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Webex App - Administrative Control of Proximity Options - Disable "Connect to nearest device automatically"

In the Webex app, "Connect to nearest device automatically" is enabled by default with no way to change this as an administrator. We are a hospital and this causes issues with staff accidently connecting to devices in conference rooms as well as staff inadvertently connecting to video units in patient rooms. This was something we could disable by default when pushing Jabber out to our users. It would be nice to have this as an option in Control Hub so it can get pushed out to the clients as they connect.

  • Ryan MacPherson
  • Apr 29 2021
  • Already exists
  • Lindsay Green commented
    22 Jul 01:51pm

    Customer requesting this as well.

  • Philip Carter commented
    14 Jul 01:34pm

    We have the same situation:


    We want to have it disabled per default and the user should be able to enable it if needed.

  • Joseph Malinao commented
    14 Jun 05:31pm

    Our Customer is a Law Firm.

    We want to have it disabled per default and the user should be able to enable it if needed.

  • Guest commented
    15 Sep, 2021 05:03am

    We have the same situation:


    We want to have it disabled per default and the user should be able to enable it if needed.


    We do not want to turn on Proximity on 600 VC Devices as long as the automatic connect is active because also if you would do a communication most of the users would be confused.

  • Randle Rivers commented
    13 May, 2021 02:05pm

    need to be able to do this per app, webex or webex meetings since we still need them both. (you cant open outlook invites without being forced to download the webex meetings app even when webex is open and ready to join.)

  • Admin
    Ravi Bansal commented
    10 May, 2021 10:30pm

    hello, please contact me (ravbansa@cisco.com) although we don't currently have this option available in ControlHub, it is possible for us to disable this for you via toggle

  • Guest commented
    10 May, 2021 07:40pm

    Combine with