Google Meet revealed earlier this year that Google would be meeting in 2020 with a bunch of new features.
The list included features like carved vision, blurred background and breakout spaces. A function called ‘Hand Raise’ was also included in this list.
Google said it would be made available ‘later in the year when it unveiled the function back in August this year. Now the company has begun to carry out the Google Meet feature.
In order to give you a short summary, the Hand Raise button allows video gatherers to pose questions or express their views virtually by raising their hands on this platform.
This suggests that the participant wants to talk to other participants. This would help to improve participation in large gatherings, while not disturbing the flow of the discussion and avoiding interruptions.
On the lower side of the Google Meet bar, the Hand Raise button appears next to the Set Captions and Present Now keys.
Click the ‘Hand Raise’ button on the lower bar during the meeting to raise your hand in Meet. When you push the button, it will change to a “Lower Side” button to lower your hand.
In a blog post, Google said that the moderator of this meeting can see a Hand icon in its video preview when a participant raises his hand in Meeting.
If you have the moderator in another tab, when anyone raises their hand you will receive a sound warning.
The moderator will also see all the hands raised in order to help them answer questions accordingly, in the meeting participant list panel.
The moderator may lower or lower the hands of a particular individual.
This feature will be available to essential space, business standard, business plus business essentials, enterprise standards, enterprise Plus as well as G Suite business, education, education company and non-profit clients in the coming days.
This feature will be available in default. This feature will be available on a standard basis.