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

Ask participants questions in a Google Meet meeting

For meeting moderators:

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 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 the meeting, tap the screen and then Menu  and then Host Controls
  2. Scroll to "Meeting Activities" and turn on Allow Questions in Q&A Toggle ON.
Tip: By default, questions can be asked anonymously. To disallow this, uncheck Allow Anonymous questions Toggle Off .

Ask a question

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

When you ask a question anonymously, your details are hidden from:

  • Other meeting participants
  • The moderators
  • Your Workspace Admin 

The question is shared in its entirety with Google. The question is later anonymized or deleted, subject to our data retention policy.

  1.  In a meeting, tap the screen and then Menu More
  2. Tap Activities and then Q&A. 
  3. Tap Ask a question.
  4. Enter the question.
  5. Tap Post.
    • To ask your question anonymously, tap the checkbox next to "Post Anonymously."

View and manage questions

In the moderator’s view, the moderator can:

  • Filter a question
  • Delete a question
  • Upvote a question
  • Hide a question
  • Resolve a question
  1. In a meeting, tap the screen and then Menu More.
  2. Tap Activities and then Q&A.
  • To filter questions, next to "All questions," tap the Down arrow "" and select an option.
  • To delete a question, on the question, tap Delete "".

Tips:

  • Participants can delete their own question. 
  • Moderators can:
    • Delete any question. 
    • View all deleted questions.
    • View deleted anonymous questions, but they won't be tied back to the poster.
  • All asked questions are in the Questions report emailed to the moderators 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. Tap the report attachment. 

For meeting participants:

Meeting participants can ask questions. Unless deleted, all meeting participants get your questions. 

The meeting moderator can:

  • Hide your questions.
  • View all your deleted questions.
  • View deleted anonymous questions, but they aren’t tied back to you.

Ask a question

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

When you ask a question anonymously, your details are hidden from:

  • Other meeting participants
  • The moderators
  • Your Workspace Admin

The question is shared in its entirety with Google. The question is later anonymized or deleted, subject to our data retention policy.

  1. In a meeting, tap the screen and then Menu More.
  2. Tap Activities and then Q&A.
  3. Tap Ask a question.
  4. Enter your question.
  5. Tap Post.
    • To ask your question anonymously, tap the checkbox next to "Post Anonymously."

Find, upvote, or delete a question

  1.   In a meeting, tap the screen and then Menu More.
  2. Tap Activities  and then Q&A.
    • To sort questions by order or most upvotes, next to "Newest first," tap Down arrow "" and select an option.
    • To view everyone’s questions, tap All questions.
    • To view only your questions, tap My questions.
    • To upvote a question, on the question, tap Upvote "".
    • To delete a question, on the question, tap Delete "" and then Remove.

Tip: Participants can delete their own questions.

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