Webex Meeting Enhancements

August 1, 2020

Multiple new enhancements are coming this month to Webex Meetings to improve the user experience on both desktop and mobile devices.

Last month, Webex released virtual background blur for Mac. In this release, we are happy to announce that you can now blur or change the background of your webcam video when joining Meetings and Events from Mac and Windows. This gives you more privacy and removes distracting elements from your surroundings as you participate in video meetings.

When you start sharing a screen, application, or your meeting window in Webex Meetings or Webex Events, you can now see the participants' view of what you’re sharing from the controls at the top of your screen. Hover over and click the bottom of the controls to show the view again at any time. There’s no more second-guessing whether you’re sharing, and you’ll be confident that attendees are seeing the right content.

As a Webex Meetings host or presenter, you’ll now see participants who raise their hand automatically sorted at the top of the Participants list. The order of the participants will follow the order in which they raised their hand.

Music mode optimizes the audio processing of the selected microphone source for music. This allows a richer audio experience when transmitting music with the main video benefiting virtual concerts and music lessons. When this mode is disabled, the application will optimize the audio processing for speech. You can also use the feature in environments where background noise makes it challenging to hear users. The feature disables noise reduction, so it won't help with the noise, but it will also not decrease the speaker's voice during the process.

Finally, iPad and iPhone users can now share high frame rate video content at 30 frames per second (FPS) during a meeting. They can also optionally share the audio for this video at the same time. This makes the video movement of video content that you share smoother when attending meetings from your devices. Share video content from your device or from YouTube for all of your participants to see and hear!

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