GoTo Webinar

Video conferencing and webinar hosting for large events

About GoTo Webinar

As an online webinar solution that powers millions of webinars each year, GoTo Webinar now comes as part of GoTo Connect, an all-in-one communications software built for SMBs. Whether it is used in webinars for marketing, training, or corporate communications, the Webinars solution aims to put the fun back into webinars with reliable technology that’s super simple to use. It provides features, integrations and analytics to engage an audience and make personal connections that drive business.


Key benefits of GoTo Webinar

Expand Your Marketing Reach

Generate and nurture leads by educating your target market.
Reach prospects in a wider geographic area.
Invite guest speakers to endorse your product.

Streamline Company Communications

Conduct company-wide all hands meetings online.
Quickly update employees on new policies and procedures.
Enable HR to more easily provide new-hire and benefits orientations.
Record presentations for future reference and reuse.
Host Online Seminars

Present to hundreds without having to travel or reserve conference space.
Grab subject matter experts from across the globe.

Update remote customers and employees without traveling.
Host training sessions more frequently – at the same low rate.
Provide hands-on experience by sharing keyboard and mouse control.


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Overall rating

4,5 /5
(2 057)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
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Zedekiah
Zedekiah
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Brace yourself with an epic tool for all your virtual needs

Reviewed on 2023/11/09

I have really had a blissful experience with Goto Webinar. Event planning and hosting was a real...

I have really had a blissful experience with Goto Webinar. Event planning and hosting was a real nightmare that really needed a lot of money and burning of the midnight oil. But with GoTo webinar we are able to plan and launch succesful virtual conference, workshops and event without much hassles. We really love it here

Pros

Goto webinar is an epic tool that set itself apart from others of it's kind in the market. It is super easy to setup and implement in any organization of any size. Also it's interface is impeccably intuitive and friendly making it soo easy to plan and launch any event or conferences as well as for the attendees to join. Over time I have learnt to pay a little extra for convenience and trust me the conveniency and flexibility we get from GoTo Webinar is unmatched. We can join meetings from anywhere. It gives us similar experience as those of physical conferences because it accommodates a large number of attendees and many panelist as well. Also the attendees can engage with panelist on realtime for clarifications through chats and even when using presentation tools. Also the livestreams are recorded for later references. GoTo Webinar is a real deal for all our virtual conferences needs

Cons

There is literally nothing I have found wrong with GoTo Webinar it's doing what we got it to do

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

With ongoing use, you will learn how to use it

Reviewed on 2020/09/22

We use GoToWebinar to host educational sessions with our clients or leads. If you're an experienced...

We use GoToWebinar to host educational sessions with our clients or leads. If you're an experienced user, the platform does everything you need it to do. It also integrates nicely with our email management platform and takes the burden off of manually managing registrations and confirmations.

Pros

All organizer controls are readily accessible when you host your event. Everything is located on the right hand column so you can toggle between boxes for whatever function is required. The newly designed dashboard makes it easier to see at a glance upcoming events. Creating an event is simple and integration with our email management system was seamless. The automatic confirmation emails that are sent to registrants are also one less thing we have to worry about during our webinar registration process.

Cons

When you first host your event, the controls can be intimidating. The boxes are piled on one another and it's not straightforward as to what each control does unless you've had prior experience running an event or reviewed their resources to understand how to operate everything. While the labels of the function provide some context, it would be helpful if a "?" hover option was available so users know what each feature does while you're in an event. Chatting during an event is also a concern. You'll have to be very careful to select who you want your message to go to.

Alternatives Considered

Zoom Events and Webinars

Reasons for Switching to GoTo Webinar

GoToWebinar was within our budget and offered the necessary functions needed to host our events.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Software reliable, API is flaky, Support is Worse

Reviewed on 2018/12/10

We love the reliability. We run a weekly webinar and over the past 9 years have done 210 webinars,...

We love the reliability. We run a weekly webinar and over the past 9 years have done 210 webinars, with a good attendance. Let down by the API and very poor support, which seems worse since the LogMeIn purchase. Now starting to look for alternative webinar solutions.

Pros

I have been using GotoWebinar software for the past 9 years and have found the basic service to be very reliable and have done over 210 webinars using it.
The video functionality that they have recently added has been a good addition.
Over the years that have made it easier for people to dial in, we get few problems.
They also offer a phone dial in number for people to listen to the webinar audio.

Cons

- The API is the worst API that we have used. Most products provide a simple REST API with a reasonable amount of instructions. The Gotowebinar API is badly documented and is difficult to work with. Just found out that the current API expires on 31 Jan 2019 and you have to move to Oauth2 - a costly migration.
- Support for the API is awful. In November we were unable to use the API for 10 days.
- The chat function is limited - we developed a chat room to run alongside GotoWebinar, but cannot integrate it with the webinar software
- Takes a while to convert the recording

Boyd
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Go to Webinar is great for presenting and teaching

Reviewed on 2023/12/21

I use it both as a presenter and as an attendee (user) and it is great to work with.

I use it both as a presenter and as an attendee (user) and it is great to work with.

Pros

For the user, it is easy once you are one to comment and have the moderator comment to you.

Cons

It does take some time to get onto the software. Sometimes you have to download the new update and it can take some time and if time is urgent, it feels like it drags.

Charlotte
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  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect Solution for Collaboration on and off network

Reviewed on 2020/02/21

Overall this tool allows us to reach a greater audience with ease and we have had a lot of success...

Overall this tool allows us to reach a greater audience with ease and we have had a lot of success with people logging in from home or at the office to tune in. I like the ease of use and the results we have had!

Pros

I think that the ability to use GoToWebinar both on and off network is great because we host weekly training sessions across the nation for people at home or at various companies. We haven't had any connection issues and the interface is intuitive and user friendly. Pulling reports on attendees or viewing how many people are registered are a breeze with the option to pull .csv or .xls. You can easily share screen, see the attendee view, add in polls, chat function for questions, etc. I like that all webinars are recorded and you can share them out afterwards. The ability to schedule/change/cancel reoccurring webinars is nice too! Easy to figure out without a user guide which is a plus!

Cons

When you pull reports for for attendees you aren't able to pull by parameters, it is just a set report. For example, we have a recorded webinar that we send out to people and weekly I need to view for new applicants - I would like to pull the report based on specific dates but I can only pull the report as is (a giant list of everyone that has ever viewed the webinar). For my purposes its only a minor inconvenience but more capability in this area could provide more insights.

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GoTo Webinar FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for GoTo Webinar.

GoTo Webinar offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$59,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

GoToWebinar offers a 30-day free trial that includes: Unlimited free Webinar service usage Up to 100 attendees per Webinar Audio via telephone and/or mic and speakers Free product training and 24/7 support Instant meetings with GoToMeeting® Multiple plans available to support up to 3,000 attendees per Webinar

GoTo Webinar has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

GoTo Webinar supports the following languages:

English

GoTo Webinar supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

GoTo Webinar integrates with the following applications:

Google Calendar, HubSpot CMS Hub, Microsoft Teams, Salesforce Work.com

GoTo Webinar offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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