For more information on the current slow channel releases, see the What's New for the Slow Channel of Cisco Webex Meetings.

See the Feature Summary for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite (WBS40) 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.

March 2021 (41.3)

Announcements

The WBS41.3 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Q&A Added to Webex Meetings

    Desktop

    As part of our continued effort to bring training features into meetings as standard functionality, Q&A is now supported in Webex Meetings. Meeting participants can type their questions into the Q&A panel, which can be answered by the host or cohosts.


    The following limitations in this release, to be addressed in a following release:

    1. You can’t answer Q&A from the web app. In order for hosts, cohosts, and panelists to answer questions, they will need to use the desktop app.

    2. Q&A isn’t currently supported within a breakout session. Q&A is only supported in the main session.

    Mobile

    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 for Scheduled Meetings

    Webex scheduled meetings now have a pre-meeting lobby, just like Personal Room meetings. When attendees try to join a meeting, they can wait in a lobby if the meeting hasn’t yet started. Once the host or cohost starts the meeting, they will enter the meeting based on meeting security settings.

    This enhances the join experience for attendees as they don’t have to re-try to join a meeting multiple times until it has been started by the host or cohost. They can simply join the meeting and wait in the lobby until the meeting starts.

    While waiting in the lobby, the attendee can notify the host that they’re waiting. Attendees will be removed from the lobby based on the lobby timeout value set by the site administrator.

    Pre-meeting lobby will be supported for attendees joining from the Webex app and video devices. Support for phone-only attendees will be added in the next update.


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

  • Moderated Unmute Support for Video Devices

    Extending the moderated unmute mode support to video devices, hosts now have the ability to directly unmute remote participants on video device when this mode is enabled.

    Administrators can enable moderated unmute mode on their site, giving hosts access to this option in the meeting scheduler and Personal Room preferences. Meeting participants will see a clear indicator in the meeting window for meetings in moderated unmute mode.

    As a reminder, default behavior in Webex meetings remains where users are prompted to unmute. This new behavior is only available for special cases, where the administrator has enabled the feature.


    In this update, hosts can unmute SIP video devices directly. However, hosts can’t unmute cloud connected Webex Rooms devices. This will be addressed in the next update.

    For more information on moderated unmute mode, see

Pre-Meeting Experience

Edge Chromium and WebView2 Required for Facebook with Webex

As Microsoft has retired support for Internet Explorer, you may be required to install Microsoft Edge Chromium and Microsot Edge WebView2 in order to sign in to Webex using your Facebook account, or when streaming to Facebook Live.

You’ll need to install Edge Chromium, decide which WebView2 app to use, Evergreen recommended, and then install WebView2.

Enhancements to the Guest Join Experience

Currently, when guests join a meeting using the Webex app, they’re asked for their display name or email address, and then the meeting preview window appears. With this update, guests now enter their information within the preview window. You can choose if you want the Webex app to remember your information or the account sign-in status.

This reduces the time and steps to enter a meeting.

If the meeting host isn’t signed in, a sign in window will open once they enter their email address. Guests who have accounts can sign in by clicking Sign In on the top right of the preview window.


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

Pre-Meeting Lobby for Scheduled Meetings

Webex scheduled meetings now have a pre-meeting lobby, just like Personal Room meetings. When attendees try to join a meeting, they can wait in a lobby if the meeting hasn’t yet started. Once the host or cohost starts the meeting, they will enter the meeting based on meeting security settings.


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

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

In-Meeting Experience

Q&A Added to Webex Meetings

As part of our continued effort to bring training features into meetings as standard functionality, Q&A is now supported in Webex Meetings. Meeting participants can type their questions into the Q&A panel, which can be answered by the host or cohosts.

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

Media Enhancements

We’ve added a new HD Video setting to control the default resolution used by the camera. The meeting application will default this setting per the table below, based on the capabilities of the hardware that is used. If the system doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for High-Definition video, the option won’t be available.

Table 1. HD Video Option

Platform

PC Performance

HD Option

Windows

Memory >=4G Physical Cores >=4 and CPU Frequency >=1.6GHZ

Default ON

Memory >=1G Physical Cores >=4

Or Memory >=1G Physical Cores >=2 and Virtual Cores == 2 and CPU Frequency >=1.6GHZ

Or Memory >=1G Physical Cores >=2 and Virtual Cores == 1 and CPU Frequency >=2.8GHZ

Default OFF

Otherwise

Hide this option

Mac

Memory >=1G Physical Cores >=4

Or Memory >=1G Physical Cores >=2 and Virtual Cores == 2 and CPU Frequency >=1.2GHZ

Or Memory >=1G Physical Cores >=2 and Virtual Cores == 1 and CPU Frequency >=2.4GHZ

Default ON

Otherwise

Hide this option

Webex Meetings VDI

VDI App Plugin Checker

Webex Meetings VDI will check the status of the VDI plugin. It will notify the user to install the VDI plugin if it’s not detected, or upgrade the VDI plugin if the version is a mismatch between the HVD installation and the plugin on the thin client.

Administration Experience

Administrator Option to Allow Hosts to Edit Recordings

In 40.8, a security update was made to disable hosts to edit or delete recordings if auto-recording option is enabled in the administrator portal. With this update, the administrator has the option to enable editing privileges for hosts even when automatic recording is enabled.


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

A Fresh New Look for the Webex Control Hub Analytics

On February 25th, 2021, the Meetings Analytics tab will be replaced with new redesigned pages to make it more user-friendly. These pages provide faster load times, higher data resolution, and real-time data with a 10-minute lag time. We’re also adding a new participant’s tab to highlight the activities of host and attendees. On top of all that, we’re introducing a new Classic Reports tab in Analytics to support all the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite reports from Site Administration.

New visualizations will be rolled out for Webex Control Hub Analytics by April 2021. This will provide faster load times for Webex Meetings, Messaging, Calling, and Video Mesh analytics pages. Detail tables will be moved under Reports as CSV downloads for Pro Pack customers.

Webex Meetings Integrations

Meeting Join URL Added to Outlook Add-In Location Field

Adding a Webex meeting to an event using the Microsoft 365 Add-in will add the meeting join URL to the location field.

Webex Meetings for iOS and 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.

Android

iOS

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.

Android

iOS

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.

Android

iOS

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.

Webex Meetings for iOS

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

iOS 10 OS No Longer Supported

In case you missed the iOS 10 OS will no Longer be Supported announcement that came in the 41.2 update, Webex Meetings will no longer support iOS 10 OS. ​​ OS 10 users will no longer be able to install or update their Webex Meetings app versions. No functionality will be turned off. However, we’ll no longer release patch fixes or updates specific to this OS version.

Profile Picture Support for Control Hub-Managed Sites

iOS users are now able to upload their profile picture directly from their mobile apps when signed in to their Webex Control Hub-managed Webex sites.

Display Only Video Participants in Grid View for iOS

Similar to Desktop, iOS 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.

Webex Meetings for Android

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

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.

February 2021 (41.2)

Announcements

The WBS41.2 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Moderated Unmute Mode

    Moderated unmute mode can be enabled for meeting cases where hosts and cohost can directly unmute participants. (As opposed to the standard privacy mode, where a participant will receive a request to unmute from the host or cohost.) This is particularly useful for cases like the classroom, where students may be too young to read the prompts, and the teacher needs more direct control over the students' unmute.

    Administrators can enable moderated unmute mode on their site, giving hosts access to this option in the meeting scheduler and personal room preferences. Meeting participants will see a clear indicator in the meeting window for meetings in Moderated unmute mode.

  • Keyboard Shortcut Management (Windows)

    You can now access and manage the keyboard shortcuts directly from the desktop app meeting window, by going to the help menu.

    • Here, you can manage the Global Shortcut setting to determine if you would like to be able to use the shortcut even when the Meetings app isn’t in focus.

    • You also have the option to customize the shortcut and redefine it to the key combination of your choosing.

