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Feature Comparison Chart by Browser Type

    If you join the webinar from a browser, the features that are available to you will depend on your browser type and operating system.

    Feature comparison chart

      Session Features Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox
    Host/Join Join a session (attendee) Yes Yes
    Host a session (organizer) No No
    Be promoted to co-organizer No No
    Audio Connect via mic and speakers (VoIP) No
    Connect via telephone (PSTN)
    Be muted upon joining No No
    Screen 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 content from a virtual whiteboard No No
    Share content from the cloud No No
    Webcams Share your own webcam No No
    View shared webcams Yes Yes
    Hide webcams No No
    Features & 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 newer

    Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer

    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)

    Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Webcast and Recorded webinars:

    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)