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GoToWebinar vs Microsoft Teams Live Events

How does GoToWebinar compare with Microsoft Teams Live Events? What's the best webinar software? Discover our exhaustive comparison table between GoToWebinar and Microsoft Teams Live Events.
Customer's Rating
8.8
8.5
9.7
7.9
9.3
No download
DOWNLOAD & HTML5
DOWNLOAD & HTML5
Mobile support
With app
With app
Mobile browser
With app
On-demand webinars
Technology
Download & HTML5
Download & HTML5
HTML5
Youtube Live-based
HTML5
Chat, Polls and Q&As
Room moderation
Invite speaker on stage
Webcam & Screensharing
Join webinars via phone (dial-in)
Registration Page
Webinars automations
Smart forms & Enrichment
Registration and events widgets
Registration source tracking
Advanced custom branding
Notification emails & Reminders
Advanced email customization
Webinar Replays
Analytics report
CSV exports
Zapier integrations
Native CRM integrations
Custom Tag integration
Pixel integration
Google Analytics integration
Slack notifications
No latency
<1ms
< 1ms
< 1ms
8s+
< 1ms
Multi-languages
GoToWebinar vs Microsoft Teams Live Events in a nutshell

GoToWebinar is one of the most famous webinar solutions on the market. They have been there for a very long time. GoToWebinar is created and marketed by LogMeIn, which merged with Citrix in 2016.

While the GoToWebinar software requires a download and install for host and attendees, the company provides a no-download, browser-based alternative called GoToWebcast.

Microsoft Teams is one of the most famous communication and collaboration platform, known for their workplace chat, video meetings, file storage and application integration. In 2018, Microsoft launch the Live events feature within Microsoft Teams. It allows Microsoft Teams users to host live events, especially for big internal webinar.

Even though Microsoft Teams allows to create one-to-many live event, it has some shortcomings in terms of marketing options for the organiser. Live events are limited when it comes to inviting the attendees outside of the organisation and leveraging it for lead generation. There is indeed no registration options when it comes to reaching a wider audience (only a public access link). Microsoft Teams Live Events doesn't provide advanced features such as webinar automations, smart forms, or customisable emails.

Get actionable sales or marketing insights on your webinars.

Livestorm comes with analytics that give you a better understanding of your webinars’ audience, and lets you segment it: registrants to attendees ratio, expanded data on all participants (company, company size, industry etc.).

If you're hosting a sales webinar, all this data is available for you to properly target warmer leads afterwards.

If you're hosting a training webinar, it will be easier then to identify customers that need more care from your Customer Success team.