How to use the ‘raise hand’ feature in Zoom to notify the meeting host that you’d like to speak

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You can use the "Raise Hand" function in Zoom to let the host know that you have input for the meeting.
  • You can virtually raise your hand during a Zoom call to signal that you have a question, comment, or just need to be acknowledged.
  • To raise your hand in Zoom's desktop app, click the "Raise Hand" button in the "Participants" tab.
  • In the mobile app, you can raise your hand by tapping the "Raise Hand" option in the "More" tab.
  • If you later change your mind about raising your hand, you can lower it by clicking "Lower Hand."
  • This story is a part of Business Insider's Guide to Zoom.

In today's virtual meetings held via video and audio software, that same courtesy of raising your hand before you speak that you learned in youth still applies. 

When you are using Zoom to participate in a remote meeting, using the "Raise Hand" function is the best way to ensure you have your say without having to interrupt the meeting mid-flow. 

It simply puts a little hand icon beside your username and lets the meeting's managers know you have a question, input, or otherwise need some attention when possible.

Here's how to raise your hand in Zoom.

How to raise your hand in Zoom on a Mac or PC

1. During a meeting, click on the icon labeled "Participants" at the bottom center of your computer or phone screen. 

2. At the bottom of the window, click the button labeled "Raise Hand."

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Click "Raise Hand" if you want to say something in the meeting.

3. Your digital hand is now raised. Lower it by clicking the same button, now labeled "Lower Hand."

How to raise your hand in Zoom on an iPhone or Android

1. During a meeting on the Zoom mobile app, click on the three horizontal dots icon, labeled "More," in the bottom right corner of the screen.

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Open the "More" menu in the bottom-right.

2. In the pop-up at the bottom of your screen, tap "Raise Hand." 

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You can raise your hand from this menu.

3. The meeting organizer should now be notified that your hand is raised. The hand icon will turn blue and the text below it will switch to say "Lower Hand" while your hand is raised.

 

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