What's new in the 8x8 Work for Mobile 10.11 release?

We have introduced the following enhancements and changes in 8x8 Work for Mobile!

For details on features introduced prior to this release, see our list of previous releases.

Ability to flip active meetings to 8x8 Work for Mobile in one tap

Let’s say you joined a meeting on your computer via 8x8 Work for Desktop but need to step away from your desk for a while. 8x8 Work for Mobile now detects whether you are in a meeting on another device, and lets you flip the meeting to your mobile app with a single tap! Once you tap the control to flip your meeting, the meeting on your computer stops and picks up on mobile where you left off!

Ability to copy a link in a message without surrounding text

Let’s say your colleague sent you a helpful link or a phone number while chatting with you, but the item you want to copy is surrounded by text; now, if you press down on a blue underlined URL within a message, you can copy just that URL without the rest of the message! If you try to copy message text other than the link, you continue to see a contextual menu as you used to in previous versions.

New direct calling widget

Let’s say you’re on your Android device and decide to call a colleague; without needing to open 8x8 Work for Mobile, you now have the ability to set up a calling widget on your device for any of your 8x8 contacts! Simply go to your device’s usual widget library and look for our 8x8 calling widget.

Note: Depending on your Android device, your device widget library is accessed in different ways.

When you bring the widget into your home screen, you are asked to select a contact; the widget then finalizes and shows up with the name and profile picture of the selected contact. Depending on your Android device and version, the first time you tap one of the 8x8 calling widgets you create, your device might ask you which calling app to use, or will default to a calling app previously selected as the device default. After this, you can launch a call with just one tap!

Note: To select a different calling app for your widgets after your initial selection, open your device Settings, go to the calling app you selected, and disable it as the default selection for the 8x8 calling widget. The next time you tap one of your 8x8 calling widgets, select the calling app you want.

Previous releases

The following features and enhancements were introduced in previous versions of 8x8 Work for Mobile (formerly known as the Virtual Office mobile app). For details on the latest new features, see our list of what's new in the current release.