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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.

Chat
Raise your hand in a meeting
Give a quick reaction
Poll

Chat

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  • Click Chat in the menu bar.
  1. Choose who you want to send the message to. The host is able to decide who can send messages to whom.
  2. Type your message.
  3. Click File to upload a file and share it in the chat.
  4. Click the three dots on the right and then click Save Chat.

The host is able to determine whether the sharing of files, the saving of the chat and the private chatting is possible or not. In this example all features are turned on, but your meeting might look different based on the host's settings.

A file shared in the chat can have a maximum size of 512MB.

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.

  1. Click Reactions.
  2. 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.

Zoom Meeting
  1. Click Reactions.
  2. Choose the reaction you want to give.

Poll

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.

Polls
  1. Select an answer.
  2. Click Submit.
Polls

The lecturer can then, once they have received sufficient responses, op to share the results of the poll with the students.