Tips and Tricks

Here's what Jabber can do for you

Jabber is available for use on your PC or Mac, as well as your mobile devices. It’s free to the Stanford university community and fully supported.

Collaboration can happen from anywhere: on campus, off campus, or on the go. Cisco Jabber brings together several key capabilities, all accessible from one interface, so you can stay connected with your team. 

Flip calls from desk phone to softphone to smartphone

The Jabber softphone makes it possible to take your communications with you – answering calls and accessing phone features from your computer as if you were using your Stanford desk phone. And you don’t need to have cell phone service or a phone line to use the softphone on your PC, the only requirement is an internet connection.

Download the Jabber app to your smartphone and you can receive and manage calls placed to your Stanford desk phone on your smartphone. In addition, the Jabber app lets you make calls over your smartphone’s internet service. It works like this: although you initiate the call from your smartphone, the caller ID will show your Stanford desk phone number. You’ll have the convenience of using a single number that follows you wherever you go, and you won’t need to give out your personal mobile phone number.

See who's available

Jabber is integrated with the Stanford directory and has presence indicators. So, you can find the colleagues you’re looking for and see if they’re available for a call. You can also set your own status, to let others know when you’re in a meeting or don’t want to be disturbed.

Use Jabber to simplify your communications by using your computer to do everything you do on your traditional desk phone. You'll wonder how you lived without it!

For more information, contact the IRT Help Desk.

This article was updated on July 13, 2018.

With Jabber, your laptop becomes an extension of your  deskphone, so you can answer calls from anywhere.