Ask participants questions in Google Meet

Important: Q&A in Google Meet is available for users with these Google Workspace editions:

  • Essentials 
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus 
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Education Plus
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade
  • G Suite Business
  • Nonprofits

Ask participants questions in a video call

For meeting moderators:

Anyone in a meeting can ask questions. The questions show until they are deleted or hidden from a computer. 

Tip: Questions can only be hidden from a desktop or laptop device.

After a meeting, the moderator gets a detailed report of all the questions.

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.

Turn on Q&A

Q&A turns on automatically for all users except Google Workspace for Education users.

  • Education users: Moderators can turn on Q&A during the meeting.

To turn on Q&A 

  1. In a meeting, at the bottom right, click Activities .
  2. Click Questions and then Turn on Q&A.

Ask a question

When you ask a question, everyone in the meeting gets a notification.

  1. In a meeting, at the bottom right, click Activities  and then click Questions.
  2. At the bottom right, click Ask a question.
  3. Enter your question and then click Post.
    Tip: Participants can answer the question verbally in the meeting or add their reply in the meeting chat.

View and manage questions

In the moderator’s view, the moderator can filter, delete, and upvote a question.

  1. In a meeting, at the bottom right, click Activities and then click Questions.
  • To filter questions, next to "All questions," click Down arrow "" and select an option:
Tip: Participants can only filter by all questions or questions they asked.
  • To upvote a question, on the question, click Upvote "".
  • To mark a question answered, on the question, click Mark as answered "".

Tip: Mark a question answered so participants know it was answered.

  • To hide a question, on the question, click Hide ""
  • To sort questions by order or most upvotes, next to "Popular," click Down arrow "" and select an option.
  • To delete a question, on the question, click Delete "".

Tip: Moderators can delete anyone’s question. Participants can only delete their own question. The moderator can see all deleted questions and who asked them in the Questions report emailed to them after the meeting.

View a questions report

After the meeting, a question report is emailed to the moderator. The email includes a list of questions that were asked, hidden, or deleted along with the names of the people who posted the questions. 

  1. Open the email with the questions report.
  2. Click the report attachment.

For meeting participants:

Meeting participants can ask questions in the meeting. Everyone in the meeting can view your questions until you delete them. The meeting moderator can hide your questions and see all your deleted questions.

Ask a question

  1. In a meeting, at the bottom right, click Activities  and then click Questions.
  2. At the bottom right, click Ask a question.
  3. Enter your question and then click Post.

Find, upvote, or delete a question

  1. In a meeting, at the bottom right, click Activities  and then click Questions.
    • To sort questions by popularity or chronologically, next to "Popular," click Down arrow "" and select an option.
    • To view everyone’s questions, click All questions.
    • To view only your questions, click My questions.
    • To upvote a question, on the question, click Upvote "".
    • To delete a question, on the question, click Delete "".

Tip: As a participant, you can only delete your own questions. The meeting moderator can see all deleted questions and who posted them in the meeting report.

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