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Cisco has announced a number of updates to Webex Teams, the company’s collaboration tool. The update should lead to a consistent user experience on all devices using Webex Teams.

The update should also make Webex Teams more compatible with the design of other Cisco collaboration apps. Among other things, the menu and the user avatar will now be found in the column on the left side of the app. The “home” icon will also be replaced by a “chat” button. The activity menu also changes. Things like bubbles or screen parts will only cost one click in the new design. These actions will be found in the space header, less frequently used functions are in the menu.

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It also opens a window of visual updates for Webex Teams. For example, the icon for the space menu will change to three points. These will also continue to be updated as needed. In addition to the visual updates above, the themes for light and dark are also slightly changed. This is to mimic the user experience of Jabber, the Cisco video conferencing app. The updated light theme will be the standard theme for Webex Teams from September. It will also be possible to incorporate a company’s corporate identity into the design of Webex Teams, by incorporating the colours and the company logo into the design.

The Webex platform has already been improved with the acquisition of Voicea. This company provides, among other things, real-time transcripts of meetings and voice searches. AI capabilities for automated speech recognition were also added. AI and machine learning can thus be used to improve video and voice conferencing. The acquisition, as well as the updates to Webex Teams, can be seen as the next step for Webex to differentiate itself from competing collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Slack.

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