Google Meet Detects When the User Raises His Hand

IBL News | New York

Google Meet announced last month an upcoming gesture detection feature called “Raise hand” for Q&A sessions and other moderation.

This is a button in the toolbar available for enterprise accounts on Google Workplace, which lets people know when you have something to say, as the webcam recognizes hands up.

The feature turns off gesture detection when someone is an active speaker.

Until now, raising your hand to ask a question in Google Meet was done by clicking the hand-raise icon.

This feature is toggled off by default and can be enabled from More Options > Reactions > Hand Raise Gesture.

It’s similar to how Google Camera in Pixel phones can start a selfie timer when you raise your palm.