anyone can share” option when in a meeting.

Dual camera support

Android users will now be able to use Dual Camera support to view the area in front of them using the back camera, while they remain on self-video using their front camera.

Show the Full Name of the Participant in the Chat Window

Android users will now be able to see the full participant name in the Chat window for the people that they're chatting with.

New Muted Indicator

Android users will now see a helpful indicator that they’re muted if they attempt to speak while muted.

High CPU Warning for Virtual Background

Android users will receive a proactive warning and a suggestion to turn off virtual backgrounds if experiencing high CPU usage. The warning may appear when using virtual backgrounds along with other running applications, resulting in high CPU usage that might impact meeting quality.

Control Hub-Managed Site Support for Alexa Voice Commands

Control Hub-managed site users can leverage Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Show devices to perform their Alexa voice commands, including listing meetings and playing back recordings.

Profile Picture Upload for Control Hub-Enabled Sites

Control Hub-enabled site users can directly upload their profile pictures from their Android meeting apps.

Join and Switch Between Breakout Sessions

Previously Android attendees were unable to join new breakout sessions that had been dynamically created and assigned by the desktop host within the meeting. With this update, it is possible for Android attendees to switch between these newly created sessions.

Official Android R Support

This is our official update to support the new Android R operating system, across all Android devices.


This feature was made available in the 40.10 update but after the communication was sent out.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.8 for Android

See the Cisco Webex Meetings Mobile App Resources for more info on the Webex Meetings mobile app.

Virtual and Blur Background Support

Webex Meetings exclusively allows Android users to select virtual or blur background backdrops while participating in their meetings. We are the first video conferencing solution to offer this feature for Android, and it's available on the Cisco Webex Meetings app for Android on tablets too!


The Android mobile devices and tablets that support virtual background in the Cisco Webex Meetings app for Android need be equipped by a 64-bit octa core (8-core) processor, RAM with 3.5G or above, and Android OS 8 (Oreo) or above.

Android Host Support for Streaming to Facebook/ YouTube /Twitter and Others

Similar to the Desktop app, Android hosts will now be able to start a stream from a third-party source such as Facebook, YouTube or IBM directly from their mobile device!

Host Mute/Un-Mute Control Improvements

Android mobile hosts will now have access to enable/disable mute on entry while in their meeting.

Attendee Pin Support

Previously, only Android hosts could pin a video. With this release, attendees can now pin any video for their own view regardless of who is speaking.

This gives better ability to pin to a desired video without shifting screens to other active speakers.

BETA Blur or Change Your Background

Mobile Android users can now blur or change their background while participating in their meetings. This gives you more privacy and removes distracting elements from your surroundings as you participate in video meetings.

Known Limitation:

  • Blurring and changing backgrounds are not supported on Cisco Webex Meetings Server sites.

Device Requirements:

  • Android OS version should not be less than 8.0 (Android O)

  • The device memory should be more than 2.5G

  • The number of CPU core should not be less than 4

  • CPU should be 64 bit

Alexa and Amazon Echo Recording Playback

Alexa and Amazon Echo users can now use voice commands to play back their Webex recordings. Click Use Voice Commands on Your Mobile Device for more details on recording playback.

Participant List View Enhancements

Previously, Android mobile participants had participant list and video disablement tied together with one setting. With this release, it will align with the desktop app behavior and only disable the participant list when the meeting host disables the participant list. We will no longer disable the video panel when the desktop app host chooses to disable their participant list.

Resolved Issues

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 and if any were affecting the Webex Mobile App for Android.

Bug fixes in version 9.8

Bug Number

Description

CSCva06279

Fixed an issue in Android where meeting invitations sent from a system set to one language would not appear in the Webex meeting list if the invitee's Android device was set to a different language.

Bug fixes in version 9.6

Bug Number

Description

CSCva71358

Fixed an issue where users were able to write a chat message to the host and click Send, even though they should not be able to send message to the host.

CSCvb29084

Fixed an issue where the meeting app would become unstable or stop functioning with an “Out of Memory” error after rotating the screen several times when video callback was in progress.

CSCvb25435

Fixed an issue where the Mute/Unmute icon was always red after declining video callback from a telepresence system.

Bug fixes in version 9.5

Bug Number

Description

CSCuz94300

Fixed an issue where Android devices were unable to join meetings using end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

CSCva13744

Fixed an issue where Android users were locked when they updated to the Android API version 23.