I want to contribute without interrupting the conversation in a Microsoft Teams meeting. How can I do that?

During a meeting, you can raise a virtual hand to let people know you want to contribute without interrupting the conversation. 

Just select Raise your hand Raise your hand in the meeting controls.

Button to raise your hand

Everyone in the meeting will see that you've got your hand up. 

Raised hand notification

Meeting presenters will also receive a notification that your hand is raised, and they can lower your hand once you've had a chance to talk. 

Select Show participants Add people to team button  to see a list of everyone in attendance. Anyone who's raised their hand will have an icon next to their name. When multiple people raise their hands, they'll be listed in the order in which they raised them. 

List of meeting attendees with raised hands

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

Created: May 29, 2020 - 9:26am Updated: May 29, 2020 - 9:26am Author: UIT Support Center Article: 3027
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