AnyMeeting Takes Small Businesses Global with New Release of Global Web, Video and Phone Conferencing Solution

New Toll-Free and International Dial-In Options, Plus New Meeting Start Modes to Help Users Launch and Schedule Meetings Even Faster

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., October 1, 2014 – AnyMeeting (, a leading provider of web conferencing, video conferencing and phone conferencing for small business, announced today its new release introducing US toll-free and international dial-in options in more than 40 countries, plus new meeting start modes that streamline the scheduling and launching of meetings based on use case.

AnyMeeting Pro Plans Add US Toll-Free and International Dial-In Options

The new toll-free and international dial-in options are available in all AnyMeeting Pro plans and allow meeting hosts to provide a US toll-free option as well as local dial-in numbers in over 40 countries.  This latest release responds to the needs of many small businesses everywhere for greater global access, as well as the need of AnyMeeting’s growing international customer base for local dial-in options.

These new phone options are available today for general release to AnyMeeting’s 600,000 small business customers across all the verticals it serves, including health care, technology, professional services, financial services and real estate.  International dial-in options are included in all AnyMeeting Pro plans at no additional cost, while US toll-free service is available as an option to Pro subscribers and is charged based on usage, at a rate of only 6 cents per minute – among the lowest rates in the industry.

Latest AnyMeeting Release Makes It Even Faster to Start and Schedule Meetings

With its new release, AnyMeeting has made it even faster and simpler for users to launch and join meetings and conference calls by introducing new meeting start modes, which optimize tool settings for the type of meetings users want to host.  For example, for simple phone conferences, meeting invitations include only conference call details.  For video conferences, meeting attendees join the meeting with webcams turned on.  For webinars, hosts are offered the option to create custom registration forms and surveys, and attendees join the meeting muted by default.

This release also includes a beta instant screen share option, enabling users to launch simple screen sharing with just one click.  New support resources are available to guide users through the new meeting options.

“AnyMeeting is focused on providing small businesses with the simplest, most powerful conferencing platform specifically tailored to their needs,” said Costin Tuculescu, CEO and founder of AnyMeeting.  “These new capabilities enable our customers to better tap international business opportunities and improve their efficiency by anticipating and adapting to their needs.”

AnyMeeting is an easy-to-use, full-featured web conferencing and webinar software platform designed to meet all the conferencing needs of small business, with 6-way video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, meeting notes, recording and more, as well as support for mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad and Android tablets.

AnyMeeting customers – as well as its large distribution partners focused on providing the best solutions for small business — are tapping AnyMeeting’s all-in-one web, video and phone conferencing platform for its power, simplicity, affordability, and now its global accessibility.

For more information, please visit

About AnyMeeting

Based in Orange County, California, AnyMeeting pioneered the small business Web conferencing market in 2009 with a completely free, full-featured and easy-to-use web conferencing service tailored for small business. Since then, it has grown to more than 500,000 small business users of both its free ad-supported service and low-cost ad-free options.  Designed specifically for small business, AnyMeeting offers a complete web conferencing and webinar service built on the company’s proven Software as a Service platform.  Meeting hosts are able to invite up to 200 attendees per meeting with no time limits, and enjoy a full range of features including integrated video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, recording and social media integration.  AnyMeeting is the best choice for small businesses, independent professionals and just about anyone who can benefit from online meetings.  Current investors include Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum.  For more information, please visit

Our Account Manager dashboard gets a facelift — and more!

We’re pleased to announce that we’re rolling out a UI improvement that will make navigating our account management dashboard much easier.  We’ve simplified our tabs, meeting information layout, and cleaned up the clutter in the interface.  Here’s what you’ll see:

anymeeting web conferencing UI

This UI is also friendlier for iPhones, which will now be able to start meetings and participate in meetings (if you have our iPhone app), as well as dial directly into your conference call with just one click.

We’re also rolling out a few other improvements today:

  • Meeting hosts now receive an email that they’ve scheduled a meeting, with a link to start the meeting directly from the email
  • If the host somehow gets confused and ends up at the meeting login page, and the meeting isn’t started, they can start the meeting directly from there

We really hope you like these improvements, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at

New Easy Reference Guide for Presenters

New to AnyMeeting web conferencing for small business and need to launch a meeting fast? Check out our new Easy Reference Guide for Presenters. Download it and keep it handy for when you need to launch a meeting fast.


Key steps include:

  • Choose the mode for attendees, either “Discussion Mode” (everyone can talk and be heard) or “Listen-Only Mode” (only presenters can be heard).
  • Allow your mic and cam to broadcast
  • Record your meeting by clicking the “Record” button.
  • Share your screen, a YouTube video, or a presentation by clicking on one of the share options.

Download the Easy Reference Guide for Presenters: Starting a Quick Meeting Now.

