In order to answer a telephone call on a mobile telephone during an online video collaboration session or meeting, an individual must first mute their meeting, then remove their headphones, and finally answer their mobile telephone. While answering the telephone call, the individual is disconnected from the conference meeting audio channel, prohibiting them from participating in the meeting. For example, they would not know if someone in the meeting called upon them. To address such challenges, techniques are presented herein that enable the automatic switching between different communication mediums within a video collaboration environment. Aspects of the presented techniques support the automatic redirection of mobile telephone calls to a video collaboration application, may employ a mobile video collaboration application to facilitate such redirection in some instances, and, thus, may facilitate the reception of telephone calls in parallel during other meetings.

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