Following the concerns over Zoom security issues, many organizations and institutes have switched over to WebEx meeting by Cisco in the recent days. This is mostly because it’s the best free Zoom alternative with web and video conferencing for online meetings almost the same feature set.

WebEx Meeting - Join Cisco WebEx Meetings Online via WebEx Application
WebEx Meeting – Join Cisco WebEx Meetings Online via WebEx Application

If you’ve received an invite to join a Webex online meeting, here’s a guide to the various ways you can join a meeting on We’ll start with a tutorial to use the WebEx app to join a meeting because it’s a more reliable way to meet on uconn WebEx.

Webex Meeting

The best and most reliable way to join a meeting on WebEx gsu is through their app for desktop and mobile devices. However, if you’re in a situation where you need to join a meeting quickly and there’s no time to install the app on your computer, webex cisco has a fully functional web interface as well.

Joining a WebEx meeting is similar to that of Zoom. In fact, you’ll find most of the tcs webex interface options similar to Zoom. The BIG thing you’ll be missing on WebEx Desktop app and website is support for virtual background images to hide your background in video cisco meeting. But I guess the webex teams is working on that aspect of things in the future.

Join Cisco Webex Meetings With App

The WebEx Meetings app is available for both Windows and Mac computers as well as webex chrome too. To download, open the link in a browser and click on the ‘Download for Windows’ button under the WebEx Meetings section.

  • Open the folder where you saved the file and then double-click/run the ‘webexapp.msi’ installer.
  • After installing the app, open it on your PC if in case it doesn’t automatically launch. You can search for ‘Cisco WebEx Meetings app’ on your PC to launch the app.
  • The WebEx app will open with the sign-in screen. If you have a webex sch account, use it sign into the app.
  • If not, and you have to join a meeting quickly, click on the ‘Use as guest’ link to join a meeting as guest without a WebEx account.
  • Then, enter your Name and Email address in the required fields and click on the ‘Continue as guest’ button.

WebEx Application

Once the WebEx application dashboard window opens, enter the meeting code or the meeting link into the ‘Enter meeting information’ box below the ‘Join a meeting’ section in the app.

Using Meeting Link

You can paste the entire meeting link into the box and click the ‘Join’ button to join the meeting. Therefore, this is however, not as same as the webex calling process if you want to access it.

Using Meeting Number

Or, you can also enter the Meeting number/code into the meeting information box and click the ‘Join’ button. The purdue WebEx meeting window will now open where you can set up your microphone and video options before joining a meeting.

Click on the ‘Mic’ icon to mute yourself or the ‘Video’ icon to turn off your video if required by the host. When you’re ready, click on the ‘Join Meeting’ button to enter the meeting room. However, the webex productivity tools helps users in most of this setups.


WebEx supports custom background on its app for iPhone and iPad like Google Duo. But the desktop app doesn’t yet support the feature. Microsoft recently added support for custom background images in Teams. We think WebEx development team should catch up on this one feature as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, you can always use and create a virtual camera on your computer using apps like ChromaCam to change background image in WebEx and Snap Camera to turn yourself into a potato.