Winner Announced: Google App Review and Win Giveaway


Congratulations to the winner of our Google Apps Marketplace Review and Win giveaway:

Monica from Phoenix, AZ

Thanks to all the people that tried the app and left a review. We received over 50 reviews for the AnyMeeting free web conferencing app and it sounds like you like the product. We even got a 5 star rating. Bear in mind the giveaway was for giving a review – it did not need to be positive. But we are glad they were.

AnyMeeting Launching Totally Redesigned Version of Web Conferencing Software

Video conference with up to 6 people
Video conference with up to 6 people

Using your feedback we worked with user interface experts and our developers to totally reinvent the AnyMeeting experience. The redesign features a dramatically different view for users. Beginners and veterans alike will find the new version much more intuitive and easy to use.

The new version will be live to all AnyMeeting users beginning Friday, October 7th at 1AM PST. Please note, the AnyMeeting service will not be available from 12AM to 1AM on October 7th as we make the transition.

The new version features:

  • 6 Person Simultaneous Video Conferencing – Up to 6 people can now broadcast their webcam and/or microphone at the same time.
  • Faster Screen Sharing – Our developers have worked hard to optimize the software behind the scenes. This means sharing your documents and presentations is faster than ever.
  • Quick Task Bar – We’ve grouped all of your web conferencing functions onto one menu bar. No more hunting around for different controls. They are all lined up at the bottom of your screen.
  • Improved Screen Management – Whether you have one video feed or six, your screen will re-size and present the best configuration for sharing your meeting.
Share documents
Share documents
Share charts
Share charts
Share presentations
Share presentations
Share polls
Share polls

Don’t forget AnyMeeting’s new ad free ticketing option that helps you get paid for your presentations.

In case you were wondering, AnyMeeting is still completely free. For life.

Try AnyMeeting today, or take a look at the 2 minute tutorial video.

Freebinar Rebrands as Anymeeting, Adds Video Broadcasting

New Name and Features Strengthen Company’s Identity and Free Web Conferencing Platform

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., March 29, 2011 – Freebinar, the completely free web conferencing and webinar service, today announced that it is rebranding as AnyMeeting.  Along with the change in identity, AnyMeeting is also adding new features, including integrated video broadcasting and raising the meeting capacity from 150 attendees to 200.  The transition brings a broader presence to a company that is continuing to grow in the web communications market, providing quality premium service to a growing customer base that is logging millions of meeting minutes per month.

AnyMeeting will continue to be completely free, and is broadening its service offering beyond webinars to include any type of meeting, from small two person collaborative web meetings, to full 200 person online events.  The addition of free video web conferencing and added seating capacity are just the first of many additions and improvements AnyMeeting plans to make going forward.

The name change and addition of new features will help strengthen the company’s identity in the market place and improve the online meeting experience for its customers.  “We are very excited about building a stronger identity for the company, while at the same time, constantly improving on the high quality free service that our users love,” said Costin Tuculescu, President and CEO of AnyMeeting.  “The name AnyMeeting embodies our ability and our commitment to providing customers with the tools they need to make all of their online meetings a success.”

AnyMeeting is advertiser supported, so there is no need to charge customers for the service or offer a free trial with limited access.

It offers users the same quality features as larger players in the space, without the cost.  Because it is supported by advertising, AnyMeeting is able to provide a high quality service to small business users who are looking to take advantage of more efficient, affordable and productive web communications.

Recently, the company improved their application sharing feature to make it even easier for meeting hosts to manage live presentations.  In addition, recent upgrades to the meeting recording feature provide presenters with more flexibility when editing recorded meetings, allowing them to change the start and stop time of a recording, and add bookmarks that take viewers to specific points in the presentation.

About AnyMeeting

Based in Huntington Beach, California, AnyMeeting is a free web conferencing service for any type of online meeting or conference.  The service is built on the company’s proven Software as a Service platform, and exceeds other applications on the market in service and features.  Meeting hosts are able to invite up to 200 attendees per meeting with no time limits.  With full service and premium features including integrated video conferencing, AnyMeeting is the best choice for businesses ready to hold just about any online meeting.  For more information, please visit

Freebinar Announces New Social Media Features to Increase Webinar Marketing Power for Small Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations

Update: Please note that AnyMeeting was known as Freebinar prior to 3/26/11. Blog posts prior to this date may still mention Freebinar. For more information, please review our blog post or FAQ’s.

Freebinar users can now create public profiles that integrate today’s top three social networks to promote upcoming and recorded webinars in one centralized space.

