How to Use Call Conference in the 3CX client for Mac
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How to Use Call Conference in 3CXPhone for Mac

Creating an Audio Conference (Mac)

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Creating an Audio Conference (Mac)

Introduction

Creating an Ad-Hoc Conference Call

Create a Scheduled Conference Call

Elevate a Call to a Conference Call

Add More Participants to an Ongoing Conference

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Introduction

Nowadays more and more companies have employees working remotely from their home or even in other offices around the world. Travelling for meetings costs time and money which could be better spent elsewhere. Long distances or people in different locations need not get in the way of holding an important meeting. With the 3CX client you can easily create, schedule, manage, and join ad-hoc conference calls (conference calls that initiate immediately without scheduling), web meetings or even webinars from your desktop or laptop computer.  

Creating an Ad-Hoc Conference Call

  1. Click on the “Conference”  button. You will see the list with all the Conferences contacted or scheduled.
  2.  Press the Plus button.
  3. A new window will open. Choose the Audio only option and start inviting the participants.

  1. Enter the Email, Number on the appropriate box. You can also add participants from the phonebook by clicking on the  button. Select the desired contacts from the list, by clicking the checkbox next to their name, or by using the Search.
  2. You may also import participants via csv. Click on the Import button, select the csv file and press Open.”
  3. Click “Next”. On the new window fill in the Subject of the conference call and add any Notes if needed.
  4. Click Start Now to start the conference. You will receive an incoming call from 3CX Phone System. Answer the call to enter the conference. All the participants will receive an e-mail with the conference phone number and the conference PIN they need to access your conference.
  • The conference starts when at least one other person joins.
  • Other participants you have invited may join the conference at any time.
  • Within the conference you can reconnect, disconnect or mute a participant from your conference, add more participants or terminate the call.

Note: You can Enable announcements to get notified when a person joins in or logs out in the conference.

 Create a Scheduled Conference Call

  1. Click on the “Conference”  button and Create Conference.
  2. You will see the list with all the Conferences contacted or scheduled. Press the Plus button.
  3. A new window will open. Choose the Audio only option and start inviting the participants.
  4. Enter the Email, Number on the appropriate box. You can also add participants from the phonebook by clicking on the  button. Select the desired contacts from the list, by clicking the checkbox next to their name, or by using the Search.
  5. You may also import participants via csv. Click on the Import button, select the csv file and press Open.”
  6. Click “Next”. On the new window fill in the Subject of the conference call and add any Notes if needed.
  7. Click the “Schedule” button. All participants will be sent an email with the conference phone number and the conference PIN they need to use to access your conference.

Elevate a Call to a Conference Call

While on a call you might need to ask the assistance of a third party. You can do so by elevating the call to a conference call and adding more people to the conversation. With the 3CX client there is no need to hang up the phone in order to create a conference call.

  1. While in a call click the Conference”  button to go to the conference screen. 
  2. Follow the steps above to add participants and proceed with the conference call.

Tip: To view, edit or delete the scheduled conferences go to the conference tab.

Add More Participants to an Ongoing Conference

  1. On the mail screen press the  button.
  2. Enter the Email or Number in the appropriate box. You can also add participants from the phonebook by clicking on the  button. Select the desired contacts from the list, by clicking the checkbox next to their name, or by using the Search.
  3. You may also import participants via csv. Click on the Import button, select the csv file and press Open.”
  4. Click “Next”.

Note: This procedure can be also done by pressing the Conferences button from the bottom menu.

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