    These settings are particularly useful if you find the keyboard shortcuts conflicting with other applications, for example.


    Keyboard Shortcut Management on Mac will be coming in a future release.

  • Support for Whiteboard and Doc Sharing in a Video Centric MP4 Cloud

    This update will allow Video Centric format recordings to record documents and Webex whiteboard shared in a meeting, except for video file sharing. This will be applicable to newly generated recordings in both Webex Meetings and Webex Events. Previously, if a document or a whiteboard is shared in a recorded meeting, the recording will become a standard format MP4 recording. A standard format MP4 recording isn’t subject to the recording layout preference setting, and therefore, does not support stack or grid layouts.

  • Unified Registration for Webex Meetings, Webex Events, and Webex Training

    Starting with this update, a host can include custom questions in the attendees registration form for a meeting. Each of the custom questions can be marked as required or optional. The types of questions include text-based input, check boxes and multiple choices. In addition, custom questions can be saved and reused in a future meeting.


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

  • Support for Webex Meetings Registration (Mobile)

    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.

Pre-Meeting Experience

Timezone Information Added to First Time Join Page

First time users joining a Webex Meeting will now see the timezone information when they join their meeting immediately on the page, so that they won't get confused about the meeting join time.

Unified Registration for Webex Meetings, Webex Events, and Webex Training

Starting with this update, a host can include custom questions in the attendees registration form for a meeting. Each of the custom questions can be marked as required or optional. The types of questions include text-based input, check boxes and multiple choices. In addition, custom questions can be saved and reused in a future meeting.

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

Webex Meeting Registration Summary in Meeting List

Modern View meeting list users will now see a registration summary (number accepted, number rejected), when hovering over their meetings with registration enabled.

Importing CSV Files when Scheduling Breakout Sessions

Modern View users will now be able to import CSV files when pre-assigning their breakout sessions, for easier breakout session scheduling.

In-Meeting Experience

View and Share Webex Meeting Details

When Webex Meeting assets related to the Webex Assistant are produced (which occurs when recording is on and Webex Assistant is on, or when only Webex Assistant is on and highlights are generated), the meeting host (not cohosts) is presented with a pop-up window immediately after the meeting ends that contains a summary of the meeting (number of highlights, transcript, and recording, if any), an option to quickly share the post-meeting assets to invitees with one click, and an option to view more details about the post-meeting assets.


If autoshare (a setting found under Preferences > Scheduling) is enabled, then this window wouldn’t be shown.


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

Keyboard Shortcut Management

You can now access and manage the keyboard shortcuts directly from the desktop app meeting window, by going to the help menu.

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

Moderated Unmute Mode

Moderated unmute mode can be enabled for meeting cases where hosts and cohost can directly unmute participants. (As opposed to the standard privacy mode, where a participant will receive a request to unmute from the host or cohost.) This is particularly useful for cases like the classroom, where students may be too young to read the prompts, and the teacher needs more direct control over the students' unmute.

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

Post-Meeting Experience

Support for Whiteboard and Doc Sharing in a Video Centric MP4 Cloud

This update will allow Video Centric format recordings to record documents and Webex whiteboard shared in a meeting, with the exception of video file sharing. This will be applicable to newly generated recordings in both Webex Meetings and Webex Events.

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

Administration Experience

Virtual Camera Support on Mac

Site Administrators can now allow their users to use virtual cameras (in addition to physical cameras) in the Mac desktop app.

Webex Meetings VDI

Support for Dell ThinOS 9.1 Available in Citrix Environment

In this update, the VDI client will support ThinOS 9.1 for Citrix environment.

Improved High Frame Rate Content Share

In the previous update, the sharing content is converted to picture by server first and then delivered to thin client through the citrix or VMware VDI channel from HVD. The new solution provides thin client the capability to decode the share media stream directly.

  1. As the media stream is decoded from thin client directly, the media won’t transit from the HVD to thin client through virtual channel, the media quality will increase.

  2. The media quality will also increase because video codec is used instead of pictures.

  3. The performance of HVD will be improved because it won’t handle decoding of picture of sharing anymore.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

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

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.

Android

iOS

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.

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.

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.

Android

iOS

Webex Meetings for iOS

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

Show Video on Video Devices

Show video participants on video devices only, whenever video devices are paired to the meeting from mobile. Currently we duplicate the meeting on both devices, which wastes both the bandwidth and CPU.

iOS 10 OS will no Longer be Supported

Starting with the 41.2 update, Webex Meetings will no longer support iOS 10 OS. ​​No functionality will be turned off. However, we’ll no longer release patch fixes or updates specific to this OS version.

Webex Meetings for Android

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

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.

January 2021 (41.1.2)

Remove Background Noise on Apple’s M1 chip devices

In the 41.1 update we announced support for Big Sur (Mac OS 11), with some limitations for Apple’s M1 chip devices. With this update, the Remove background noise option will now be available for Apple’s M1 chip devices.

January 2021 (41.1)

Announcements

The WBS41.1 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Introducing Gesture Controls

    In 40.11, we introduced in-meeting reactions--a great way for Meeting participants to interact and express themselves non-verbally. In this update, we've made sending reactions even more natural by introducing gesture controls in the desktop app. Simply motion to your camera, and your hand gesture will automatically be recognized, and the reaction will be sent! This includes:

    • Giving a thumbs up

    • Giving a thumbs down

    • Applauding with your hands

    You can even use gesture controls to raise your hand in the meeting.

    Supported OS:

    Windows (No VDI)

    • 4 physical cores or higher

    • 4G memory or higher

    • Windows OS version is 10.17763 or later

    Mac

    • MacOS High Sierra (version 10.13) or later

    • Intel Core i5 6000 series dual-core processor or higher

    • Intel Core i5 3000 series quad-core processor or higher

    • Intel Core i7 5000 series dual-core processor or higher

    • Intel Core i7 quad-core processor or higher

    • Intel Core i9 dual-core processor or higher

    • Intel Xeon dual-core processor or higher

    • Intel Core m3 7000 series dual-core processor or higher

    • Other Intel processors: 6 cores or higher

    • Non-Intel processors: 8 cores or higher

  • Let Anyone Join this Breakout Session- When creating or managing breakout sessions, you now have the ability to let anyone join this breakout session, even if they aren't assigned to this breakout (or are assigned to a different breakout).

    In the Breakout session assignment window, you can select which breakout you would like anyone to be able to join by clicking on the icon, or alternatively for all sessions in the "more" menu.


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

  • Host Support to Initiate a Facebook or YouTube Stream - Similar to the Webex Meetings desktop app, iOS hosts are now able to initiate a stream to Facebook or YouTube.

Pre-Meeting Experience

Meeting Invite Email Template Changes

Going forward, meeting invite email templates will have simpler wording at the beginning of the email,

  • To indicate the name of the host sending the invite. Example: "%host name% is inviting you to a scheduled Webex meeting".

  • To clearly indicate if the recipient is a host or a cohost. Example: "You're the host for this Webex meeting. When it's time, start your Webex meeting here" or "You're a cohost for this Webex meeting".

  • The Green Join button text also has been updated to say "Join meeting" for all participants and "Start meeting" for host and cohosts. This makes it clear to end user if this is a meeting they have privilege to start or only join.


    These changes are applicable to only Meetings email invites. Changes apply to invites for Personal Room meetings, Webex scheduled meetings as well as Personal Conference type of meetings. These changes DO NOT apply to @webex email invites. There’s no impact to customized email templates.

In-Meeting Experience

Remove Duplicate Video and Sharing Using Paired Video Device

In the Webex meeting app, once the user chooses to join the meeting with paired video devices, the participant video will show on the device only, and not in the meeting app. If there’s shared content, the meeting app will also show the shared content.

There’s an option for the user to choose to show video on meeting app.


This is for Mac users in 41.1.0, Windows users were already supported in 40.12.0.

Introducing Gesture Controls

In this update, we've made sending reactions even more natural by introducing gesture controls in the desktop app. Simply motion to your camera, and your hand gesture will automatically be recognized, and the reaction will be sent!

