Zoom Updated With 'Raise Hand' and 'Thumbs Up' Gesture Recognition on iPad

Zoom today announced the latest version of its popular video conferencing app, and one of the key new features is gesture recognition on the iPad, enabling users to use visual gestures to automatically use a corresponding meeting reaction.

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The feature currently supports the "Raise Hand" and "Thumbs Up" reactions. If you raise your hand or give a thumbs up in real life, a hand or thumbs up icon will automatically appear alongside your video feed in a Zoom meeting. A raised hand typically indicates that you have a question and would like to be unmuted to speak.

Zoom has also received a new Focus Mode, chat sidebar enhancements, and several other new features, as outlined in the full release notes.

iPad and iPhone users can update to the latest version of Zoom through the App Store.

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Top Rated Comments

alexandr Avatar
36 months ago
now how about middle finger recognition?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kaz219 Avatar
36 months ago
Zoom has become the Apple of web conferencing. When they introduce a feature, it's automatically something brand new, even when others introduced the feature first.

Case in point, Webex has had the feature for months at least: https://help.webex.com/en-us/kb5tpo/Use-Reactions-in-Webex-Meetings-and-Webex-Events-New

I'm sure other had it as well.

It was the same for Center Stage on iPad, Webex had it for a while already.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
36 months ago
It’s the littles thing that matter. That’s cool.
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bluespark Avatar
36 months ago
Wouldn't the other meeting participants . . . just see your actual hand?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
velocityg4 Avatar
36 months ago
It could get really annoying if they add facial gestures. Such as sad face, frown face, happy face and angry face.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
36 months ago
Nice addition to Zoom. Welcome feature
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)