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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 Reactions teams reaction iconRaise your hand raise hand icon. Everyone in the meeting will see that your hand is raised.

Iage showing the Teams meeting reaction emojis with the raised hand icon highlighted.

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 People  teams people icon 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.

Image showing participants on the left of the screen with hand raise icons.

Return to Reactions  teams reaction icon> Lower hand raise hand icon to put your hand down.

If you're a presenter or organizer of the meeting, you can lower everyone's hand at once:

  1. Select People  teams people icon.

  2. Next to Participants, choose More options  More options button.

  3. Select Lower all hands.

lower all hands menu option

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

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