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Can't Host a Meeting? Swap Roles Using LogMeIn's Swap Feature

November 06, 2013

Cancel a meeting at the last minute! That’s not good for the company’s image, but what’s to be done if the host can’t present? No worries, LogMeIn’s online meeting app - join.me- once again comes to the rescue with its new update, the ‘Presenter Swap’ feature.

The join.me app is proving to be an easier alternative to traditional Web conferencing products and the latest update is further testament to LogMeIn’s ability to understand the needs of the customer and capacity to simplify meetings on the go. The new presenter swap feature works in conjunction with active join.me pro accounts. "With today's workforce increasingly reliant on mobile devices for their work, we felt like this new functionality was critical to creating an elegant, yet simple mobile meeting experience," said Lou Orfanos, senior director of collaboration products for LogMeIn.

This swap feature can be found under the “Participants” button or under the “Meeting Tools” button on the presenter toolbar. When the presenter wants to pass on his role to another participant, the raised hand next to a participant is clicked. If the role is accepted, the join.me toolbar turns green and the new presenter’s screen is now visible. Apart from allowing the presenter to swap roles, users can record and share any join.me online or audio meeting. They can also invite attendees via e-mail or link into a join.me session, talk to attendees on a dedicated teleconference line and even secure and control meetings using the ‘lock’ feature.

Files and document sharing are important aspects of any meeting and the latest join.me iPad app allows users to open files from other productivity, business, collaboration and cloud apps in join.me for quick sharing. A touch-based 'laser pointer' highlights areas of content being shared. Files can also be stored and used for future meetings and presentations.

The updated join.me iPad app is now fully compatible with iOS7 and allows for a simple and consistent meeting experience, regardless of whether the user is on the ground or in the air. "Just like e-mail or Web browsing, we believe hosting a meeting from an iPad should be just as easy, or easier, than from the desktop," added Orfanos. As LogMeIn grows to serve millions of users and their broadening needs, continuing to simplify meetings on the go by introducing newer elements, one can wonder if physical meetings will become virtually obsolete.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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