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Raising your hand in a webinar Follow

The raise hand feature in webinar allows attendees, panelists, co-hosts, and the host to raise their hand to indicate that they need something from the host, co-host, or other 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.

Note: If you're the webinar host, you can also disable the raise hand feature and manage participants that raise their hand.

Prerequisites for using the raise hand feature in a webinar

To raise your hand in a webinar:

  • Zoom desktop client: 
    • Windows version 3.5.24604.0824 or higher
    • macOS version 3.5.24604.0824 or higher
    • Linux version 1.1.44485.0317 or higher
  • Zoom mobile app:
    • iOS version 3.5.31169.1102 or higher
    • Android version 3.5.24588.0824 or higher
  • Join via Zoom web client
    Note: Raise hand for hosts and co-hosts requires version 5.4.7 or higher 

To manage participants with raised hands:

  • Webinar subscription or invitation to join as a panelist
  • Zoom desktop client: 
    • Windows version 3.5.24604.0824 or higher
    • macOS version 3.5.24604.0824 or higher
    • Linux version 1.1.44485.0317 or higher
  • Zoom mobile app:
    • iOS version 3.5.31169.1102 or higher
    • Android version 3.5.24588.0824 or higher

How to raise your hand in a webinar

  1. Click Raise Hand  in the webinar controls.
    The host will be notified that you've raised your hand.
  2. If the host allows you to talk, you may be prompted to unmute yourself. While unmuted, your profile picture and name is displayed to the host and panelists. Only your name is displayed to other attendees.
  3. Click Raise Hand in the webinar controls to lower it, if needed. This will not mute yourself if you are unmuted.

Notes:

  • 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.
    The host will be notified that you've raised your hand.
  2. If the host allows you to talk, you may be prompted to unmute yourself. While unmuted, your profile picture and name is displayed to the host and panelists. Only your name is displayed to other attendees.
  3. Click Raise Hand in the webinar controls to lower it, if needed. This will not mute yourself if you are unmuted.
  1. Tap Raise Hand .
  2. The host will be notified that you've raised your hand.
  3. If the host allows you to talk, you may be prompted to unmute yourself. While unmuted, your profile picture and name is displayed to the host and panelists. Only your name is displayed to other attendees.
  4. Tap More again, then Lower Hand to lower it, if needed. This will not mute yourself if you are unmuted.

  1. Tap Raise Hand in the webinar controls
    The host will be notified that you've raised your hand.
  2. If the host allows you to talk, you may be prompted to unmute yourself. While unmuted, your profile picture and name is displayed to the host and panelists. Only your name is displayed to other attendees.
  3. Tap Lower Hand to lower it, if needed. This will not mute yourself if you are unmuted.
  1. Click Raise Hand in the webinar controls.

    The host will be notified that you've raised your hand.
  2. If the host allows you to talk, you may be prompted to unmute yourself. While unmuted, your profile picture and name is displayed to the host and panelists. Only your name is displayed to other attendees.
  3. Click Lower Hand to lower it, if needed. This will not mute yourself if you are unmuted.

If you join the webinar by phone, dial *9 to raise your hand.

Note: You can't use a phone to lower your hand.