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

Video Rotation for Windows Users

You now have the option to rotate your video in the Windows desktop app, by going into the camera settings menu. This makes it easy to accommodate for Windows tablets, which can be used in any position, to prevent your video from showing sideways or upside down.

Let Anyone Join this Breakout Session

When creating or managing breakout sessions, you now have the ability to let anyone join this breakout session, even if they aren't assigned to this breakout (or are assigned to a different breakout).

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


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

Enable Webex Assistant Start Up from Devices

For meetings that have Webex Assistant enabled, cloud registered devices that are paired to a host or have host capabilities in the meeting can now turn on or off the Webex Assistant for Webex Meetings feature. Previously, this capability was only available in the software meeting app. With this update, the device screen displays a button to allows hosts to control the assistant availability in the meeting.

Post-Meeting Experience

Improved Recording Layout UI Labels

Changed the Recording layout preferences in the Modern View UI to match the labels of our video layouts, for consistency.

Enabling New and Existing Host-Level Usage Report Improvements

The following two host-level usage report features were previously disabled by default and enabled by customer request only. With this update, we’ll be enabling these two features by default for all new and existing customers.

  • Host usage reporting for PCN meeting –Host-level usage reports will be redesigned and simplified for better readability. It will also now include PCN attendee information. Changes will impact both the Page display and the downloadable .csv files.

  • Host "call-in" rename to appear in usage reports – When a host renames a participant list (for example, Call in user 1), the new name will now be reflected in the host-level usage reports.


    Customers who previously built third party tools to ingest our exported host usage reports will need to test and adjust for this new formatting.

Administration Experience

Support for Big Sur (Mac OS 11)

In this update, we are excited to announce that Webex Meetings is certified for use on MacOS 11 (Big Sur).

Note the following limitations:

  • Connecting to cloud-registered video devices from the Webex Meetings desktop app isn’t supported for Apple's M1 chip devices.

  • FIPS mode is not supported for Apple's M1 chip devices. If FIPS mode is required for M1 chip devices, contact your Customer Success Manager or Webex Support for more information.

  • The Remove background noise option is not available for Apple’s M1 chip devices.


    This limitation was removed with the 41.1.2 update.

Show Display Name in Meeting Participants List

The Display Name in Meeting Participants List is now enabled for all by default.

This solution is very flexible for a user who wants to keep using Firstname + LastName. For standard site administrators managing Webex sites, they can keep display name blank and the final name the meeting will show as the original naming logic ( FN+LN). If it’s a Control Hub managed site, the display name is managed by Control Hub.

After enablement,

  1. For standard Webex sites, if the administrators don’t provide the display names for their accounts, all the names will keep the original naming logic, for example, FirstName + LastName.

  2. For Control Hub managed sites, the display name would be same as the display name managed by Control Hub. The user can use Cisco provisioning utilities to change the name, for example, CSV importing in Control Hub and Directory Connector Sync.

Manage Meeting Retention Policy Setting

The Meeting Retention Policy will be enabled by default. This setting only applies to customers that have only one meeting site for their organization and their meeting site is a Control Hub-managed site.

The customer “retention recordings days” configuration setting will also be moved from Site Administration > Common Setting to Control Hub > Organization Setting. Once moved, administrators will be able to manage the retention policy only in Control Hub and not in Site Administration.


For customers who have multiple sites for their organization, their retention policy will continue to be managed from Site Administration > Common Setting. But customers will have the option to set the retention policy in Control Hub at an Organization level and this Organization level retention policy will then apply to all of their meeting sites. With Control Hub Retention Setting, Meeting recordings, Webex Assistant transcripts, and highlights will be permanently deleted based on the configured retention policy and won’t be recoverable once deleted.

If the Webex site or organization has a recording retention policy set in the administrative portal, the end user can view the retention period on the Recordings list page.

Legal Hold for Meetings Data

Legal Hold for Meetings Data will be enabled by default, but using this feature is left to customer discretion. This setting only applies to customers that have only one meeting site for their organization and their meeting site is a Control Hub-managed site.

During a litigation, you may be required to preserve Webex Meetings data for a period of time. This period may be longer than your retention policy. You can use the "legal hold" feature to ensure that relevant meetings content is not purged by your retention policy. A user must be assigned the compliance officer role before they can access the legal hold feature in Control Hub.

As a compliance officer, you can only put users in your organization on legal hold and only the Webex Meetings content owned by your organization is placed in legal hold. Legal Hold for Meetings covers meeting recordings, Webex Assistant transcripts, and highlights that are stored in the Webex Cloud.

eDiscovery for Meetings Data

eDiscovery for Meetings Data will be enabled by default, but using this feature is left to customer discretion. This setting only applies to customers that have only one meeting site for their organization and their meeting site is a Control Hub-managed site.

The Compliance officer can search, generate, and download reports for Webex Assistant transcripts, associated with meetings that are recorded by users in your Organization. eDiscovery supports up to 500 user email ids at a time. The transcript is downloaded in standard output, vtt, and txt formats. A user must be assigned the compliance officer role before they can access the eDiscovery feature in Control Hub.

Meetings Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Archival

Meetings Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Archival will be enabled by default, but using this feature is left to customer discretion. This setting only applies to customers that have only one meeting site for their organization and their meeting site is a Control Hub-managed site.

As part of the ever-expanding compliance APIs, we now providing new events related to Webex Meetings. These events include meeting ended events and meeting-transcript events, with the first being available after the meeting concluded and the latter being available where meeting recordings and meeting transcript using the Webex Assistant have been processed. These events are typically used by Compliance Officers and CASB vendors to monitor adherence to corporate policies by monitoring participants in a meeting and monitoring their spoken words. While the interface is open to any Compliance Officer, we’ve worked tirelessly with Cloudlock as the first supporter of this Meeting Compliance framework, which is now available under their DLP system.

Cloudlock can be configured using predefined or custom policies to support financial, health, and education policy violations and any custom monitoring needs. In the example below you see Cloudlock flagging an alarm on policy violation that happened during the meeting.

Ability to Hide Meeting Link for Attendees in a Meeting

This feature allows the administrators to choose whether they want attendees to be able to see and or copy the meeting URL inside a meeting. This applies to both Webex Meetings and Webex Events on the site. The following is the new site administrator setting which is unchecked by default.

"Hide meeting link from attendee view within meetings (Meetings and Events)"

Currently, meeting URL or copy meeting link ability is available in three places inside a meeting. Under 'Participant' tab in Menu, inside the "..." More menu on the bottom control panel and inside the 'Meeting info'. When above site administrator setting is checked, meeting URL won’t be displayed in Meeting info. Along with this, the ability to copy meeting link in the other two places will be disabled for all attendees.


These changes don’t apply to meeting hosts.

This feature also adds following enhancements:

  1. A Copy meeting link button is added to Meeting info inside a meeting to make it easy to copy meeting URL. Hosts will also see a button to Invite and remind.

    Host View

    Attendee view (Site setting unchecked)

    Attendee view (Site setting checked meeting URL and copy ability hidden)

  2. Copy meeting link' that appears currently under the Participants menu tab is being moved under Meeting Info menu tab.

Webex Meetings Integrations

Slack Users Can Add Webex Personal Room Meeting in Outlook or Google

When using the Slack calendar apps (Outlook or Google Calendars), a Slack user can add a Personal Room meeting link to scheduled meetings. When scheduling the meeting, the user can select 'Webex' from a drop-down menu.

Individual and Administrator Authorization Changes for the Cisco Webex Scheduler (Microsoft 365 Add-in)

The Microsoft 365 Add-in now has an individual authorization scope, which will provide individual users the ability to install and use the Microsoft 365 Add-in without needing an administrator.

Administrator authorization grant flow scope reduction (fewer permissions now needed for administrator deployed version of the Add-in).


  • Addition of Individual authorization grant flow will enable individual users to use the Add-in in addition to traditional administration Add-in deployment. This will increase adoption.

