Cisco Jabber IM for Android lets you reduce communication delays by knowing a person's availability with rich presence status. When you are mobile and using your Android device, viewing a person's presence status lets you immediately know if that person is available or busy, so you can determine the best way to reach that person. You can use the application to connect quickly over IM and, if necessary, escalate to a phone call, send an email or text message, start an instant web conference, or use Short Message Service (SMS).
Cisco Jabber IM for Android lets you collaborate securely - even with colleagues outside your organization. The application uses the widely accepted Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) Internet and presence IM standard that supports communication with networks outside your organization. You have communication privacy with user authentication and 128-bit SSL encryption.
Cisco Jabber IM for Android is designed to work with either deployment model - a premises- or cloud-based presence solution.
Table 1 lists the features and benefits of Cisco Jabber IM for Android.
Table 1. Features and Benefits of Cisco Jabber IM for Android
Standard presence status messages: Available, Busy, Do Not Disturb, and custom message
You can set your presence status so your contacts know whether or not you are available, helping them decide which method of communication they use to reach you.
System-generated presence status messages from the Cisco Jabber IM for Android application: Available, Away, In a WebEx meeting, and On a call
"Away" is displayed when running the application in the background with no activity after a certain period of time (which you can set). "In a WebEx meeting" is displayed when you are on a WebEx meeting on your mobile device while the application is running in the background. "On a call" status is displayed when you are on a call while running the application in the background.
Multiple resource login
You can log in to both Cisco Jabber IM for Android and a desktop IM client so you can always keep your messaging applications open regardless of the devices you are using.
When you are logged into both your desktop client and your mobile client, you will receive messages on both applications until you respond. When you respond, messages will be exchanged only with the device you used for your response.
Person to person
Start an IM conversation with anyone in your contact list with a single tap.
Participate in a group chat
Receive invitations to join and participate in a group chat started from another Jabber client (requires Cisco WebEx Messenger; not available with Cisco Unified Presence).
Send or receive messages to contacts who are not signed in to their IM applications (requires Cisco Unified Presence; not available with Cisco WebEx Messenger).
Concurrent IM sessions
Maintain multiple IM sessions at once.
Cisco Jabber IM for Android enables you to receive notifications of new IMs even when the app is running in the background.
Use emoticons in your IM sessions to express your mood and enrich your IM conversations.
Start an instant Cisco WebEx meeting
Start an instant Cisco WebEx meeting from a contact's profile; this action launches the Cisco WebEx Meetings application for Android. To have the meeting start smoothly, you must be logged into your Cisco WebEx Meetings app when starting an instant meeting from Cisco Jabber IM for Android (requires Cisco WebEx Messenger; not available with Cisco Unified Presence).
Join an instant Cisco WebEx meeting
Join an instant Cisco WebEx meeting from an IM session with either a desktop Cisco IM user or another Jabber IM for Android user; this action launches the free Cisco WebEx Meetings application for Android and connects you to the meeting to view shared content and collaborate with multiple participants.
Cisco Jabber IM for Android, when used with Cisco WebEx Messenger, honors applicable policies and configurations set by the administrator, including server-side IM logging, reporting, and encryption.
When used with Cisco Unified Presence, Cisco Jabber IM for iPhone honors the following policies: enable/disable presence, enable/disable cut and paste, and enable/disable offline messages.
The encryption protocol is SSL 3.0.
Single sign on
Cisco Jabber IM for Android supports a federated Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 single-sign-on policy if required by your organization.
An IM session and history are removed from the app and your Android phone after you log out of the app.
Your contact list that you have created in Cisco Jabber for Windows, Cisco Jabber for Mac, Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, or Cisco WebEx Messenger automatically appears in Cisco Jabber IM for Android when you log in to the app.
If you have created groups for certain contacts on your desktop or web-based IM application, those groups are shown in the Cisco Jabber IM for Android app.
You can view a contact's profile information from your contact list by tapping on a contact's profile image on the contact list or from within a chat session. Profile information includes name, title, address, and contact information.
You can click to call, send an email, send an SMS message, or start an instant meeting with a contact.
If Cisco Jabber (voice app) is installed on your Android device, when using click to call you will be given the option to use either Cisco Jabber or the Android native dialer to place your call.
Corporate directory search
You can search for contacts by typing their names. The app searches your contact list or your organization's corporate directory.
You can add or delete contacts when viewing a person's profile information.
If you lose your data connection, Cisco Jabber IM for Android automatically tries to reconnect you to a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.
The application automatically connects to a Wi-Fi network first, and then connects to other available cellular networks. This feature helps minimize unnecessary data or roaming charges.
Device and Operating System Support
Cisco Jabber IM for Android works on Android devices running the following operating systems:
• Version 4.1
• Version 4.0
• Version 2.3
Cisco Jabber IM for Android interoperates with other Cisco Jabber clients supporting instant messaging and presence.
Cisco Jabber IM for Android uses the default language of the Android device language. If the operating system language of the device is not supported, the application defaults to English. Cisco Jabber IM for Android is supported in the following languages:
• Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)
• Dutch (Netherlands)
• English (United States)
• Portuguese (Brazil)
• Spanish (Spain)
Cisco Jabber IM for Android is free for organizations with a license to use Cisco Unified Presence or Cisco WebEx Messenger.
To download the Cisco Jabber IM for Android software, visit Google Play.
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