Hand Raising in Google Meet

Use Hand Raise in Google Meet to let the teacher (moderator) know you want to speak. Anyone who schedules or starts a meeting is the moderator. (There can only be one moderator per meeting.)  Moderators receive notifications for hands raised in the order they’re raised. After a student (participant) speaks or asks a question, you can lower their hand so others can speak.

Raise or Lower Your Hand

To raise your hand:

  1.  Scroll to the bottom of the screen and then click Hand raise Hand Raise.

To lower your hand:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and then click Lower hand Hand Raise.

When someone raises their hand, all students (participants) are notified. The Hand Raise icon also appears on the student’s (participant’s) self view.

Tip: You (the student) or the teacher (moderator) can lower your hand. If the teacher lowers your hand, you receive a notification.

Lower Hands as a Moderator

  1. From the top right, click the People tab People Tab.
  2. Scroll to the “Raised hands” section.
  3. To lower a hand, next to the participant’s name, click Lower hand Hand Raise.
  4. To lower all hands scroll to “Raised hands” and click Lower all. (Make sure to move your cursor to this section to see the Lower all feature.)

If a teacher (moderator) presents while on a different tab, and a hand raises, they should receive a sound notification.

NOTE: Please be aware that as a result of this feature upgrade, some legacy apps like Nod for Google Meet (see below) may not work consistently for all users. We will continue to maintain communication with the Google Development team and let you know when we have new information.