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
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) No
Connect via telephone (PSTN)
Be muted upon joining No No
Screen sharing and content sharing
View the Presenter's screen Yes Yes
Share your screen No No
Share an application No No
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 No
View shared webcams Yes No
Hide webcams No No
Features and tools
Chat with others
View all attendees No No
Take keyboard and mouse control No No
Use drawing tools No No
Raise your hand Yes Yes
Download handouts Yes Yes
Take polls Yes Yes


Instant Join system requirements

Operating system

Windows Vista or earlier

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or earlier

Linux or Ubuntu

Google Chrome OS

Web Browser

All webinar types:

Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)

Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions; Linux only)

Webcast webinars and Simulated Live webinars:

Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)

Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)

Internet connection

1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

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

Software None

Microphone and speakers (headset recommended**)

Note: You will only need this if unmuted by the organizer.

** 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.

Connect to Audio (Web App)