Webex Meeting Essentials: Participants


Essential steps and tips for meeting participants. Some features/options may be limited or disabled by the host.

In this Article

Join a Meeting

Control Bar

Participant List/Chat

Share Content

Join a Meeting

Before joining or starting a meeting, you can select how you want to connect to the meeting audio and which audio and video devices you want to use.

Screenshot: Join Participants

(1) Audio

Select how you hear/peak during meeting.

  • Use computer audio: Uses computer’s mic and speakers or connected devices (i.e., headsets, earbuds, microphones, etc.).
  • Use Test speaker and microphone to verify audio devices are working.
  • Call me: Webex calls number you provide.
  • Call in: Dial the provided number and access code to connect meeting audio.

(2) Unmute/Mute

  • Mute/Unmute microphone.
  • Expand the Unmute drop down to verify or change microphones.    

(3) Start video

  • Start or stop sharing your video.
  • Expand the Start Video menu to verify or change video devices.
Tip: Before starting/joining, start your video to check angle and/or lighting.

(4) Join meeting

Control Bar

During the meeting, the Control Bar allows quick access to meeting tools.

Screenshot: Control Bar Participants

(1) Unmute/Mute

Tip: Hold down spacebar to temporarily unmute.

(2) Start/Stop Video

Note: Use dropdown to change cameras.

(3) Share

Note: Hosts may not allow participants to share.  

(4) Leave Meeting

(5) Participants

See the full list of meeting hosts, participants and presenters.

Note: Hosts may not allow participants to view the participant list.

(6) Chat

Sharing Content

Note: Hosts may not allow participants to share.

The Share Content feature allows sharing of:

(1) Screens, mobile devices and open applications
(2) Files
(3) Whiteboard
(4) Computer audio

Screenshot: Share Participants

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Article ID: 67661
Thu 8/26/21 10:14 AM
Mon 6/19/23 3:58 PM
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