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How do I join a meeting?

You have many options when it comes to joining a GoToMeeting session! You can download the desktop app on your Windows or Mac Computer, use a Google Chrome browser to join online (no download required), or even join on the go using your iOS or Android device.

If you are an attendee joining someone else's meeting, you do not need a GoToMeeting account and do not need to sign in. See Compare Join Methods to learn more about which of the 3 available join methods you will use.
Note: Are you an attendee trying to prepare for your first GoToMeeting ahead of time? Run a system check to make sure your device is supported, review our attendee user guide, or check out our Embark training page!

Join using the meeting link (a)

When you are invited to a meeting, there is usually a unique meeting link included in the session details. This is the Join link – you can open it in any web browser to automatically join the session!

The Join link is marked as (a) below. Once you click on the Join link, you can choose to download the desktop app or join using a browser. See What are the different ways I can join? to learn more about the 3 basic ways you can join a meeting.

Join using the meeting ID (b)

If you don't have the Join link or are having trouble being automatically launched into session, you can join by manually entering the meeting ID (9-digit number) or meeting room name (e.g., "https://gotomeet.me/lizdavis"). This is also included in the session invitation (shown as (b) in the image above).
  • If you are on a computer, open a web browser (Google Chrome is preferred) and go to www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting. Enter the 9-digit meeting ID or meeting room name in the field and click Join.
    Note: If you are entering a meeting ID, make sure you are using the 9 digit meeting ID listed in the invite. If you accidentally enter more digits, it will switch to the personal meeting room format ("gotomeet.me/"). Look back at your invite and make sure the Join link matches.

  • If you are on a mobile device, first download the iOS or Android app. Open the app and enter the meeting ID (9-digit number) or meeting room name (e.g., "https://gotomeet.me/lizdavis").
    Note: If you are entering a meeting ID, make sure you are using the 9 digit meeting ID listed in the invite. If you accidentally enter more digits, it will switch to the personal meeting room format ("gotomeet.me/"). Look back at your invite and make sure the Join link matches.

  • If you are on a computer and have the desktop app installed, you can join by right-clicking the Daisy icon in the system tray (Windows) or toolbar (Mac), selecting Join and entering the Meeting ID.
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Download the software now

To save you time, we've designed the desktop app to automatically install itself when you join a session. When you click Download below, you will be launched into the waiting room a test meeting.

Note that this is not a live session, so as soon as you see the "You successfully join a test session and downloaded GoToMeeting" window appear, you can exit.

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Compare join methods

When you join a meeting, there are 3 unique methods with which you can be launched into session. They will vary depending on things like operating system and browser type.

Web App Desktop app Mobile apps
No download required – Join online from a web browser on your Windows, Mac, Linux or Google Chrome OS computer Desktop app required – Join from software downloaded onto your Windows or Mac computer Mobile app required – Join on the go from your mobile phone or tablet
Benefits:
  • Get into session quickly and easily
  • Join from almost any computer, even if not compatible with the desktop app
Benefits:
  • Access the full suite of features and tools
  • Use the full Control Panel to facilitate meetings
Benefits:
  • Join sessions on the go with one click
  • Present content using a virtual whiteboard (iPad only)
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