Webinar software comparison

Why Livestorm is the best GoToWebinar alternative

Explore a detailed comparison of Livestorm and GoToWebinar to see which is the best webinar software. Compare platforms by features, integrations, and price.

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General information

Customer Rating

Average rating on review websites Capterra and G2 Crowd.

9.2

8.7

Browser based

Webinar platforms that work directly in the browser, there's no need to download any software.

Device versatility

Host events from a desktop, tablet or mobile.

On-demand webinars

Create or access pre-recorded on-demand webinars, available any time.

Automated webinars

Automate entire webinars or key actions like CTAs, start and stop times or page redirects.

Promotion Features

Customizable registration pages

Add a banner, logo, social channels or speaker information to the event registration page without any coding skills.

Customizable emails

Customize emails with ease by adding an event banner, social sharing buttons, or a signature.

Customized email sequence

Customize your own email sequence and schedule them to be sent automatically.

Embed forms

Embed a registration form on your own website to capture more registrants.

Company page

Publish events to a public company page that gathers all upcoming and past events.

Built-in social sharing

Share event registration pages on your company's social channels directly from your webinar platform.

Custom registration forms

Customize the fields of your registration form to capture insights on your audience.

Registration filter

Apply a filter to accept event registrations only from work email addresses.

Activation Features

Chat

Send chat messages through a tab built right into your webinar room.

Emoji reactions

Enable emoji reactions during live events to allow attendees to react in real-time.

Q&A

Audiences can ask questions in a dedicated space.

Question upvotes

Audiences can vote on questions that they most want to see answered. Organizers can sort them by date or most upvotes.

Live answer notification

Display a notification that shows the question you are answering live during the webinar.

Polls

Create drafts of polls in advance and publish them during your event. Or, create them live during your event to further activate your audience.

Call-to-action button

Direct your attendees to a promotional offer via a CTA displayed in the event room.

Virtual backgrounds

Change your background to personalize your webinar or look more professional.

Digital whiteboards

Collaborate with digital whiteboards within the platform or through a native integration.

Organization Features

Private chat

Chat privately with event organizers and moderators during the event.

Registrants moderation

Control which registrants can and cannot access the event.

One-click integrations

Integrate the software with any app to capture other valuable insights.

Maximum number of attendees

The maximum number of attendees supported.

3000

3000

Unique contact list

Find all your event contacts in one place and get a 360 view of their activity within different events.

SAML SSO

Secure your team's access to the platform with SAML SSO.

Dial-in to webinars

Attendees can opt to dial-in to the webinar from a phone number.

Reporting Features

Analytics reports

Track and analyze all of your data with our powerful analytics tool built into the dashboard.

Webinar recordings

Record webinars automatically and send them to attendees at the end of each session.

Livestorm, the best GoToWebinar alternative

Livestorm vs GoToWebinar: features

Livestorm is a [download-free webinar platform](https://livestorm.co/webinar-software), making it easily accessible from any device. GoToWebinar is based on the browser but can also be downloaded as an app. Livestorm's powerful emailing system separates it from GoTo, which does not have extensive capabilities to automate and schedule email invitations. Both GoToWebinar and Livestorm have personalized channels where brands can host all on-demand and upcoming webinars. Livestorm audiences are highly engaged with features like emoji reactions, question upvotes, and live answer notifications for Q&As. These features give greater insight into overall engagement levels. GoToWebinar has an engagement dashboard where you can follow attendee's engagements in real-time. Livestorm boasts automated data enrichment, replay analytics, and a private chat for webinar organizers – a feature making it easier to collaborate. All of these features are lacking from GoToWebinar. Both platforms have rich analytics, attendee reports, and source tracking.

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Livestorm vs GoToWebinar: integrations

Some of Livestorm's most [powerful native integrations](https://livestorm.co/integrations) include CRM platforms like Pipedrive and HubSpot and Chat Apps like Intercom. GoToWebinar offers native integrations with Salesforce and Marketo, among others. Livestorm's API is extensively documented and allows developers to streamline workflows and customize their processes. GoToWebinar also has a public API via LogMeIn, their parent company. Livestorm's [Plugin SDK](https://livestorm.co/plugins-sdk) is an easy way for developers of any experience level to create plugins to add to webinars. Plugins like virtual backgrounds, emoji reactions or filters can be built and added to the app in a few clicks. GoTo also has a public SDK to the same effect. Livestorm integrations and plugins are all found in an [App Marketplace](https://livestorm.co/integrations) where you can browse through categories like Sales and Marketing Automation. All of GoToWebinar's integrations are presented in their MarketPlace. If you hover over each integration, you'll get an overview of what the integration does.

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Livestorm vs GoToWebinar: pricing

Livestorm has a free plan that never expires and lets users test all of the same features and functionalities found in the paid plans. GoToWebinar does not have a free plan that lets you test the platform before subscribing. Livestorm's [Pro plan](https://livestorm.co/pricing) includes recorded events, source tracking, up to 1,000 live attendees, custom branding and integrations for $99, and additional fees for attendee add-ons. GoToWebinar's Starter plan is $89 a month for features like polls, Q&As, and email automation. GoToWebinar's popular Pro Plan at $199 a month adds recordings, custom branding, and source tracking. The Plus plan for $429 per month supports up to 1,000 participants per event. All of these features are included in Livestorm's Premium plan. Livestorm has an [attractive Enterprise plan](https://livestorm.co/enterprise) that includes SAML SSO, up to 3,000 live attendees access, priority support, attendee limit boost, and more. GoToWebinar does not have an Enterprise package, their closest plan is the Plus plan.

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Livestorm, the best webinar software

Run great webinars right in your browser

Livestorm makes it easy to run great webinars straight from the browser of any mobile or desktop. This makes if possible for your audience to join, no matter where they are in the world, without having to download or install anything.

Removing these extra steps helps attendance rates soar for no-download webinars. This is why Livestorm has a 53% higher attendance rate than the industry average.

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Manage everything with our end-to-end platform

Every part of your webinar can be managed within Livestorm. You can organize, promote, analyze and host great webinars with only one end-to-end platform. Collaborate with your team using the intuitive dashboard.

Promote your webinar to your audience with customizable registration pages and automated emails. Most webinar platforms need integrations to be able to send emails or create registration pages, but with Livestorm you can do that right in your account.

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Experience an intuitive webinar platform

Designed with ease-of-use in mind, Livestorm is a modern webinar solution. Enjoy a frictionless experience with intuitive controls that make it easy to plan, host, or promote your webinar sessions.

Attendees also benefit from a great user experience. Says Elise on the software review platform G2: "Livestorm is easy to use, the support is very responsive and the analytic system is very helpful."

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"The elegance of Livestorm's UI and its simplicity for creating beautiful landing pages made a big positive impact on the way we communicate with customers at scale."

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"People come to us to learn how to do webinars, and we have successfully trained people on the platform. Compared to all the platforms, Livestorm was so easy to use."

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"Livestorm allowed us to acquire new customers and offer an alternative to our 1:1 demos. In the past, we hosted a demo using Facebook Live and it created less engagement than Livestorm."

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"Livestorm made it easy to automate our customer trainings. The ability to set up prerecorded content while still offering live Q&A helps our team provide personalized attention at scale."