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A lot many new features have gone in to Zoho Meeting since its Beta launch. A few of them below.

Skype Integration
We have added the ability to do Skype conferencing in Zoho Meeting. This allows you to converse with your participants.

When you click on Create Meeting, there is a ‘Skype’ checkbox (beside the Presenter’s section). Enabling it will get you a new column. Just enter the Skype ids of people whom you want to include in the conference.

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You can also decide when you want to start the Skype conferencing. After you create a Meeting, you will get a button, Skype Conference. zmstartskype.JPG

On clicking that, users will be automatically dialed on Skype and included in the conferencing system!

Buddy List Auto Fill
Zoho Meeting also remembers the names/email addresses of the participants you have recently invited. When you type in the first few letters, there is an auto-fill/suggest box which helps fill the names easily.

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Inviting Users to your Meeting Session
One feedback we receive quite often is, ‘How do I invite users to a meeting?’. There are multiple ways you can invite people to a Zoho Meeting session, at various stages of the meeting session.
1) When creating a meeting, you can specify their email addresses in ‘Participants’ section
2) After creating a Meeting, there is an link to ‘Invite‘ people. Clicking on that will give you multiple ways to invite people – standard Zoho Meeting invitation through email, sending a link using your Mail Client or IM, or using the Meeting Key to join

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3) After installing the Agent/Presenter, there is an invite icon in the toolbar. Clicking on it will enable you invite people, giving their mail id.

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For comments or suggestions, my id is srk(at)zoho(dot)com

Do give Zoho Meeting a shot and let us know what you think!

  1. srk

    Hi Scott,We have enabled VOIP in Zoho Meeting (currently it is a BETA feature)To turn on VOIP, please do the following :
    1.) Please login to http://meeting.zoho.com/ and click on Settings tab.
    2.) Turn “Enable VOIP (Beta)”to Yes, and
    3.) In “Attendee Viewing Option” , choose “Open default viewer “Note : VOIP is currently enabled along with Zoho Audio, i.e. When you create a Meeting, you will get an option to choose your Audio conferencing. When you choose “Zoho Audio”, we reserve a number and a PIN for you and send the Audio details along with the Meeting Invites. Participants can either dial-in using that number or use VOIP !Best Regards
    SRK

  2. srk

    Hi Scott,We have enabled VOIP in Zoho Meeting (currently it is a BETA feature)To turn on VOIP, please do the following :
    1.) Please login to http://meeting.zoho.com/ and click on Settings tab.
    2.) Turn “Enable VOIP (Beta)”to Yes, and
    3.) In “Attendee Viewing Option” , choose “Open default viewer “Note : VOIP is currently enabled along with Zoho Audio, i.e. When you create a Meeting, you will get an option to choose your Audio conferencing. When you choose “Zoho Audio”, we reserve a number and a PIN for you and send the Audio details along with the Meeting Invites. Participants can either dial-in using that number or use VOIP !Best Regards
    SRK

  3. scottan

    Are you ever going to incorporate proper audio confrenceing via PC mic, (in this decade?) like GoToMeeting or like the great Salesforce.com meeting package that is integrated into their CRM?Scott

  4. scottan

    Are you ever going to incorporate proper audio confrenceing via PC mic, (in this decade?) like GoToMeeting or like the great Salesforce.com meeting package that is integrated into their CRM?Scott

  5. Venkat

    Hi,
    I tried checkboxing the Skype box when creating the meeting, but it is not accepting. Is skype conferencing possible to do via zoho. Additionally, does zoho support calling-out and conferencing the participant via other channels like gtalk, oovoo, normal VOIP (zoho can provide a click to activate audio), mobile, landline etc?

  6. Venkat

    Hi,
    I tried checkboxing the Skype box when creating the meeting, but it is not accepting. Is skype conferencing possible to do via zoho. Additionally, does zoho support calling-out and conferencing the participant via other channels like gtalk, oovoo, normal VOIP (zoho can provide a click to activate audio), mobile, landline etc?

  7. SRK

    Hi Jerry,Sorry, saw your posting late. Belated new year wishes 😉
    Raju/Aravind, who post blogs regularly here are our evangelists and do most of the social media efforts. I work in the product, and chip-in sometimes.Sorry again for the late reply.
    Have a nice day,
    Cheers
    SRK

  8. SRK

    Hi Jerry,Sorry, saw your posting late. Belated new year wishes 😉
    Raju/Aravind, who post blogs regularly here are our evangelists and do most of the social media efforts. I work in the product, and chip-in sometimes.Sorry again for the late reply.
    Have a nice day,
    Cheers
    SRK

  9. Jerry Chen

    Hey SRK,Happy New Year. You left me a message on Better Networker video tutorial today. Just want to say hello and find out what it is that you do for Zoho? Are you in charge of its social media efforts? Or more?Jerry

  10. Jerry Chen

    Hey SRK,Happy New Year. You left me a message on Better Networker video tutorial today. Just want to say hello and find out what it is that you do for Zoho? Are you in charge of its social media efforts? Or more?Jerry

  11. SRK

    Hi,Skype conferencing has been enabled for HTTP login, and can be used from http://meeting.zoho.comIf you have any other issues/clarifications, please let us know. We will be glad to help !Cheers
    SRK

  12. SRK

    Hi,Skype conferencing has been enabled for HTTP login, and can be used from http://meeting.zoho.comIf you have any other issues/clarifications, please let us know. We will be glad to help !Cheers
    SRK

  13. srk

    Hi Donaes,We will enable Skype button for standard (HTTP) login in our next update (scheduled this weekend).
    For HTTPS (secure) login alone, it will be disabled till we come up with a proper fix.Cheers
    SRK

  14. srk

    Hi Donaes,We will enable Skype button for standard (HTTP) login in our next update (scheduled this weekend).
    For HTTPS (secure) login alone, it will be disabled till we come up with a proper fix.Cheers
    SRK

  15. Donaes

    Will it take you a long time to fix it, or do you already have when you will release an updated version with the SKYPE option ACTIVATED again ??

  16. Donaes

    Will it take you a long time to fix it, or do you already have when you will release an updated version with the SKYPE option ACTIVATED again ??

  17. SRK

    Hi Dave,Apologies for the inconvenience.
    We have a problem enabling Skype for HTTPS accounts (skype’s js is exposed only as a HTTP URL). We are working to fix/work-around this issue. Till that, we have temporarily disabled skype, since it throws an error when opening in some browsers (esp. IE).
    We will try to fix this and give the skype button soon !Cheers
    SRK
    http://meeting.zoho.com

  18. SRK

    Hi Dave,Apologies for the inconvenience.
    We have a problem enabling Skype for HTTPS accounts (skype’s js is exposed only as a HTTP URL). We are working to fix/work-around this issue. Till that, we have temporarily disabled skype, since it throws an error when opening in some browsers (esp. IE).
    We will try to fix this and give the skype button soon !Cheers
    SRK
    http://meeting.zoho.com

  19. David

    Hi, I couldn’t find the Skype button next to my presenter email id field. Is the Skype function only offered on paid accounts for ZMeeting?
    Thanks,
    Dave.

  20. David

    Hi, I couldn’t find the Skype button next to my presenter email id field. Is the Skype function only offered on paid accounts for ZMeeting?
    Thanks,
    Dave.