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.
Thank you for your continued feedback and patience while this item remains on the teams backlog. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Peter Farjad commented
any updates? Zoom has this feature
I have temporary configured Windows mouse options to show circles around the pointer when pressing the control key. Those circles can be seen on all other computers.
Useable workaround for a missing important feature, I think.
(Settings -> Devices -> Mouse -> Additional mouse options -> Pointer options -> Show location of pointer when I press the CNRL key)
simone crosara commented
also for mobile this feature should be very useful!
Please add this feature as soon as possible. It is urgently needed – not only – in our complete team.
Truly embarrassing that it's taken 3.5 years for such a basic feature and it's still not available.
Agree - not having a "laser pointer" feature is a huge drawback
Luke Duddridge commented
Can we see the backlog? It has been there for 3 years? With remote working more common I've lost count the number of times I have said "no other left"
Luis Rodriguez commented
Please add this feature! It's quite helpful and a little frustrating to lose after migrating from other systems that are able to have pointers on any screen shared area.
Sarah Lewis commented
This feature would be ideal for so many Teams users. I deliver remote consultancy, with the trainee sharing their screen and driving the mouse. It would be so helpful if I could quickly laser point to something on screen when the trainee is struggling to find a button / click in the right place. This would significantly improve efficiency and user experience without knocking the trainees confidence if they are struggling to follow instructions, especially when in front of an audience.
Antje Donner commented
Please add the feature !!
Rakesh Kumar DS commented
Please add this Feature As soon as possible.
Dan Miller commented
Please add this
Frank Gorgas-Waller commented
The lack of this basic feature is really somewhat annoying...
It ends up in sessions where you have to describe and navigate the presenter verbally, which can be "entertaining" for the people watching but otherwise just costs time, money and nerves.
Really? After 3 years it "reamins on the backlog" ? While Teams developers are busy working on the 37rd change in design, making it worse every time and decreasing usability ? Great to see that Microsoft is concentrating on the important things.
3 years in the backlog? That's not a backlog, its an idea graveyard!
It would be really interesting to know what other features are considered "more important"
sadly we cannot even use Teams for meetings anymore.
We have to use zoom because we are part of a IT team and the users have to be able to point to what they need help or a question with.
Pål Malmberg commented
This is really useful feature. Add a pen and we don't need to use Slack in addition.
Herschel Salan commented
This is collaboration tool
Linus Nett commented
i have also just opened the same topic. we also need this function here very urgently!
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...