What's new in the 8x8 Work for Mobile 10.1 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.

Amazon support for Android version of 8x8 Work for Mobile

As an Amazon tablet user, you now have the ability to take advantage of 8x8 Work for Mobile on your Amazon tablet!

For details, see our content on installing 8x8 Work for Mobile.

Ability to choose from more 8x8 ringtones to distinguish between business and personal calls

Let’s say you receive many calls on your device or on other apps, and need a way to distinguish incoming 8x8 Work calls from other calls; simply select one of our 8x8 ringtones to know when you have an incoming 8x8 call without needing to look at your device!

When you go to Profile > Settings > Notifications > Incoming calls > Sound, you now have more options for ringtones unique to 8x8 Work for Mobile!

For details, see our FAQ on setting up notifications and ringtones.

Enhancements to messages

The following enhancements apply to your messaging experience.

Ability to mute notifications for chats

Let’s say that one of the chat rooms you follow is very active, but you are not part of the discussion and would like to block notifications for the room for a while; if you want to keep a large number of notifications from cluttering your phone, you now have the ability to mute notifications for a conversation for 30 minutes, one hour, until you unmute the conversation, and more! In addition, if you are muting a chat room you are following, the ability to mute conversations also lets you block notifications without unfollowing a room.

Note: At this time, the ability to mute notifications in a chat is available only on mobile.

For details, see our FAQ on managing chat room notifications.

Ability to share messages to another app

Let’s say you need to share important in-chat information with a colleague who can’t access 8x8 Work. If the information you need to share is spread across multiple messages, or even with some irrelevant messages in between, you can select multiple messages from a chat to share to another app!

Press a chat message you want to share, and in the menu that pops up, select Select messages to select any additional messages you need. Tap additional messages to mark them, and tap Share at the top of your screen to bring up your device’s menu of apps that you can share text to!

Note: Sharing messages does not share files attached to those messages.

For details, see our FAQ on sharing 8x8 chat messages to other apps.

Option to send messages by pressing the Enter key

If you use 8x8 Work on a Chromebook, you now have the ability to send messages more intuitively by pressing your keyboard’s Enter or Return key; simply go to Profile > Settings > Advanced and enable the option to Send messages on Return!

If you leave this setting disabled, you continue to experience the app’s previous behavior; pressing your Enter or Return key while typing an 8x8 chat message adds a new line of text to the message you are typing.

For details, see our FAQ on sending messages by pressing Enter on Chromebook.

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.