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.
it is vital to provide this ability, goto and zoom already have it, and that is the big hole in teams.
Mikal Grant commented
Any idea when this will be released? As a developer, pairing up on work is so irritating when trying to tell someone "click on the X icon. no not that icon. the one in the upper right. no, that's left. it's in the upper right."
REALLY need a way to just click around on a screen share and walk someone through.
John Lundberg commented
Were in the backlog is this? So much more important than something like "together mode" We are about to switch to zoom because of this
This is a pretty important feature. Why MS is not taking care of it? We have so many complaints about lacking of this feature.
Teams is unusable for design work without this feature
please move this issue off the backlog list, it is a very important feature when conducting virtual training events where engagement of the participant is vital
Definitely needed for creative and engineering roles. We need to be able to mark up pictures and drawings in meetings!
Patrick Twyning-Lane commented
The annotation tools in Skype for Business are great for learner interactions for virtual learning (and also meeting) interactions. These are painfully missed in Teams!!
Kate M commented
This would be a a great feature that I need in my life!
Please can you add this feature as soon as possible.
This feature will help a lot. Thanks :)
This would be really handy!
Michael Driscoll commented
Super important and would make a massive improvement to usability
Please prioritise giving me my crayon! Requesting control to point at something is just too much pain.
Alicia Flinchum commented
Our team has also had resistance to completely switching to Teams due to the lack of this feature. I've been watching this forum for several months and it's disheartening to see this doesn't seem to be moving forward. No word from Microsoft in over a year. I think this should be a higher priority than it is. As I write this there are 47 pages of comments. That should say something.
K N commented
One year later and still in backlog... This is the reason that why we use slack for our meeting currently!
Yes!!!!!!!!!! Please I beg you! We need this to be effective!
vairakkumar vairaperumal commented
4 years OLD and still in BACKLOG. Can't believe this is not a sought out feature and a priority feature.
I'm shocked that Teams is implemented in the manner it is. The paradigm seems to be that all participants are within one organization, and that maybe sometimes people outside might need to participate (with diminished functionality).
MS needs to come into the 20th century - most organizations have "metaorganizations" at their interfaces with others (think Defense Dept. and EPA.) That particular metaorganization can have 10-15 or more separate organizations (contractors, other agencies, etc.) involved and in need of virtual collaboration. Right now, each organization has a separate Teams implementation, but to have true and full common functionality, they would have to create an entirely new organizational identity, meaning new individual emails, MSTeams accounts, etc. - something that none of their IT Security people will allow them to do.
As a trainer/facilitator working across a variety of organizations, MSTeams is pretty limited right now. I can't even have participants annotate a simple map indicating where they're from - something that is trivial in Zoom.
When DOD OKs the use of Zoom Govt., there will be a stampede to Zoom unless MS acts to address this fundamental design issue.
Slack has this feature and I have seen it's one of the most used componentss. This should be a critical component.