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Easy to run. Easy to join. Webcasting simplified.

Host large-scale webcasting events with live audio, video, polling, Q&A and more through GoToWebinar.

What are the capabilities of webcast software?

GoToWebinar’s webcast software platform reinvents traditional webcasting by offering easy-to-organize webinars with clear audio, video and screen sharing that merge the energy of in-person presentations with the power of high-tech productions. GoToWebinar’s webcasting software allows up to 3,000 attendees to join your live stream from any browser, with no download needed. Plus, GoToWebinar is designed for self-service webcasts, so you won’t need any training to pull off a successful live event. In no time, you'll be able to produce enterprise-quality webcasts that will leave your attendees asking for an encore.

What are the benefits of webcasts?

Webcasts give you the power to connect with your audience through live video while saving time and money.

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    More engaging

    With options like VoIP or dial-in audio, HD video, slideshow presentations, document downloads, live chat and polling tools, you can choose the most effective communication methods for you and your target audience.

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    Easy access

    Spare your attendees the trouble of downloading a thing. Because webcasts are hosted through a web browser, you can offer a single link that attendees can use to join your online event on any device.

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    Reduced costs

    Bring together a global audience without incurring costs from travel, lodging and event setup. Webcasts allow you to reach thousands of attendees from anywhere with one, easy-to-use live streaming video application.

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    Greater reach

    Engage a worldwide audience in real-time with the click of a button, as often as you need. A marketing favorite, webcasts can help you build a strong presence for your business and brand without extra effort. Share your on-demand webinar recording on social media to reach even further.

Why choose GoToWebinar?

GoToWebinar’s webcasting feature brings the world to you. Easy-to-use webinars with high-quality audio, video and screen sharing allow you to engage large audiences from any browser, with no downloads and no hassle.
  • Affordable

    Connect with your global audience without the costs of a traditional in-person event. GoToWebinar offers three simple pricing plans based on your event needs, so you can save money while making a real impact on your prospects, learners or co-workers.
  • Secure

    Our reliable webcast software platform ensures that your events run smoothly, every time. GoToWebinar also combines standards-based cryptography, a high-availability hosted service infrastructure and an intuitive user interface to maximize confidentiality.
  • Scalable

    Easily engage an audience of up to 3,000 from your own browser with GoToWebinar’s live webcasting. Our quality audio, video and screen sharing options ensure that you convey your message flawlessly to every attendee.

Your simple, professional webcasting toolkit.

GoToWebinar’s full suite of webcast features equips you with the tools you need to seamlessly run top-notch webinars.

Engagement dashboard

Take charge during your webcast by keeping an eye on the engagement dashboard. Monitor attentiveness to ensure that you’re holding the audience’s focus, just like a live event. Hit a lull in your presentation? Check in with your audience through a live poll to amplify the energy. Take audience engagement a step further by encouraging attendees to virtually raise their hands, or simply ask them to submit their questions and comments through the Q&A panel.

Attendee reports & recordings

Generate thorough reports on who attended and how attentive they were. You can easily review attendees’ questions after the event, and then share out your webinar recording as a fast follow-up. Pair these tools with reports on key metrics to understand the overall success of your webcast. These features allow you to revisit your presentation so you can see what went well and what could be improved.

24/7 phone support

Even the most user-friendly webinar software platform can raise the occasional question. Our 24/7 customer service team is available to provide information and support as well as walk you through the steps to presenting a perfect webcast. We also offer daily live trainings to ensure that when it’s time to launch your webinar, you’ll feel like a pro.

Other features

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    Custom branding

    Keep your brand center stage by displaying your company logo on all your webcast materials.
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    Custom registration

    Ask the questions you want to learn about your audience before your event begins.
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    CRM integration

    Streamline your marketing and lead generation with GoToWebinar integrations for popular CRM tools.
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    Simple setup

    Use our single, cloud-based dashboard to schedule new webcasts, edit upcoming events and more.
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    Practice sessions

    Ensure a smooth live-streaming event by doing dry runs with your co-organizers and panelists.
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    Email automation

    Use automated email templates to simplify your experience or send a unique message with customized invitations, confirmations and reminders.

How to set up a webcast with GoToWebinar

Hosting your own webcast has never been easier. Follow these steps to access webcast mode for GoToWebinar, and get ready to connect with your global audience.

  1. Sign in to GoToWebinar. Don’t have an account? Start a free trial.

  2. Click the Schedule a Webinar button.

  3. Select Webcast as the webinar type. Specify your webinar details, including the title, description, date, time and time zone.

  4. Click Schedule when you’re finished.

  5. On the Manage Webinar page, customize your webinar settings by clicking Edit next to the section you’d like to change.

  6. Set up reminder emails by clicking edit right beside the Reminder Email setting.

Watch how to schedule a webcast

Follow this step-by-step guide to see just how simple it is to schedule a webcast event with GoToWebinar.


The professional choice for conference calling

We know that there’s plenty of webinar and webcast software to choose from. Let our customers tell you why GoToWebinar is a cut above the rest.

Gartner Customer’s Choice 2018


Capterra 4.5/5 Stars

Product Leader

G2, Spring 2019

GoToWebinar Webcasts Frequently Asked Questions

A webcast generally refers to a digital presentation that can be accessed over the internet. “Webcasting” may be short for “web broadcasting,” and they often feature visual elements, interactive features and live audio. Webcasting is distinct from web conferencing and video conferencing in that webcasts are more of a one-way presentation to a large audience, while the latter two typically refer to smaller, more collaborative group sessions.
Webcasts are perfect for large company meetings and marketing webinars, all at a price that small businesses will appreciate. A webcast is a browser-based event where attendees do not have to download software – they watch and listen through their computer or mobile device. While webcasts can include interactive features like polls and Q&A, attendees are automatically muted and cannot be unmuted.

A webinar is an intimate event with a higher level of interactivity. They are great for marketing and training use cases. Attendees can listen using phone or computer audio and they can be unmuted by the webinar organizers. Despite these differences in meaning, the words “webcast” and “webinar” are often used interchangeably.
1. Select goals, strategies and tactics that you will implement in your webinar.
2. Choose an engaging webcast title and description.
3. Take time to promote your webcast.
4. Utilize slides wisely. Follow good techniques for speaking.
5. Tell a story.
6. Ensure you create an interactive webcast experience.
Once a webinar has been scheduled as either classic or webcast, it can’t be changed. Instead, you can schedule a new webinar using your desired mode. If you copy the webinar template, it will retain the same mode (classic or webcast). For more event management help, please visit our GoToWebinar support portal.

To host webcast webinars:
Operating system:
Windows 7 – Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.13 (High Sierra)

To join webcast webinars:

Operating system:
Windows 7 – Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.13 (High Sierra)
Linux / Ubuntu *
Google Chrome OS (Chromebook) **
* Chrome or Firefox only
** Chrome only

Web browser:

Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)
Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)
Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)
Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)
Internet Explorer v11 or later