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GoToWebinar offers multiple types of webinars to suit your needs, each of which offers different join experiences for attendees. Each time you schedule a webinar, you'll be able to choose which mode you want to use.
The features that are available on your account may vary depending on your subscription plan.
Classic webinars are fully interactive events that are hosted live by the organizer.
Webcast webinars are also fully interactive events that are hosted live by the organizer. Learn more.
Simulated Live webinars are semi-interactive, pre-recorded events that start automatically and run on their own, so organizers do not need to be present to host the webinar. Learn more.
Note that all of the following types offer the basic GoToWebinar features, including polls, surveys and handouts!
|Classic||Webcast||Simulated Live (Beta)|
|Facilitated live by an organizer||Facilitated live by an organizer||Pre-recorded and launched automatically|
|Join from desktop, browser or mobile apps||Join from browser app or mobile apps||Join from browser app or mobile apps|
|Live Q&A||Live Q&A||Q&A sent to organizer after the session|
|Attendees can be unmuted||Attendees cannot be unmuted||Attendees cannot be unmuted|
|Promote attendees to staff||Attendees cannot be promoted to staff||Attendees cannot be promoted to staff|
|No change to max attendees||Extra 1,000 attendees for Plus plans||Registration limit is max attendee capacity|
|Auto-recording is available||Auto-recording is available||Auto-recording not available (as the session itself is a recording)|