Getting meeting participants with raised hand

I am trying to use the API, so how to get a list of all participants in meeting with their hand raised?

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Hey @phillipnunes86,

Unfortunately we do not have a raised hand endpoint or raised hand properties in our API.


How lame! Why? Can I at least raise hand using the API?

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Hey @tmiskiew,

Not currently - this would need to be implemented in our SDKs.

API = Pre and Post meeting functionality.

SDK = in meeting functionality


I am not a customer of Zoom, but researching I found the platform very mature. However, I was sad because a simple resource - getting the list of “Raising the Hand” does not have.

What is the forecast for this to be implemented?

If not, I will soon have to look for another platform.

Hello. Is this feature currently available in the SDKs, or are you saying that it Would Need to be implemented in the SDK if it were going to exist, but it currently doesn’t exist either in the API or the SDK?


Hey @heynow , @lucas.midian,

With our Client SDKs you can raise peoples hand, but not with the API.

We currently do not have an API to get everyone who raised their hand.


Just wanted to add another vote for this functionality and also a suggestion…

This endpoint can already list live meeting participants…

So, you wouldn’t need to add a whole new API endpoint, but rather you could add a couple of properties to the participant object in the response i.e.

hand: “raised|lowered”,
nonverbal: “faster|slower|teaBreak|thumbsUp|thumbsDown|clap” (this would be a comma separated list or an array)

Would be nice to have it, but still a great platform without it.


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Also… in case this is of use to anyone who comes across this… Here is the solution I had to resort to for my use case…

I have a meeting with 100’s of participants and we wanted to run a simple impromptu “show of hands” poll without using the specific polling feature. All I needed was a list of all the attendees with their hand raised at a certain point in time…

So… if you join the meeting using the web browser, then hit F12 to get the developer console up you can paste this code into the console…


This will print out in the console a list of all attendees with their hand raised.

Or for the really fancy version paste all of this into the console…

function copyText(text) {
	// Copy the output to the clipboard
	var textArea = document.createElement("textarea");
	textArea.value = text;
	// Avoid scrolling to bottom = "0"; = "0"; = "fixed";
	var successful = document.execCommand('copy');

function getNonVerbal() {
	allParticipants = jQuery('li.participants-li');
	output='Nonverbal Communication as at '+(new Date())+"\n\n";
	for (let [nonverbal, selector] of Object.entries({
		'Raised Hand':'i.participants-icon__participants-raisehand',
		'Thumbs Down':'i.nonverbal-icon.dislike-icon',
		'Thumbs Up':'',
		'The Rest':'',
	})) {
		var people = [];
		var matching;
		if (!selector) matching = allParticipants;
		else matching = jQuery(selector).closest('li.participants-li')
			allParticipants = allParticipants.not('#';
		if (people.length) {
			output += nonverbal+"\n";
			output += "============================================================\n";
			output += people.join("\n");
			output += "\n\n";
	console.log('This should have been copied to the clipboard for you');


This will list all participants grouped by non-verbal communication (with anyone who has no nonverbal communication active listed in a “The Rest” category).

It will also automatically copy the result to the clipboard for you - oh… and it adds the date and time at the top.

Once you have pasted the above code you can re-run it at any point during the meeting by just running this in the console…



  • I think this should work in Webinars too, but I haven’t tested it yet.
  • I have only tested it in Chrome. YMMV.
  • Any changes (by Zoom) to the way that the Zoom interface is laid out or coded will break this.
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I wanted to make some edits to the code, so I have moved it to a Gist as that’s probably a better home.

You can find the Gist here:

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Hey @skwirrel,

Thanks for your suggestions and your work around! :slight_smile:


Thank you! @skwirrel do you know whether it’s possible to switch from active speaker to gallery view in the mobile iOS SDK?

Hey @tmiskiew,

Please ask this in #mobile-sdk:ios


Hi Tommy, just want to confirm if the raise hand function is yet to function on web sdk, i have seen the raise hand is there but when i raise hand it does not reflect on host’s side that i have raised hand as it does on client sdk.



Hey @shumbafariraishe,

Interesting. Can you provide more details like steps to reproduce the issue?

Also, are there any error messages in the browser console?