Ask participants questions in Google Meet

Important: Using Q&A in Google Meet is currently available to G Suite Business, Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard and Enterprise plus users. This feature is also available to teachers and students with a G Suite Enterprise for Education license.

Ask participants questions in a video call

For meeting moderators: 

Important: To ask questions, use the web version of Meet. 
Anyone in a meeting can ask questions. The questions show until they are deleted or hidden. 
After a meeting, the moderator gets a detailed report of all the questions. Anyone who schedules or starts a meeting will be the moderator. There can only be one moderator per meeting. If you transfer a meeting to—or schedule a meeting on—someone else's calendar, that person might become the moderator.

Turn on Q&A

Q&A is enabled automatically for all users except G Suite for Education users.

For G Suite for Education users, the moderator will have to enable Q&A from within the meeting.

To turn on Q&A: 

  1.  In a meeting, in the top-right corner, click Activities .
  2. Click Questions and then Turn on Q&A.

Ask a question

When you ask a question, participants might get a notification in the meeting.

  1.  In a meeting, in the top-right corner, click Activities  and then click Questions.
  2. In the lower-right corner, 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

The moderator can filter questions, mark questions answered, and hide questions. This only applies to the moderator’s view.

  1. In a meeting, click Activities  and then click Questions.
  2. To filter questions, next to "All questions", click Down arrow "" and select an option:
    • All questions
    • Unanswered questions
    • Answered questions
    • Hidden questions
      Tip: Participants can only filter by all questions or questions they asked.
  3. To upvote a question, on the question, click Upvote "".
  4. To mark a question answered, on the question, click Mark as answered "".
    Tip: Mark a question answered so participants know it was answered. 
  5. To hide a question, on the question, click Hide ""
  6. To sort questions by popularity or chronologically, next to "Popular", click Down arrow "" and select an option.
  7. 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 a meeting, the moderator is emailed a Questions report. The report includes any questions asked, hidden, or deleted along with the names of participants.

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

For meeting participants: 

As a meeting participant, you can add questions to a meeting. Anyone in the meeting can see 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, in the top-right corner, click Activities  and then click Questions.
  2. In the lower-right corner, click Ask a question.
  3. Enter your questionand thenclick Post.

Find, upvote, or delete a question

  1. In a meeting, in the top-right corner, click Activities  and then click Questions.
  2. To sort questions by popularity or chronologically, next to "Popular", click Down arrow "" and select an option.
  3. To view everyone’s questions, click All questions.
  4. To view only your questions, click My questions.
  5. To upvote a question, on the question, click Upvote "".
  6. 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, along with who posted them, in the meeting report.
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