By doing some research on the web, you found that on Google Meet, the Google platform dedicated to online meetings, there is a feature that allows participants who wish to speak to virtually raise their hand and “book” an intervention: unfortunately, however, all your attempts to use it have not given the desired outcome and now you would like some indication in this regard.
How do you say? Is this really the case? Then let me explain how to raise your hand on Meet indicating, first of all, which type of user can use this feature. Next, you’ll find the walkthrough for raising and lowering your hand during a meeting on Meet and, if you’re the organizer, also for managing interventions from other attendees.
If that’s what you wanted to know, let’s not waste any more precious time and get to the heart of this tutorial. Make yourself comfortable, take all the time you see fit and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. By doing so, I assure you that you will be able to raise your hand during a meeting on Meet and request to speak whenever you wish. Happy reading and good luck for everything!
- Preliminary information
- How to raise your hand on Meet from a tablet
- How to raise your hand on Meet from an Android tablet
- How to raise your hand on Meet from iPad
- How to raise your hand on Meet from PC
Before getting to the heart of this tutorial and explain yourself in detail how to raise your hand on Meet, let me give you some preliminary information in this regard.
First, the function Raise your hand of Google Meet allows all participants in a meeting to book their turn to speak. The moderator, that is, the user who schedules or starts a meeting, will receive a notification for each show of hands and, when he deems it appropriate, can give them the floor.
That said, you should know that this feature is not available in meetings created with a “normal” Google account but only for versions Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise, G Suite Business And for Nonprofits from Google Workspace and for all accounts G Suite for Education, the Google platform for distance learning.
Therefore, if your company or the school in which you teach has created one of these accounts, to allow participants of a meeting to raise their hand to book a speech, all you have to do is log in to Google Meet with the credentials you have been provided and create a new meeting. If, on the other hand, your company or school has not yet activated one of these services, my guide on how to create a Google Workspace account may be useful. Having clarified this, let’s see how to proceed.
How to raise your hand on Meet from a tablet
All that needs to be done for raise your hand on Meet from tablet (and also from smartphone), is to start the service app for Android or iOS / iPadOS, join the meeting of your interest and press on the option Raise your hand. For more details, read on.
How to raise your hand on Meet from an Android tablet
For raise your hand on Meet from Android, take your device, start the service app and make sure you are logged in with the Google account of your interest. If not, press on yours photo, at the top right, select the option Add another account, enter your credentials in the fields Email address or telephone number And Password and tap the button Come on, to login.
At this point, if you are the person in charge of organizing the meeting, click on the item New meeting and select one of the available options from Start a meeting now, to create and immediately start a new meeting, and Generate meeting link to share, to get a meeting link to start later.
To start a scheduled meeting or to join a meeting you were sent to, select the option Enter with a code visible on the main Meet screen, enter the code in your possession (or that was provided to you by the person who organized the meeting) in the appropriate field, click on the button Get involved, at the top right, and select the option Participate / Ask to participate, in order to join the meeting in question.
When the meeting has started, tap on the screen of your device, press the button Raise your hand (the icon of but no) located in the menu located at the bottom, to book your speech, and wait for the word to be given to you. In case of second thoughts, by pressing the icon again but no, you can lower your hand and forgo your intervention.
If you’re the meeting moderator, every time someone raises their hand, you’ll see the message raised his hand at the bottom left of the screen. Also, by pressing on the meeting name located at the top left and selecting the tab People, you will be able to view the section Hands raised in which all the users who have requested to intervene are listed in chronological order.
If you wish, you can also lower the hand of a specific person by pressing on the option Lower your hand relating to the user of your interest. Keep in mind, however, that the latter can raise his hand again at any time.
How to raise your hand on Meet from iPad
The procedure for raise your hand on Meet from iPad it is almost identical to what I indicated earlier to do it from a tablet equipped with Android. Even in this case, in fact, it is sufficient to access the meeting of your interest and press on the option Raise your hand.
To proceed, take your iPad (or your iPhone), start the Google Meet app and, after logging in with the credentials associated with your Google Workspace account, press on the option of your interest between New meeting, to organize a new meeting e Enter with a code, to request to join a meeting created by another person.
At this point, when you wish to intervene, tap on the icon of but no located in the menu below and wait your turn to speak. In case of second thoughts, you can lower your hand and cancel your intervention by pressing the icon again but no.
How do you say? Are you the moderator of the meeting and want to manage the interventions of users who have raised their hand? If so, tap the meeting name, at the top left, select the tab People and, in the new screen that appears, locate the section Hands raised in which the people who have requested to intervene are listed.
To give the floor to a specific user, all you have to do is ask him or her while pressing on the option Lower hand relative to a person you can lower his hand: this option is useful both to eliminate the request to speak of a user who has already spoken and to refuse a request to speak.
How to raise your hand on Meet from PC
How do you say? Would you raise your hand on Meet from PC? In this case, start the browser you usually use to browse the Internet (eg. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari etc.), connected to the main page of Google Meet and, if you have not already done so, click on the button Log in, to log in with your Google Workspace account.
At this point, press on the item New meeting, to organize a new meeting as a moderator, and select one of the available options from Start a meeting now And Create a meeting to organize later. If, on the other hand, you have been provided with the code / link of a meeting you wish to attend, enter it in the field Enter a code or link and click on the buttons Get involved And Ask to participate.
Now, to request to speak, click on the option Raise your hand placed in the menu below and that’s it. In case of second thoughts, click on the item Lower your hand to cancel your request for intervention.
As I indicated in the lines dedicated to the procedure for raising your hand on Meet on tablet, even from a computer the moderators can both raise their hand and manage the requests for intervention from other users.
To do this, go to the section Meeting details pressing the icon of two men, top right, and locate the section Hands raised in which all the people who raised their hand are listed. Pressing on the option Lower relating to a specific person, you can refuse their request to speak or indicate that the user in question has already spoken.
Alternatively, if at least two people have requested to speak, you can drop all hands by clicking on the item Lower your hands. Simple, right?