Raise your hand in a Teams meeting

During a meeting, you can raise your hand virtually to let people know you want to contribute without interrupting the conversation. 

Raise your hand

Select Show reactions Live reactions Show reactions button in the meeting controls, and then choose Raise your hand Live reactions Raise hand icon. Everyone in the meeting will see that you've got your hand up.

Raise hand with flyout menu

Meeting presenters will also receive a notification that your hand is raised. In meetings where attendees can't unmute themselves, a presenter can allow you to unmute.

Tip: In addition to raising your hand, you can also choose from four live reactions to express yourself during a meeting.

See who has their hand raised

Select Show participants  Show participants icon. You'll see a list of everyone in the meeting, and anyone who's raised their hand will have a hand icon next to their name. When multiple people put their hand up, they'll be listed in the order in which they raised them. 

If you're a presenter or the organizer of the meeting, you also have the option to lower everyone's hand at once:

  1. Select Show participants  Show participants icon

  2. Next to Participants, choose More options  Select the More Options icon

  3. Select Lower all hands

    Drop-down menu with option to lower all hands

Note: This feature isn't available in one-on-one calls.

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