According to the latest news, Google Meet has launched a new feature that would let customers raise hands virtually during a video meeting. Significantly, the video conferencing platform has added a Raise Hand button on the screen. Therefore, members can tap on the button to ask a question or speak during virtual meetings. After clicking on the button, the host will see it and answer your queries accordingly.
With the help of a new feature, meeting participants can let you know if they have a question or want to speak by raising their hand. According to Google, in big meetings, the feature helps to boost participation and prevent people from interrupting each other.
So, if a user wants to ask questions in the middle of a meeting or start speaking, they can raise hands to make themself heard. It is better to inform the host before start speaking and interrupt the speaker. After the user taps the button, the hosts get to know about it. Furthermore, after the participant ends talking, they should tap on the same button and lower their hand.
Host will get a sound notificantion when somene raises their hand
According to Google, when a user raises a hand, the meeting’s host will see a hand icon in their video preview. If the host is presenting in another tab, they’ll get a sound notification when someone raises their hand. Also, moderation will be able to see all raised hands; therefore, let them speak. The host can also lower a specific person’s or all participants’ hands.
Another essential thing to mention is that the admin can not control this feature and will be switched on by default. Users can see the button when a meeting starts on Google Meet. Additionally, the feature will be rolled out gradually and take up to 15 days. Users should not have to update the app; they can wait for a few days until the feature will be rolled out.
Furthermore, the new device will be enabled to Workspace Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Business Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Education, Business Plus, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers. However, it will not be available to G Suite Basic users and customers with personal Google Accounts.
Additionally, the giant company Google has launched a host of features in the past, and recently it rolled out a feature that enables users to change their video call background. As we know, Google Meet is one of the popular video conferencing apps, with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Facebook Messenger Rooms.