How To Chat In Gotomeeting

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My aim today is to discuss my individual encounter and perspectives on how to utilize the chat function in GoToMeeting. The ability to chat during virtual gatherings is crucial for efficient interaction and teamwork, and GoToMeeting provides a user-friendly chat feature that improves the overall meeting experience.

Getting Started with Chatting in GoToMeeting

Once you join a GoToMeeting session, you will notice a chat panel on the right side of the screen. To open the chat panel, simply click on the “Chat” icon located in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively, you can press the “Ctrl + H” keyboard shortcut.

Personally, I find the placement of the chat panel quite convenient as it doesn’t obstruct the main content of the meeting. This allows me to easily follow the presenter’s screen while still actively participating in the chat.

Sending Messages in GoToMeeting

To send a message in GoToMeeting, simply type your message in the text box at the bottom of the chat panel and press Enter. I appreciate how the chat box functions similarly to popular messaging applications, making it intuitive and familiar.

GoToMeeting also allows you to send private messages to specific participants. To do this, click on the participant’s name in the chat panel and select “Send Private Message.” This feature comes in handy when you need to have a side conversation with a specific person without interrupting the entire group.

Formatting Your Messages

What sets the chat feature in GoToMeeting apart is its ability to format messages. You can use simple text formatting to make your messages more expressive and impactful. Here are a few formatting options:

  • *italic* – Surround your text with asterisks to make it italicized.
  • **bold** – Surround your text with double asterisks to make it bold.
  • ~~strikethrough~~ – Use double tildes to strike through your text.
  • ```code``` – Enclose your text within triple backticks to highlight it as code.

I find these formatting options particularly useful when discussing code snippets or emphasizing important points during a meeting.


In conclusion, GoToMeeting provides a seamless and feature-rich chat experience that enhances communication during online meetings. Whether you want to ask questions, share ideas, or have private conversations, the chat feature in GoToMeeting has you covered. With its intuitive interface and handy formatting options, staying engaged and collaborating effectively has never been easier.