The raise hand feature offers the attendees to raise their hand to show that they need something from the host. As a host, it probable be helpful to inform your participants how you want to use this feature at the start of the webinar. For instance, lots of webinar hosts use this raise hand feature to check if an attendee has a question and want to be unmuted to speak. For note: If you are a webinar host, you are also able to disable the raise hand feature and manage the participants who raise their hand.
How to Raise Your Hand in Zoom on Desktop, Mobile and Web client?
Usually, when you have something to say or ask while you are in a large group, you raise your hand. This page will show you how to raise your hand in Zoom using the Windows and Mac desktop application, the mobile app or the web client.
Using the Windows or Mac Desktop Application
- Firstly, open Zoom and join a meeting. This app icon looks like a video camera inside a blue circle which you are able to find in your Start menu or in the Applications folder in Finder. Probably, you have an invite to a meeting in your email or have a link or code which you are able to use to join an ongoing meeting.
- How to Raise Your Hand in Zoom on Desktop, Mobile and Web client?
- Using the Windows or Mac Desktop Application
- Using the Mobile App
- Using the Web Client
- How To Raise Your Hand in Zoom When Dialing In Using A Phone Number?
- How To Check If The Participants Has Raised Their Hand?
- Can A Host Raise Hand?
- Zoom ‘Raise Hand’ Option Is Missing
- After that, you have to click Participants. It is with an icon which looks like two people centered at the bottom of your screen.
- The next step is to click Raise Hand. You will be able to see this on the right side of the pop-up window. Without notifying or disturb the entire meeting, you are going to notify the host that you have a question/comment. Also, you are able to use the keyboard shortcut, which is Alt + Y key for Windows or Opt + Y for Mac. Please click Lower Hand to signal that you do not have a question or comment.
Using the Mobile App
- Firstly, open Zoom and join a meeting. This app icon looks like a video camera inside a blue circle which you can find on one of your Home screens, in the app drawer, or by searching.
- After that, tap three dots. If you cannot see it, you are able to tap your screen to show the meeting controls.
- Now, tap Raise Hand. You will see this as the middle option in the menu that slides up from the bottom of your screen. Without notifying or disturb the entire meeting, you are going to notify the host that you have a question/ comment. Please tap the button again to lower your hand.
Using the Web Client
- At the first step, you have to go to https://zoom.us/ and then join a meeting. If you do not have access to the desktop client or the mobile app, you are able to join a Zoom meeting by using the web client in any web browser.
- After that, click Participants. It is with an icon which looks like two people centered at the bottom of your screen.
- Now, you are able to click Raise Hand. You will see this in the lower right corner of the participants window. Without notifying or disturb the entire meeting, you will notify the host that you have a question/ comment. Again, click the button to lower your hand.
How To Raise Your Hand in Zoom When Dialing In Using A Phone Number?
Zoom offers the users to join a meeting without the need to launch an app. The users are able to join by dialing in the telephone number of the meeting. Once using a phone call, the participants are able to raise their hand by clicking on *9 on the keypad. After that, this will be able to notify the host that a user has raised their hand. After a participant had their query answered, then they have to click *9 to lower their hand.
How To Check If The Participants Has Raised Their Hand?
- Firstly, click on the list of participants.
- Those that have raised hands are going to have a small blue hand icon next to their name.
The same feature is available for hosts to know via their mobile phone.
- Please click on the Participants lists from the bottom of the screen.
- After that, look for a blue hand icon next to the person’s name.
- If you are able to see a blue icon next to the name, it means that someone has raised their hand.
Can A Host Raise Hand?
The answer is no. In fact, a host in webinar has not ability to raise a hand a hand during a zoom call. Only the participants are given the ability to raise their hand. Once a participant has raise their hand in a meeting, a small blue hand icon is going to show next to their name. When viewing the participants lists, the host can view when a hand is being raised. Usually they are going to appear at the top of the participants lists.
Zoom ‘Raise Hand’ Option Is Missing
Usually, there are two main reason when a user cannot view the raise hand option in Zoom.
- The bottom toolbar is not showing in consequence of viewing Zoom in full screen mode. Here is what you are able to do if your bottom toolbar is missing:
- Once using a mobile phone, please tap on Zoom meetings and the toolbar can appear. After that, click on Participants and choose Raise Hand.
- Once using a laptop, please hover your mouse on the Zoom meeting screen to show the toolbar. After that, click on participants and then click on Raise Hand.
- The raise hand feature may be missing if the host has disabled feedback or questions for the meeting. So, the participants will not be able to view this option.
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