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.
Received this comment in a Slack channel today:
Xxxx: I'll be using Slack...
Yyyy: I'm with Xxxx... at least until I can draw on screenshares in Teams.
Andy Simmons commented
Very interested in this also.
Daniel Cordido commented
Well it's been over a year since Alex stated that it was on the backlog. Are you guys ever going to add the feature? This is exactly why Apple and Google are so far ahead of you nowadays. Microsoft always seems to be lagging behind everyone else in the market...
Caleb Begly commented
This is a major downside of Teams vs other options.
This is the only reason we use Zoom instead of Teams.
Can we know when it is planned to be included?
It is very important for our organisation, we moved from Slack to Teams and this is a critical issue.
We utilize team collaboration as we work in multiple states. With this said we need a platform that we can easily mark-up to show the thoughts for the team as we layout new projects/designs.
Maria Javier commented
I am trying to centralize everyone to use Teams, but we can't get rid of Zoom nor Google hangouts for the lack of these basic meeting functionalities in Teams.
I did find this for anyone who is interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDeHjYevtiY
There is a ZoomIt application developed by Microsoft's CTO. The YouTube is comprehensive and also mentions other alternative methods for annotating if you want to give them a try.
Fernando Araujo commented
@alex you responded more than a year ago - is there any update? Please listen to the community and prioritize it.
2021... and still counting.
Janice Q commented
Please prioritize this. It is a big item of resistance by our employees fully migrating to Teams from zoom and slack. It would be a good investment of time for the developers and would assist tremendously with getting people to transition.
Like others have said here, annotation is the ONLY reason I still use Zoom. As an Architect, whiteboarding is my life - I just can't do without it.
Tim Hoare commented
This is a necessary ability for anyone that works in collaborative design of large site and building complexes. Please add this feature to the teams platform as soon as possible.
Mark Mahowald commented
We have a construction team that still uses a competitive product as they require an annotating capability through Teams. Please add this feature asap.
I manage a construction department and the need to annotate on 3D Cad files live is critical. Teams can't do it so we use another video call vendor. We move to fast on calls to continually cut and paste into a white board for the right views.
I run an urban planning consulting agency and this is a much needed feature that's essential for proper collaboration with architects, engineers, surveyors and clients. Our job is to work with plans and visuals and need to point out suggestions on shared screens. Please add this feature asap
Eric Wolf commented
Alex (or anyone from MS), it is over a year since any update on this. Glad it is on your backlog, but how far down? This is a critical missing feature for actual collaboration.
Bruce Langworthy commented
This is absolutely critical for interacting with customers to show them where to click etc to make calls more efficient. I see it's been over a year since it was stated that this is in the backlog, is there any update?
this is the most needed function for virtual classrooms. We cannot recreate all interactive exercices with our trainees compared with other webconference tools. At least we would like to know when this annotation function will be available
Pointer/highlighter for any screen sharing to be used by the presenter or the participants is absolutely critical for using Teams Meetings for training and education. Please escalate and put on the roadmap for Q1 release.