How To Unlock Gotomeeting

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Having the ability to unlock a GoToMeeting session can be incredibly useful in situations where you are unable to access an important meeting. As someone who regularly uses GoToMeeting, I have faced this problem a few times and have come up with some helpful tips and tricks to successfully unlock a session.

Understanding the Locking Feature in GoToMeeting

Before we dive into the steps on unlocking a GoToMeeting session, let’s first understand why and how meetings can get locked. When the organizer starts a meeting, they have the option to enable the lock feature. This feature prevents anyone from joining the meeting once it has started, providing a sense of privacy and security. Unfortunately, this can also become a barrier if you are late to the meeting or encounter technical difficulties that require you to rejoin.

Steps to Unlock a GoToMeeting Session

If you find yourself locked out of a GoToMeeting session, don’t panic! Follow these steps to unlock the session and get back into the meeting:

  1. Open your GoToMeeting desktop application or web browser.
  2. Click on the “Join” button or enter the meeting ID provided by the organizer.
  3. A message will appear stating that the meeting is locked. Look for an option that says “Click here to unlock the meeting.”
  4. Click on the provided link to initiate the unlocking process.
  5. You may be prompted to enter the organizer’s name or email address to verify your identity.
  6. Once verified, you will be granted access to the meeting and can join as usual.

Troubleshooting Tips

If the above steps do not work for unlocking the GoToMeeting session, here are a few troubleshooting tips that may help:

  • Ensure that you have the latest version of the GoToMeeting application installed on your device.
  • Double-check that you have entered the correct meeting ID provided by the organizer.
  • If you are joining via web browser, try clearing your browser cache and cookies before attempting to rejoin the meeting.
  • If you continue to experience issues, reach out to the meeting organizer or GoToMeeting support for further assistance.


Unlocking a GoToMeeting session is a straightforward process that can save the day when you find yourself locked out. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily regain access to the meeting and continue your productive discussions. Remember to reach out to the meeting organizer or GoToMeeting support if you encounter any difficulties along the way. Happy meeting unlocking!