How to Raise Hand in Zoom

Mastering Zoom’s features can enhance your virtual meeting experience. A common question among users is how to use the ‘raise hand’ feature effectively. This guide provides a straightforward, step-by-step approach to raising your hand in Zoom on different devices, ensuring you can participate actively in your next virtual meeting.

How to Raise Hand in Zoom on Windows and Mac

Raising your hand in a Zoom meeting on Windows or Mac is straightforward:

  1. Open the Participants Panel: Click on the ‘Participants’ icon in the Zoom toolbar.
  2. Select Raise Hand: In the Participants panel, you’ll find the ‘Raise Hand’ option. Clicking this will signal to the host that you wish to speak.
  3. Lowering Your Hand: Once you’ve had your turn or if you decide to retract your request, click the ‘Lower Hand’ option in the same panel.

How to Raise Hand in Zoom on iPhone and Android

For mobile users, the process is just as simple:

  1. Access Meeting Controls: Tap your screen to reveal the meeting controls.
  2. Go to More Options: Tap on the ‘More’ option (represented by three dots).
  3. Raise Your Hand: Select the ‘Raise Hand’ option from the menu. Your hand is now raised in the meeting.
  4. To Lower Your Hand: Revisit the ‘More’ menu and select ‘Lower Hand’.

Can’t Find “Raise Hand”? Here’s How to Enable It

If you’re struggling to find the ‘Raise Hand’ feature, ensure your Zoom app is updated to the latest version. This feature is available in the Zoom desktop client for Windows, macOS, or Linux, the Zoom mobile app for Android or iOS, and the Zoom web client.

FAQ Section:

Q: Why can’t I see the raise hand icon in Zoom?
A: Ensure your Zoom application is updated to the latest version. If the icon is still missing, check under the ‘Reactions’ tab in the meeting controls.

Q: How do you raise hand order on Zoom?
A: The ‘raise hand’ feature works on a first-come, first-serve basis. The order in which participants raise their hands is the order they will be addressed by the host.

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