If there is one thing, we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, living in a digital world can be beneficial. After COVID-19 struck our nation, the government had to find ways to protect its citizens, and putting lockdowns was the best option to counteract the spread of this global pandemic. Many firms had to change their way of doing things, including serving their esteemed clients remotely.
As a result, a remote workforce becomes the best option for many firms. Have you ever asked yourself how Apple Company has been managing its employees? Well, we won’t go into details, but we shall look at how the raise hand icon in Zoom can improve online meetings, conferences, and classes.
Why can’t I raise my hand in zoom?
Whether you joined the meeting through a phone call, Android/iPhone App, or Windows PC/Mac, you may find the zoom hand raises feature missing at times. Does that mean you won’t contribute to that meeting? No, that’s maybe frustrating epically if you want to seek clarification for your host or co-host. As a result, we shall look at the significant reasons why you can’t find the raise hand feature in zoom.
During an online zoom meeting, you may consider changing your window to full screen to let you enjoy the meeting. Zoom equality makes necessary alterations to provide an immersive telecommunication experience. These changes include depreciation of the bottom toolbar, but it doesn’t mean you can’t access the zoom hand raises feature.
If you have to raise your hand in Zoom while on a PC, you can hover your mouse on your Zoom meeting screen. This will bring out the toolbar where you can click on the “Participant” Tab and click on “Raise Hand.” Alternatively, those using Mobile devices to attend zoom meetings need to tap the screen, and the toolbar will pop up, select “participants,” then “Raise Hand,” and your host will notice you.
Disabled nonverbal feedback
The second primary reason you may not use zoom hand signals is when the host or co-host has disabled the nonverbal feedback. In this case, the problem is not you or the device you are using, so don’t panic. You can always ask the host to activate this functionality before launching a meeting. If you are attending a class, send a proposal to your tutor to enable Nonverbal feedback on their Zoom setting menu to make the class session, meeting or conference interactive.
Where is the raise hand option in zoom?
How can I raise my hand? That kind of question sounds peculiar, but it sounds reasonable when it comes to a zoom meeting. Since many people haven’t been using this functionally, we can’t blame them for not knowing where to find the zoom raise hand feature. Whenever participants click on the raise hand icon on Zoom, the host will receive notifications, and on the participant’s list, the one who raises their hands will appear first with a hand icon beside them.
Android/ iOS phones: it’s a good thing that zoom integrated their platform to allow even iOS and android users to attend zoom meetings. However, knowing how to participate during a session can be pretty impressive; that’s why knowing where the raise hand button is located can be important when you have a point or a question. On the zoom meeting screen, tap under participants and look for members with a blue hand icon beside them.
Windows PC or Mac Devices: during the meeting, you will see the raise hand feature in zoom on at the bottom under participants. All those who have attended the conference will be listed to raise their hands.
How do you raise your hands in Zoom 2021?
We shall look at how participants can raise their hand in zoom in three different scenarios. The methods may be different, but they all lead to asking the host to let you speak.
Raise Hand on Windows PC /Mac
Those attending zoom meetings from MacBook or Windows PC can use the fooling guidelines. The steps allow those in the meeting to provide nonverbal feedback to those who have hosted the meeting simply by using the raise hand functionality.
- Launch Zoom App then join the zoom meeting.
- At the bottom of the zoom meeting screen, click on participants
- There are several options to choose from but in our case, click “Raise Hand.”
Note: when you join as a host, you may not have the raise hand feature, so join as a participant. Also, you can use the Mac or Windows PC shortcut keys to raise your hand up and lower it by pressing Alt +Y.
Raise hand on iPhone or Android-powered smartphones
The mobile versions of Zoom App are also very interactive, and it’s much easier to raise your hand during a zoom meeting. Below are the easy-to-follow steps for accessing the raise hand feature.
- Launch the App and join as a participant
- Tap on “more” at the bottom right corner
- From the pop-up menu, select “Raise Hand.”
- From that command, your host will be notified of your intention to speak.
Raise Hand while on a Phone call
Without using applications, you can join a meeting by Zoom Dial-In Calls, in which case you may also want to raise your hand. It’s simple, dial *9 on your phone dial pad the host will receive your request.
Can a host raise their hand in zoom?
Let’s discuss this more logically; if you are the speaker and raise your hand, who is supposed to give you a chance to speak? The truth about Zoom meetings is that hosts and Co-hosts can’t raise their hands.
Only participants are allowed to raise their hands, and participants in the coming years, Google, Microsoft team, and Zoom may consider adding zoom hand increase feature. But until today, don’t expect to raise your hand if you are a host. The only thing a host can do is to view when participants raise their hands.