How To Raise Your Hand In Cisco Webex

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Have you found yourself in a virtual meeting where you wanted to speak or inquire, but were unsure of how to raise your hand? Cisco Webex is a widely used platform for virtual meetings and being able to raise your hand can facilitate active participation in discussions. This article will walk you through the process of raising your hand in Cisco Webex.

Step 1: Join the Meeting

The first step is to join the meeting. Once you receive the meeting invitation, click on the link to join the meeting. Make sure your microphone and camera are connected and working properly.

Step 2: Access the Participant Panel

Once you are in the meeting, you will see a toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Click on the “Participants” button to open the participant panel. This panel will display a list of all the meeting attendees.

Step 3: Raise Your Hand

In the participant panel, you will find a hand icon next to your name. Click on this hand icon to raise your hand. This action will notify the meeting organizer and other participants that you have a question or a comment.

Step 4: Wait for Acknowledgment

After raising your hand, it is important to wait for the meeting organizer to acknowledge you. The organizer may either verbally give you the floor to speak or provide instructions on how to ask your question or make your comment.

Step 5: Ask Your Question or Make Your Comment

Once you have been acknowledged, it is time to ask your question or make your comment. Ensure that your microphone is unmuted before speaking. Be concise and clear in your communication to effectively convey your message.


Raising your hand in Cisco Webex is a simple yet powerful way to actively participate in virtual meetings. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can confidently raise your hand and contribute to the discussion. Remember to wait for acknowledgment, speak clearly, and be respectful of other participants’ time. Happy Webex-ing!