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.
Thanks for providing the feedback. This feature is in our backlog. We’ll update when we have more details to share.
Most required feature during intense discussions. It should be added soon.
Chris Webber commented
Can you PLEASE add the group annotation functionality on the shared screen?!
It is a glaring shortcoming, especially with the other teleconference options available. Your note about it being in the backlog is from a year ago. I like staying with the MS suite of products, but this is an significant impediment to clear communication and precludes the use of the Teams meetings in any technical team discussion.
jason Horner commented
a quick win here would be to integrate zoomit with teams for a MVP: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/zoomit
Have there been any other discussion about this? Whiteboard is not the same of nearly as useful in most scenarios.
Come on Microsoft, you were chatting a long time ago about getting this feature. I'm not even aware of a competitor who can't do this. Please just release the development on this even if in Beta
If this feature would be implemented, I might be able to persuade my colleagues to switch to Teams.
Definitely, one of the key reasons we are using teams only for large meetings/presentations. Slack is our number one choice.
This would be an invaluable asset to teams. Please add the feature!
Zoom has had this feature since day zero. Figure it out brand.
So, it's been a year. Has this moved in the backlog? I tutor programming language studies - and pointing out where a person needs to activate some feature in the IDE by saying verbally, "no, up, up, right ... yeah over there, okay, but up a little. yeah the little yellow arrow, nope a little to the right"
Having to do that over and over until the end of time (been a year) is kaftaesque.
6800 people voted for this feature. Too few?
Peter Wilcox commented
Rayan El Helou commented
The semester just started. Please let us know if this feature is expected to be released anytime very soon.
Simon Teppett commented
Yes please - ASAP
Raiden Stiegel commented
Annotation is available with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist (Addon to Teams) via Hololens 2, Android and iOS.
However, Teams for desktop, RealWear, iOS, Android, does not have this feature.
Sam Holloway commented
We would use this feature very regularly at my work, would be extremely helpful for reviews and annotating content etc.
Carl-Jan Rupp commented
agree, this is an absolute must have - until such time MS Teams has no chance of hoping to compete with zoom or slack in this new work-from-home environment. I cannot fathom what Microsoft might be thinking leaving this in a backlog since pre-covid days...
This needs to be added ASAP
Brannden Evans commented
Hello, we use screensharing for support purposes, and this feature would be extremely useful
C. anonymous commented
Microsoft, you guys really need to hurry up. How can such a basic feature not be implemented yet? At least a laser pointer should be available. Microsoft Teams is basically useless for meetings about technical topics.
2020 the year with the most Online Meetings ever and microsoft has this garbage tool. Sorry but this is unacceptable.