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.
dan P commented
as we all enter yet another (last??) lockdown, this feature is vital. As a small company, we have taken the big step of adopting Teams throughout all the business but we still have calls with Zoom users. Its almost an embarrassment when they have calls where they annotate the screen. Its such a useful feature. Not sure why it hasn't appeared in Teams??? Surely you can let us know when it will appear...
It’s definitely needed ASAP as I’m a Training Manager and am now conducting a majority of my trainings on MS Teams and not having the ability to annotate is critical. Zoom is SO much better for training!!! Please push this feature!
Not having this feature in Teams while it is available for ages in Skype is clearly inconceivable...
Every compagny using the annotation tool for virtual classroom should really consider switching to an alternative software.
PowerPoint style laser pointer would be a good start. Useful to guide people to items on the screen they're sharing
This feature is very important .
Agree, please pull forward and get it out of the backlog.
El Oh commented
MUST HAVE! Don't backlog this feature. Zoom and Webex have this already.
A must have ! Please put in the a sprint very very soon, that's the top 1 reason to not use Teams
Jordan Lantz commented
I frequently provide remote technical support and also participate in remote pair/mob programming. This feature is desperately needed to help assist people navigating their computers.
Once upon a time Microsoft had the practice of "eating your own dogfood" as Bill Gates put it. Does the Teams team not collaborate using their own app? Being able to draw on the shared screen is essential to collaboration. Sadly, when I have real work to do, I go back to Slack. Teams is just something the guys in charge make me use.
Very important - especially with different language participants. It's not really a meeting without this, you could change its name to "Presentation"
This feature would be a gamechanger for our trainings!
It would be perfect if:
- it also allows to write and put "stamps" (hearts, star shapes etc) on the shared screen
- the moderator can activate/deactivate the function
- the moderator can clear all annotations and move them around
- the moderator can take screenshots of what was done that are automatically stored in the chat
Putting this item on the roadmap would be a great way to start 2021 ;)
Warren Dugan commented
All of your competitors have this feature during a time where many people are beginning to learn this new way of doing business. Get this feature out and hold onto your marketshare.
There are lot of requests coming from end users on this feature as it is so effective in WebEx. Especially users working on engineering drawings it is very useful. Request MS team to prioritize and share the timelines. Thanks a lot.
This would be a great feature!!!
Don't forget to allow meeting owner to turn it off or on (or presentor)
Presenter should be able to annotate on screen while sharing the content
Dwayne Parkinson commented
PLEASE... This is desperately needed and it's been three years!
"Click on that thing that looks like an arrow in a box, no, over, down, up to the right, no by the... ugh." All day every day. This is such a huge feature that's missing.
Most importantly. Look at how Slack does this. There is rarely any value to leave the annotation on the screen for any length of time. Especially drawn lines. You just want to circle something to draw attention and then have the circled item fade away. In Zoom you have to constantly clear the drawings. It's irritating.
Try Zoom to get some ideas...