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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I need this feature. Is it available? The option not to have a running chat when viewing a screen using an ipad makes it difficult to manage classes online. Google Meet has this option - will this be available on Teams too?
cenk koray balta commented
hand raise is still inactive
Works a treat although having a random put your hand down again can be annoying!
Any news?? Will it be released tomorrow for Europe? Please, please, please!!!
Huzaifa Arshad commented
Hi. I guess this "Raise Your Hand" feature in meetings is available on Microsoft business license. But this should be available in Education version.
William Sullivan commented
Would be great to hear an update on this and implementation - I've seen other websites showing that MS Teams already has this as a function? Also communication from Australia like Norm below me, so wondering perhaps its already rolled out in other countries?
Hi - Norm From Health in Australia. How is this feature going ?
Andres Damian commented
We need this feature please hurry up.
Helen Woods commented
We've had to move over to Zoom as Teams is now really behind on features with the platform. This is very disappointing as I'm a Microsoft supporter, but it has really failed in providing a good platform in a remote working world.
Do you have any update on when this option will be available?
Teams is being used in my organisation for teaching purposes. Is there a possibility that the option of "raising hand is added"? I think this could be useful in business meetings.
Tried using Teams today for the first time... No access to a 'hand up' feature makes it a nightmare to organise the lesson, especially with over enthusiastic teenagers who want to learn at the moment!
I would say this feature is not only necessary in teaching but also to manage bigger meetings, so to avoid interrupting. Looking forward :)
Edward Sternin commented
I think this is a subset of a general feature that needs to be implemented for efficient use in teaching. For example, every host (teacher) may want to have an ongoing poll "I am understanding this lecture" with each of the participants able to click on one of three buttons, red yellow and green. This would be ongoing, with participants able to change their response and the instructor seeing the totals.
In a group meeting, there could be a time-limited, blind poll (for, against, abstained), revealing totals to all at once, once all voted, or timeout expired.
An iClicker-like short polls could be prepared in advance and popped up by the teacher/meeting leader, if multiple questions need to be addressed.
This would make me switch from LifeSize.
Hi, my daughters school has just started using MS team’s for all of their home learning. Web based users appear to have the raise your hand feature, while app based downloads do not. Will an app update be out soon?
Good day I would really appreciate if there is a raise hand option for teams and that it is ALSO available in the iOS teams app. I noticed that a lot of features that are available on the web version are not available on the iOS app and given that the iPad is my main device as an educator, it would be nice to have that option on iOS app as well once rolled out.
Today was our first lesson in Microsoft Teams and a big criticism from my classmade was that there were no chance to cordinate the shouts.
This function would greatly facilitate the communication among eacht other.
Is there an idea when the planned function "Raise your hand" get included?
Nice greetings from Germany.
This is very important for the classroom!! The "raise your hand" and "students video" for the entire classroom are the two most important features that are lacking in Teams... I cannot convince anyone to use Teams at my University without this...
They are available in Zoom and that is one of the primary reasons the Professors at my University do not adopt Teams for classes video conferencing.
Reyan Zaman commented
Why can't we view more than 4 participants?
Manthan Gogri commented
This was a great feature on other platforms so that the facilitator can easily moderate the session