Categories: Video Conferencing

What’s new in Webex: May 2022

New Webex innovations powering return to the office and inclusive collaboration.

As companies all over the world are excitedly bringing their employees back to the office, while some are remote, they will need technology that enables inclusive and consistent collaboration experiences for all. That is why we are excited to give you a sneak peek into two new Webex devices to power the return to the office as well as new Webex App and Calling enhancements.

Read on to learn more about all the new innovations in store for May.

Reimagined Workspaces

New Webex devices coming soon and orderable at the end of May:

Webex Room Bar

The new Webex Room Bar is part of the next generation of meeting room devices designed to power hybrid workspaces and replacing and augmenting the experience provided by the Webex Room Kit Mini.

It is a flexible, highly scalable and feature-rich video bar enabling exceptional video conferencing on any platform and inclusive meeting experiences in your huddle spaces and small-to-medium meeting rooms.

Some of the capabilities include: built-in, beamforming microphone array and external microphone input; dual-screen support; 12MP wide-angle lens camera; spatial stereo sound; single-cable USB-C passthrough and content sharing; and smart speaker tracking.

In addition, Room Bar comes with the award-winning Webex Room Navigator including IoT sensors, scheduling, smart controls and workplace management apps in an intuitive touch panel for 4K content sharing, unified management & analytics, and AI powered technology like people focus, face recognition and noise removal.

Cisco Desk Camera 1080p

The all new Cisco Desk Camera 1080p is a full HD webcam with high quality video, noise reduction microphones, a built-in privacy shutter, and the flexibility you need to turn any space into a video powerhouse.

Cisco Desk Camera App

Manage your Cisco Desk Camera and settings in one place through the latest enhancement to the app giving you access to adjust your image settings, add presets, record videos, take snapshots, and upgrade firmware.

Flexible Workstyles

Consistent and Seamless Webex App Experiences on iPhone


Multi-task like a pro on the go with the new picture-in-picture capabilities on iPhone. Browse email or check calendar, or access other apps, while still keeping your eye on the meeting.

Animated Virtual Background

Keep your interactions and engagement dynamic and refreshing even when you’re in your car in the school line or picking up your favorite latte, with animated virtual backgrounds available on your iPhone.

Sign into the Webex App with your social credentials

For users using the Webex free version, with password-based accounts, they now will be given the option to transition their account to use social platforms for signing in to Webex. Social accounts can be used for a quick sign-up and sign-in process, as well as account recovery.

Meetings: Closed Captioning transcription support for 3 new languages

To foster inclusivity and better collaboration experiences in meetings, hosts leveraging Webex Assistant or Closed Captioning can now select spoken language transcription for English, French, Spanish and German.

Calling: Spam or Fraud Call Indicator

Ever regretted picking up a spam call or a phishing call? With this latest capability those calls will be clearly labeled to reduce wasted time and potential security risks. Administrators can set organization policies to automatically block calls as well.

Learn how Webex’s enterprise-grade Calling solution can keep your business connected from anywhere.

Connected Events

Webex Webinars

Keeping attendees engaged starts from the minute they join the webinar. Now, you can upload an image for attendees to see while panelists are in the practice session. Get your audience thinking about the topic, direct them to answer a poll, or just show captivating photography with a warm welcome message.

Learn more about Webex Webinars

Webex for Customer Experience

Webex Connect Updates

Richer interactions with channel enhancements

  • WhatsApp and Apple Business Messages support for list messages and quick reply buttons.
  • Register brands and campaigns for 10-digit long codes. Now you don’t need to reply on your support team to register brands and campaigns. With this latest capability, you can easily register your brand and campaign for 10DLC usage.

Learn more about Webex Connect


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