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Inviting Participants in 8x8 Work Meetings


Inviting one or more people into an active Meeting.

Applies To

  • Work for Desktop
  • Work for Mobile
  • 8x8 Meet



Note: The ability to invite participants is only available through Work for Desktop or Work for Mobile. Participants that join from the browser do not have this ability.

You can do this one of two ways; via a contact invite or by entering a phone number. Before you can invite someone to your meeting, you'll need to start or create one. If you already have a meeting running, you can skip ahead to Inviting on Work for Desktop.

  1. Log in to Work for Desktop.
  2. Select Meetings.
  3. If you don't already have a meeting running, select Start Meeting.

Inviting on Work for Desktop

  1. Select Participants.
  2. Select Invite People.
  3. Search for the Contact you wish to invite.
  4. Select your chosen invitee.
  5. Select Invite.

The recipient will receive a message saying who has invited them into a meeting, with a link to join the room.

Note-Icon.png Note: Inviting by Name is for Internal users on your Work for Desktop network. To invite external users, outside of your network, use either the dialing method or copy the Meeting details Information and share outside of Work for Desktop.

Inviting via Phone Number

  1. Select Participants.
  2. Select Invite People.
  3. Enter the Phone Number of your invitee, including + and the Country Code.
  4. Select the number with the Telephone icon.
  5. Select Invite.
  6. When answered, the invitee will be conferenced into the call.
Note-Icon.png Note: Dial-out invitations are currently limited at 3 dial-out numbers per user, per meeting. Additionally, participants invited by phone will join the audio only and will need to join via web to participate in video and content sharing.

Inviting on Work for Mobile

  1. While in a meeting, tap Participants.
  2. Tap Invite Someone.
  3. Enter the name of the person you wish to invite (internal contacts only), and tap their picture/name to select them. Or enter a phone number including + and the Country Code to dial out to the participant.
  4. Tap Send when you've selected one or more invitees. When inviting multiple people, simply search for and select each person. As you select multiple people they will begin to be listed above your search results. Tap Send to invite all selected.
  5. Your invitees will receive a link to your meeting for them to join via a web browser, or a phone call if invited by phone. When they are connected, you will see them appear in your meeting. All participants will be listed at the bottom of your meeting. If your participant has Work for Desktop, they'll receive a message like this:
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