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
In the meeting controls at the top of the screen, select Raise your hand . Everyone in the meeting will see that your hand is raised.
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 five live reactions to express yourself during a meeting.
See who has their hand raised
Select People in the meeting controls at the top of the screen to see a list of everyone in the meeting. Anyone whose hand is raised will have a hand icon next to their name. If multiple people have their hands up, their names will be numbered to show, in order, who raised their hand earlier.
Lower your hand
Teams can detect when you've spoken in the meeting, and you'll be prompted to lower your hand or keep it raised. A notification will inform you that your hand will automatically be lowered once you've spoken, unless you choose to select Keep it raised.
If you haven't yet spoken but want to lower your hand, return to the meeting controls at the top of your meeting view and select Raise your hand to put your hand down.
If you're a presenter or organizer of the meeting, you can lower everyone's hand at once:
Select People .
Next to Participants, choose More options .
Select Lower all hands.
Presenters and organizers can't lower all hands in one-on-one calls.
If Noise suppression is turned off (which happens by default when your device has high CPU usage), your hand will not automatically be lowered once you've spoken.