Instant Join Feature Comparison

As an Instant Join attendee, the features that are available to you with which you join a session depends on a few things (like your web browser and operating system). Below are details about what features are available from the Instant Join app!

Feature comparison chart

Session Features Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox Linux only

Join a session (attendee) Yes Yes
Host a session (organizer) No No
Be promoted to co-organizer No No
Connect via mic and speakers (VoIP) Yes (if enabled) No
Connect via telephone (PSTN) Yes (if enabled) Yes (if enabled)
Be muted upon joining No No
Screen sharing and content sharing
View the Presenter's screen Yes Yes
Share your screen Yes Yes
Share multiple screens No No
Share your screen in "screen clean" mode No No
Share an application Yes Yes
Share a video No No
Share a real whiteboard No No
Share content from a virtual whiteboard No No
Share content from the cloud No No
Webcams (HDFaces)
Share your own webcam No Yes
View shared webcams Yes Yes
Hide webcams Yes Yes
Features and tools
Join activities Yes Yes
Join activities with breakouts Yes Yes
Chat with others Yes Yes
View all attendees Yes Yes
Take keyboard and mouse control No No
Use drawing tools No No
Raise your hand Yes Yes
Download materials No No
Take polls Yes Yes
Take tests Yes Yes

Instant Join system requirements

Operating system

Windows computer

Mac computer

Linux / Ubuntu computer

Google Chrome OS (Chromebook)

Web Browser

Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)

Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions) (Linux only)

Internet connection

1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio) for Chromebooks

Software No download required

Microphone and speakers (headset recommended**)

Note: ** Most devices have built-in speakers, but you will get much better audio quality while using VoIP if you use a headset. You can also use your phone to dial in to the audio connection.