  • Fewer permissions increase adoption.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

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.

Android

iOS

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.

Android iOS

iOS

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.

Android

iOS

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.

Android

iOS

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.

Android

iOS

Webex Meetings for iOS

Host Support to Initiate a Facebook or YouTube Stream

Similar to the Webex Meetings desktop app, iOS hosts are now able to initiate a stream to Facebook or YouTube.

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

Meetings Breakout Session Pre-Assignment Support

Mobile support for editing and re-using a scheduled pre-assignment within the meeting.

  • iPad host and cohosts can now leverage pre-assignment breakout sessions that were created by the scheduler while in the meeting.

  • iPad host and cohost can recreate and edit their breakout sessions based off this pre-assignment. They can optionally also reset to the default after use.

  • If the Breakout Session is started, pre-assigned invitees will join the Breakout Session automatically after they join the meeting. (includes reconnected and rejoin cases).

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.

December 2020 (40.12.3)

Seasonal Emoji Reactions-Windows and Mac

To add some festive cheer, we're giving reactions a seasonal makeover. You'll see these changes for all reactions on Windows and Mac from December 8 to January 7. (On mobile, reactions use the Android or iOS emojis so we aren't updating those reactions.) If you'd prefer to turn this option off, contact feature-feedback@cisco.com before December 10.

This is only available using the December release builds.

December 2020 (40.12)

Announcements

The WBS40.12 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Improved Layout Control

    Following suit with the control bar, we've optimized the layout controls to a single button, labeled Layout. We've also added the option to Hide non-video participants to this menu for easy access.


    We've updated the names of the views to be more consistent with the device experience:

    • Active speaker and thumbnail video view is now called, Stage view

    • Active speaker video view is now called, Focus view

    • Video strip view is now called, Stack view

    • Floating panel view is now called, Fullscreen view

  • Hide Names in Videos

    Name labels in the video windows will now auto-hide after a few seconds for anyone who isn't actively speaking and reappears when moving the mouse. You also have the option to hide all the name labels in the video windows (including active speaker) manually, by going to the View menu or Layout button and selecting Hide names in videos.

  • Layout Options to Include Grid View in Third Party Streaming

    With this update, the host has the options to select which layouts the audiences will see from a third party live streaming platform. The streaming layout can be set prior to the live streaming starts, and it can be modified during the live streaming.

    • When the meeting has shared content, the host can choose from thumbnail view, active speaker view or content-only view.

    • When the meeting has no shared content, the host can choose from active speaker and thumbnail view, grid view, or active speaker view.


    This feature isn’t available on FedRAMP-authorized Webex sites until streaming is available in FedRAMP-authorized Webex sites.

  • 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. All the same benefits available to Desktop users will be available to mobile app users as well.

    Android

    iOS

  • Airplay and Apple TV Support

    iOS users can now stream their Webex meeting (including video and shared content) to their Apple TV or other AirPlay-enabled devices to mirror their iOS device's entire screen. Webex audio continues to play from their iPhone or iPad device.

Pre-Meeting Experience

Redirect Unsupported Versions of Internet Explorer to Supporting Browsers

Modern View and Classic View users who are attempting to navigate to their experience on an unsupported older Internet Explorer browser will now automatically be redirected to their installed Edge browser. If the user does not have an Edge browser installed, then they will see a message with a link to install the Edge browser.

Meeting Invites Now Contain Meetings URL for Easy Copying

Going forward, email meeting invitations will contain the Webex Meeting link explicitly listed for easy copying.

Details of the changes the email invite template:

  1. The time and date of the meeting will appear above the Green Join Button.

  2. All join methods will be listed under a More ways to Join section below the green Join meeting button.

  3. The meeting link has been added to the invite to be explicitly displayed. It will appear under this More ways to Join section.

  4. 4. The location of the Meeting number and password (if applicable) are being moved from above Join button to below the Join button under the section More ways to Join, so it's clear to users that a meeting can be joined by using the meeting number or password. This will appear below the meeting link URL information.

These changes are applicable to only Meetings email invites. Changes apply to invites for Personal Room meetings, Webex scheduled meetings as well as Personal Conference type of meetings. These changes DO NOT apply to @webex email invites. There’s no impact to customized email templates.

Remove Start and Schedule Meeting for User with Attendee Account

When the Start and Schedule Meeting buttons are removed for a user from the Webex Meetings desktop app then, when all attendees log in to the Webex Meetings desktop app, they won’t have the ability to Start or Schedule meetings.

In-Meeting Experience

Web App Support for In-Meeting Reactions

Following the update of in-meeting reactions in the desktop app in 40.11, we excited to announce that starting in 40.12, in-meeting reactions are now also supported in the Webex Meetings web app. In-meeting reactions are an easy way for participants to express themselves non-verbally in a meeting.


Reactions aren’t supported on Internet Explorer or Edge versions below 44.18362.449.0.

Improved Layout Control

Following suit with the control bar, we've optimized the layout controls to a single button, labeled Layout. We've also added the option to Hide non-video participants to this menu for easy access.

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

Hide Names in Videos

Name labels in the video windows will now auto-hide after a few seconds for anyone who isn't actively speaking and will reappear when moving the mouse.

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

Layout Options to Include Grid View in Third Party Streaming

With this update, the host has the options to select which layouts the audiences will see from a third party live streaming platform.

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

Post-Meeting Experience

Improve Post-Meeting Share Functionality

On the post-meeting web page, you can now quickly select from participants and invitees to share the post-meeting content with them for view or edit access. This option applies to both the entire post-meeting content as well as just the highlights, if any. Click Select people from participants and invitees.


This feature is available on FedRAMP-authorized Webex sites.

Increase Uploaded Recording Size Limit in ARF and MP4

The limit of an uploaded recording file has increased to 2GB in the Recordings tab.

Administration Experience

Introduce Site Administrators Toggle to Enable or Disable On-Hold Music While Waiting in the Lobby

This is an Audio only feature.

Music on Hold for phone users waiting in the lobby was enabled in a previous update. This was applicable to locked lobby for both Personal Room meetings and Webex scheduled meetings, as well as Personal Room lobby.

In this update, site administrators can turn this feature off.

To turn this feature off, uncheck the following option on Webex Site Admin > Common Site Settings > Site Options > Enable on hold music for phone .


This option is checked by default.

Site Administrators can View and Download Previous CSV Export Results

This feature is about allowing the administrators to select from a list of previous CSV results to download in Control Hub. Administrators should be able to access a list of the 10 previously imported and exported results. Successful imports and errors should appear in the same list.

If the administrator intends to edit the user attribute and then import, they should download the latest one for editing.

Webex Meetings VDI

Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves

In this update, VDI client will support the Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves option that is currently available in the Webex Meetings desktop app.

Provide VMWare Support for Linux Clients

Currently, VMWare support is available only for Windows Thin Clients. With this update, we’re adding VMWare support for Linux (Ubuntu and eLux) Thin Clients.

Webex Meetings Integrations

Enhanced Management of Webex App within Slack

In the Slack Administration console (Enterprise Grid), Slack Administrators will be able to manage how the Webex app is installed in their organization's Slack workspaces as follows:

  • Install the Webex app on all or on a subset of Slack workspaces in their organization.

  • Make the Webex app automatically install in all future workspaces.

  • Remove Webex app from a subset of Slack workspaces in their organization.

Meetings Report to Include Microsoft Teams and Slack Integration Information

In the Meetings report in Control Hub, Webex Site Administrators will now be able to see if a meeting has been scheduled through the Microsoft Teams or Slack integrations.

Improved Microsoft 365 Add-in Feature Support

New features that are now supported for the Cisco Webex Scheduler Microsoft 365 Add-in are listed below:

  • Audio Connect Type

  • Entry Exit Tone

  • Join before Host (on or off)

  • Join before start minutes

  • Cohost

  • Change Password

  • Tracking Code

  • Breakout Session

  • Other Telephony

  • Select Session Type

Backward Compatibility and Interoperability for Microsoft 365 Add-in and Productivity Tools

New users of the Microsoft 365 Add-in who meet certain Outlook client minimum version requirements will be able to use it to edit or update meetings previously scheduled using Productivity Tools.

