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Description & Download

Recommended Installers (64-Bit)


For PCEXE for per-user deployment: Allows users to install and update on their own, keeping you up-to-date and secure with the latest features and fixes. (Click here to learn more about managing installation for Windows.)

For Mac DMG for macOS: For macOS 10.10 or later (macOS 10.9 Mavericks and earlier no longer supported). If the file downloads as a .json, remove the .json and try to download again.

Only if Needed

For per-user deployment: 32-Bit EXE  |  For machine-wide installation: 64-Bit MSI - 32-Bit MSI

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Version 7.0.5 (3) published on 8/28/20.

Minimum System Requirements   

For a complete list of requirements, refer to the Technical Requirements.

What's new in this release?

Note for IT Admins: As of v 7.0, IT admins leveraging the EXE installer on Windows should consider updating firewall and antivirus rules since the Desktop application now features a new app file name and path on the disk.

The key features in Work for Desktop v 7.0 are:

Core & Voice 

  • 8x8 Virtual Office is now 8x8 Work (rebranding to a new name and icon)
  • In-app ‘what’s new’ pop-up
  • Block spam callers at the user level (X-Series only)
  • Show 'Busy' when a call can not go through to a busy line
  • Dial pad shown in expanded default view
  • Bulk fax deletions
  • Display Fax DID in the Fax tab header
  • Left navigation bar icon to easily send feedback in PRE-RELEASE mode
  • Moved Call hover action from the Chat roster into the more menu
  • Electron 9 powered to support e2e encryption
  • Support disable_messaging_attachments CoS
  • Support disable_voicemail_download CoS


  • Silent app notification sounds while in a meeting

Bug Fixes in This Version

  • Fax list will not reload after onSync
  • Fix "Cannot read property 'length' of undefined" error when sending a message with undefined uploads parameter
  • Fix cache prop name in cache.get

Download for Windows

8x8 provides two Work for Desktop packages for Windows. The two packages are fundamentally different, using different deployment and update mechanisms. 8x8 strongly recommends employing the EXE installer, as it ensures that users are easily able to enjoy the latest fixes, features, and security enhancements available in Work for Desktop.

Engineering and developmental support of Work for Desktop for Windows 7 ended February 12, 2020. Click here for details.

EXE Version for Per-User Deployment (Recommended)

The EXE version allows users to self-install and upgrade without need for central management, providing the best and most seamless user experience.

What to Consider

  • With a new application name and disk path as of Work for Desktop v 7.0, IT admins should consider updating firewall and antivirus rules for the app.
  • EXE version will be installed to %LOCALAPPDATA%.
  • Automatic updates are downloaded and installed for the user. (In previous versions, users were prompted to install the update.)
  • No need for maintenance — Work for Desktop will keep itself up-to-date and secure.
  • Work for Desktop will check for updates every time the user signs in or once every 24 hours. Users can also check for updates manually. The updates are downloaded in the background without user intervention
  • If there is an update to be installed, Work for Desktop will apply the update automatically when the user signs into Work for Desktop. If the user has not installed an update three days after it was downloaded, they will see a Relaunch to Install banner. They can click the link and install the update.

For PC
EXE version

MSI for Machine-Wide Installation

For companies that must strictly control software installs and updates, the Windows Installer file (MSI) package installs Work for Desktop machine-wide to the Program Files folder. By installing in the Program Files folder, it can be used by multiple users on one computer. Click here to learn more about managing Work for Desktop installations and updates.

What to Consider

  • Single installation on a machine that multiple users that use the computer can leverage.
  • IT Admins are required to manually keep Work for Desktop up-to-date and secure

For PC
MSI version

Download for Mac

Click the button below to download and install Work for Desktop for macOS (DMG file).

For Mac

Note: The Work for Desktop macOS app auto-update mechanism works only for users with admin privileges. Non-admin users will need to manually update Work for Desktop.

Engineering and developmental support of Work for Desktop for macOS X Yosemite ended October 16, 2019. Click here for details.

General Troubleshooting

Previous Versions of Work for Desktop

If for some reason you are unable to use the latest version of Work for Desktop, you can download the previous GA release here.