Automatically joining devices to a video conference

  • US 10,375,125 B2
  • Filed: 04/27/2017
  • Issued: 08/06/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/27/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method comprising:

  • receiving, at a collaboration service, information regarding a first identity from a first device present in a conference room, and information regarding a second identity from a second device present in the conference room;

    receiving a request to initiate a conference in the conference room from the first device;

    determining that the first identity and the second identity are both supposed to be in the conference; and

    automatically joining the second device to the conference without sending audio to the second device based on the determining that the first identity and the second identity are both supposed to be in the conference, the second device joined to the conference without any action taken using the second device to join the conference, the second device joined to the conference without sending the audio to the second device to avoid a feedback loop with audio equipment in the conference room.

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