Users using Productivity Tools version 40.8.1 or Productivity Tools 40.10 that also meet certain Outlook client minimum version requirements, will be able to use Productivity Tools and the Microsoft 365 Add-in interchangeably.


Backward compatibility and interoperability will be enabled for all Webex sites by mid-November.

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

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.

Android

iOS

Animated In-Meeting Reactions Alignment with Desktop App

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

Android

iOS

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

iOS

Webex Meetings for iOS

Support for a Native Apple ID Login Flow

iOS users will now be able to use their Apple ID to log into their Webex Meetings app directly, instead of being taken to their mobile browser for login.

Long Press iPad Keyboard to Unmute

iPad users will be able to long press their bluetooth keyboard's space bar to mute or unmute temporarily.

If a user is in the muted state, long pressing the spacebar will pop-up a “speaking” dialog and put the user in a temporarily unmuted state. After the user lets go, they will automatically be muted again.

If the user is in muted state, short pressing the spacebar will unmute the user until they tap to mute again.

If the user is in unmuted state, short or long pressing the spacebar will mute the user until they tap to unmute again.

Airplay and Apple TV Support

iOS users can now stream their Webex meeting (including video and shared content) to their Apple TV or other AirPlay-enabled devices to mirror their iOS device's entire screen.

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

Dynamic Assignment in Breakout Sessions for Meetings that Have Started

iOS hosts and cohosts can now remove or move their attendees between meeting breakout sessions.

iOS attendees can be now be removed or moved between meeting breakout sessions after they start.

Webex Meetings for Android

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/

November 2020 (40.11.1)

Pre-Meeting Experience

Improved Virtual Background Messaging

We’ve improved the messaging in the Webex Meetings desktop app when joining from a compute that doesn’t meet the hardware requirements to support virtual backgrounds, providing a consistent experience between Mac and Windows.

In-Meeting Experience

Hosts Can Raise Hand

As host, I can now raise my hand in a meeting, aligning to the experience when joining from a device.

For more information, see Raise Your Hand in a Meeting.

Remove Background Noise from Meetings and Events

In case you missed the Remove Background Noise from Meetings and Events feature that came in the 40.10 update, here’s how it works. In this update, we have enabled this feature to remove the background noise. So, you can continue collaborating without noisy background disruptions. When the Remove background noise setting is turned on, your desktop app will remove your barking dog or home improvement project noise, while enhancing your voice.

November 2020 (40.11)

Announcements

The WBS40.11 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Animated In-Meeting Reactions

    You can now express yourself non-verbally through in-meeting reactions. This is a great way to engage in a meeting without having to come off of mute.

    All participants in the meeting, the host, presenter, cohost and attendees, can see how the audience is reacting in real-time.


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

  • Breakout Sessions Enhancements:

    • High Frame Rate Content Sharing in Breakout Sessions

      You now have the options to Optimize for motion and video and Share computer audio in Webex Meetings breakout sessions. This makes it easy to share the video or animation while in a breakout session.

      For more information on sharing video in Meetings, see Share Content in Cisco Webex Meetings and Cisco Webex Events.

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

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


    It was initially communicated that this feature would support iPhone but support for iPhone will be available at a later date.

  • Pre-Assign Breakout Sessions

    Modern View users can now set up meeting breakout sessions and pre-assign invitees to specific sessions while scheduling their meetings.

    The administrator can go to Default Scheduler Options to set the default breakout session status for a scheduler template. The host can change the option from the Meeting template.


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

  • Host or Cohost Can Lower a Participant's Hand

    As a meeting host or cohost, you can now lower the hand of a participant who has raised their hand. Simply hover over their raised hand in the Participants panel and click "Lower hand."

  • Automatic Notification When Talking on Mute

    Webex Meetings and Webex Events will now let you know if you're trying to speak while on mute. If you are using Call using computer and start to talk while your microphone is muted, Webex will automatically show you a notification so that you can unmute yourself to speak.

  • Request for Post-Meeting Emails to Contain Details on Meeting Usage

    After meetings end, hosts will now receive an updated post-meeting summary with a list of top participants who attended their meeting, along with the join time, join duration, and connection type. There will also be a link where they can sign in to get more complete participant information.


    1. The meeting needs to be recorded in order for the host to receive this information.

    2. Customers may need to know how to turn off this feature. They can do so by removing the parameter %ParticipantsSummary% in the email template "Post-Meeting Host Content Notification".

Pre-Meeting Experience

Simplified Auto-Delete Meeting Logic

  • Meetings that haven’t yet been completed but have scheduled start and end times in the past will remain temporarily accessible and viewable by changing the date filters within the “Upcoming” tab.

  • All meetings listed beneath the “Upcoming” tab follow the new site administration retention settings.

For more information, see the Administration Experience and the Post-Meeting sections.

Pre-Assign Breakout Sessions

Modern View users can now set up meeting breakout sessions and pre-assign invitees to specific sessions while scheduling their meetings.

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

In-Meeting Experience

Animated In-Meeting Reactions

You can now express yourself non-verbally through in-meeting reactions. This is a great way to engage in a meeting without having to come off of mute.

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

All Participants Can See Raised Hands

Previously, only hosts or cohosts could see attendees who had their hands raised in a meeting. Now all meeting participants can see who in the meeting has their hand raised for better visibility and consistency

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

Host or Cohost Can Lower a Participant's Hand

As a meeting host or cohost, you can now lower the hand of a participant who has raised their hand. Simply hover over their raised hand in the Participants panel and click "Lower hand."

Customer Owned Number for Webex Edge Audio

For more information, see the Administration Experience section.

Hide Meeting Controls

In case you missed the Hide Meeting Controls feature that came in the 40.10.3 update, here’s how it works.

When you’re not presenting, you can now hide the bottom control bar in Webex Meetings and Webex Events by hovering over the control bar to reveal the Hide control bar button, or by going to the View menu at the top, and unchecking the Show Meeting Controls option. You can also use CTRL+SHIFT+Q to hide or show the controls.

Automatic Notification When Talking on Mute

Webex Meetings and Webex Events will now let you know if you're trying to speak while on mute. If you start to talk while your microphone is muted, Webex will automatically show you a notification so that you can unmute yourself to speak.

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

High Frame Rate Content Sharing in Breakout Sessions

You now have the options to Optimize for motion and video and Share computer audio in Webex Meetings breakout sessions.

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

Improved Experience when no Camera or Audio Device is Detected

We've improved the experience to let the user know if no camera is detected, and if no audio device is detected when using the computer for audio.

Show Attendee's Display Name for a Meeting Participant List

Allow users and administrators to edit the account's display name. The display name will be consistent between Webex Meeting and Webex Teams meetings.

For a better user experience,

  1. Update the previous name to be the display name for easy identification. The previous name is FirstName + LastName in most languages.

  2. If the customized display name is blank, keep using FirstName + LastName to maintain compatibility with the existing program behavior.


    This feature is Off by default and you will need to request for it to be enabled.


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

Continue Live Streaming Even After a Crash

An improvement has been made to the Windows and Mac Meetings Apps that allows the live streaming to continue, even if the host's network disconnects from the meeting or the computer crashes, as long as there are still one or more participants in the meeting.

Media Enhancements

Enable Digital Automatic Gain Control (DAGC) for Webex Meetings

In this update, we’re delivering audio processing improvements for two scenarios related to microphone levels.

  • Low microphone volume that can occur with certain microphones. We’ll increase the audio level to make it easier to hear affected participants.

  • Lowering the microphone audio levels to prevent saturation and reduce the potential for echo.

These adjustments were made to our Digital Automatic Gain Control and are enabled automatically to detect and address these scenarios.

