1. Host Has Not Started the Meeting: Tried to join a meeting on the WebEx app or by dialing in with the meeting number, but found yourself facing an error message citing that “The host has not started the meeting. Please try again”? Biba meeting attendees aren’t barred from joining their meetings–if you have the join URL you can get into the meeting. If you’re on the meeting invite with firstname.lastname@example.org you’ll be AutoCalled at start time so you don’t even need to think about it.
2. Beeps/Chimes on Entry & Exit: Anyone who has been on a meeting before another person has joined has heard the entry chime. Small group meetings aren’t so bad..but imagine that group meeting or all hands where you’re one of the few who’ve joined on time. Prepare yourself for the onslaught of beeping as people stream into the meeting. It’s the elephant stampede of conference call entry announcements. You might start chatting with a few people who’re on the call already with you, about weather, their kids..and you’re sure to get interrupted by the alarming sounds of attendees sliding in from their last call. I bet some of you cringed just thinking about it. Biba’s event mode was designed with larger meetings in mind: when event mode is on, entry and exit sounds are turned off and all attendees are muted upon entry on default so people can join without interrupting others.
3. Passing the Ball: “I can share if you pass me the ball.” No, not a conversation on a children’s school yard–actual phrases that enterprise colleagues have to ask each other in order to screen share pertinent information when using WebEx. Biba makes screen sharing democratic: more often than not, you’re on the meeting at work to collaborate on something–someone is going to need to share, usually more than just one person, and Biba lets anyone share their screen. No waiting for the organizer to pass you the ball. I hope we’ve all learned to share by now..
4. Getting Booted From a Call: Raise your hand if you’ve been kicked off a call randomly because the organizer actually left the meeting early and forgot that meant he or she would be pulling the rug out from everyone else. In WebEx, when an organizer leaves the call, he or she is effectively ending the meeting. Does that make sense? The Biba team didn’t think so–that’s why when organizers click to “End” a Biba meeting, they will always be presented with the option to LEAVE the meeting or END the meeting (end for all).
5. Audio Feedback from Device Switching: That moment when you’ve been taking a meeting from your car and got to your building, put yourself on mute, tell your fellow attendees to hold on while you get to your desk and rev up your laptop to load up the WebEx app to join and figure out your audio options, dial in to your WebEx meeting and you get terrible feedback from having forgotten to hang up your phone. Yeah. Biba fixes that with a seamless device swap that hangs up your other client for you when you join using another device. Easy as that.
If you found yourself nodding to 3 or more of these pet peeves about WebEx, try Biba today! Here’s a free two week trial.