01/03/18 23:40 PM  

Difference between RingCentral Conferencing feature and RingCentral Meetings App

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SummaryWhat are the main differences between RingCentral Conferencing feature and RingCentral Meetings App?
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RingCentral has an array of platforms that allow you to communicate via audio call or a video call. Conferencing is mainly an audio-only call with multiple participants via any phone, while RingCentral Meetings allows you to set up an online video conference on your computer. Essentially, these two services share a common conferencing feature but with significant differences. Let us see below what are the main differences between these two:

How to Access
Features & Limitations
 

How to Access

Conferencing and RingCentral Meetings are both accessible via the mobile app and desktop app. Conferencing is also accessible via the Online account via Web, while RingCentral Meetings has a stand-alone app. Click on the links provided below for more information.

NOTE: Audio Conferencing is not available for RingCentral Entry editions. See RingCentral Conferencing availability, to learn more.
 
Access viaRingCentral MeetingsAudio Conferencing
Via Online AccountNone
User-added image
Conferencing Button
 
Checking the Conference Details from Your Online Account
Via RingCentral desktop app
User-added image
Video Conferencing button to open stand-alone app
User-added image
Conferencing Button

Conferencing on the RingCentral Desktop app
Via RingCentral mobile app
User-added image
Video Conferencing button to open stand-alone app

Launching the RingCentral Meetings Mobile App
User-added image
Conferencing Button

Conferencing on the RingCentral Mobile App
Stand-alone AppOn Desktop and Mobile

Desktop
Logging in to RingCentral Meetings

Mobile
Initiating RingCentral Web Meetings on your Mobile Device
None
Via Desk PhoneYes via assigned Meetings Dial-in Number

Yes via assigned Conference Bridge Number:

This feature is accessed on your desk phone by having all parties call (267) 930-4000* and then entering the Host or Participant code.  

You can see your unique host or participant code by Checking the Conference Details from Your Online Account.

This will pull up the Conference screen, and show the Host Code and Participant code - unique to each user extension.  If you want to use your Desk Phone's native conference feature (for three-way conference calls) go to these articles for more information:

Polycom Phones:
How to Place a Three-Way Conference Call on your Polycom VVX 500/501/511

Conferencing Calls on Polycom 321 / 335 IP Phone

Cisco Phones:
How to Place a Three-Way Conference Call via Cisco SPA525 or SPA525G2 SIP IP Phone


Features & Limitations

ConferencingHosts can mute participants, get caller count, record conferences, and more.



Conferencing Data Sheet

RingCentral Meetings

Full Host/participant Conferencing capabilities PLUS:

• Desktop sharing empowers you to hold in-depth training with video presentations and office docs.

• Share presentations, whiteboard, websites, and files from cloud services like Box, Dropbox™, Google Drive™, and OneDrive®.

RingCentral Meetings Data Sheet


See Also:

RingCentral Meetings System Requirements
RingCentral Meetings Overview
RingCentral Meetings Links
RingCentral Conferencing Frequently Asked Questions
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