Start & Join a Meeting

We're walking you through the steps to start a meeting as an Organizer or join another conference as a Participating, using Dialpad Meetings on a computer or a phone.

Before getting started, check to make sure that your hardware and internet speed meet Dialpad Meetings' system requirements. Dialpad Meetings will run on a variety of platforms and networks, but you'll want a reliable setup to easily communicate.

Let's take a look at starting and joining a conference in Dialpad Meetings.

Start a Meeting

Web & Desktop

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From the Dialpad Meetings dashboard, select Start Meeting.

Ensure that audio and video are set up properly, then select Start Meeting. If you'd like to turn on/off your microphone or camera before starting the conference, select the appropriate icons first.

You'll enter the meeting and await the arrival of any other Participants. Since you're the Organizer, an Organizer card will appear for your account.

Keep in mind that you must use Chrome, Firefox, Edge (80.0.361.69 and above), Safari (11 and above), or the desktop app.

Dial-In By Phone

From the Organizer phone, dial the meeting number and, if required, enter the Organizer PIN.

You'll enter the meeting and await the arrival of any other Participants.

Dial-Out By Phone

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From the Dialpad Meetings dashboard, select Start New MeetingView or Screen Share Only.

Choose a number in the We Can Call You drop-down menu, which will display numbers assigned to your Dialpad Meetings account.

Once a number is chosen, select Start Meeting. Dialpad Meetings will dial-out to the number and, on desktop, you'll see a view-only interface upon entering the conference.

Keep in mind this capability is only available to Dialpad Meetings users in the United States and Canada.

Join a Meeting

Web & Desktop

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Enter the conference URL in your web browser's address bar.

Grant permission for microphone and camera access if prompted, then enter the Participant PIN if required and select Join Meeting.

You'll enter the meeting alongside the Organizer and any other Participants who've joined as well.

If you don't have a Dialpad Meetings account, you'll manually enter your name prior to entering the conference.

Dial-In By Phone

From a phone, dial the meeting number and, if required, enter the Participant PIN.

You'll enter the meeting alongside the Organizer and any other Participants who've joined as well.

If the Organizer shared the conference URL with you, you can still join from a computer in view-only mode to see screen shares.

Keyboard Shortcuts 

Dialpad Meetings offers the following keyboard shortcuts for you to use during an active conference:

  • m ... Mute (or unmute) microphone for audio
  • v ... Turn on (or off) camera for video
  • i ... Open the information panel
  • p ... Open the Participant panel
  • c ... Open the chat panel
  • d ... Open the device panel
  • cmd/ctrl + e ... Send error logs
  • cmd/ctrl + shift + m ... Mute/unmute all
  • cmd + shift + L ... Lock/unlock conference
  • spacebar ... Switch between video layouts

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