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Addition of individual notification of "Stepped Away/Be Right Back" for Webex Meetings participants

Our organization oftentimes uses personal Webex rooms for lengthy office hours or helpdesk open sessions. This means that multiple team members are in the Webex Meeting to assist any drop-in end users with technical issues. If a team member needs to step away from the lengthy open Webex meeting, they are currently using the raised hand to let other team members know they are not available to take questions, as they've stepped away.

It would be extremely helpful to have a separate icon (like the raised hand that stays in sight until the individual lowers their hand) to indicate they will be right back or that they have stepped away.

We discussed a fishing pole with a fish on the end of the line for "Gone fishin,'" but perhaps a "BRB" icon of some sort, or a "Stepped Away," or a simple "Away" notification would be more generally used across organizations?

Hoping this gets upvoted and eventually implemented. Thanks for reading and considering!

  • Guest
  • Oct 26 2022
  • Planned
  • Guest commented
    20 Apr, 2023 03:00pm

    Please note that Zoom has added a coffee mug "reaction" that stays on the image of the participant to let people know they've stepped away, until that individual returns and toggles the coffee mug image off.


    I think a BRB "reaction" or a full statement of "Stepped Away" would be better, as a coffee mug or other "reaction" may not indicate clearly what is being expressed.