Cisco Spark

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Getting Started with the Cisco Spark App

Cisco Spark brings together all your people and communication tools in one secure and easy-to-use app. You can create, share, and get work done with your team regardless of where you are located.

Download the Cisco Spark App

If someone invited you to Cisco Spark, you should have received a welcome email with instructions.Otherwise, you can download the app and set up an account on your own.

Get the Cisco Spark App

The Cisco Spark app interface is simple. Find navigation on the left, activities on the right, and messaging in the center.


Read and Send Messages

Get started right away in Cisco Spark by reading and sending messages to people directly or to everyone on your project team.
Read new messages—just look for the messages with the blue dot next to them and click one to read it.

Send a message—You can send a message directly to just one person or to several people.
To send a message to someone directly, go to  and choose Contact a Person to enter their email or name. Then, just type and send your message.
To send a message to several people, go to and choose Create a Space. First, name the space. Then select Create, and enter the names and email addresses of the people.
icon-tips.svg The next time you want to send a message, you can just select the name from the People or Space list.

Meet and Call People

You can handle video calls and schedule meetings right from Cisco Spark, whether you're using it on your computer or mobile phone.

Call someone using their email, name, or phone number—Go to Call and enter that info to call them.
Call a person you're messaging—Go to the activity menu and choose Call .
icon-tips.svgIf you do this in a space with several people, everyone's app will ring, and you'll start a call for the entire space.
Schedule a meeting with other people in a spaceGo to the activity menu 510127.jpg, choose Meetings and follow the instructions in the app.


Share Files and Whiteboards

Get input on meeting agendas, presentations, or share photos from your last off-site. Sharing files, photos, screen captures, videos, and whiteboards is simple in Cisco Spark.

Share files—Drag and drop your file into the space, and then press Enter.

Create whiteboards—go to the activity menu 510127.jpg, choose Whiteboard , and then select New.


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