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You can choose from 8 emojis to give instant feedback: thumbs up, clapping hands, celebrate, smile, haha, wow, sad, and thumbs down. This feature is available for Webex Meetings. It’s also available for Webex Events (new) webinar mode on version 41.4 and later sites. To find out which version you're using, see Find Your Cisco Webex Meetings Version Number.

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In the meeting or webinar controls at the bottom of the window, click Reactions reactions_menu_icon.

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Click an emoji to use it as a reaction.

The reaction appears in the lower-right corner of your video thumbnail. Others see your reaction in the lower-right corner of your video, when your video is in their view. When your video is not in others' view—for example, when someone is sharing content or when the meeting or webinar has too many participants for the meeting window—your reaction appears in the lower-left corner of the meeting or webinar window. Your name is not shown with your reaction.


 
In Webex Meetings, your name is shown with your reaction.

As the host, you can disable reactions in Webex Meetings and Webex Events (new) webinars.

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If you're in a Webex meeting, go to the Meeting menu and select Options.

If you're in a Webex webinar, go to the Event menu and select Options.

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In the General tab, uncheck Reactions.

Gesture controls allow you to use reactions without the need to select them from the Reactions menu. Get the meeting or webinar host's attention by physically raising your hand or encourage the speaker by giving them a thumbs up. Once Webex recognizes your gesture, it's shared with everyone in the meeting or webinar.

There are three hand gestures that you can use to create a reaction: thumbs up, thumbs down, and clapping hands. Reactions that recognize hand gestures are outlined in the Reactions menu. You can also raise your hand using a gesture to get the host or speaker's attention.

We've put together information about the Webex versions, operating systems, and computers and devices that support hand gesture recognition. If your computer or laptop doesn't meet the requirement, hand gestures won't be recognized.

Windows

Webex Version:

  • Webex Meetings—WBS41.1 or later sites

  • Webex Events (new)—WBS41.1 or later sites

Operating System:

  • Windows 10 version 10.0.17763 or later

Processor:

  • 4 physical cores or more

Memory

  • 4GB or more of RAM

Mac

Webex Version:

  • Webex Meetings—WBS41.1 or later sites

  • Webex Events (new)—WBS41.1 or later sites

Operating System

  • macOS High Sierra (version 10.13) or later

Processor:

  • Intel Core i5 6000 series dual-core processor or higher

  • Intel Core i7 5000 series dual-core processor or higher

  • Intel Core i7 quad-core processor or higher

  • Intel Core i9 dual-core processor or higher

  • Intel Xeon dual-core processor or higher

  • Intel Core m3 7000 series dual-core processor or higher

  • Other Intel processors: 6 cores or higher

  • Non-Intel processors: 8 cores or higher

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During the meeting or webinar, go to Reactions

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Click the slider next to Recognize hand gestures to turn it on or off.

When the slider is blue, hand gesture recognition is on.

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To send a reaction using a hand gesture, make the gesture in front of your camera until Webex recognizes the gesture.

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Hold the gesture until the blue circle is drawn on the screen and the reaction animation plays. If you stop making the gesture before the animation plays, your gesture won't be shared.

Thumbs up gesture recognition

 

If you raised your hand using the gesture and want to lower your hand, click Reactions and select Lower hand.

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Tap More More options (iOS and Android phones) or Reactions Reactions (iPads and Android tablets).

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Tap an emoji to use it as a reaction.

The reaction appears in the center of your video thumbnail. Others see your reaction in the center of your video when your video is in their view. When your video is not in others' view—for example, when someone is sharing content or when the meeting or webinar has too many participants for the meeting window—your reaction appears in the lower-left corner of the meeting or webinar window so that everyone knows how you're feeling. In Webex Meetings, your name appears with your reaction.

If you want to stay focused on the current speaker or shared content, you can hide the reactions of people who aren't currently visible.

Tap Hide reactions to hide reactions.

The Reactions icon turns gray Show reactions when you hide them.

As the host, you can disable reactions in Webex Meetings and Webex Events (new) webinars if you want to keep the focus on the speaker.

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During the meeting or webinar, tap More More options and select Meeting Privilege.

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Tap Reactions so that the slider turns gray.

Known Issues and Limitations for Reactions

  • People viewing a live stream of the meeting can't see reactions.

  • Reactions aren't included in meeting and webinar recordings.