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How to Record a GoToMeeting Session

author Lois Green
date Monday, April 09, 2020

Because of the COVID-19, increasingly more people have to work from home. It's so inconvenient when you have lots of meetings to conduct. Luckily, with GoToMeeting, a tool for online meetings, Webinars, remote access and screen sharing, you can talk with your co-workers even you are far away from each other.

During the meetings, you must have some important things that need to record and review them later. In this post, we will tell you two methods to record a GoToMeeting session.

1. Record with the built-in feature in GoToMeeting

If you are recording the GoToMeeting for the first time as a host, you should set the preferences first.

Step 1 Recording Settings

First, open GoToMeeting and you will see the control panel of GoToMeeting. Click on the gear icon below and it will take you to the preferences menu.

Second, click the Recording tab, you will be given three options to the audio. Choose the one you like and move to the Recordings section.&

Third, you'd better choose "Convert to Windows Media Player file". After the meeting is over, it will be formatted as MP4 or other formats you've selected, which is convenient for distributing or sharing.

GoToMeeting Preferences

Finally, click Browse and choose a location and click OK to begin recording.

Step 2 Begin GoToMeeting recording

In the control panel, click "Record this meeting" and it will begin to record.

When the meeting is over, click the same button again to stop recording. The files will be saved on the location you've chosen in Step 1.

Record GoToMeeting Sesion

If you haven't chosen a location, the recordings will be saved in the Documents folder by default.

Step 3 Convert the Recording

When you click the "X" icon to end the meeting, a pop-up will remind you whether to choose an organizer & leave or end meeting for all.

Click End meeting for all. In the Recording Manager window, choose a format and click Convert Recording.

Convert GoToMeeting Recording


Only the host of the meeting can use this default recording function in GoToMeeting. Although it can be used by more than one person to record the meeting on their individual computer, they have to be made as co-organizers.

In other words, if you want to record a GoToMeeting session as a participant, you will need a third-party recorder.

2. Record as an Attendee

As an attendee, you can record the GoToMeeting with FonePaw Screen Recorder (opens new window). It is a useful recorder that has multiple features:

  • Customize Recording Area;
  • Take Annotations;
  • Set Video Quality;
  • Clip the Recording;
  • Export to Multiple Formats;

Step 1 Download and install FonePaw Screen Recorder.

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Step 2 Customize the recording area before you begin the GoToMeeting session.

Click Video Recorder. You can choose to record the whole screen or customize the recording area.

Screen Recorder Homepage

Click the gear icon in the upper-right you can set the format and quality of your recordings.

Select Format

Step 3 Click REC to begin recording.

Start Recording

During the recording, you can choose the clock icon to set the length of the recording. Click the pen icon to add annotations or draw and click the gear icon to set the volume of the video.

Add Annotations

When the meeting is over, click the square button to stop. You can clip the video if it is too long.

Stop Recording

Step 4 Click Save to choose the save path.

Save Recordings to GIF

You will find the GoToMeeting video in the location you've chosen to save.

With the four steps above, you can record the GoToMeeting as an attendee in a simple way.

There are lots of methods to record GoToMeeting sessions. If you are an attendee, FonePaw Screen Recorder (opens new window) will be better for you, since it can record GoToMeeting as an attendee, take annotation during the meeting and trim the video or set the recording schedule as you like.