Improve Video Quality for Grid View

Grid view is now the default mode for Webex Meetings app layout. This feature is planned to dynamically balance bitrate and frame rate to improve the video quality in grid view.

Device Enhancements

Video Systems to Support Cohost Functionality

Users on video systems can now be designated as cohosts, further simplifying your overall meeting management experience. They can also assume the cohost role automatically based on how the host has setup the meeting. For example, first one to join the meeting becomes the cohost or allowing video systems from your own organization to start meetings without a PIN.

This feature is available both on SIP and cloud-registered video systems.

Just like in the clients, a cohost on a video system has access to the following capabilities:

  1. Admit people from the lobby*

    * This is to clarify that SIP hosts do not currently have ability to admit people from the lobby.

  2. Lock or unlock the meeting

  3. Mute and unmute individual participants *

  4. Mute and unmute all participants

  5. Toggle participant capability to unmute themselves

  6. Toggle mute on entry

  7. Remove participants from the meeting *

  8. End meeting *

* Available only on cloud registered Webex Rooms systems

Raise Hand Support on Video Systems

Users on video systems will now be able to raise and lower their hand in a meeting. This is especially important when the host has muted everyone and is allowing participants to unmute themselves. If a user has a comment to make, they can raise their hand to get the attention of the host.

On cloud-registered Webex room systems, the user can use the meeting control on the touch device or the screen to raise and lower hand.

On SIP video systems, DTMF-*3 is used as a toggle. Send *3 once to raise a hand and another time to lower hand.

As a host, users on video systems can also be notified when someone has raised their hand.

And finally, as a host, users on video systems can lower all hands. On cloud-registered Webex room systems, they can do that using native meeting controls. On SIP video systems, they can lower hands using DTMF-#3.


This feature will now be available on November 24, 2020.

Presenter Role can be Passed to Video System Users

There are meetings when the host would like to control who gets to present, by disabling the Anyone Can Share feature during the meeting and passing the presenter role to designated users.

Up until now, it wasn’t possible to make a video system user a presenter in this kind of a meeting. With this update, hosts will be able to pass the presenter role to users on video systems.


This feature is enabled in early October.

Post-Meeting Experience

Improve Empty Post Meeting for Highlights Tab in Webex Assistant

This feature is to improve the empty state in post meeting for the highlights tab. Currently, the page will be blank in some cases, if the meeting attendee doesn’t manually create highlights, use voice commands, or record the meeting.

Simplified Auto-Delete Meeting Logic

"Past" tab is re-worded to "Completed" under “my Webex meetings” and will continue to represent a list of meetings that were already started and completed.

For more information, see the Administration Experience and the Pre-Meeting sections.

Request for Post-Meeting Emails to Contain Details on Meeting Usage

After meetings end, hosts will now receive an updated post-meeting summary with a list of top participants who attended their meeting, along with the join time, join duration, and connection type. There will also be a link where they can sign in to get more complete participant information.

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

Administration Experience

Enable or Disable Webex Global Access Numbers and Dial-Back for Different Countries

With this update, the customer administrator will be able to Enable or Disable Webex dial-in phone numbers on a per country and toll type granularity. Once disabled in site administration, the disabled dial-in number would be excluded from invitation mails, meeting app, and meeting information page.

Additionally, the customer administrator will also have the capability to disable Webex Call back numbers on a per country basis. Once disable in site administration, the disabled call back country wouldn’t show up in the client for any meetings started after the dial back was disabled.

Customer administrators can access these setting in site administration under Common Site Settings > Audio Settings.

Disabling the PSTN access (call-in, or call-back) for countries that aren’t applicable for your business can not only provide you audio cost optimization but also prevent audio fraud in your meetings.


This feature will be enabled for all sites before November 15, 2020. The enablement schedule for this feature is different from the deployment schedule for the 40.11 update.

Customer Owned Number for Webex Edge Audio

This update to Webex Edge Audio now allows customers to bring their own numbers for use with Webex Meetings.

Webex Edge Audio customer administrators can now add any custom phone numbers for any country supported by Webex (except India). Webex Edge Audio currently supports 199 countries across the globe (see here). The phone label will be auto generated based on the country.

Site administrators can add the custom number(s) to the site from the Control Hub or Site Administration Portal. Once a number is added to the site, the number will be included in the invitation mails, meeting app, and meeting information page for the new meetings.

Users will also be to select the custom number as a preferred number.

Customer administrators can access these setting in site administration under Common Site Settings > Audio Settings.


This feature will be enabled for all Webex Edge Audio sites before November 15, 2020. The enablement schedule for this feature is different from the deployment schedule for the 40.11 update.

Simplified Auto-Delete Meeting Logic

Starting with this release, site administrators will have the ability to configure their automatic meeting deletion policy for non-recurring meetings. This site administrators setting will have defaulted to 90 days, and automatically apply to all customers. Existing scheduled meetings will immediately follow this new behavior once the 40.11 update is rolled out.

Classic View Changes: ​

  • Automatically delete session after it ends check box is removed from Webex Meetings, Trainings, and Events schedulers and moved into the site administration.

  • The site administration option to set the number of days retained (default 90 days) is added.

Modern View Meeting list changes: ​

  • "Past" tab is re-worded to "Completed" under “my Webex meetings” and will continue to represent a list of meetings that were already started and completed.

  • Meetings that have not yet been completed but have scheduled start and end times in the past remains temporarily accessible and viewable by changing the date filters within the “Upcoming” tab.

  • All meetings listed beneath the “Upcoming” tab will follow the new site administration retention settings.

What won’t be changed:

  • Recurring meeting retention logic isn’t changing.

  • Completed Meetings (meetings beneath the newly re-worded "Completed" tab) will continue to follow the existing Control Hub retention settings for Highlights and Recordings. ​

Show Attendee's Display Name for a Meeting Participant List

Allow users and administrators to edit the account's display name. The display name will be consistent between Webex Meeting and Webex Teams meetings.

For a better user experience,

  1. Update the previous name to be the display name for easy identification. The previous name is FirstName + LastName in most languages.

  2. If the customized display name is blank, keep using FirstName + LastName to maintain compatibility with the existing program behavior.

  3. It doesn’t use display name for some functions whose formal name would be better than using custom names such as audit log, reports, and a few email templates.


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

Updated Slow and Latest Channel Messaging on Site Upgrade Page

We’ve added tips to explain the difference between the latest channel and slow channel. We’ve also improved the UI so that when the site is upgraded to the latest slow channel version, the administrator can still see that the slow channel is selected by default when they go back to the upgrade page. The upgrade button will be disabled as it is already on the latest version.

Webex Meetings VDI

Webex Meetings VDI to Support HP ThinPro OS 7.x

With this update, Cisco Webex Meetings VDI support will be available for HP ThinPro OS 7.1 clients.

Webex Meetings VDI to Support eLux 6.9

With this update, Cco Webex Meetings VDI support will be available for eLux version 6.9.

Webex Meetings VDI Support Dell Wyse Thin Client OS 9.1 Beta on Citrix Environment

With this update, Cisco Webex Meetings VDI support will be available for Dell Wyse Thin Clients running version 9.1.

Dell Wyse Thin Client OS 9.1 is in Beta and is targeted for GA in December 2020.

Webex Meetings VDI to Support XenApp Desktop

For the customers that have deployed Virtual Desktop (XenApp) for their VDI environment, now their users can take advantage of the VDI improvements when they join their Webex Meetings from their Virtual Desktop.

Blur Background Support on Windows 10 Thin Client for Webex Meetings VDI

In this update, support for blur background will be available to VDI users who are running Windows 10 Thin Client to join their meetings.

Webex Meetings APIs

Ability to Select Default Launch Behavior in the Webex Meetings Desktop or Web App

Previously there was a m.php?AT=JM/HM API call that pushed users directly to a desktop app download. As per customer request, we've expanded its capability to allow integrations to choose whether to push users towards a web app or desktop app instead.

