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.
Mr Joseph Chapman commented
+1, we need this feature
plus one for this feature
This is a must have
Marcelo José Amador Filho commented
Please, this function is essential.
Essential function! We use this in every meeting using Zoom. Will not consider Teams without this feature.
GoTo Meeting has had this feature for years. Come on Microsoft Teams... step your game up!
Lars Hilke commented
Deal breaker when comparing Slack vs Teams. It's such a simple and useful feature!
I hear this is already planned for coming at some point; I too request it to be reprioritized higher because of the impact it has on training our remote employees virtually.
Anthony MARTINEZ commented
would really improve collaborative calls in addition to whiteboard
I found a better solution for this issue. It's called zoom.
Please, please, please allow an arrow, annotation, mouse mirror. Something. We often use teams for trouble-shooting on a remote computer and if I have to keep directing people by describing where to put their mouse I"m going to throw my computer out the window.
Rahul Mehta commented
Very much this - I'd love to have this option - I'm preparing for customer presentation and looked for a way I can give more focus to the customer, so that he knows what to look at
Alan Murphy commented
Can any Microsoft personnel indicate if this is on Roadmap?
Ryan Dorrheim commented
Duplicates … but still YES!
I understand this will be added in the later updates of Teams, however I would urge this be pushed forward due to the need for interactivity within virtual meetings. Already this is causing issues with our Skype customers due to the lack of features available in Team - Skype.
Its good when you are guiding someone sharing their screen on buttons to click. Pointing to the location is easy than saying click on the arrow like symbol on the upper right hand corner of the screen right under the box that says options but over the dropdown
steven vore commented
This is especially needed for code reviews, instruction, and other teaming & pair-programming activities.
I have a number of items I would love to add to my presentation to conform with blended learning, and also for those that a visually impaired, so need a voice to the text. just bringing a presentation together makes a big difference to your audiance.
Richard Haddy commented
I've been using Skype for years and found the 'Annotation' tools brilliant to use for an interactive virtual training session. Since using 'Teams' all of the interactive features have dropped off.
I really hope Annotations such as highlighter, polls, free text come to 'Teams' or we will be moving off this platform.