What is the difference between the Instant Join app and the desktop app?
The desktop app and the Instant Join app are 2 different methods that allow organizers and attendees to do the same thing – join sessions! And don't forget, you can use your mobile device as a third way to get into a session. See Compare Join Methods to learn more.
When you use the desktop app, you will install the GoToTrainng software as an application on your computer. When you are in session, you will see a floating Control Panel that allows you to access of the features and tools that are available, as well as a floating Viewer window that will show you the Presenter's shared screen and the shared webcams of your fellow session participants.
When you use the Web App, your session will take place entirely within the Google Chrome browser window. You will not need to download any software onto your computer; instead, you will see your toolbar, shared screen and shared webcams all within the browser window.