Hand Raising with Google Meet

Use Hand Raise in Google Meet to let the moderator know you want to speak.

Important: Hand Raise is available in these Google Workspace editions:

  • Essentials
  • Education Fundamentals
  • Education Plus
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • and G Suite Business

Hand Raise is enabled by default and there’s currently no Admin control to disable it.

About Moderators

Anyone who schedules or starts a meeting defaults as the moderator. There can only be one moderator per meeting. Another person might become the moderator, if you transfer or schedule a meeting on someone else's calendar.

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

To raise your hand:

  1.  Scroll to the bottom of the screen and then click Hand raise Hand Raise.

To lower your hand:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and then click Lower hand Hand Raise.

When someone raises their hand, all participants are notified. The Hand Raise icon also appears on the participant’s self view.

Tip: You or the moderator can lower your hand. If the moderator lowers your hand, you receive a notification.

Lower hands as a moderator

  1. From the top right, click the People tab People Tab.
  2. Scroll to the “Raised hands” section.
  3. To lower a hand, next to the participant’s name, click Lower hand Hand Raise.
  4. To lower all hands scroll to “Raised hands” and click Lower all.

Tip: If a moderator presents while on a different tab, and a hand raises, they receive a sound notification.

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