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Harnessing the Power of 'Conference Flags' in Cloud Phone System

Welcome to this comprehensive guide on utilizing ‘Conference Flags‘ in your Cloud Phone System. This feature gives you the ability to control and customize the dynamics of your conference calls.

Let’s start by defining what Conference Flags are. Put simply, they’re a set of options or settings that empower you to tailor the functionality of your conference to your specific needs. Now, let’s delve into how you can apply them to your calls.

Identifying the Conference Room to Modify Flags

To incorporate flags, you’ll first need to go to Applications on your Cloud Phone System dashboard. From there, select ‘Conferences‘.

Identify the conference room you wish to modify with flags and click ‘Edit‘.

Scroll until you find the ‘Flags‘ field. This is where you’ll input your desired flags.

Identify the conference room you wish to modify with flags and click ‘Edit‘.

Adding the Conference Flag

Scroll until you find the ‘Flags’ field. This is where you’ll input your desired flags.

Identify the conference room you wish to modify with flags and click ‘Edit‘.

Let’s use the ‘wait-mod‘ flag as an example. This flag holds callers in a waiting state until a moderator joins the call. To add this, simply type ‘wait-mod‘ into the ‘Flags’ field.

After inputting your preferred flags, click ‘Save‘. Congratulations! You’ve successfully set up a Conference Flag.

Other commonly used flags include ‘mute‘ and ‘deaf‘. The ‘mute‘ flag restricts callers from speaking until given permission by the moderator, while the ‘deaf‘ flag renders callers unable to hear anything until the moderator enables their audio.

Remember, you can combine multiple flags in the same field. Simply separate them with a comma.

And that sums it up! You’re now an expert at configuring Conference Flags in the Cloud Phone System. 

Here’s a rundown of the flags available for use:

  • mute: Mutes all conference members upon joining. Members can manually unmute themselves.
  • deaf: Disables the ability to hear the conference upon joining. Hearing can be manually enabled by members.
  • waste: Initiates the conference only when a member with the ‘moderator’ flag enters.
  • moderator: Grants a member moderator privileges, such as muting or removing other members.
  • alone: Ends the conference when only one participant remains.
  • endconf: Terminates the conference when a ‘moderator’ flag holder leaves.
  • video: Activates video for the conference.
  • wait-mod: Starts the conference only when a ‘moderator’ flag holder joins. All other members remain muted until the moderator’s arrival.
  • floor: Gives a member the exclusive right to speak while all others are muted.
  • mute-detect: Mutes a member when no audio is detected from their end.
  • mute-always: Permanently mutes a member. They cannot unmute themselves.
  • nomoh: Turns off the music on hold when a member is the sole participant in the conference.
  • mintime: Sets a minimum duration for the conference. If the conference doesn’t last at least this long, it is not saved.
  • maxtime: Sets a maximum duration for the conference. The conference ends after reaching this duration.
  • terminate: Ends the conference upon a certain event occurrence.
  • sound-prefix: Sets a prefix for all sounds played in the conference.
  • auto-record: Automatically records the conference.
  • json-status: Enables JSON status updates for the conference.
  • transcribe: Enables the transcription of the conference.
  • verbose-events: Enables verbose events for the conference.
  • enter-sound: Defines a sound to play when a member joins the conference.
  • exit-sound: Sets a sound to play when a member leaves the conference.
  • kicked-sound: Sets a sound to play when a member is removed from the conference.
  • locked-sound: Sets a sound to play when the conference is locked.
  • unlocked-sound: Sets a sound to play when the conference is unlocked.
  • muted-sound: Sets a sound to play when a member is muted.
  • unmuted-sound: Sets a sound to play when a member is unmuted.
  • muted-via-floor-sound: Sets a sound to play when a member is muted via the ‘floor’ flag.
  • unmuted-via-floor-sound: Sets a sound to play when a member is unmuted via the ‘floor’ flag.
  • start-talking-sound: Sets a sound to play when a member starts talking.
  • stop-talking-sound: Sets a sound to play when a member stops talking.

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