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What is the Instant Join app?

The GoToWebinar Instant Join App is a browser-based version of GoToWebinar that can be run entirely online! Unlike when joining sessions with the desktop app, the Instant Join app does not require any downloads because it stays contained within your web browser. This can be especially beneficial for users who are having trouble installing the desktop app or are in locked-down environments that can't download software.

  • Use GoToWebinar within locked-down environments. If you have software-installation restrictions (e.g., you're using a company computer or net kiosk), you can still join sessions!
  • Get into session even faster than with the desktop app. This is great for when you need to quickly touch base and share your screen.
  • Easily switch to the full-featured desktop app. Do you want to use additional features and tools? Seamlessly download and switch to the desktop app during the session.
This provides you with the following advantages:
  • You can get into session even faster than with the desktop app (great for when you're late joining!).
  • If you have software-installation restrictions (e.g., using a company computer or net kiosk), you can still quickly and easily join sessions.
Note: The method that you use to join a session and the features that are available to you (such as screen and webcam sharing) will depend on your operating system and web browser (Google Chrome is recommended). See Web App Feature Comparison for more information.

What features and tools are available on the Instant Join app?

You can use the following features and tools when you join a session from the Instant Join app. See Does the Instant Join app have limitations? for details on what's not supported on the Instant Join app.

  • Join instantly without going through a download or installation.
  • Connect to the audio conference using your computer's mic and speakers * or by dialing via phone.
  • View the presenter's shared screen.
  • Mute and unmute yourself (if enabled by the organizer).
  • Raise your hand to get the organizer's attention.
  • Receive a desktop notification when webinar begins or presenter starts sharing a video.
    Note: The availability of these features depends on the attendee's web browser. Items marked with an asterisk ( *) are only available to Linux and Google Chrome OS attendees using a Google Chrome browser. See Web App Feature Comparison for more information.