How to send Zoom emoji reactions during a call with simple hand gestures
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(Pocket-lint) – Last year Zoom launched an emoji reaction feature that lets you send an emoji during a meeting when you want to clap, give a thumbs up, say something in heart, celebrate , etc. With the Zoom iOS app, you can even gesture during a call to send a specific emoji reaction. Indeed, Zoom offers a function of recognition of hand gestures. Now, this feature will be available on Zoom’s desktop apps.
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What gestures does Zoom recognize?
Because Zoom recognizes gestures, it displays a thumbs-up emoji when you do it on the camera and a raised hand icon when you raise your hand.
Is gesture recognition enabled by default?
No. Gesture recognition is disabled by default. It can be enabled at the account, group, or user level.
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How to Enable Gestures in Zoom
To enable gesture recognition during a meeting:
- Tap the More button > Meeting Settings icon
- In the Gestures section, tap the slider next to Raise hand and Thumbs up.
Does Zoom’s gesture recognition feature work well?
In our experience, if you scratch your nose or touch your face and hair often, Zoom will think you are raising your hand and then send the raised hand emoji reaction. It works sometimes, but it’s not perfect.
Which devices support gestures in Zoom?
Gesture recognition has been part of the Zoom app for iPhone and iPad since last year. It was added to the desktop client as part of a product update in April. It requires version 5.10.3 or higher of the Zoom client.
You want to know more ?
You can learn more about Zoom’s emoji reactions on this Zoom support page. Zoom also posted a blog post on gesture recognition here.
Written by Maggie Tillman.