Using Webinar Reactions

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Webinar Reactions allow presenters to get real-time feedback from attendees and other panelists, without interrupting their presentation or distracting from it. These reactions appear in the bottom right corner of the video or shared content window and fade away within seconds.


Notes:

  • If you are sharing your screen as a panelist, the reactions will also appear in the bottom right corner of the screen or window you are sharing, allowing you to receive the audience feedback without needing a Zoom window to be visible. This view can also be controlled through the Sharing toolbar under the More option.
  • These reactions will also be shared as part of the shared content to viewers, but only if you have the Show Zoom windows feature enabled in your desktop client settings.

Prerequisites for Webinar Reactions

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 5.9.6 or higher
    • macOS: 5.9.6 or higher
    • Linux: 5.9.6 or higher
  • Zoom mobile app
    • Android: 5.9.6 or higher
    • iOS: 5.9.6 or higher
  • Zoom web client
  • Webinar Reactions enabled in Settings

Note: The prerequisites are for both sending and seeing webinar reactions, thus it affects panelists and attendees. If you do not meet these requirements, you will simply not be aware of the reactions in the webinar.

How to send and view Webinar Reactions

Sending a reaction

Webinar Reactions can be sent by the panelists and attendees, as well as viewed by both, in the bottom right corner of the video or shared content window.

  1. Join a Zoom Webinars.
  2. On the toolbar, click the Reactions  button.
  3. Click one of the following emojis:
    • Clapping Hands
    • Thumbs Up
    • Heart
    • Tears of Joy
    • Open Mouth
    • Party Popper (Tada, Celebration)

         The reaction will appear to float up from the bottom right corner of the video window.

Adjusting how you view Webinar Reactions

Everyone in the webinar can control their personal view of reactions, without affecting other's view of reactions. 

  1. To the right of the Reactions button, click the  button.
  2. Choose one of the options for how reactions are displayed to you:
    1. Full: All reactions will float up from the bottom right corner of the video window, reaching about ¼ of the window height before fading away.
    2. Compact: All reactions will rise up from the bottom right corner of the video window, but will not float further up, and will fade after a second.
    3. Hidden: Others’ reactions will not appear, but your reactions will appear to confirm your choice.

Notes:

  • If you are sharing your screen as a panelist, the reactions will also appear in the bottom right corner of the screen or window you are sharing, allowing you to receive the audience feedback without needing a Zoom window to be visible. This view can also be controlled through the Sharing toolbar under the More option.
  • These reactions will also be shared as part of the shared content to viewers, but only if you have the Show Zoom windows feature enabled in your desktop client settings.

Disabling Webinar Reactions as the host/co-host

The host and co-host can also enable and disable reactions entirely during the webinar.

  1. In the webinar controls, click  Participants.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Participants panel, click More and then Enable Reactions.
    The small check mark to the left of the option indicates if this is enabled or not.

Sending a reaction as an attendee

Webinar Reactions can be sent by the panelists and attendees, as well as viewed by both in the bottom right corner of the video or shared content window.

  1. Join a Zoom Webinars.
  2. Tap the screen to view options and then tap the Reactions  button.
    The reactions panel will remain open until you tap the Reactions  button again.
  3. Tap one of the following emojis:
    • Clapping Hands
    • Thumbs Up
    • Heart
    • Tears of Joy
    • Open Mouth
    • Party Popper (Tada, Celebration)

         The reaction will appear to float up from the bottom right corner of the video window.

Sending a reaction as a panelists or host

  1. Join a Zoom Webinars.
  2. Tap the screen to view options and then tap More  .
  3. Tap one of the following emojis:
    • Clapping Hands
    • Thumbs Up
    • Heart
    • Tears of Joy
    • Open Mouth
    • Party Popper (Tada, Celebration)

         The reaction will appear to float up from the bottom right corner of the video window.

Adjusting how you view Webinar Reactions

Everyone in the webinar can control their personal view of reactions.

  1. Tap the screen to view options and then tap More  .
  2. Tap Reaction Intensity  .
  3. Tap to toggle between these two options for how reactions are displayed to you:
    1. Full: All reactions will float up from the bottom right corner of the video window, reaching about ¼ of the window height before fading away.
    2. Hidden: Others’ reactions will not appear, but your reactions will appear to confirm your choice.

Disabling Webinar Reactions as the host/co-host

The host and co-host can also enable and disable reactions entirely during the webinar.

  1. Tap the screen to view options and then tap More  .
  2. Tap Webinar Settings  .
  3. Tap the Enable Reactions to enable or disable.

Sending a reaction

Webinar Reactions can be sent by the panelists and attendees, as well as viewed by both, in the bottom right corner of the video or shared content window.

  1. Join a Zoom Webinars.
  2. On the toolbar, click the Reactions  button.
  3. Click one of the following emojis:
    • Clapping Hands
    • Thumbs Up
    • Heart
    • Tears of Joy
    • Open Mouth
    • Party Popper (Tada, Celebration)

         The reaction will appear to float up from the bottom right corner of the video window.

Adjusting how you view Webinar Reactions

Everyone in the webinar can control their personal view of reactions, without affecting other's view of reactions. 

  1. To the right of the Reactions button, click the  button.
  2. Choose one of the options for how reactions are displayed to you:
    1. Full: All reactions will float up from the bottom right corner of the video window, reaching about ¼ of the window height before fading away.
    2. Compact: All reactions will rise up from the bottom right corner of the video window, but will not float further up, and will fade after a second.
    3. Hidden: Others’ reactions will not appear, but your reactions will appear to confirm your choice.

Notes:

  • If you are sharing your screen as a panelist, the reactions will also appear in the bottom right corner of the screen or window you are sharing, allowing you to receive the audience feedback without needing a Zoom window to be visible. 

Disabling Webinar Reactions as the host/co-host

The host and co-host can also enable and disable reactions entirely during the webinar.

  1. In the webinar controls, click  Participants.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Participants panel, click More and then Enable Reactions.
    The small check mark to the left of the option indicates if this is enabled or not.

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