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What are the available webinar event types?

GoToWebinar offers multiple types of webinar events 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 type you want to use. Learn more.

Standard events (formerly called "Classic" webinars) are fully interactive events that are hosted live by the organizer.

  • These events can be set for a specific time and date, or they can be launched "on the fly" using the Webinar Now feature.
  • Attendees can join these webinars from any device (desktop software, web browser or a mobile app).

Webcast events are also fully interactive events that are hosted live by the organizer. Learn more.

  • These events must be scheduled ahead of time for a specific time and date.
  • Attendees will join instantly using Instant Join, a web browser-based experience that doesn't require any software download.

Recorded events (formerly called "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 event. Learn more.

  • These events can be scheduled to start themselves at a specific time and date, or they can be made as "on demand" webinars that can be watched at any time.
  • Organizers can pre-record the event, then select the recording they want to play back in a "simulated live" session.
  • Attendees will join instantly using Instant Join, a web browser-based experience that doesn't require any software download.

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