How do you raise your hand in Microsoft Teams?

How do you raise your hand in Microsoft Teams?

Raising your hand in Microsoft Teams is a fun feature that can increase voices and participation at a online meeting.

In this blog you can read how to get started.

How can you raise your hand in Microsoft Teams?

Press on this icon at the top and then on the hand.


Lower everyone's hand in Microsoft Teams

Lower all hands in Microsoft Teams allows you to lower all hands with the press of a button. This is a useful function when you want to ask for votes or participation but also want to get ahead quickly and launch a second vote.

Press the 3 dots at the top of the participants, then select "lower all hands".

lower all hands menu option

Also read: The best Microsoft Teams features: 30 tips to get started in 2022!



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Jolande van der Linden
Jolande van der Linden
1 year ago

Hello Jasper, is it true that the "hand" cannot be used on the iPad and iPhone and that it is not visible that others are raising their hands?
Thank you very much for your response!

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