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How to Join a Meeting

You have lots of options when it comes to joining meetings! You can use the desktop app on your Windows or Mac Computer, use a Chrome browser to join online, or even join on the go using your iOS, Android or Windows Phone device.

See Compare Join Methods to learn more about which of the 3 available join methods you will use.

Note: Are you an attendee just trying to prepare for your first meeting ahead of time? Check out our Get Ready page! Or are you an organizer trying to launch your scheduled meeting? Check out our Start page.

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To save you time, we've designed the desktop software to automatically install itself when you join a session. When you click Download below, you will be launched into the waiting room a test meeting.

Note that this is not a live session, so as soon as you see the confirmation screen appear you can exit.




Join from the Join URL (a)

When you are invited to a meeting, you will usually have a unique link included in the session details. This is the Join URL; you can open it in any web browser to automatically join the session!

The Join URL is marked as (a) below. See Compare Join Methods to learn more about which of the 3 available join methods you will use.


Join from the Session ID (b)

If you don't have the Join URL or are having trouble being automatically launched into session, you can join by manually entering the Session ID. This will also be included in the session invitation (shown as (b) above).

  • If you are on a computer, open a web browser (Chrome preferred) and go to www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting and enter the Meeting ID.

    Note: If the GoToMeeting desktop app is already installed on your computer, this will launch you into session using the desktop app.

  • If you are on a mobile device, first download the iOSAndroid or Windows Phone app. Then open the app and enter the Meeting ID.

  • If you are on a computer and have the desktop app installed, you can also join directly by right-clicking the daisy icon in the system tray  (Windows) or toolbar (Mac), selecting Join and entering the Meeting ID.


    Compare join methods

    When you join a meeting, there are 3 unique methods with which you can be launched into session. They will vary depending on things like operating system and browser type.

Web AppDesktop appMobile apps
No download required – Join online from a web browser on your Windows, Mac, Linux or Google Chrome OS computer Desktop app required – Join from software downloaded onto your Windows or Mac computer Mobile app required – Join on the go from your mobile phone or tablet


  • Get into session quickly and easily

  • Join from almost any computer, even if not compatible with the desktop app


  • Access the full suite of features and tools

  • Use the full Control Panel to facilitate meetings


  • Join sessions on the go with one click

  • Present content using a virtual whiteboard (iPad only)




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