Participants can give more visible feedback through gestures by using gesture recognition. This feature translates a real-world gesture into Zoom’s existing reactions, allowing for visual gestures, such as a raised hand, to automatically display a corresponding meeting reaction and allow users to more easily react during a meeting or webinar. Currently, this feature is supported for Raise Hand ✋ and Thumbs Up 👍 reactions.
Account owners and admins can enable or disable, as well as lock, this feature at the account and group level. By default, gesture recognition is disabled at the account and group levels but enabled for accounts that have meeting reactions and webinar reactions turned on.
Note: Apple also supports video effects using gestures on macOS Sonoma 14 and iOS 17. Depending on your macOS or iOS settings, these video effects may appear in your Zoom meetings, but are not controlled by Zoom. Learn how to disable these features through macOS settings.
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Before the meeting starts you can enable gesture recognition on the desktop client.
This can also be easily enabled during a live meeting.
When in a meeting and you would like to enable the Zoom mobile app to recognize gestures: