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.
What's the hold up on this Teams? How hard can it be?
I'm tired of describing icons and buttons when training customers.
Sheila Miller commented
Without this functionality we are unable to fully move off our existing meeting platform. Please push priority. It would be a HUGE win for our organization!
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.
Now these days with all online meeting we have Annotation feature (e.g. GoToMeeting, Cisco webex, Zoom).
Hope Microsoft will add this feature very soon
Ory Zaidenvorm commented
I simply can't believe that in the middle of 2021 after almost a year and a half of WFH this feature is still missing, flabbergasted.
This is a massive gap compared to Zoom and Slack. The needs a higher priority. How hard can this feature be?
Everyone in architecture / design is waiting for this crucial feature. It's a constant frustration that always sends us back to Zoom for meetings. We need to be able to point to parts of a drawing, mark it up, and discuss design options LIVE with all participants able to draw.
Please make sure to develop this feature. This is the number one reason why my users would rather use Zoom. It would be very important to get this feature as soon as possible.
Matty B commented
Loved this feature in Slack. C'mon Teams! It's so handy
Renee Brisson-Khan commented
Annotations is an important feature needed for Virtually Led Online Training!! WebEx has this feature, Adobe Connect has the feature, it's hard to convince my clients to use Teams in training when this basic function is not possible. It's the one feature they insist on having. I think this is a HUGE deficit to using Teams.... and I'm the company's Teams specialists!!
[Deleted User] commented
It's a shame that after more than a year of WFH and almost 4 years since this idea was shared this still hasn't arrived. The lack of this feature renders MS Teams useless for R&D teams that do any kind of pair programming.
Luis F. Leon commented
Any update on this? An ETA would be nice. Considering this has been requested since 2017, being at the top of the list by now would make sense.
This would be super helpful!
Hi. I'm evaluating Teams as a potential replacement for the current web meeting solution we are using. Not being able to annotate the screens of the customers we are training is a deal breaker.
Do you have any ETA for that feature so I can see if Teams is still to consider or if I just move on to a competitor?
Besides the drawing, also having a full annotation feature available with an arrow like Webex has is needed. Until MS Teams has this available, my trainings will stay with Webex.
Having it on the backlog is nice. Having it at the top of the backlog is way better!
It's really necessary for me... I am a teacher and I use teams for my personal coaching... Moreover I am a foreign language teacher so you can understand.
Please add this feature as soon as possible...
In a time where most meetings are happening virtually or even in a hybrid meeting, annotating on a screen is extremely vital to keep the meeting flowing smoothly. This is also key feature for virtual charrettes.
Dave French commented
Now that Slack has changed ownership, we are taking active steps to replace Slack with Teams but the lack of this key feature will be a major impediment.
This should be such a basic feature I'm amazed that the Teams team has not implemented this.
Please please please..... i need this. I have to train people on software remotely while they share their screen, and verbally describing where to click is painful and unproductive. This should be a basic feature, especially in our new normal.