What's new in 8x8 Meet?

We are introducing the following enhancements and changes in 8x8 Meet:

Updated icon for your Meetings list [8x8 Work for Desktop users]

If you are an 8x8 Work for Desktop user, your Meetings list is now marked with an updated icon that better reflects your ability to view and share video while in a meeting!

On mobile apps or on the 8x8 Meet desktop app, your Meetings list continues to be marked with its previous icon.

8x8 Video Meetings is now 8x8 Meet

Say hello to 8x8 Meet! In recognition of the increased importance of digital tools and changes to how we all work, the 8x8 products and services you work with are getting new names as part of their transformation:

  • 8x8 Video Meetings: 8x8 Meet
  • 8x8 Meeting Rooms: 8x8 Spaces
  • Virtual Office: 8x8 Work
  • Virtual Office desktop app: 8x8 Work for Desktop
  • Virtual Office mobile app: 8x8 Work for Mobile
  • And more!

New meeting pre-join screen for browser participants [all browsers]

Let’s say you’re joining a meeting via web, and would like to control which of your computer’s audio and video devices are used for the meeting before you join; if joining a meeting via browser, you now see a pre-join screen where you can select your audio and video devices, enter your name, and even copy meeting information to share with other participants if needed!

For details, see our content on joining meetings via browser.

Ability to share YouTube video without sharing your screen [all apps and browsers]

Let’s say a Marketing representative wants to share their latest promotional video, or you want to share a helpful how-to video with your team; as a participant joining via app or browser on desktop or mobile, you can now share YouTube videos in a meeting without needing to share the rest of your screen!

For details, see our content on sharing on-screen content and YouTube videos.

Previous releases

The following features and enhancements were introduced in previous versions of 8x8 Meet.