Using the Connect app for presentation, chat and conference control only

If you are already in a conference using an endpoint other than the Connect app (for example, a dedicated meeting room system), you can still access the additional features available to Connect app users (such as conference control, chat, content sharing and viewing, and viewing the participants list) by using the Connect app to join the conference without sending or receiving audio or video — in other words, as a presentation and control-only participant.

The instructions below do not apply to Webapp3 users. For Webapp3 to join as a presentation and control-only participant they must use a callType of "none", specified either in the join URL or via the branding manifest. For more information, see Creating preconfigured links to launch conferences via Connect apps and Advanced Connect app branding and customization.

To join a conference as a presentation and control-only participant:

  1. Open the Connect app on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Select .
  3. In the box at the top right of the window, enter the address of the meeting you wish to join:

  4. Either click on the icon to the right of the box, or press enter.

The Connect app joins the conference as a presentation and control-only participant — it does not send or receive any audio or video from other participants.

You can now share your screen or share images and PDFs, and view content being shared by other participants. You can also send and receive chat messages, view the participant list, and (if you are a Host) control aspects of the conference such as adding participants, muting participants, disconnecting participants, and locking the conference.

At any point in the call you can also start sending and receiving audio or video from the Connect app. To do this, select Start video or Start audio from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen: