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:
- 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.
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:
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen click Hand raise .
To lower your hand:
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen click Lower hand .
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
- From the top right, click the People tab .
- Scroll to the “Raised hands” section.
- To lower a hand, next to the participant’s name, click Lower hand .
- 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.