Published on September 15th, 2011 | by Jared Allen
Hold Hands-Free Web Meetings with CD and Google Call Phone
Central Desktop Web Meetings are certainly a convenient way to hold conferences, especially considering the fact that Central Desktop offers a complimentary conference call number. But if you’ve ever had to host a Web Meeting with a phone in your hand, you know that it can get a little challenging. Though Central Desktop does not support the option to use your computer’s mic and speakers in Web Meetings, you can still go hands-free during your conference calls with Google Call Phone.
All you need to hold hands-free web meetings are:
- Central Desktop Web Meetings
- Gmail Account
- Google voice and video plug-in
- Microphone (either in your computer or in a headset)
Start by scheduling a new Web Meeting in Central Desktop and checking the option to “Include dial-in number for a web meeting/conference call.”
At the time of the meeting, click the Attendee Access Link or go to the Web Meeting login page to join the meeting. In a new window, log in to your Gmail account and look for the “Call phone” button in your chat list (the voice and video plug-in will already need to be installed). To make the call, just click “Call phone” and dial the Conference Call number listed in the Web Meeting event details.