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 made the following improvement when you connected to your enterprise content management:
When you preview a file in Box, you can now click to edit that file.
We resolved the following issues:
Sometimes you didn't see the personal room link on contact cards.
When you were reading a space and switched to another tab, new messages in the space were incorrectly marked as read.
When you use macOS 11 (Big Sur), you didn't have the Copy Link option when you right-clicked on a link in a space.
We resolved the following issues when you use Webex Calling or Calling Hosted by a Service Provider:
When someone called you and hung up before you answered, you'd continue to hear it ring.
You were unable to close the Retrieve window after a call was parked.
When you used your dial pad to call a number with more than 20 digits, you got an error message that said "Sorry, calling phone numbers is not possible."
Your in-call timer reset when you started sharing your screen.
The call would drop if you and the person you were on a call with put the call on hold.
We resolved the following issues when you use Calling in Webex (Unified CM):
Migrating your contacts from Jabber to Webex failed because of case sensitivity in email addresses.
You'd see a Bad network message in your app header even if you weren't experiencing any noticeable audio or video issues during a call.
You wouldn't see your desk phone in the Connect to a device list in your app header.
You weren't able to share your screen or application during a call.
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.