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.
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?
The government agency I work for switched to Teams, likely to save money. BUT the inability to allow others to point and/or draw on a shared screen is crazy. How could Microsoft overlook this? I go over large Excel spreadsheets and others should be able to at least point at a cell.
Chris B commented
The development teams in my company find this a really useful feature in Slack. We are looking to migrate to Teams but the lack of this feature is a deal breaker.
Any follow up on this? Company cannot switch from Zoom until this is implemented.
This would be a great feature to add in my opinion. Coming from a new Developer trying to learn new things from the other developers on the team, it helps a lot for me to share versus them sharing and them having the ability to draw on my screen to say draw a quick diagram or to point something out in code or anything to learn new business flows is extremly helpful. It would be a very big time saver in the sense of having a point to something versus trying to use words to point out something. Thanks!
Barb F commented
Please prioritize this. This is the feature our teams will miss most if we migrate to Teams from Slack. Drawing on ones screen is such a timesaver for detailed meetings when people want to discuss a specific spot on the screen, instead of wasting lots of time trying to verbally direct the presenter to the information that needs to be discussed, updated, questioned, etc. Thank you!
Dante Peralta López commented
Come on Teams! this is basic feature
Every free screensharing tool has this, friggin nonsense video backgrounds and/or having your colleagues on video sit in a college classroom for fun get priority over this highly requested functionality... Unbelievable.
Get on with it already and implement annotation tools. Please!
Don't bother with this enhancement, we can use Slack instead.
Tony V. commented
This is preventing our company from moving away from Slack or Zoom. Please get on this feature.