The Cisco Webex Meetings desktop app allows you to access your most commonly used Webex Meetings site controls all in one place. You can use the Webex Meetings desktop app to easily view your upcoming meetings, start and join your meetings, and connect to a video device.

Start a Meeting

Join a Meeting

View your Meeting List

Set your Preferences 

Video: The Latest Way to Join and Start a Webex Meeting

No. You are not required to download it. If you decide not to download the app, you will notice that each time you join or start a meeting, you will be notified to download and install the app. 

If you are a frequent user of Webex Meetings, either as an attendee or a host, it is recommended to download and install the app on your desktop.