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.
Please add graphical mark-up by host & guests. It would be a key facilitating tool for us to do mechanical engineering development.
Jacob Harris commented
PLEASE get this feature immediately!!! Our company just asked us to migrate to teams from Zoom and everyone is super sad as Teams is behind in adding this feature. As an engineer, this feature is essential for having a productive meeting.
Edit: Wow this comment was from 2017 and you still haven't gotten it in yet? (Other platforms have had this for years!)
Firm I work for use SLACK and we find it very useful to draw on the screen when someone is showing their desktop. They are now moving over to teams and that doesn't have this feature - It's critical this is added ASAP please.
This is critical for for our business. I need my coworkers to be able to pinpoint on a screen I'm presenting!
Couldn't agree more with the opinions and sentiments being echoed. Teams needs to come up immediately with the annotate feature like zoom. It has become absolutely essential in this current scenario. Teachers life would be so much easy with that feature.
Dejan Nenov commented
I want to echo the sentiment - my team will not move to Teams until this Slack-available feature is available.
@admin - it would be encouraging to hear that the issue is in the current sprint (or the next one) - rather than in the "backlog" - where it could stay for years....
Not to bring up a competitive product, but GoTo Meeting has a simple draw pallet for the person that has control of the mouse, and it allows the user to draw or highlight items, to help facilitate the discussion. As others have noted if you are looking at a graphic, it is nice to be able to point to pieces of the graphic, and it appears that even your mouse is not visible.
Angelo Dalli commented
The lack of this feature is the only reason why we are hesitating to switch from Slack to Teams fully - please give a higher priority to this
Maybe a long shot, but is it possible to also make the whiteboard for shared screen to include tags camerapoint on geographic project models like the bcf-format for bim, or the comment function for arc GIS Pro without having to entering the spesific gis/bim software for the Teams participants?
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This needs to be grouped together with all the requests for annotate. Specifically a feature that duplicates Zoom's annotate
If we had this we would not have to use Zoom, Skype or Webex etc. Please give this higher priority as online collaboration has become super important in the current environment.
Donald Bungum commented
Please add the ability to markup jointly on PowerPoint shared on Teams. Would be very helpful for my online teaching during THE VIRUS.
Katie Proctor commented
This is feature parity with Skype. There was a Check mark tool, that the participant could change to Arrows, green checks, red Xes, etc. And, participants could even type text on the screen.
In the Remote Training world of today, THIS feature is the most important single feature missing from Teams today in order to be used for remote, interactive training.
I would like to add my name to the list - just signed up to Microsoft Teams but now thinking we should have gone with Zoom
Ken Root commented
Yes please add it. I'd really love to move everyone to Team but without this it'll be difficult.
I just got my whole company on board with Teams (now that we all work remotely), but I did not realize that this capability is missing. We will go to Zoom until we can markup the presenter's screen. Giving "control" to a meeting participant is overkill, and many do not feel comfortable with that funciton. Please notify when this feature is added to Teams and we will come back!
Essential feature for effective collaboration
Jeff Greenstreet commented
Very important functionality for virtual workshops such as Value Stream Mapping
If teams should crush everything out there you need one thing.
let users be able to manipulate each others content on their respective computers like in Teamviewer. Then you will be able to draw, spin a model rearrange slides or whatever while you speak. Freedom...
Whatever tool we use, we must have the capability of collaborating graphically...not just with text (As an architect, being able to draw and sketch is an essential part of communication...a picture paints a thousand words!)