Getting Started with Webex Meetings for Attendees

Webex Meetings makes joining and collaborating hassle-free. You can meet anyone in the world online, talk to them over the phone or your computer, see each other's video, and share content.

Webex Interface


Join a Meeting

If someone invites you to a Webex meeting, you receive an invite with instructions on how to join in an email invitation. Click the Join meeting link to join the meeting.


You might be asked to enter a meeting password. You can find it your email invitation.

The Webex user interface is simple. Meeting options in the center and participants and other panels on the right.

Connect Audio

In the preview window, you can make sure your audio and video sound and look good before you join the meeting. First, choose the settings you use for audio in the meeting.

  1. Click the audio connection options in the Webex Meetings app.
Audio Settings

2. Choose how you want to hear the audio in the meeting:

Audio Connection

  • Use computer audio—Use your computer with a headset or speakers. This is the default audio connection type.

    You can change your headset, speakers, and microphone.

  • Call in—Dial in from your phone when the meeting starts. A list of global call-in numbers is available after you join the meeting.

  • Don't connect to audio—You won't hear any audio in the meeting through your computer or phone. Use this option if you're in the meeting room but want to use your computer to share content in the meeting.

3. If you want to join the meeting with your audio muted, click Mute Mute.
You'll see Unmute when your microphone is muted. Click Unmute Unmute when you want to speak in the meeting.



In some meetings, the host may not allow attendees to unmute. If you're prevented from unmuting, Unmute Unmute Locked is locked until the host allows you to unmute.

Start Your Video

Before you join or start a meeting you can choose the settings you use for video in the meeting.

1. If you want to join the meeting with your video turned off, click Stop video Stop video.

You'll see Start video when your video is turned off. Click Start video Start video when you want to show your video.

Start Video

2. Select the camera to use.

3. By default, your self-view video shows in mirror view. You can turn off mirror view if you want to see yourself in your self-view video the same way that other meeting participants see you.

If you're happy with the audio and video settings that you chose for this meeting, you can save them for your next meeting.

4. If you want added privacy or to limit possible distractions from your video, you can use a virtual background. Click Change background, and then choose to blur or replace your background.

To join the meeting from a compatible video device, connect to a device.


Share Content

To share content during a meeting, from the meeting control panel, select Share Share.

Share Content

Go to the Share menu for more sharing options.

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Keywords:webex, webex meetings, attendee, participant, getting started, join, connect, start   Doc ID:89042
Owner:Shawn T.Group:Cisco Webex
Created:2019-01-13 15:36 CDTUpdated:2023-02-13 09:29 CDT
Sites:Cisco Webex, DoIT Help Desk
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