3 NEW Features in the Webex Meetings APIAugust 24, 2022
The Webex Meetings API added some powerful features recently. Here’s a brief overview to bring you up to date on the latest Meetings API developments.
Closed Captioning Provided by Webex
Several of our close partners have requested it, and here it is: Closed captions, also called meeting transcripts, are now retrievable from Webex Meetings API without needing to record the meeting itself! This feature is incredibly important for businesses who conduct customer-facing Webex Meetings. Compliance officers at these companies can now access un-enhanced meeting transcript data complete with speaker, datetime, and meeting metadata and export it to a 3rd-party processor for archival. For usage details, head over to our documentation here.
Break-Out Sessions now RESTful
Webex REST API now supports full “CRUD” operations for break-out sessions. This means you can enable break-out sessions in a meeting and configure them when creating a meeting, read or update their info, and delete them. It’s also possible to create meeting templates that include enabled break-out sessions and their configuration. This feature was previously available through our, soon to be deprecated, Webex XML API. Follow this link to the docs covering the
/meetings endpoint to find the updated breakout sessions specifications. The
Update a Meeting methods have descriptions of the
breakoutSessions properties that you’ll need to implement this. You can also read about how to Update,
Delete breakout sessions according to their
meetingId via a new nested endpoint:
Meetings: Gotta Get ‘em ALL
Administrators may need the option to retrieve all a user’s meeting data, but if the user-in-question belongs to an organization with more than one Webex site, said administrator would need to provide our API a
siteURL value. With this recent update, leaving this option blank will return a paginated list of the user’s meetings on ALL their “sites”. To learn how to implement this yourself, read our documentation on the subject here.
TL:DR? Here I am, filling you in about these features in a brief video you can watch on-the-go.