Raise Hand In Webinar Follow

Overview

The raise hand feature in Webinar allows attendees to raise their hand to indicate that they need something from the host or panelists. As a host, it may be helpful to inform your participants how you would like to use this feature at the start of the webinar. For example, many webinar hosts use this feature to know if an attendee has a question and would like to be unmuted to speak.

You can also disable the raise hand feature. Learn more about managing participants.

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Prerequisites

To raise your hand in a webinar:

  • Zoom Desktop Client for Mac or PC version 3.5.24604.0824 or higher
  • Zoom Desktop Client for Linux version 1.1.44485.0317 or higher
  • Zoom Mobile App for iOS version 3.5.31169.1102 or higher
  • Zoom Mobile App for Android version 3.5.24588.0824 or higher
  • Join via Zoom web client

To manage participants with raised hands:

  • Webinar subscription or invitation to join as a panelist
  • Zoom Desktop Client for Mac or PC version 3.5.24604.0824 or higher
  • Zoom Desktop Client for Linux version 1.1.44485.0317 or higher
  • Zoom Mobile App for iOS version 3.5.31169.1102 or higher
  • Zoom Mobile App for Android version 3.5.24588.0824 or higher
  1. Click Raise Hand in the Webinar Controls.
  2. The host will be notified that you've raised your hand.
  3. Click Lower Hand to lower it if needed.

Note:

  • Windows: You can also use the Alt+Y keyboard shortcut to raise or lower your hand.
  • Mac: You can also use the Option+Y keyboard shortcut to raise or lower your hand.
  1. Click Raise Hand in the Webinar Controls.
  2. The host will be notified that you've raised your hand.
  3. Click Lower Hand to lower it if needed.
  1. Tap Raise Hand.
  2. The host will be notified that you've raised your hand.
  3. Tap Lower Hand to lower it if needed.
  1. Click Raise Hand in the webinar controls.
  2. The host will be notified that you've raised your hand.
  3. Click Lower Hand to lower it if needed.

 

Managing Raised Hands as a Host or Panelist

As the host or a panelist, you will be notified when an attendee raises their hand.

You can see who has their hands raised at any time by viewing the participants list:

  1. Click Participants in the meeting controls.
  2. Click the Attendees tab.

    Note: Participants are displayed in the following order.
    1. Participants allowed to talk.
    2. Participants with their hand raised. Participants that raised their hand first are displayed at the top.
    3. Participants without their hand raised.
  3. Hover over a participant with their hand raised for these options:
    • Allow to talk: Allow the participant to talk and unmute their mic. The participant will recieve a prompt to confirm if they want to unmute or stay muted. If you already allowed a participant to talk but they decided to stay muted, click Unmute to prompt them to unmute their mic.
    • Disable talking: If you allowed a participant to talk, this will revoke the participant's ability to talk. The participant will stay muted.
    • Lower Hand: Lower the participant's hand. Their position in the participants will move down after the participants with their hand raised.
  4. Click Lower All Hands at the bottom of the participants list to lower all raised hands.
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