Here are the steps for a sample site:

https://example.webex.com/example/m.php?AT=JM&MK=xxxxxx (Desktop URL)

https://example.webex.com/example/m.php?AT=JM&MK=xxxxxx&launchApp=true (Web app URL)

Webex Meetings for iOS and Android

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.

Android

iOS

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

Webex Meetings for iOS

iOS 14 Widget Support

Mobile iOS 14 OS users will now be able to use a Webex Meetings widget on their iPhone or iPad app screens. The user experience will match the experience of our previous home screen widget.

iPhone 12 Official Support

Apple's new iPhone 12 devices will be officially supported in this update.

Shake the Phone in the Meeting to Improve your Meeting

Smart meeting audio adjustment - While in a meeting, iOS users can now shake their phones to attempt to improve their audio quality conditions. In this release, shaking your phone while you’re on VoIP internet audio will automatically switch you to PSTN audio (but not the other way round).

Support to Edit Profile Name and Password

Similar to Android, iOS users can now edit their names and password directly from their app.

Webex Meetings for Android

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

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

Breakout Session Improvements

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

"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.

October 2020 (40.10.8)

Raise Hand Support on Video Systems

Users on video systems will now be able to raise and lower their hand in a meeting. This is especially important when the host has muted everyone and is allowing participants to unmute themselves. If a user has a comment to make, they can raise their hand to get the attention of the host.

On cloud-registered Webex room systems, the user can use the meeting control on the touch device or the screen to raise and lower hand.

On SIP video systems, DTMF-*3 isn’t used as a toggle. Send *3 once to raise a hand and another time to lower hand.

As a host, users on video systems can also be notified when someone has raised their hand.

And finally, as a host, users on video systems can lower all hands. On cloud-registered Webex room systems, they can do that using native meeting controls. On SIP video systems, they can lower hands using DTMF-#3.

Host or Cohost Can Lower a Participant's Hand

As a meeting host or cohost, you can now lower the hand of a participant who has raised their hand. Simply hover over their raised hand in the Participants panel and click "Lower hand."

Hosts Can Raise Hand

As host, I can now raise my hand in a meeting, aligning to the experience when joining from a device.

October 2020 (40.10.3)

Hide the Control Bar

When not in presenter mode, you can now hide the bottom control bar in Meetings and Events by mousing over the control bar to reveal the "Hide control bar" button, or by going to the View menu at the top, and unchecking the "Show Meeting Controls" option. You can also use CTRL+SHIFT+Q to hide/show the controls.

October 2020 (40.10)

Announcements

The WBS40.10 update has important announcements, which can be reviewed in the Announcements for the Cisco Webex Meetings Suite.

Cisco Webex Meetings Enhancements

Introducing the Dark Theme

You can now choose whether you want to view the meeting window in the standard Light Theme or the new Dark Theme, available from the View menu.

Reduce eye strain by choosing a theme that works best with your lighting conditions.

Remove Background Noise from Meetings and Events


This feature became available after the initial 40.10 features were communicated.

Continue collaborating without noisy background disruptions. When the Remove background noise setting is turned on, your desktop app will remove your barking dog or home improvement project noise, while enhancing your voice.

See how to remove background noise here.

New Advanced Video Settings

An "Advanced Video Settings" area is now available below the Camera tab of the desktop app for Windows and Mac.

We’ve added three new advanced settings to the desktop app.

  • Hardware acceleration for video (Windows only) - This setting reduces the load on the main system processor when possible by off-loading video processing to dedicated hardware when available.

  • Automatic adjustment of camera brightness (Windows and Mac) - This setting is used to enable or disable automatic camera brightness adjustments. This option improves the visibility of content captured by the camera.

  • Video capture (Windows only) - This setting allows for the selection of the Microsoft Framework to be used for camera capture. By default, Auto selects the fastest framework available, but it can be overridden to address any compatibility issues with the system camera.

Windows desktop app:

Mac desktop app:

Enhanced Mute Controls and Audio Privacy

  • Easy to find Mute All and Unmute All Buttons

    The Mute all and Unmute all buttons are easier to find, right at the bottom of the Participants panel.

  • Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves

    In meetings, by default, when you mute another participant directly through Mute all or Mute on Entry, those participants can manually unmute themselves. While this is great for smaller, more conversational meetings, larger meetings and classrooms may require more moderation for when attendees are allowed to unmute.

    In this update, hosts, and cohosts can now choose whether or not participants are allowed to unmute themselves. When this setting is unchecked, participants’ Unmute buttons will be disabled.

  • Mute All with Mute on Entry

    When you click Mute all, it will also turn on Mute on Entry by default, to make sure that anyone joining the meeting late will also be muted from that point forward. Similarly, when you click Unmute all, it will automatically turn off Mute on Entry. This makes for a much more intuitive experience when managing mute in your meetings. You can still choose to turn on or off Mute on Entry independently.

  • Unmute and Audio Privacy

    Now, when a host or cohost unmutes a participant, that participant will be given a prompt to unmute, instead of being unmuted directly. This helps to prevent meeting distractions or catching others by surprise if they weren't expecting to be unmuted.

    Enhancements for Phone-Only Participants

    • We’ve enhanced phone audio prompts to indicate a mute or unmute status (“You’re Muted or Unmuted”) as opposed to non-intuitive beeps.

    • Now a PSTN host will have the ability to mute all participants on entry by pressing #6. This is a toggle and can be pressed again to turn off Mute on Entry.

    • Attendee privacy is retained by changing unmute all (99) functionality to a request to unmute, instead of unmuting directly.

      Limitation: A phone-only host won’t have the ability to prevent participants from unmuting themselves.

    Enhancements for On-premises Registered Video System Users

    • Improved Mute All and Unmute All Behavior for Hosts

      When hosts mute all participants using DTMF-##, Mute on Entry will be enabled by default. Conversely, requesting unmute all using DTMF-99 will disable Mute on Entry.

      In addition, unmute all has been modified to only request an unmute instead of actually unmuting a participant's line.

    • Mute on Entry Control for Hosts

      Hosts can now toggle Mute on Entry using DTMF-#6.

    • Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves

      Hosts can now toggle allowing participants to unmute themselves using DTMF-#7.

    • Raise and Lower Hand Capability for Participants

      When a host doesn’t allow participants to unmute, and a participant wants to get the host's attention, users on video systems will now be able to use DTMF-*3 to raise or lower their hand.

    • General Reminder for Mute Behavior on On-premises Registered Video Systems

      Meeting level mute behavior is independent of a user's physical mute button state on their device. Therefore, if user has self-muted on their device using the physical mute button, and has also been muted by the host, when they want to talk, they will have to remember to unmute on their device and also unmute their line in the meeting using DTMF-*6. Or similarly, if the host had muted all users and then has now allowed users to unmute, on-premises video system users will need to use DTMF-*6 to unmute their line.

      For a full list of DTMF commands and their descriptions, see DTMF Commands for Video Device-Enabled Cisco Webex Meetings.

1080 High Quality Video for On-Premises Registered Webex Video Systems

Your Webex meeting experience just got better when experienced on Webex video systems. Starting with the October update, users joining Webex meetings on an on-premises registered Webex Room System, a Webex Board, or a Webex Desk Pro can now enjoy high quality 1080p video at 4 Mbps for a much better experience.

These same video systems, when cloud registered, continue to enjoy 1080p video as before.


This upate will increase the maximum bandwidth used by these video systems from 2.5 Mbps to 4 Mbps to achieve higher quality. You may configure your video systems to use lower bandwidth if your environment doesn’t have sufficient bandwidth.

Video Thumbnail Improvements

  • For users who don’t have video turned on and who don’t have a profile picture, we’ll now display their name in the video window (instead of their initials), for a more intuitive experience.

  • We’ve condensed the interaction buttons when hovering over a user's video into a single menu.

  • We’ve updated the video window in floating view to make it easier to switch between layouts and interact with the video thumbnails.

