How to Record a Webinar

Learn how easy it is to record a webinar with GoToWebinar.


Watch how to record a webinar

Choosing a good platform for recording a webinar can be difficult. But it’s worth the effort. By offering your recordings as on-demand webinars, you can expand your reach, deliver value and generate leads long after the live event has ended. In GoToWebinar, recording a webinar is quick and simple. Here’s what you need to do as the presenter to record your webinar.


How to set up your webinar recordings

Before the webinar begins, you can easily manage how and where GoToWebinar records your webinars:

1. Access your settings.
Sign in to GoToWebinar. Don’t have an account? Start a free trial. Next, select Settings in the menu and then click on the Recording tab.

2. Enable auto-recording.
If you’d like recording to start automatically when you begin the webinar broadcast, select On under the “Auto-record” section. (If you want auto-recording on specific webinars only, head to the Manage Webinar page and click Edit under the “Auto-record” section.)
3. Select where recordings are saved.
Choose the “Save recordings to Video Library” option to automatically save your recordings to your Video Library. Or, choose the “Save the recordings to my computer only” option if you prefer to save your recorded sessions on your local hard drive.

4. Add webcams to recordings.
Check the "show webcams in recordings" box if you’d like to capture the shared webcams in addition to the screen-sharing content and audio. Note that this option is only available for online recordings. It also increases the file size.

How to start a webinar recording in session

In case you decide to leave automatic recording off, here’s how to do it manually:

Step 1. Start your session.
While in session, start the broadcast and share your screen.

Step 2. Set up your recording.
GoToWebinar has recording abilities built in so there is no need to download an external screen recorder. Simply click Start Recording (Windows) or Record (Mac) to begin the recording of your screen. If you’re recording locally, you’ll need at least 5 GB of available hard drive space.
Step 3. Stop your recording.
When you’re finished, select Stop Recording in the Screen Sharing pane. It is that easy!

Step 4. Edit and share the recording.
When you end your webinar, you will be directed to your Video Library. Once the video is done saving, click on the video dropdown to download, edit, or share it.

Easy-to-use interface for hosting webinars

GoToWebinar makes managing webinars simple so you can focus on nailing your presentation.


All you need to do is fill out a form. Once you’ve entered your webinar’s details, GoToWebinar will create a registration page and an invitation email that you can use to get people signed up.


Hosting a webinar is easier than you think. You can present from your computer just as if you were actually there in the room with everyone else. Engage with attendees through Q&A, HD video conferencing, surveys, polls and more.


The ease of GoToWebinar allows you to deliver engaging webinars frequently. That means you can get your message out to bigger audiences, resulting a greater return on investment.


Scheduling pre-recorded webinars

Once you know how to set up a live webinar, take advantage of other useful features in GoToWebinar like Simulated Live.

Automate everything.

Simulated Live simplifies the webinar experience by automating the entire event. Your webinars can run themselves without you even having to be there!

Reuse your recordings.

To use Simulated Live, just select Simulated Live when you schedule a webinar in GoToWebinar. Pick the recording you want to use, schedule it to auto-play (or make it available on demand) and then sit back and relax.

Turn your old webinars into a source of new leads

Have a webinar that performed well? You can add GoToWebinar recordings to your own Channel page on GoToStage to reach new audiences and generate more leads.

Put your webinars to work.

GoToStage is the all-access video platform for actionable business content that professionals crave but can’t find anywhere else. For your brand, it’s an opportunity to reach the 60 million professionals who join GoToWebinar events each year. It might just become your new favorite channel for generating awareness and leads.

Publish recordings with a click.

Everything you add to your Channel will automatically be published on GoToStage. (You can always hide your Channel if you’d prefer to keep your content off GoToStage.) To add recordings to your Channel, you have to prepare them first. Once a recording is ready, you can share the link or publish by clicking the “Add to Chanel” button. That’s it!

Get answers to all of your questions.

What does my subscription include?
When you purchase a monthly or annual GoToMeeting plan, you get:
- One-click meetings: Launch meetings quickly from a variety of locations.
- HDFaces video conferencing: Share up to six high-definition video feeds per session.
- Built-in audio: Choose between VoIP and toll-based options at no extra charge.
- One-click recording: Send out crystal-clear recordings after your meetings.
How does the free trial work?
Sign up for a free trial of GoToMeeting and enjoy access to all of our top-notch features. We will notify you before your trial expires, and you can decide to subscribe to a paid plan or let your trial expire.
How do I cancel my free trial?
Your free trial does not require a credit card. It will automatically cancel at the end of your trial period unless you have subscribed. If you would like to cancel after you have subscribed, sign in and go to theMy Account page. Select Change Plan, Cancel After my GoToMeeting plan ends and Yes, cancel after trial.
How do I cancel my paid subscription?
To cancel your paid subscription plan, sign in and go to the My Account page. Select Turn Off Renewal and Yes, Turn Off Renewal. Pre-paid service will continue until the end of your subscription period, at which time your plan will not renew.
Whom do I contact if I have a billing question?
How do I change my plan?
You can make changes to your plan online at any time. Sign in to your account and click My Account, then select Plan Selection or Change Plan. You may also contact Global Customer Support to adjust your account.
My account lapsed. How do I reactivate it?
Sign in to your account. If your account has lapsed, you should automatically be forwarded to the Plan Selection page under My Account. From there, select the plan you want, click Continue and enter your billing information. Your account will reactivate immediately.
How can I review the charges billed to my account?
You can check your account history by signing in and going to My Account. View the most recent billing activity at the bottom of the page. For your complete history, click View All Activity.
Will I be charged tax?
We are required to charge any tax required by your location, such as VAT (Value Added Tax) for all European Union countries and from all customers with UK billing addresses, as well as those with non-UK European Union billing addresses.
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