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Virtual Office Desktop App Overview
The 8x8 Virtual Office desktop app offers all the functionality of the Virtual Office online app and more in a standalone application for Windows and Mac. The Virtual Office desktop app is perfect for users who regularly use the same work computer and need to be reachable by phone or IM whenever they are online.
Functions as a native application outside of browser:
- Can launch upon starting computer
- Can prompt the user to download and install updates upon login or by user request
Harder to miss incoming calls and chats:
- Can start by default whenever computer starts
- Can stay on top of other browser tabs
- Can give alerts or pop the app to the front of screen on incoming calls and IMs
- Can simultaneously ring both your computer speakers and a headset*
- Unaffected by browser page errors
- Eliminates Flash plug-in version incompatibility
- Takes up less screen space with simple tab navigation
- Consolidates multiple chat conversation tabs in one window
- Provides easy access to historical communication data via each tab.
Improved audio quality:
- Native support for iLBC, G.711, and G.729 codecs*
* Windows-only features
Note: Requires a Windows or a Mac computer. To install the Virtual Office desktop app, you need to have administrator rights on your computer. Contact your IT administrator if you have questions. For 8x8 customers only.
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