Webex Teams (formerly Spark) is an app for continuous teamwork with video meetings, group messaging, file sharing and white boarding.
Start a meeting with a single tap.
Anyone using Webex Teams can start a meeting with a touch of a button. No more waiting on hosts to start the meeting. Join from anywhere and be able to switch devices seamlessly. And keep the conversation going after the meeting.
Never miss a message.
Don’t let time-sensitive emails get lost in an overflowing inbox. Get it done now with secure group messaging in Webex Teams. Send important information via direct and team messages, where they can be read and responded to right away-or flagged for follow up later. Keeping track of conversations is easy-all your messages are saved in the same space where you meet.
Share files with anyone anytime.
File sharing in a space is quick and simple. And the files you receive are neatly organized, searchable, and saved right alongside all of your communication, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. Especially when you need to share them in meetings.
Show. Don’t tell.
Sometimes a quick sketch explains an idea better than words. Whiteboard or draw on your phone or any device, and share the interactive drawing in chat. Keep iterating whether or not you’re in a live meeting.
With some of the most advanced security in the collaboration industry, you know your data, conversations and files are always protected.
What's new in Webex Teams
We resolved the following issues:
When you pasted a link that had a dash, you received an error message as the app's Clickbait link detection didn't allow the dash in unicode format.
When you used a VPN connection, the app took several minutes to connect.
We resolved the following issues when you use Webex Calling or Calling Hosted by a Service Provider:
When you weren't active in Webex for a period of time, you sometimes had to restart the application to restore your connection.
When you received an incoming call, your call notification wouldn't display the caller ID correctly.
When your desk phone was connected to Webex and you used your desk phone to put a call on hold, you were unable to resume the call from your desktop app.
Can't speak to Webex Teams but attempting to use Webex as a client for some meetings has turned into a nightmare. After over thirty minutes of trying, without success the person I was meeting with gave up and conducted the meeting by a regular phone call. Attempting to get help from the link provided only resulted in a new e-mail message with a log attached and a blank recipient field.
For those wondering: this is yet another Slack competitor. Although it does offer 'free' accounts, it is hoped that you will eventually take up their paid offerings - which seem to be more expensive than the alternative.