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You can join sessions online instead of using the desktop app or a mobile 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.
This provides you with the following advantages:
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 Instant Join Feature Comparison for more information.
You can use the following features and tools when you join a session from the Instant Join app.
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 Instant Join Feature Comparison for more information.
GoToWebinar will automatically detect the optimal join method for each attendee.
If you join from a computer running an operating system that is not supported by the desktop app, then you will automatically join the session using the Instant Join app.
If you join from a computer running an operating system that is supported by the desktop app, then the desktop app will automatically begin downloading and launch you into session.
See Instant Join Feature Comparison for more information.
The audio options that are available for you to connect to the audio conference will vary depending on what options the organizer set for the session (for example, they may have disabled some methods, or even provided their own conference call information).
See Connect to Audio (Instant Join App) to learn more.
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When your question is answered, it will appear in the Questions pane. You will also see the Question icon display an indicator that there is an unread message waiting for you.
Communicate with your organizer! The organizer can now send instant chat messages to a single attendee or all attendees that have joined via the Instant Join app.
When you receive a chat message, you will see a notification if the Chat pane is hidden or closed. The Chat Notification icon will also indicate how many unread messages you have received. Private and public chat messages can be easily distinguishable by color and the "to" recipient (public chats will say "Everyone" and private chats will say "Me").
Do you need the organizer's attention? Click the Hand icon in the toolbar to alert the organizer! The Hand icon will glow green while it is raised, and will return to gray once it is lowered by you or by the organizer.
If the organizer has uploaded any handouts for you to access, you will see a Handouts icon in your toolbar.
It will either open in a new tab or begin downloading automatically.
While the Instant Join app allows attendees to use many of the same features and tools as the GoToWebinar desktop app, there are some features that are still being worked on.