How To Turn Off Raise Hand Notification In Google Meet

Have you ever experienced being in a Google Meet call and being bothered by the continuous notifications of raised hands? I definitely have! In this article, I will provide you with instructions on how to disable the raise hand notification in Google Meet, allowing for a more concentrated and uninterrupted meeting.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, open Google Meet and join a meeting. Once you are in the meeting, click on the three vertical dots in the bottom right corner of the screen. This will open a menu with various options. Select the “Settings” option from the menu.

Step 2: Configuring Notifications

In the Settings menu, you will find a section called “Notifications”. Click on this section to expand it and reveal more options. Here, you will see a toggle switch labeled “Show notifications for raised hands”. By default, this switch is turned on, causing you to receive notifications whenever someone raises their hand.

To turn off the raise hand notification, simply click on the toggle switch to disable it. Once disabled, you will no longer receive notifications for raised hands during the meeting.

Step 3: Enjoy a Distraction-free Meeting

With the raise hand notification turned off, you can now fully immerse yourself in the meeting without any interruptions. This is particularly helpful when you are in a large meeting with many participants, as it prevents distractions and allows for a smoother flow of discussion.

It’s important to note that even with the raise hand notification turned off, participants can still raise their hands and moderators can still see the raised hands. The only difference is that you will not receive any visual or audio notifications when someone raises their hand.


Disabling the raise hand notification in Google Meet can significantly enhance your meeting experience by eliminating unnecessary distractions. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily turn off the raise hand notification and enjoy a more focused and productive meeting.