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Webex Site Upgrade to Version 42.9 - September 6th, 2022

Posted: 11:10:33, Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022   Expiration: 11:10:33, Friday, Sep 30, 2022  

Highlighted features in this update includes chapters in the recording video and reordering participants on the stage. Check out this article for more new features coming in this update!

Highlighted features for this update

  • Chapters in the recording video

    If you are using Webex Meetings and Webinars you can now add chapters to a recording and share them with others. This makes it faster and easier to view recordings that are longer in duration.  You can view all the chapters in the recording playback bar and chapter panel. 

  • Reorder participants on the stage

    You can now reorder the participants you've moved on to the stage. Simply drag and drop the video you'd like to move into the position you'd like, or use the more options menu in the video thumbnail where you can select move to first position.


     
    As an attendee, you can't reorder participants who are being synced by the host or cohost.

In-meeting experience

  • Change default to not allow cohosts to end meeting

Starting in 42.9, cohosts can’t end meetings. This change prevents accidental ending of meetings by cohosts. If an organization wants to change back to allow cohosts to end meetings, they can have their CSM submit a provisioning request.

  • Web App/PWA for Chrome OS: Annotate when sharing an application

We're excited to announce an industry first! Users joined in the Meetings Web App or Meetings PWA for Chrome operating system can now annotate when sharing an application window or chrome tab.

Webinar experience

  • Track where your webinar attendees are coming from

Invitation sources allow you to see where your attendees are coming from if you share the webinar links in multiple locations.

  • Shared content in stage view is now larger

When you share content in a meeting or webinar, the shared content is now larger and the speaker video(s) is now smaller. The ratio between content and speaker videos is approximately 70:30 but depends on the size of your screens and the number of speakers on stage.

The rest of the stage flow works the same.

  • Simultaneous Interpretation: enable or disable interpretation ad-hoc and set a default language for scheduled meetings, webinars, and Personal Room meetings

Simultaneous Interpretation is supported in Personal Room meetings. You can enable these settings in site preference.

For both Personal Room meetings and scheduled meetings or webinars, hosts can enable or disable the interpretation feature ad-hoc in the meeting, easily by controlling it on the fly.

Hosts can also set a default language channel for everyone in the meeting (except interpreters) during scheduling or in the meeting. This gives hosts greater control over the meeting experience for their attendees and makes it easier for users to experience interpretation in their meeting.

Slido experience

  • Zoom in and out of Presenter mode

Being able to zoom in and out of the poll options or results when in Presenter mode to see more options and change the size of text.

  • Open text – topics or clusters

The type of responses that are being submitted to Open text polls are clustered and organized into categories. Available in Slido Labs and automatically ON for Cisco accounts. Rolling out to more accounts in the following weeks.

New settings available in Webex Sidebar

Four new expandable sections are now available; General, Privacy, Audience Q&A, and Polls. Click and open Advanced settings which bring you to a pop-out of administrator settings.

  • Open text - display name

This feature adds the option to display a name that is attached to an answer. Once the participant decides to add their name it is visible in administration, participant, and present mode.

Post-meeting experience

  • Chapters in the recording video

If you are using Webex Meetings and Webinars you can now add chapters to a recording and share them with others. This makes it faster and easier to view recordings that are longer in duration.

-- Cisco Webex: Shawn Thiele

Created: 06:21:14, Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 (by Shawn T.)
Updated: 11:21:56, Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 (by Shawn T.)