Google has started to release a “Raise Hand” feature to Business, Enterprise and Education users. You will start to see the Raise Hand icon appear in the Google Meet bottom menu bar.

  • Participants can raise a hand which notifies the moderator and shows a visual indicator on their video feed.

  • The meeting moderator will be able to see all raised hands in the order they were raised in the meeting participant list pane.

  • The meeting moderator can lower hands individually or lower all hands 

How to raise/lower your hand

  1. Click on the “Raise Hand” button on the bottom bar during the web meeting.

  2. Once the button is pressed, it changes to a “Lower Hand” button which can be clicked to lower the hand. 

How to lower hands as the meeting moderator 

  1. Go to the meeting participant list by clicking on the people icon on the top right. All participants with raised hands are in a section at the top of the participant list with a hand raise icon next to their name. 

  2. Hover over the hand raise icon to see and click the “Lower” action. Alternatively, if there are multiple hand raises, meeting moderators on web clients can also lower all hands at once with the “Lower all” button at the top of the section. 

  3. The participant will be notified their hand was lowered. 

The “Nod Reaction” (top left raise hand) Extension currently being used will continue to be available until Friday, October 23rd.

Google has also asked that we share this form with you. They are looking to gain feedback on this feature and provide improvements in upcoming updates.

For more information, see our Knowledge Base article.

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