Managing nonverbal reactions during a webinar

Last updated on August 30, 2022

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Host and cohosts in a RingCentral webinar can view and manage participants’ nonverbal reactions. You can lower hands, remove feedback, and view participants who share meeting statuses or feelings. 
Note: Attendees cannot share and view nonverbal reactions during a webinar.
There are different types of nonverbal reactions:
  • Raise hand: Displays the hand icon to get the attention of the host, moderator, or presenter.
  • Feedback: Asks the host, moderator, or presenter to Slow down or Speed up. You can also react with Yes or No
  • Status: Used by participants to indicate Be right back or Multitasking.
  • Feelings: Share feelings with an emoji. You can choose to send a thumbs up, applause, surprised, laughing, or sad emoji.
Note: The feelings notification or emojis will disappear after 10 seconds. To dismiss a raised hand or a feedback notification, click it a second time to lower it.

Enabling and disabling the reactions feature

As a host, you can enable or disable the participant reactions. Click Reactions in the bottom toolbar, then slide the toggle to Allow participant reactions.
Allow nonverbal reactions button

Viewing participants’ nonverbal reactions

Via meeting screen

From the meeting screen, you can view participants’ nonverbal reactions in the video tile. You can also view the live counter of raised hands and slow down/speed up notices in the bottom toolbar. 
Note: The numbers of different types of reactions will appear in the bottom toolbar until you dismiss them.
View raised hands

Via Participants menu

You can see a list of the participants who have shared nonverbal reactions or raised their hands by clicking Participants in the bottom toolbar. Click an emoji reaction at the top to see the list of participants with the same reactions. Lists are sorted by the times when participants share their reactions.
Nonverbal reaction filters

Removing nonverbal reactions

Via meeting screen

The host, moderator, or presenter can remove raised hands or feedback by clicking the notification on the video tile on the meeting screen. 
Note: Only the participant who shared the status can remove the notification. Feelings notifications disappear after 10 seconds.
Lower hand

Via Participants menu

  1. Click Participants in the bottom toolbar.
  2. Click an emoji reaction at the top to see the list of participants with the same reactions.
  3. Click the three-dot menu icon at the far right of the participant, then click Clear reaction or Lower hand.
Lower hand via Particpants menu
  1. If you want to remove the reactions of all participants simultaneously, click Clear all reactions or click the dropdown and select Clear other reactions or Lower all hands.
Lower all hands via Participants menu

Viewing participants’ meeting status

During a meeting, you can view participants’ statuses in the meeting screen’s video tile.
Be right back status on video tile
You can also see participants’ statuses in the Participants menu at the bottom toolbar. You can click the emoji reaction at the top to view all participants who have posted the statuses Be right back or Multitasking.
Filter participant status
Note: The participant who posted them can only remove or change status notifications.
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