Launch 8x8 Meet with 8x8

With Virtual Office for Slack, you can launch a meeting from Slack at any time to collaborate with your colleagues using a call button or slash command.

Launch 8x8 Meet using the Call icon

To launch 8x8 Meet from Slack using the Call icon:

  1. Open your personal channel in Slack and select the channel from where you want to start a meeting.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen click the Details. A pop-up menu displays.
  3. Click Call and then click Start Call at the prompt.
  4. A prompt to start a new meeting displays. Click Start to open an 8x8 Meet page in your browser. The 8x8 Meet browser page redirects you, and launches the meeting in the 8x8 Work desktop app.
  5. Invite the desired participants, or copy the meeting details required to join and give them to the participants.

Note: The in-channel prompt to join the meeting is only visible to you; you must invite other participants or provide them with the meeting details required to join.

 

Launch 8x8 Meet using the Slash command

To launch a 8x8 Meet from Slack using a slash command:

  1. Open your personal channel in Slack and select the channel from where you want to start a meeting.
  2. In the message entry box of the channel, enter the slash command /meet, and click join meeting.
  3. A prompt to start a new meeting displays. Click Start to open an 8x8 Meet page in your browser. The 8x8 Meet browser page redirects you, and launches the meeting in the 8x8 Work desktop app.
  4. Invite the desired participants, or copy the meeting details required to join and give them to the participants.

Note: The in-channel prompt to join the meeting is only visible to you; you must invite other participants or provide them with the meeting details required to join.