Zoom Classes: Deaf Tips: Before: Nonverbal Feedback and Meeting Reactions

Last Updated: May 9, 2024 3:41 PM

Before: Nonverbal Feedback and Meeting Reactions

If the meeting organizer enables the Nonverbal feedback and Meeting reactions features, meeting participants can place an icon in their video panel and beside their name in the participants' panel to communicate with the host and other participants without disrupting the flow of the meeting. For example, selecting the Slow down icon places the icon in your video panel and beside your name to indicate you would like the host or presenter to go slower. 

All participants can see the icons that everyone else has chosen. In addition, the host sees a summary of how many participants are displaying each icon, and has the option to remove all nonverbal feedback.

Emoji reactions will disappear after 10 seconds, while raise hand and nonverbal feedback, such as YesNoSlow down, and Speed up, will be persistent and must be manually removed by the participant or host

Enabling Nonverbal Feedback and Meeting Reactions

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation panel, click Settings
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under In Meeting (Basic), verify that the Non-verbal feedback setting is enabled.
  5. Under In Meeting (Basic), verify that the Meeting reactions setting is enabled.
  6. Choose from the following meeting reaction options:
    • All emojis: Allow meeting participants to use any emoji available in Zoom chat as a reaction in a meeting.
    • Selected emojis: Allow meeting participants to use the 6 standard meeting reaction emojis:
      • Clapping Hands 
      • Thumbs Up 
      • Heart 
      • Tears of Joy 
      • Open Mouth 
      • Party Popper (Tada, Celebration) 
  7. Click Save

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