8x8 has launched a number of changes to Video Meetings that will make it more powerful for you to use in every day business. Read on to learn the most notable changes 8x8 made.
8x8 Meetings now supports up to 100 active participants in each meeting! This feature is available in 8x8 Meetings Free, 8x8 Meetings Pro, and 8x8 X Series Meetings.
Improved analytics are available for Meetings Pro and X Series Meetings customers. If you're an administrator in either version, you'll notice another tab in your admin portal labeled analytics. Features include:
Previously, Video Meetings supported Chromium-based browsers like Chrome and Edge. Now major browsers like Safari and Firefox are supported to make it easier for your participants to join the conference with one-click.
Note that for 8x8 Meetings to work for Safari users, check to make sure that the "Prevent Cross-Site Tracking" setting is not checked within the Safari Privacy settings.
In April, 8x8 announced support for end-to-end encryption (also referred to as e2e encryption) and explained why it's important for meetings that may require having their media streams completely encrypted from one end to the other. e2e encryption is now avaialble in Beta for 8x8 Meetings Free and 8x8 Meetings Pro users.
Because this is a preview of e2e encryption, there a few things to note:
You are now able to mute phone participants using the meeting controls. The Mute option will now Mute phone participants as well as those using the meeting for audio. If you have moderation capabilities turned on, you can now set yourself as the only moderator for a meeting, which means only you will be able to:
You can review all of these details here, or reach out to Vertical for more information.
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