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Joining an Amazon Chime meeting with the Amazon Chime App

Overview

It's easy to join an Amazon Chime meeting with an Amazon Chime app. Follow the steps below.

Amazon Chime and Auto Call

When the meeting organizer invites meet@chime.aws to your meeting, Amazon Chime knows when your meeting starts, who is invited, the meeting name and the meeting duration. This enables some of what we call Amazon Chime magic:
  1. Since we know what time the meeting starts, Amazon Chime starts the meeting for you. The organizer doesn't need to do anything.
  2. Since we know who is invited and who has Amazon Chime accounts (this is because the email address associated with your Amazon Chime account matches the one associated with your work calendar), we can "call" all their devices.
  3. Since we know the meeting name, we can display that on the meeting roster.
  4. Since we know when the meeting ends, we can automatically end the meeting if the organizer has not ended it and no one is left on the call. Don't worry, if someone is still on the call, we will not end it automatically.

The Join Process

Mobile devices receive a notification when a meeting or call is received. Swipe the notification to access the join screen.

Note: iOS users may choose to enable an option to join meeting and call audio from the lock screen. See this article for more information.


The Amazon Chime App will display what we can the Join or Answer dialog. You can choose from a number of actions.
  • Choose Message All to send a message to all the meeting attendees.
  • Choose Running late followed by a number of minutes to let attendees know you are on your way but delayed. Amazon Chime will display a count down of the time until you join and for you, will call you back (the same join dialog) when the timer has expired.
  • Choose Decline to let others know you will not be in attendance.
  • Join or will present you with audio options.

Once you choose Answer or Join you then make a decision about the audio you will be using.
It is important that only one audio source be enabled in a room.
  • If you are the only one in the room or if your device will be used for audio choose Use My Audio.
  • If you will be dialing in, joining via in-room video or using someone else's device for audio, choose Don't Use My Audio.
  • To display dial in instructions or on mobile with a cellular plan, choose Dial In and the Amazon Chime app will dial the phone number and enter the Meeting ID for you.

You are now joined to the meeting and should see yourself on the meeting roster.

For more information consult the End User Training (https://chime.aws/training) and view the Navigate the Meeting video in the Attendee track.

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Documentation

View the Amazon Chime User, Administration Guide and API Reference on the AWS Documentation site.

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