I just discovered that it is actually working to join a Jitsi Meet
conference (in audio/text-only mode though) using the Jitsi desktop
client simply by joining the chat room. I think I have been asking for
this a few times but maybe I just didn't understood that it should be
At the time of joining the MUC, the conference focus or videobridge (?)
calls you up automagically and you can choose to join in with audio. If
you don't accept you can still participate in the text chat and if you
want to later join it seems you can leave the room and join it again to
be offered the call.
I think this is awesome!