Before You Join a Meeting
This section describes some things that you might experience when you join a meeting.
When a meeting host schedules a meeting or starts an instant meeting by using the Meet Now option, the host and all invitees receive an email invitation with the meetings details. When it's time to join a meeting, invitees select the meeting URL in the email invitation or in an instant message.
The size of your system determines the maximum number of people who can join a meeting. When number of meeting participants reaches the maximum size, users who try to start new meetings or join meetings see an error message and the system prevents them from starting or joining a meeting. Users who dial into the meeting hear an audio prompt indicating that he or she cannot start or join a meeting because the system has reached the maximum participant capacity.
For any meeting, only half of the maximum number of participants can use video. Video is defined as sending or receiving, meaning users are using their Webex webcam video or the video file share option which allows them to share a video.
Your Webex site can use self-signed certificates instead of certificates from a well-known Certificate Authority. After you join your data center to another data center, users must install a certificate for each data center in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store before they start or join a meeting.
If you use Chrome 32 and later or Firefox 271 and later, you might see a prompt to install a Cisco Webex plug-in. Select Download and follow the instructions to install the required plug-in.
After installing the plug-in, some browsers require that you enable it.
If the meeting does not start automatically, refresh the page.
If you use the Chrome browser to start a Webex meeting or to play a Webex recording, you might need to add the Cisco Webex extension to Chrome. This is a one-time installation.