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Raise your hand during a video meeting

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In Google Meet, raise your hand during a video meeting to let the moderator know that you want to speak. If you’re the moderator, you get a notification when someone raises their hand. The participant or the moderator can lower hands.

About moderators

Anyone who schedules or starts a meeting will be the meeting host. If you transfer or schedule a meeting on someone else's calendar, the other person could become the meeting host. By default, there is only one meeting host per meeting but you can add up to 25 co-hosts once inside the meeting.

Moderators receive notifications for hands raised in the order they’re raised. After a participant speaks or asks a question, you can lower their hand so others can speak.

Raise or lower your hand during a video meeting

  1. Open Meet.
  2. From a video meeting, at the bottom, click Raise hand or Lower hand "".

Lower hands as a moderator


When someone raises their hand, the moderator sees a notification on the bottom of the meeting window. To open it, click Open queue, or to dismiss the notification, click Close "".

You can also open the people panel to view and lower hands:

  1. Open Meet.
  2. From a video meeting, at the bottom, click People "".
  3. Under Raised hands, next to a participant’s name, click Lower.
  4. (Optional) To lower all hands, click Lower all.

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