Share pointer while screen sharing
TeamViewer screen sharing has a nice feature to share pointer. So when other meeting participants wants to show the presenter something on screen, the presenter can see where they pointing. It's really useful feature.
This feature remains on the backlog, while we work on other high priority Meetings features.
Come on, folks. Over 1 year of the pandemic. MS Teams is being used all around for teaching and meetings. The ability to have a pointer on the PowerPoint presentations that are being shared should be implemented by now...
Would be good to replicate Zoom's powerful "Annotate" feature, which include the ability to 'Stamp' items. Very useful when sharing applications outside of MS PowerPoint..
A really needed feature, which saves time and nerves.
Still not available 1.5 years later? :\
Ofcourse, Teams is more than presenting, but with the corona lockdown it has quickly become the main purpose for Teams for many among us. And will remain so. I use it daily for teaching (oa Microsoft products ;-)). And for presenting, a pointer is essential, as anyone who uses Powerpoint regularly on a professional basis can confirm. Can't understand how this ever got put on the backlog.
Definitely needed for teams. Basically makes the live presentation feature worthless because you're not able to direct attention on the slides.
We used laser pointer (and even much better temporary tracing) in Slack, it was just super usefull... since we switched to Teams interaction support is really poor without this feature. Please add this to Teams screen sharing as soon as ossible. All Slack users will no longer regret Slack.
Indeed, this is a must !
Ivan Verhaert commented
yes, in a meeting and everyone looking for it ... please add the pointer to teams.
Which other tools do have this, because we have to switch if this is not in.
I urgently need a laser pointer function when using OneNote in distance learning situations. I would be glad to have a funktion similar to the laserpointer function in Powerpoint.
It seems there already is a similar functionality, but it also includes control of the shared shared screen. A pointer which is just a pointer, and possibly the ability to draw lines, but not control would be nice. Attached is my proposal for design.
This would be very useful, especially for education, where you ask the student to identify something on a picture or a diagram.
Would be cool if this feature would come as soon as possible.
Dima Bors commented
22nd of April and Mac does not have any laser pointers
Without a pointing option for the team members, Teams is less effective. This feature is a must!
Why is this not a high priority feature!
Please implement ASAP..
** EDIT** O wait, the original idea was from 2018? Really?
Anybody at Microsoft actually using TEAMS for presenting with powerpoint online???
Don't seem so, since when you present powerpoint via teams you can choose between:
1) regular screenshare and dont see anybody during the presentation (talking to blind wall) but you can use the cursor / laserpointer to highlight stuff.
2) use powerpoint option so you can see audience, notes and the powerpoint, but nobody can see your mouse movements or laser pointer...
Pretty important feature to be missing 2 years already and +3000 votes later.
Jorge Andrés commented
It is very useful to have this functionality, not counting it makes the screen sharing or window sharing mode be used
I definitely vote for this function. It makes it hard to point out specific things in the presentation with out being able to show it with a pointer.
I vote for it!!!!!