Huntington Beach, California, November 15, 2010 – Freebinar, the only free webinar service provider, announced this week that it has released new features: Freebinar profiles and social notifications.  With Freebinar profiles, meeting hosts can create a personalized page to display their upcoming and recorded webinars, as well as their Facebook Like Box, LinkedIn profile and Twitter streams. Social notifications provide Freebinar users the option of automatically promoting scheduled webinars on Facebook and Twitter.  The result of this integration is a powerful webinar promotional tool. “There are hundreds of new webinars created each day. Freebinar gives small businesses and non-profit organizations marketing tools to help them stand out from the rest of the pack,” said Costin Tuculescu, CEO of Freebinar.

Highlights of the new features include:

Freebinar Profiles

  • Personalized Freebinar profile page
  • Central location to list upcoming and recorded webinars
  • Displays user’s LinkedIn profile, Facebook Like Box and Twitter stream
  • Search Engine Optimized to build traffic to profile pages

Social Notifications

  • Automatically promote live webinars with notifications on Facebook  and Twitter

In order to stay competitive, many small businesses are turning to social media to raise brand awareness. A recent study shows that the number of small businesses using social media is projected to grow by 13% in the next two years: with 82% using Facebook, 32% using LinkedIn and 30% using Twitter.1 “With these new Freebinar features, small businesses and non-profit organizations have the ability to promote webinars easily and effectively without having to be an online marketing guru,” said Tuculescu.  “Our free webinar service now offers powerful marketing tools that even many paid providers such as GoToWebinar® and WebEx® do not have.”

1 “The State of Small Business Report” by University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, July 2010.

About Freebinar

Freebinar is a free web conferencing and webinar service created by Huntington Beach, California – based CosNet Inc., a web conferencing software developer and provider. Built on CosNet’s proven Software-as-a Service platform, Freebinar’s services exceed any other free webinar applications on the market. Webinar hosts can invite up to 150 attendees per meeting with no meeting-time restrictions. With free customer service, Freebinar is the best choice for businesses ready to hold an online meeting.  To learn more, visit


New Features: Record Webinars and more!

Update: Please note that AnyMeeting was known as Freebinar prior to 3/26/11. Blog posts prior to this date may still mention Freebinar. For more information, please review our blog post or FAQ’s.

You asked, we listened. Just four months after Freebinar launched its Free Webinar Service in June 2010, the service received overwhelming support from users worldwide. With increasing popularity, Freebinar has bypassed the 3 Million minutes usage mark. As a way of showing our appreciation and to continue to be your #1 Free Web Conferencing provider, our team constantly improves our features to meet users’ needs.

Users asked us to add Webinar Recording options, so we did! Freebinar introduces to you our two newest features: Webinar Recording and Screen Sharing 2.0. Free Web Conferencing

Webinar Recording allows meeting hosts to record complete webinar sessions.  Also, an embedded link will be available so you can share all your recorded webinars with anyone and anywhere!
Complete webinar recording
Recording hosting
Easily share recordings with anyone
Works on both PC and Mac

Screen Sharing 2.0, which includes Application Sharing, allows users to share specific applications with attendees.
Application Sharing
Dual Monitor Support
Faster Performance
Lower Bandwidth Usage
Higher Color Quality
Improved Reliability

Why pay when you can get it for free with Freebinar? With the new features, Freebinar is comparable to some paid Webinar Services such as GoToWebinar that could easily cost up to $1,000 per year for the same service. Thus, it is no surprise that Freebinar is really the most full-featured and #1 Free Webinar provider in the Free Web Conferencing space.

As always with Freebinar, hosts can invite up to 150 attendees per meeting with no meeting-time restrictions. And the best news is…it’s absolutely FREE!

So enjoy! Remember to continue to send us your suggestions to make Freebinar even better for you!

Comment below to send us your suggestions and/or ideas!

For more detailed information, please visit our support site:

Screen Sharing 2.0

Webinar Recording

Just Released: VoIP – Audio Broadcasting via Computer

Update: Please note that AnyMeeting was known as Freebinar prior to 3/26/11. Blog posts prior to this date may still mention Freebinar. For more information, please review our blog post or FAQ’s.

Webinar Service VoIP FeatureRecently, we asked the Freebinar community what new features they would most like to see. The ability to broadcast audio through a computer microphone, also known as Voice over IP (VoIP), was the most commonly requested feature.

We’re pleased to announce the availability of the new Freebinar Voice over IP (VoIP) feature. Now meeting presenters have the option of broadcasting audio through their computer, also known as VoIP, or by phone through our free conference call service.

Webinar Service Audio BroadcastingAll that presenters need in order to use the VoIP feature is a computer microphone. We recommend using a headset for the best audio quality. (Shop for a headset on Attendees are able to easily listen to the webinar through their computer speakers.

Please visit the Freebinar Customer Support website for more detailed information on selecting your audio option when:

Our development team is working diligently on adding new features. Let us know what would be most useful for you. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page or complete our online survey.