Video Conferencing Features That Reduce Distance for Remote Workers - GotoMeeting


As remote work experts, we know that being a remote worker brings today’s workforce a unique set of challenges – from struggling to stay focused to feeling distant and isolated from your peers. We’re here to help! Here are some ways to use our favorite GoToMeeting features for an improved remote workflow.

Screen share

If sharing is caring, then GoToMeeting cares a lot. Screen sharing is a top feature among our users, but remember that it’s not just for meeting hosts! GoToMeeting allows organizers to pass the baton to anyone else in the meeting. This lets you seamlessly transition the meeting along from topic to topic, regardless of whether the next person is sitting next to you in the room or working remotely.

Best of all, versatile screen sharing is only the beginning! GoToMeeting’s drawing tools and virtual whiteboarding take video conferencing to another level. All participants can draw on, highlight, or emphasize anything shared on-screen making even the most remote worker feel like they’re is in the room.

Meet and message your way

You need to ask a co-worker a simple, straightforward question. An email is too formal, but their desk is in another zip code. GoToMeeting’s Business Messaging is your solution for quick and casual communication and file sharing with colleagues.

Need to talk it out? Clicking the “Meet Now” allows you to instantly start a video call to continue the conversation seamlessly. Plus, you can strike up a chat with anyone outside your organization. Communication with vendors, customers – and maybe even your in-laws – just got a whole lot easier.

Go mobile

As a result of COVID-19, collaboration these days extends far beyond the office walls. You might be hunkered down in your apartment; or maybe you’ve found yourself working remotely from a relative’s house in a different state. But GoToMeeting is built to support you no matter where you are. Our full suite of mobile apps has you covered. Download the GoToMeeting app for a full range of features when you need to host or join a meeting from your phone (iOS or Android) or tablet!

Don’t miss a beat with cloud recording

We can’t all make every meeting, especially if there are dozens of people involved. When you add remote workers into the mix, schedules align less frequently than the planets. But missed meetings don’t have to ruin your remote productivity. GoToMeeting allows for unlimited cloud meeting recording to easily record and share your meetings with anyone. Pair that with our new Smart Meeting Assistant feature and you can even share the meeting’s transcript with colleagues whether they attended the meeting or not, so everyone – no matter where they are based – can mine the meeting gold!

Expertise and Best Practices for Embracing Remote Work

Don’t forget to visit our remote work resource center, with more tips and best practices on how to master the shift to working from home. We will be continuing to update this page and our social channels with educational materials from both LogMeIn staff and third party experts.