How do I use the chat, reactions and polls? | Zoom
During a meeting there are different ways to communicate without using your microphone. For example, you can chat, raise your hand, or send a quick reaction.
- Click Chat in the menu bar.
- Choose who you want to send the message to. The host is able to decide who can send messages to whom.
- Type your message.
Raise your hand in a meeting
You can raise your virtual hand in a meeting. This way you can let the host know that you, for example, want to ask a question. It is useful when the host determines beforehand what the raising of the hand means.
- Click Participants.
- Click Raise Hand.
Give a quick reaction
You can show your appreciation or approval by giving a quick reaction. Zoom offers two quick reactions: clap hands and a thumbs up.
The Reactions button can only be used in the Zoom Desktop Client, not in the browser version.
- Click Reactions and choose your reaction. You can choose between 'clap hands' and 'thumbs up'.
Lecturers can start a poll during a session, for example to let students react to a statement or to answer a question.
You can only respond to a poll when you use the Zoom Desktop Client, not with the browser version.
- Select an answer.
- Click Submit.
The lecturer can then, once they have received sufficient responses, op to share the results of the poll with the students.