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Add a "Raise Your Hand" feature in meetings

When in a meeting with multiple people it would be nice to have a way to signal that you would like to speak so that you can be called upon by the meeting organizer.

This would allow users to show they have something to say, but they do not want to interrupt

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  • RickG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with the need for a feature to raise hands. We tried Skype for Business. It didn't have this feature and made meeting management very difficult. This feature is available in WebEx or Zoom

  • Jonathon Robert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is one of the only things keeping me from using just MS Teams for meetings. Until it's in, I will continue to use WebEx.

  • Dio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, "raise your hand" is necessary for large meetings. Also, maybe add a number inside the hand to know who wanted to participate first. I think this would be very useful for active meetings that have a large number of attendees.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a must have feature and honestly, has been in competing products for years. I'm not sure how this hasn't been added already. People can post in the meetings but can't have a raise hand icon? Odd design decision. Please add this because i really don't want another meeting product in my environment.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature as well as meeting analytics. My HR department training department compared this with Zoom and dumped Teams for Zoom. They have agreed to reevaluate at a later date, but will take a whole budget cycle.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great idea, especially for those that are a little nervous of speaking up. If it allowed you to make your icon "glow" it would give an easy view of who was waiting to speak, which is also useful for the organiser in terms of keeping to time. If you add the option to glow in different colours (MS red, green, blue and yellow!) then you could use it for voting - "who thinks X is a good idea? Press 'green' now".

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am using chat for this and its obnoxious if there is more than a couple people. Raise hand would be a perfect solution and save lots of time!

  • Tim M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add a feature for "Raise Your Hand". It is a must for many organizations. The lack of this feature is forcing us to use multiple products.

  • Fred Y commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice to include a queuing mechanism so that moderator knows who to respond/address when multiple people used the feature.

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