Zoom – Using the Attendee Controls During a Meeting

On a PC or Mac:

When you join a Zoom meeting hosted by another user, you are considered an attendee. While participating in the meeting, you will have a few options within Zoom which we will discuss below.

The attendee controls appear at the bottom of your screen if you’re not currently screen sharing.

There are a lot of options, but you only need to worry about the following ones:

Mute / Unmute: Mute and unmute your microphone.
Audio Controls (click the ^ arrow next to Mute Unmute): Allows you to change the microphone and speaker that Zoom is currently using on your computer, leave computer audio, and access your audio settings.

Start Video Stop Video: Turns your camera on or off.
Video Controls (click the ^ arrow next to Start Video Stop Video): Change cameras if you have multiple cameras, select a virtual background (if enabled), or access your full video settings.

On Apple iOS and Android Devices:

The attendee controls appear at the bottom of your screen, except for “Leave” which appears at the top-right corner.

On Apple Devices
On Android Devices

There are a few options, but you only need to worry about the following ones:

Mute Unmute: Mute or unmute your microphone.

Video: Start and stop your own video.

Clicking on the “More” button will show you additional options, like the “Raise Hand” option.

On Apple Devices
On Android Devices

Raising Your Hand (and Lowering Your Hand)

To be called on for a comment, you will need to use the “Raise Your Hand” option in Zoom, which will let the speaker know you have a comment. “Lowering” your hand after your comment, or if someone covers your comment, signals to the speaker that you no longer want to comment.

On a PC or Mac:

To access the “Raise Hand” option, first, click on the “Participants” icon, which will open another section to the right in the Zoom app. Then click on the “Raise Hand” button.

To “lower” your hand, click on the “Lower Hand” icon (under the “Participants” area that should already be open).

On Apple iOS and Android Devices:

To raise your hand, tap on the “More” option, then tap on the “Raise Hand” option.

On Apple Devices
On Android Devices

To lower your hand, tap on the “More” option, then tap on the “Lower Hand” option.

On Apple Devices
On Android Devices

Changing the “View” in the Zoom App

When you connect to the meeting, you may be in the “Speaker View”, meaning whoever is speaking at the moment is shown on your screen. To see everyone that is connected to the meeting in a “gallery view”, click on the “Gallery View” button near the top of your Zoom window.

If you want to return to the “Speaker View”, click on the “Speaker View” button near the top of your Zoom window.

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