How do I try labs features?

GoToMeeting offers several beta features known as Labs, which are exciting new ways to enhance your sessions. Keep in mind that when you use a Labs feature, you are agreeing to use a feature that has not been fully tested and may still have some bugs. If you decide you no longer want to use a lab feature, you can always disable the feature from your Control Panel.

Downloading the desktop app is available on paid plans only. Learn more.

Enable/disable Labs features in desktop app

If you end a session with one or more Labs features enabled, then GoToMeeting will remember your preference when you next start or join a session.

  • To enable a Labs feature, click GoToMeetingin the top menu and Labs. Then select the desired feature; once enabled, it will display a Check icon .
  • To disable a Labs feature, select it again in the Labs menu. Once the feature is disabled, the Check icon will disappear.

Note: The first time you enable a Labs feature, you will be prompted to accept the terms of use. Click Agree to continue.

Show profile pictures for attendees

This feature allows attendees to add profile pictures to their names in the Attendee pane.

  • To add their profile pictures, Windows and Mac desktop attendees can drag and drop an image file into the Attendees pane. GoToMeeting will remember profile pictures for future sessions that have this feature enabled.
  • To remove their pictures, they can right-click their name and select Clear My Profile Picture.

Windows users can hover their mouse over an attendee's picture to see an enlarged version of the image. They will also see an attendee's picture appear next to their name in various other places (e.g., "Talking", "Now Viewing < attendee >'s Screen" messages).

Mac users will see an attendee's picture appear next to their name in the Attendee pane of the Control Panel and "Talking" message.

Allow "sharing a rectangle" for screen sharing (Windows only)

Note: This feature is available to Presenters as well as organizers.

This feature allows you to select a specific portion of your screen (denoted by a framed area) to share with attendees. In the Viewer, click Share something else and Rectangle or Rectangle - But, hide my icons & taskbar. When you select one of the new options, a floating GoToMeeting rectangle will appear on your screen. You can click and drag the edges of the rectangle to change its size and shape as desired, then drag it around the screen to frame the area you want to share. Only the area within the frame will be shown to attendees. The attendee's Viewer will automatically resize itself to match the shape of the frame on your screen.

Show Control Panel to attendees (Windows only)

Note: This feature is available to Presenters as well as organizers.

By default, your Control Panel is hidden from attendees when you are sharing your screen. If desired, you can use this feature to have your Control Panel be visible on the shared screen.