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Zoom Meetings - Pro Tip #2: βœ‹πŸΌ Raise hand for informal questions

Community Champion

We likely all know and use the Raise Hand feature to take informal polls or to signify to the host or presenter that you have a question, but this Pro Tip will detail how to use Raise Hand in a slightly different way. 


In our own weekly team meetings, a fun question is posed to all and we each provide our answer. These questions range from β€œWhat is your current favorite binge-worthy show?” to β€œWhat is the best advice you’ve ever received?”, all as a team-building exercise. Even with a small team, it was always difficult to determine who had and had not yet answered the question. Thus, we instituted the Hands-Up approach. 


After the question is posed, everyone in attendance raises their digital hand, which is found in the reactions-button.png Reactions button on the desktop and web client (see our Support article for how to enable this feature for your meetings, as well as how to raise your hand on the mobile apps). As each participant provides their answer to the question, they lower their hand and choose the next person to answer. This method accomplishes 2 things for the team: 

  1. The person choosing the next responder knows exactly who has and has not answered. 
  2. Those with their hand still raised (and thus have not answered) are easily visible, whether in Speaker or Gallery view, as participants with their hand raised are brought to the top of the videos. 


This speeds up the process, as each respondent takes less time choosing the next respondent, as well as ensuring that everyone responds. 




Do you have other interesting uses of the Raise Hand or other meeting reactions? Share them in the replies below! 


Zoom Moderator

Yet another amazing tip, @Bort ! It's truly been a game-changer in our meetings πŸ˜Ž


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