Overview: 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone

8x8 Video Meetings Standalone combines flexible communication capabilities with powerfully collaborative meetings. With 8x8 Video Meetings, take your team meetings to the next level via integration with calendar apps, high-definition audio and video, advanced meeting management features, and much more!

Learn to Use 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone

Familiarize yourself with meeting features. Then:

To use meetings as a guest:

To use meetings as a registered user:

  1. To register:
  2. Once you are registered:
    1. Meet instantly in your browser.
    2. For additional access to 8x8 Video Meetings, download:
    3. Schedule meetings.
    4. Join meetings.
    5. Learn about your in-meeting experience.

Meet Instantly as a Guest

Looking for a collaboration tool that allows you to meet with your team instantly? 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone has your back! Launch a meeting in a single click at any time, and send colleagues the meeting URL to invite them to a powerful audio and video collaboration experience!

To launch a meeting as a guest:

  1. In your browser, open https://8x8.vc/.
  2. In the 8x8 Video Meetings page that opens, click Start meeting to launch a meeting via a randomized URL.
    Before you start your meeting, you can preview the randomized meeting name or enter a custom name for your meeting; for example, enter <BrainstormSession> to launch a meeting with a full URL of <8x8.vc/brainstormsession>.

    Important: If you enter a custom meeting name instead of using a randomized name, ensure that your meeting name is completely unique.

  3. Once you are in the meeting, simply copy the meeting URL in your browser bar and email or message it to the desired participants!

Register as an Admin for 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone

Register as an 8x8 Video Meetings user at any time—for free! Sign in with your email address and invite colleagues to start collaborating with your teammates in a powerful meeting experience!

To register as a new admin user:

  1. In your browser, open https://8x8.vc/.
  2. In the 8x8 Video Meetings page that opens, click Sign Up to open a sign-up prompt.
  3. At the prompt, select which type of email address you want to sign up with, such as through your Google or Microsoft account.
  4. Depending on your email address, go through any additional login prompts required until you reach an 8x8 screen that prompts you for the name of your organization.
  5. At the prompt to enter the name of your company, enter the name of your organization. For example, a team leader from the organization “AcmeJets, Inc.” might enter the company name as “AcmeJets”, which is finally rendered as "acmejets" in 8x8 Video Meetings.
    For best results, enter the same version of your company name that serves as your organization’s email domain.

    The company name you enter has an effect on your organization’s base meeting URL; for example, this means that users at AcmeJets would meet via meeting URLs that begin with “https://8x8.vc/acmejets/...”

    Note: To ensure that new colleagues who sign up for 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone are assigned to your team when they register, enable the option to detect new users in the email domain that shares the name you entered for your organization. Whenever a new user is registered under your organization’s email domain, such as "[email protected]" in the "acmejets" domain, they are assigned as team members in your organization when they register for 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone!

  6. Once you enter your organization’s name, click Continue to launch 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone via web, and get started inviting your colleagues; once your colleagues are registered, you can create and join meetings with them!

To customize your profile, calendar, and in-room system settings, open the Settings tab. As an administrator, in addition to your usual meeting settings, you have access to additional Meetings admin settings to manage the 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone experience of your entire team.

If you close your 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone browser window or tab, you are kept logged in when you reopen the page at https://app.8x8.vc/. You only need to log back in if you log yourself out or erase your browser history; on the web app page if you are logged out, simply click Log In and log in with the email address you used to register as an 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone user.

Note: For quick access to your meetings, you may bookmark the URL of your 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone page in your browser.

If you were invited to register as a team member instead, see how you can register as a team member.

Set up Your Company to Use Meetings

Once you have registered yourself as a new user, you are ready to enable colleagues in your team or entire organization to collaborate via 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone!

To set up your company to use meetings:

  1. In your 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone page (on https://app.8x8.vc/) as an admin, open the Settings tab.
  2. From your list of settings, click Meetings admin to open your administrator settings in a new browser tab.
  3. In the 8x8 Meetings admin page that opens, open the Team tab.
  4. To get started adding colleagues, click Invite teammates.
  5. At the Invite teammates prompt that opens, enter the email addresses of colleagues you want to invite to 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone. When writing multiple email addresses, separate the addresses with commas.
  6. When you enter the email addresses of your colleagues, click Send invitation(s) to email your colleagues. Your Team list now shows the colleagues you invited, as well as indicates whether they have accepted their invitations.

Notes:
-If you sent an invitation to the wrong email address, you can revoke the invitation by hovering over the More options menu next to a pending invitation to open a drop-down menu, and selecting Remove from team. Once a person accepts an email invitation, you can no longer revoke it.
-If your colleague cannot find their invite email, you can resend the invitation by hovering over the More options menu next to a pending invitation to open a drop-down menu, and selecting Resend Invitation.

Register as a Team Member in 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone

If you were invited to a team in 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone directly by a meetings admin, you register as a user from the email invite you receive. If your administrator enabled email domain detection, you can register manually as a user assigned to your organization’s existing team in 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone without needing to receive an email!

Register via Email Invite

As a team member invited to 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone, you receive an email with a prompt to sign up for 8x8 Video Meetings.

To register as a new team member via email invite:

  1. In your email invitation to sign up for 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone, click Join to open a sign-up prompt.
  1. At the prompt, select which type of email address you want to sign up with, such as through your Google or Microsoft account.
  2. Depending on your email address, go through any additional login prompts required.
  1. Finish logging in to launch 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone via web, and see how you can create and join meetings!

Register via Email Domain Detection

If your 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone admin enabled email domain detection, you can register as a user in the appropriate team without needing to receive an email invite. If your admin has not enabled email domain detection, ensure that you ask your admin for an invitation to the team to join via email invite instead.

To register as a new team member via email domain detection:

  1. In your browser, open https://8x8.vc/.
  2. In the 8x8 Video Meetings page that opens, click Sign Up to open a sign-up prompt.
  1. At the prompt, select which type of email address you want to sign up with, such as through your Google or Microsoft account.
  2. Depending on your email address, go through any additional login prompts required.
  1. Once you enter your email address, the system detects that belongs to an existing team, and prompts you to join your organization’s existing team in 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone.
  2. Finish logging in to launch 8x8 Video Meetings Standalone via web, and see how you can create and join meetings!

Features

8x8 Video Meetings Standalone enables you to use the following features: