Ability for meeting participants to draw on shared screen
Participants in a a meeting with a shared screen should have the ability to draw (with their mouse or touch pen) on the shared screen. E.g. if a PowerPoint is being presented, participants would have their designated color to draw with (to distinguish who is drawing) and a mouse pointer in the same color. The could then point and draw for the other participants in the meeting to see. This would be similar to a whiteboard, only it would be for drawing on top of a shared screen.
Thank you for your continued feedback. We have not forgotten about this ask. This feature remains on our backlog. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
I'd love to see this feature too but not only in PowerPoint but also in any program that is displayed in the screen.
This is a key feature for pair programming.
Ben Pinkas commented
I would love to see this feature too. Had to switch to Teams recently. It's impressively lackluster feature wise compared to Slack.
Would love to see this feature soon. This was requested in 2017.
Ryan Chonka commented
My company is moving from Slack to Teams and has come to really depend on the screen markup feature in Slack. It makes screen sharing work sessions much more productive and efficient. Without it, we will undoubtedly waste many hours trying to verbally explain particular areas of interest on shared screens. Please consider the ability to markup a shared screen a must-have in future releases of Teams. Thanks.
@673546846-alex where is this feature on the product backlog? When can we expect it in a new Teams release. This is essential core functionality of screen sharing tools. Thank you.
MarQ R commented
We are moving from SLACK to TEAMS and REALLY need this drawing function on the live shared screen. The WhiteBoard is ok but it does not replace this feature. With this feature we are able to help each other out during meetings. Thank you for the consideration and please make this a priority! I have Spoken!
Matthias Kölbel commented
Absolute must have!
Micah Armantrout commented
I would love this feature!
My company has recently switched from WebEx to Teams for facilitating virtual trainings. The one thing I miss so far as a facilitator is the ability for the participants to annotate on my screen. It is a great tool to keep the class interactive, engaged and for the facilitator to get a pulse on who is participating. I realize you can embed a document in a power point and annotate through a ppt, however it is much easier on WebEx to pull up live documents as they come up and ask the class to circle and point to things. Would love it if Microsoft would add this feature to Teams! Seems as other competitors have this so not sure why Teams can't add it.
We can't use Teams entirely because of this... we tried. Talking about design and product development is too inefficient without being able to point things out on a shared screen. I'm interested in what competitor product the MS engineering and design teams use for remote meetings...
Despite having Teams installed on everyone's computer, my team members prefers to do meetings on slack, because they have this feature.
Maybe buy a competitor if your team can't implement this feature themselves?
Where is this update? Getting ridiculous. All other competitors have this feature. We don't need more emojis!
ahmad mubarak commented
i would appreciate to have this as soon as possible , it is almost affecting everyone
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A feature requested years ago, with 8.7K votes, and is core functionality for competing apps is still in the backlog. Ridiculous...
We had this feature on Webex and Zoom. It's desperately needed for our teams! Please prioritize this.
Has this feature made it onto the product roadmap yet?
This is one of the last remaining hold ups on why my team can't 100% switch over to Teams meetings. When is this going to be seriously considered as it seems to be easily available in Zoom!?
Can you at least be honest with us? Is this enhancement really planned in the near future (which is still a subjective criterion), or is there some sort of technical or legal roadblock preventing its implmentation?