GoToMeeting vs. Skype

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Why customers prefer GoToMeeting as a Skype alternative

Powerful features built for work

GoToMeeting’s powerful and intuitive features - including screensharing, whiteboarding and more - edge out Skype’s in ratings from trusted review sites, like G2 and TrustRadius.*

Business-focused plans

With Skype for Business being phased out in favor of MS Teams, reviewers felt that GoToMeeting’s paid plans better fit their business needs compared to Skype.*

Premium, ongoing support

Customers rate GoToMeeting’s support as better and more responsive than Skype’s.*


Usability and versatility

Skype is great for video chatting and messaging, but users found GoToMeeting's many features more usable and intuitive for conducting business.*

Easier implementation

GoToMeeting easily and intuitively integrates into your workflow, scoring a perfect 10 for 10 on implementation on TrustRadius.*

Two people are using GoTo meeting software to meet through their mobile devices.
  • “GoToMeeting is very fast and easy to use. Perfect for simplified conferences and meetings…it’s very intuitive and offers a streamlined experience.”
    Toni W
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All the features you’d expect, and more

  • Integrations

    Seamless integrations with top applications like Slack, Outlook, Google Calendar, Microsoft Teams.

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  • Combined video and screen sharing 

    View the webcam gallery plus a shared presentation or application on the same screen.

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  • Customer support

    Extensive 24/7 customer support and trainings, video libraries, guides, etc.

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  • Secure by design

    Keep your video communications safe with security features like 256-bit encryption.

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  • Cloud recording

    Access and share meeting recordings at any time, from any device with cloud recording.

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  • Custom backgrounds

    Customize your webcam background so you can truly work from "anywhere". 


GoToMeeting does not include a virtual phone number, but attendees can call in to meetings from their phone. If you’re looking for integrated cloud phone and video conferencing, check out GoToConnect.

There is a free version of GoToMeeting. Meetings are limited to 40 minutes and 4 participants in the free version. GoToMeeting is always free for attendees - even if the host is on a paid plan.

Yes! GoToMeeting supports 3rd-party plugins that enable virtual backgrounds, like ChromaCam. ChromaCam is free with your paid GoToMeeting plan.

Yes! It takes just one click. Click on File in the toolbar during a meeting and select Save Chat Log.

GoToMeeting can help your office maintain HIPAA compliance in conjunction with the execution of our Business Associate Agreement.

GoToMeeting does not have breakout rooms yet – but we are working on adding them! Check back soon.

*Sources:, Based on independent reviews and ratings at time of publishing.

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