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
We are happy to announce the general availability of this feature for Windows, Mac & Mobile devices.
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Are you getting closer?? Do you have a release date in mind? We'd really LOVE this feature now. Thanks.
Has this been rolled our int he past 30 days?
Wael Shawkat commented
Since we started to use MS Teams in an educational organization, faculty and students are using teams as virtual classroom to deliver courses, during the session it is important that the students raise hand to ask a question or make a request.
please look into it and enroll as soon as possible. thanks for your efforts.
Michael Massee commented
Still missing this in the Linux Version. Any Update ?
This is the second feature, after more people on screen, that will cause our Council to have to move to Zoom. Unless we hear dates for both of these options today/this week then I will have no choice due to management pressure.
cenk koray balta commented
I don't have this feature yet when will it come?
Donna Montgomery commented
The hand raise feature needs to be available on the web version of Teams and not just the desktop version. A lot of my students have Chromebooks so they cannot download the full version. The hand raise feature is a great idea, but if it is only available on the desktop it is really not hitting the mark.
Is it possible to obtain the test version of this feature?
Yes, Zoom is much better, with the raise your hand feature. It is desperately needed
Tony Hill commented
Agree with these comments posted by Anonymous:
1. Set partiaicpants with raised hands on top of the participant list in the right order of their hand raise.
2. When they speak, the hand disappears.
3. Highlight the icons when they raise their hand.
Andre Vrey commented
A summary (total) of each reaction in each team member's window would be helpful too.
please apply soon
Muhammad Farook commented
It will be great to have a sequence number for Raise Your Hand feature so that the questions can be attended in sequence without bad feelings for anyone!
Noa mazor commented
Hello, I have a new idea about Microsoft teams. My idea is especially concerning the schools. My idea is that a conference call next to each attendee will have a raised hand icon so that if he wants to say something he will click the icon and he will color in red so that all attendees see that he wants to speak, and even almost anyone can lift a finger and only the organizer of the conference can approve. And when the organizer approves the icon of the hand will be green. And there will also be an option to cancel. This idea will avoid unpleasantness and also help everyone by talking and no one can interfere with each other and everyone has the right to speak, ask questions and collaborate.
Noa Mazor offers the idea
Our Company is using Ms Team complete from the day 1 of lock down. Last week our CEO have workshop and 35 participate was joined. many of them was old age and they don't know how to mute and unmute. so when they join and i have to mute all of them. suddenly someone unmute and keep talking without permission of CEO. It was very annoying. CEO asked me to request Microsoft to enable this option for mute and unmute participate. Participate should not allow to unmute unless presenter unmute him/her. Raising hand is very good option so presenter can know that someone want to talk or have question. This option is available in ZOOM.
Please enable this ASAP. this will be very useful.
I do not have it on my iphone XR. It also will not show on the ... popup list. My app is current on updates. Apparently, the majority of my coworkers can see and use the feature. Can you please advise.
Shouting over the top of people seems to be how some managers work.
Multiple people try and talk at once when there's finally a gap, then everyone is silent not knowing who's turn it is.
Doesn't happen in a physical meeting room as you get body language signals.
Raise a hand would allow the questions at the end of each section.
Ivo Letica commented
Without a raise your hand option you will not compete with Zoom as it is more democratic. Conferences in Teams seem authoritarian
The teachers should able to mute the whole classroom without students unmuting them selfs.
we just had a small conference on Teams with the external participants and I have to admit that without a "raise your hand" it worked very very bad.... There was a lot of confusion. people trying to speak, raising hands in the video, but you can see only up to for people so it was impossible to give the floor tom the right person... Well... It was a real disaster... I am very sorry to write it but we will move to other software in the future...