You can join any meeting using StarLeaf for desktop and mobile.

Join from an invite

  1. Open your StarLeaf invite (this can be found either in your email or on a StarLeaf scheduled calendar event).
  2. Select Join this video meeting using StarLeaf. Your default browser opens.

  3. Open StarLeaf. (If you do not have a StarLeaf account, a StarLeaf file will download. For more information, go to Guest Join.)

  4. Configure settings on the pre-meeting screen.

  5. Click Join now.

Join from desktop

The Today tab notifies you when a meeting begins or is due to begin. To join the meeting, click the green Join button.

Join with meeting ID

If there is no Join button, participants can also join the meeting using the meeting ID (you may want to share the meeting ID with someone who did not receive an email invite, for example).

To join with a meeting ID:

  1. Go to the Today tab and select Join with meeting ID.
  2. Enter the meeting ID:

  3. Click Join.

Join from mobile

You can join a meeting from the Meetings tab. When a meeting begins, or is due to begin, a green join button appears next to it.

To join the meeting, touch Join.

Join with meeting ID

If there is no Join button, participants can also join the meeting using the meeting ID (you may want to share the meeting ID with someone who did not receive an email invite, for example).

To join with a meeting ID:

  1. Touch the Join icon.

  2. Enter the meeting ID.

  3. Touch Join.

Pre-meeting audio and video options

Before you enter a meeting, the pre-meeting screen appears, which displays a self-view and controls to configure your audio and video settings. On this screen you can:

Computer audio (desktop)

If you choose to use Computer audio on a desktop device, you will hear the meeting through your computer speakers or the headphones/headset that are connected to your computer.

To switch between the computer speakers and any connected headphones/headset, go to Audio & video settings.

Phone audio and Audio only

If you choose to use Phone audio on a desktop device, or Audio only on a mobile device, a phone number and meeting ID are provided, which you can use to dial in using a mobile or telephone.

If you are on a desktop device, then you can still view the meeting on your computer. Phone audio is useful if you do not have a microphone in your computer, the meeting room you are in uses phone audio with a video screen, or your network connection is unstable (for example, if you are joining from a moving car).

Audio & video settings (desktop)

Here, you can change the microphone, camera, and/or speakers you want to use on your desktop device during the meeting.

StarLeaf automatically adjusts your microphone levels, however you can override this by using the slider underneath Microphone. Increasing the level on the slider increases your transmitted volume.

Click Play test sound to check that you have selected the right speakers or headset.

If you are experiencing any issues with your selected camera or microphone, see Troubleshooting StarLeaf app for more information.

Meeting lobby behavior

If you are the first participant to join a meeting, or your organizer has set the meeting to only start when they join, you enter the meeting lobby:

The meeting lobby shows a full screen self-view and tells you whether:

  • You are the only participant in the meeting
  • You are waiting for the meeting organizer to join
  • The meeting is locked

You can adjust your Layout and AV settings while waiting in the meeting lobby.

When another participant joins, you automatically leave the meeting lobby and the meeting starts:

Virtual and blurred backgrounds

For some of your meetings (such as those that happen when you are working from home) you may want to obscure your background by either blurring it or replacing the background with something virtual.

StarLeaf does not yet provide these features but you can change your background with tools such as:

There is no relationship between StarLeaf and Snap Camera or Chromacam and users should verify that the privacy assurances of Snap Camera and Chromacam are sufficient to satisfy local legal requirements.