Doing some web searches, you found that on Google Meetthe Google platform dedicated to online meetings, there is a feature that allows participants who wish to speak to virtually raise their hand and “book” a speech: unfortunately, however, all your attempts to use it have not given the hoped outcome and now you would like some indication in this sense.
How do you say? Are things really like this? Then let me explain to you how to raise your hand on meet indicating, first of all, which type of user can use this feature. Next, you’ll find detailed steps for raising and lowering your hand during a Meet meeting and, if you’re the organizer, managing other attendees’ speeches as well.
If that’s exactly 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 deem appropriate 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 the floor whenever you want. Happy reading and good luck with everything!
How to raise your hand on Google Meet
Before getting to the heart of this tutorial and explaining it to you in detail how to raise your hand on meetlet me give you some preliminary information on this.
First, the function Raise your hand of Google Meet allows everyone in a meeting to reserve their turn to speak. The moderator, i.e. the user who schedules or starts a meeting, will receive a notification for each show of hands and, when he deems it appropriate, will be able to give them the floor.
Having said that, you should know that this feature is not available in meetings created with a “normal” Google account but only for versions Essentials, Business Standards, Business Plus, enterprise, G Suite Business And for Nonprofits Of Google Workspace and for all accounts G Suite for EducationGoogle’s remote learning platform.
Therefore, if your company or the school where you teach has created one of these accounts, to allow meeting participants to raise their hand to book a speech, all you have to do is access Google Meet with the credentials that 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 tablet
All that needs to be done for raise hand on Meet from tablet (and also from smartphones), is to start the service app for Android or iOS/iPadOS, access 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 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 you are interested in. If not, press on yours photoat the top right, select the option Add another accountenter your credentials in the fields Email address or phone number And Password and tap the button After youto log in.
At this point, if you are the person in charge of organizing the meeting, press on the item New meeting and select one of the available options from Start a meeting nowto create and immediately start a new meeting, e Generate meeting link to shareto get a meeting link to start later.
To start a scheduled meeting or join a meeting you’ve been sent to, select the option Join 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, press the button Participatetop right, and select the option Join/Ask to joinin order to access the meeting in question.
Once the meeting has started, tap the screen of your device, press the button Raise your hand (the icon of hand) located in the menu located at the bottom, to book your intervention, and wait for you to be given the floor. If you change your mind, pressing the icon again handyou can lower your hand and abandon your intervention.
If you are the meeting moderator, every time someone raises their hand you will see the message [nome utente] he raised his hand at the bottom left of the screen. Also, pressing on the meeting name located at the top left and selecting the tab Peopleyou will be able to view the section Hands up 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 tapping 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 in Meet from iPad
The procedure for raise hand to Meet from iPad is almost identical to what I told you earlier to do it from a tablet equipped with Android. Also in this case, in fact, it is sufficient to access the meeting of interest and press on the option Raise your hand.
To proceed, therefore, 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 meetingto organize a new meeting e Join with a codeto request to join a meeting created by another person.
At this point, when you want to intervene, tap the icon hand placed in the menu at the bottom and wait your turn to speak. If you change your mind, you can lower your hand and cancel your intervention by pressing the icon again hand.
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 on meeting nameat the top left, select the card People and, in the new screen that appears, locate the section Hands up 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 orally, while pressing on the option Lower hand relating to a person you can lower his hand: this option is useful both to eliminate the request to speak from 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 hand on Meet from PC? In this case, start the browser you usually use to surf the Internet (eg. Chrome, edge, firefox, Safari etc.), connected to the Google Meet main page and, if you haven’t already done so, click on the button Log into sign in with your Google Workspace account.
At this point, click on the item New meetingto organize a new meeting as moderator, and select one of the available options from Start a meeting now And Create a meeting to host 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 Participate And Ask to participate.
Now, to request to intervene, press on the option Raise your hand placed in the menu at the bottom and that’s it. If you have second thoughts, click on the item Lower your hand to cancel your intervention request.
As I indicated in the lines dedicated to the procedure for raising your hand on Meet on tablets, moderators can also raise their hand from a computer and manage requests for intervention from other users.
To do this, access the section Meeting details by pressing on the icon of two little mentop right, and locate the section Hands up in which all the people who have raised their hand are listed. Pressing on the option Turn it down relating to a specific person, you can refuse his request to speak or indicate that the user in question has already taken the floor.
Alternatively, if at least two people have requested to speak, you can lower all hands by clicking on the entry Lower your hands. Simple, right?