Hey, RingCentral Community members!
Were so excited to announce our new RingCentral app for desktop. Our product team has re-built our RingCentral app for desktop with a modern design, enhanced search capabilities, improved speed, and so much more.
You can access the unified app for team messages, video meetings, and phone calls now.
Use your existing RingCentral credentials
(make sure to close out of the old app to avoid duplicate notifications).
Note: Desktop download will be available on May 8th and can be found here.
Take a look at some of the great new benefits youll get with the new RingCentral app for desktop:
Faster load times and improved stability
Intuitive design with improved navigation and file viewing
Full group MMS support across mobile and desktop
Theres no rush! If now isnt the right time, you can continue using your existing desktop app (soon to be renamed RingCentral Classic) for a while longer. The existing app will be supported until at least the end of this year and we wont begin to transition you to the new desktop app until later this summer. Also, dont worry, well send you reminders and offer support when you transition your team to the new app. Theres more good stuff coming with the new RingCentral app -- like contacts integration with Office 365 and Google. Stay tuned!
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to share them in the comments below. We will be sure to have our team ready to help address any questions you may have. And, as a friendly reminder, we ask that you operate with good intentions and use good judgment in this thread.
Helpful information on the RingCentral app for desktop
How-to videos on RingCentral app for desktop
Were excited about the new RingCentral app for desktop and hope you are too!
RC App Desktop FAQ
Q: What is the new RingCentral desktop app?
A: This is our new flagship desktop app which has been rebuilt with your user experience in mind. Its fast, easy to use, and simple to navigate. Its your single place for all communications team messages, video meetings, and phone calls.
Q: Are there any costs that I need to be aware of?
A: No. The app is free and available for all RingCentral customers to download.
Q: Will there also be a new RingCentral mobile app?
A: The current RingCentral mobile app has already been designed to deliver a unified experience, so no updates are needed.
Q: What improvements have been made in the new desktop app?
A: With the new desktop app, users can expect the following:
Approximately 4x faster search functionality
64% faster when switching between conversations
34% speed increase in document upload and preview
20% improvement in sign in time (from app launch to message)
Q: How do I move over to the new RingCentral desktop app?
A: The new RingCentral desktop app will be available for download on our Support site starting May 8th.
If youd like to install the new RingCentral desktop app, please first uninstall the old desktop app or update it to version 20.2.20.
You can find a Migration Guide for Admins here.
Q: Will the new RingCentral Desktop app work for both RingCentral Meetings and RingCentral Video?
A: Yes. Regardless of what video service the customer has, the new desktop app will support both.
Q: What is the plan for sunsetting the old RingCentral desktop app (RingCentral Classic)?
A: The old desktop app (RingCentral Classic) will be supported until at least the end of 2020, however, no new developments will be made.
Q: Will the new RingCentral desktop app replace the RC Phone desktop app?
A: Eventually yes, when HUD is available in the new RC desktop app, which is planned for early 2021.
Q: What does this mean for plans to sunset our separate business apps including RC Phone desktop?
A: As announced back in May 2019, the plan to retire our separate mobile apps is already underway. With the introduction of our new desktop app, we will soon begin the process of retiring our separate desktop apps as well once we close all feature gaps. There are no clear timelines to retire RC Phone desktop and RC Meetings desktop at the moment but well be sure to let you know before the process starts.
Q: Where do I learn more about this new app and get help?
A: Visit our microsite or reach out to your account manager directly to learn more.