Allow All Users to Be Cohosts

In the meeting scheduler and Personal Room preferences, you now have a new option: Allow all users with a host account on this site to be cohosts for this meeting. This is a handy option to entrust cohost privileges to anyone joining from your site, instead of having to specify hosts by name, or limiting it to only the first person to join.

Allow Video Devices to Start and Join Meetings

There’s now a separate setting in the scheduler and Personal Room preferences for authenticated Cisco video devices in your organization to start and join meetings. There’s now a separate setting in the scheduler and Personal Room preferences for authenticated video systems in your organization to start and join meetings.

Improved Cohost Dialog and Notification

We’ve updated the Leave Meeting dialog for cohosts, to prevent them from accidentally ending the meeting for all users.

We’ve also updated the notification when the user is promoted to cohost to be consistent with the experience when being promoted to host.

Dynamic Data Collection of the Meetings App

Starting with this update, we will be collecting some additional meetings usage data for internal use only. By collecting this usage data, we expect to provide better metrics and higher quality service in future updates:

The data collected will include:

  • Page function access and button clicks

  • OS and browser versions

  • Page load time

  • Error messages from page access

We won’t collect personal or security-related information, such as emails, names, and login credentials. Per our data privacy and security collection policies, we’ll also never distribute this information for marketing or advertising purposes. You can also opt out of this data usage collection at any time.

25 Video Systems Displayed in Meetings Desktop Grid View

In this update, users will be able to see the video from all 25 video system users in the 5x5 Grid view layout.

In previous updates, users would only be able to see the six most recent video system users' video. The rest would be represented with their profile pictures.


On the second or later page in Grid view, if there are more than 25 video system users in a meeting, they will still be represented by their profile pictures.


This feature will be available on an independent release cycle and will be available on your site between September 20 and October 7, 2020.

25 Videos Displayed in Grid View on SIP and H.323 Video Systems

With this update, users on SIP and H.323 based video systems will be able to see up 25 people in Grid view in a 5x5 layout. This is an increase from the current 4x4 layout where users can see up to 16 participant videos.

Enhanced Mute Controls and Audio Privacy on Video Devices

Improved Mute All and Unmute All Behavior

In alignment with updates to the mute behavior in the Meetings app, hosts on on-premises registered video systems will now be able to better control their meeting.

Webex Meetings Recordings in MP4 Format

With this update, all new Webex Meetings cloud and local recordings will be made in MP4 format, with a video-centric experience. By standardizing the recording format, you'll have a wider choice of playback tools, better security, and an easier collaboration experience even after your meetings. Existing ARF recordings in Meetings can still be playback and downloaded. ARF and WRF formats will no longer be created in Webex Meetings. This change doesn’t apply to Webex Events, Trainings, and Support


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

Automatically Enable Webex Assistant

Users can set Webex Assistant for Webex Meetings to automatically turn on whenever they start a meeting by going to Preferences > Scheduling > Webex Assistant. If the site administrator hasn’t chosen to start Webex Assistant by default, the user can override the site setting with this option. When unchecked, Webex Assistant won’t start automatically, but can still be turned on during the meeting. This option applies to both scheduled Webex meetings and Personal Room meetings.


It was initially communicated that this feature would be available on a delayed release cycle. However, it is available now.

Post Meeting Recap Email Enhancements

Additional text in the post meeting email is now added in gray to educate users on how to share all of the meeting content with others. This new template applies only to scheduled and Personal Room meetings on Webex Meetings and Webex Teams.

The old email template still applies for Webex Training and Webex Events, where Webex Assistant for Webex Meetings isn’t available.

Emails received by the host:

This new email will be received by the host if recording is On and Webex Assistant is either On or Off.

This new email will be received by the host if the recording is Off and Webex Assistant is On.

No email will be received by the host if recording is Off and Webex Assistant is Off because no meeting content is generated.

Emails received by the attendee when host shares all meeting content:

When the host shares all meeting content from the meeting detail page on the web, this new email will be received by the attendee if recording is On and Webex Assistant is either On or Off.

When the host shares all meeting content from the meeting detail page on the web, this new email will be received by the attendee if recording is Off and the Webex Assistant is On.

When the host shares only the recording from the recording detail page on the web, then the attendee will receive the old email template.


It was initially communicated that this feature will be available on a delayed release cycle. However, it is available now.

Show Highlight Label in Past Meetings Listing Page

In the Past meetings list, the "Highlights" label is now added for meetings that have highlights, similar to the "Transcript" and "Recording" labels. Highlights are available with Webex Assistant for Webex Meetings.


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

Cisco Webex Page Enhancements

Additional Mute Controls in Meetings Scheduler

Modern View users will now be able to preset their mute settings from the meeting scheduler.


This feature would be available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it will be available on your site.

Modern View improvements

Modern View user will now be able to enter up to 64 characters into their scheduler template name.

Cisco Webex Control Hub and Cisco Webex Site Administration

Download and Export User Attributes CSV File in Control Hub-Managed Sites

The feature can help administrators exporting a corresponding user attributes CSV report. In the current implementation, Control Hub always shows the most recent CSV export, which could be different from the one requested by other administrators.

Now, the administrators can see a notification and click the download link to download the CSV report directly corresponding to the request.

Export Active Users from Control Hub

Site administrators in Control Hub can now export only the active users on a site. This streamlines user management for companies that have a many inactive users and they only want to manage the active users. This functionality is already available from Webex Site Administration.

Site Administrator Can Prevent Android Screen Captures

Site Administrators can now determine whether screen captures can be taken while signed in or attending a meeting on their site using the Webex Meetings mobile app for Android.


This doesn’t block the Android user from taking screenshots of device screens while multi-tasking outside of the Webex Meetings app.

Recording Retention Settings Notification

This feature introduces a new notification in the Site Information page to inform administrators of the current recording retention settings.

Cisco Webex Meetings APIs

Meetings and Recordings RESTful APIs

We’re adding new abilities to the Meetings RESTful APIs to support administrative operations. Webex site administrators will have a new administrator level scope which can be granted to integration applications to perform the following actions on behalf of all the users in the organization:

  • Create, retrieve, update, and delete meetings

  • Retrieve, manage, or delete recordings

Visit developer.webex.com for more information.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.10 for iOS and 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.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.10 for iOS

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

Practice Sessions for Panelist in Webex Events

iOS Meetings mobile app users will now be able to participate in a Webex Events practice session directly from their mobile app.

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

In this update, iOS users will see a redesigned pre- and post-meeting navigation experience in their mobile meeting app. The bottom pagination becomes 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.

Apple Watch Series 5 in Non-Standalone Mode Support

This is the official update for supporting Apple Watch Series 5 in non-standalone mode.

Continue Sending Video While in Split-Screen Mode

When iOS users go into split screen mode to multitask while still in a Webex meeting, one of those screens will now support the continuation of sending and receiving video in the Webex meeting.

Official Support for Apple Pencil iOS 14

iOS users can now officially use their Apple Pencil to annotate on content directly from the iOS device, while in a Webex meeting.

Support for Mirror Self-Video

Mobile app users can now mirror their self-video, including their virtual backgrounds, similar to desktop app users.

Microsoft Intune Native SDK Support

We are announcing official iOS mobile app support for the Microsoft Intune SDK. To access these capabilities, users must sign up for our MDM community to directly access to our Webex Meetings app for Microsoft Intune.

For more information, see​ Use Mobile Device Management to Configure Cisco Webex Meetings​.

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

Additional Reactions Available in Webex Events, and Training

iPad users will have access to additional "reaction" icons while in a meeting, event, or training. These reactions will get displayed to the other hosts and attendees in the meeting.

Custom Virtual Background Disabled

If customer sites had disabled their picture uploads previously, then iOS users would have their custom virtual background selection disabled. However, they were still able to continue to use their blur backgrounds. Starting with the 40.10 update, we will be aligning with the rest of the platforms and disable blur background support if virtual backgrounds is disabled in general.

Cisco Webex Meetings 40.10 for Android

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.