Host a GoToMeeting from Linux, now!

Host a GoToMeeting from Linux, now!


Taking a cue from websites like Buzzfeed, I decided to use an eye catching title for this post in order to get your attention.

Disclaimer: Now that I have it, I should come clean and explain this is a work around, as true hosting from Linux is still in the works.

Last year GoToMeeting released their new Web App, a WebRTC based client for attending GoToMeetings that loads directly in Chrome and Firefox. Since it’s release the team have been steadily adding new features in order to bring it in line with the existing desktop software. As I mentioned they are still working on starting/hosting GoToMeetings, but in the meantime if you have a smartphone or tablet you can get around this limitation.

By combining the mobile apps ability to start GoToMeetings and make an attendee the Presenter, and the Web Apps ability to be made Presenter and share your screen.

  • You can start a GoToMeeting on your smartphone, then join from your Linux PC.

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  •  Then make your Linux PC the Presenter for the rest of the meeting!

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  • Click Ask to Switch and they will see the option to share their desktop or the window of any application window that is currently open.

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