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Webex Site Upgrade to Version 41.12 - Dec. 7th, 2021

Posted: 2021-11-30 10:26:00   Expiration: 2022-01-05 10:07:09

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2021-11-30 10:26:00. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

This months release brings some subtle changes that include new reactions and skin tones, cohosts ability to manage invitations and registrations, embedded apps for Webex Meetings and more!

Highlighted Features for this Update

  • Cohosts can manage invitations and registration in Webex Meetings and Webex Events (New)

    Once the Webex Meeting or event is scheduled by the host, assigned cohosts can now help manage invitations and registration from the meeting information page. Here, cohosts can:

    • Invite or import attendees and event panelist

    • Approve or reject registrant

New skin tones and new reactions (Desktop)

To encourage users to better express themselves non-verbally, we’re adding skin tones to your reactions. The additional five skin tones reflect a range of skin colors. To change the skin tones, go to MeetingsMeeting SettingsAppearance.

The new skin tones feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check to see when it’s available on your site.

We’re also adding some new reactions to help users express how they’re feeling during a meeting. The new reactions are Thank You, Love, Speed Up, Slow Down, and Fire.

Refine the user interface for interpreters in Webex Meetings and Webex Events (New)

Interpreters receive their own email that includes an interpreter password. When the host adds an interpreter to the invitation list, there’s a new icon to indicate that they are an interpreter. This distinguishes an interpreter from the panelist and other attendees.

In-Meeting Experience

Introducing Embedded Apps for Webex Meetings

Webex is pleased to announce the availability of embedded applications directly within Webex Meetings. For more information, see Use apps in Webex Meetings and Webex Events (new)

The Webex Embedded Apps capability enables access to 20+ apps from third-party developers directly within Webex Meetings. In addition, your organization can develop and deploy private apps by registering the apps at the Webex Developer Portal.

Embedded apps are now also available for messaging within the Webex App. For more information, see Add an app to a space.

Additional Webex Meetings and Webex Events (New) options

Hosts and cohosts can now set meetings and events options. Presenters without the host or cohost role can't set meetings and events options anymore.

We've added some additional setting to the in-meeting options menu:

  • Hosts and cohost can now control whether they want to allow attendees to be able to raise their hands in meetings and events.

  • In Webex Events (new), hosts and cohosts can control whether attendees are allowed to see the number of attendees in an event.

Meeting duration clock

We’ve added a meeting duration clock that shows how long the meeting has been running for meetings and events.

-- Cisco Webex: Shawn Thiele