Google Meet has added a new feature that would allow users to virtually raise their hand during video meetings. The video conferencing platform has added a raise your hand button at the bottom of the screen. Users can click the button to speak or ask a question during a meeting. When you click the button, the meeting host will see it and answer your questions accordingly.
Video meeting attendees can now let you know if they have a question or indicate they’d like to speak by raising their hand in Meet. In large meetings, this helps increase participation without interrupting the flow of conversation and helps prevent people from interrupting each other, ”Google said in a blog.
So if you want to ask questions during a meeting or say something, you can use the raise hand button to make yourself heard. It’s best to warn the moderator before you blurt out anything in the blink of an eye or interrupt the speaker. When the button is clicked, the moderators become aware of it. Once you’re done speaking, you can click the same button to lower your hand.
“When an attendee raises their hand, the meeting moderator will see a hand icon in the video preview. If the moderator is presenting in another tab, they will get a sound notification when someone raises their hand. The moderator will also be able to see all raised hands in the order they were raised in the meeting attendee list panel to help them answer questions accordingly. The moderator can lower a specific person’s hand or lower all hands, ”Google said in a blog.
The administrator cannot control this feature in any way as it will be enabled by default. You can see the button when a Google Meet meeting starts. The feature will be rolled out gradually and will take up to 15 days. So in case you don’t see the feature despite updating the app, please wait a few more days as the feature will roll out slowly. The feature will be available to Workspace Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus as well as G Suite Business, Education, Enterprise for Education and Nonprofit customers. It will not be available to G Suite Basic customers and users with personal Google accounts.
Google has rolled out a number of features in the past and recently rolled out a feature that allows a user to change the wallpaper during a video call. Google Meet is one of the widely used video conferencing apps. In addition to Google Meet, there are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and even Facebook Messenger Rooms.
Google Meet has added a new feature that would allow users to virtually raise their hand during video meetings.
- Google Meet allows users to virtually raise their hands during video meetings.
- Google Meet has added a raise your hand button at the bottom of the screen.
- Users can click the button to speak or ask a question during a meeting.