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How to Raise Hands in a Microsoft Team Meeting

How to Raise Hands in a Microsoft Team Meeting

Now you can raise your virtual hand in the Microsoft Team to politely demonstrate that you need to talk

With everyone working remotely today, the video conferencing application has truly become our savior. Microsoft Teams is one application that attracts many users. The sharp increase in the number of users has also led to a dramatic increase in new features coming to the application and we are not complaining!

Let’s introduce the latest features added by the Microsoft Team to ensure a smoother work from home meeting experience. You can now raise your hand at a meeting in the Microsoft Team, and no, we do not mean that you are attached to your body. Of course, you can also improve it, but in meetings with more than 9 people, what is the guarantee that people will see it? (However, the Microsoft Team only supports a 3 × 3 grid display, i.e. only 9 people are seen at a time.)

Microsoft Teams now has a special ‘Raise your hand’ button in meetings that you can use to indicate your intention to speak without having to disturb the speaker.

To raise your hand, click the ‘Raise your hand’ button on the meeting toolbar in desktop clients and web applications.


For mobile app users, tap the ‘Other’ icon in the call bar.


You will find the ‘Raise my hand’ option in the menu that appears. Knock it. Everyone in the meeting will see that you raise your hand. Meeting presenters will also get notifications.


You can also open the list of participants to see who raised their hands. Participants with raised hands will have a ‘hand’ icon to the right of their names. If several people have been appointed there at the meeting, they will be listed in the order they were raised so that everyone can have a turn to speak fairly.


You can lower your hand after you have the chance to talk by clicking the button again. Meeting presenters can also lower your hands. If you are the meeting presenter and need to lower someone’s hand, open the participant list and click the hand icon next to the participant’s name and select Lower Hand ‘from the menu that appears.


The Raise Hand feature is a welcome addition to our tool warehouse at Microsoft Teams, and especially for such meetings with large numbers of people. No matter how many participants there are in a meeting, everyone will be able to express themselves without having to disturb other speakers. This feature is also available on all Microsoft Teams platforms – desktop clients, web applications and mobile applications as well.

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