What's new with Webex? A whole lot. Starting July 27th, you'll see a new look to Webex Meetings and Webex Events, designed to make your meeting experience easier than ever before. There's a new desktop app, which replaces Webex Productivity Tools and brings not only a new look, but new capabilities and an even faster join experience. Check out some of these great new features:
Lifelike video meetings
Great video is one of the things we know you appreciate about Webex Meetings and Events. Seeing people helps build engagement, relationships, and trust. The new lifelike experience will help you stay focused from the moment you join a meeting.
They've maximized the real estate, using your whole screen for face-to-face HD video meetings. You instantly see who’s in the meeting and whether they are engaged.
There are also new layouts, with options to control where you view video participants and content on your screen. You are now able to toggle between different screens, sharing content on one view and video on the other. Side-by-side views allow you to see your content and everyone in the meeting at the same time
Meeting controls within your control
No more clicking through multiple panels and tabs to find specific meeting controls. The new, centralized control bar brings all the essential meeting tools together in one easy-to-find place, so everything you need is at your fingertips.
The control bar automatically hides when you don’t need it, so that you can get back to your meeting. Just move your cursor to make the controls reappear.
This puts the technology out of the way and lets you just focus on the meeting.
Simplified, integrated scheduling and calendar management
The desktop app also has a new pre-meeting experience providing the fastest and easiest way to schedule and join meetings. You will have a full view of your day just like you do on the mobile app.
The new Webex Meetings tab lists all your upcoming meetings and pulls directly from both your calendar and the Webex Meetings database. This also works with Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar. So you will now have a full view of your day without having to toggle between apps. This will allow for a faster join experience.
In addition to the desktop and pages, Cisco is also bringing a modern, simplified view to your Webex sites. The new interface makes it easier to find recordings, meetings list, and set preferences without having to click through multiple tabs.
There’s a bunch of other changes that you’ll come across, if you have any questions please reach out to your Katalyst Account Manager or firstname.lastname@example.org. For customers who have auto-update on, the new Webex Meetings and Events desktop app will be auto-delivered starting on July 27th and will roll out to users around the world over the following weeks.