Joining a Webinar

How do I join a webinar?

Joining a webinar on a PC or Mac is easy. When you receive a webinar email invitation, click the registration link and register for the webinar. You can then join the webinar at the scheduled time one of three ways:

  1. Click the link in your confirmation or reminder emails, which will be automatically sent to you after registering and leading up to the webinar.
  2. Go to www.joinwebinar.com. Type or paste in the webinar ID provided by the organizer in the webinar invitation email, enter your email address, click “Yes” or “Always” (or “Trust” on a Mac) if prompted to accept the download and, if required, enter the webinar password provided by the organizer.
  3. Click the “Join a Webinar” button from www.gotowebinar.com. Type or paste in the webinar ID provided by the organizer in the webinar invitation email, enter your email address, click “Yes” or “Always” (or “Trust” on a Mac) if prompted to accept the download and, if required, enter the webinar password provided by the organizer.

Do I need a GoToWebinar account to attend a webinar?

No, you do not need a GoToWebinar account to attend a GoToWebinar session. You attend as a guest of the webinar organizer, and there is no obligation to buy or sign up for a free trial. To join a webinar, click the link in the confirmation or reminder emails or go to www.joinwebinar.com and enter the webinar ID found in the invitation email.


What are the system requirements for attending a webinar?

On a PC

  • Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

On a Mac

  • Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
  • Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers (A USB headset is recommended).

On an iPad, iPhone or Android device


Can I view presentations in full-screen format?

Yes. On the top of the Attendee Control Panel, click the View Menu button and select the Full Screen option. Or, on the Attendee Grab Tab on the side of the Control Panel you can click the View button to toggle between Full Screen and Window viewing.

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