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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.

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Mateusz Moska shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
on the backlog  ·  Warren responded  · 

This request has been accepted by the feature team and is in the queue.

It isn’t the neatest, but as a workaround you can request control in order to do this.

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  • Bryan Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature would be useful .I need other users to be able to point at parts of diagrams during meetings.

  • Aaron LuBean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Slack has the ability for anyone to draw on the screen and it fades away after a few seconds. It would be very helpful to have a similar feature in MS Teams.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is a big request in our organization. We are a global company and most of our meetings are online. So we'll have teams still using team viewer for the sole reason of being able to point around in the screen when working/collaborating on a project/presentation.

  • Ty Brewer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Zoom's Annotation feature takes shared screen meetings to a whole new level. Teams has GOT to add this to stay competitive. I would dump my Zoom account if Teams had annotation capabilities. Zoom is fantastic on mobile / tablet in this regard, as well.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We were all set to switch to teams to replace Mikogo until we found that we could not do this. It is a deal breaker for us as we do team meetings all day long -- probably about 20 a day across our company of 100ish people. Other than this feature the teams meetings is coming along very well.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you are in a meeting room, attendees may use a laser pointer or walk on to the screen. With Skype you have a hard time as you only have words to explain where you are looking at the presenters screen.

    Absolute essential!

  • Mats Hofverberg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    After a week of evaluation of Teams we found that missing the ability to click on the screen and get a label stating who clicked is the one feature missing for us to use it fully and to replace TeamViewer as well.

  • i commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is very important to my team and was used daily on other business conferencing apps (Slack, Zoom).

    Please prioritize this as highly as possible.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Teams is a good platform, but requires the ability to annotate, point and draw while in screen share mode. Zoom has these features and it makes all the difference in the world. Please implement.

  • Ty Brewer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Zoom's implementation where there is a flag that sticks the user's name in it works well.

    Can't emphasize enough how nice and useful this would be in Teams!!! Makes a *huge* difference to enable remote users to interact with others in this regard.

  • hizzaman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For sophisticated collaborative work this small feature is really essential. The more the larger the goup/team. Requesting control is not a feasible workaround. We used to work with quite a lot of different tools like Skype, Skype for Business (Lync), MS Teams, Mikogo, Zoom, Google Hangout, TeamViewer / Blizz. Since the only tool ofering this 'pointing' feature is TeamViewer, but TeamViewer is not a chat/communication tool, we often ended up using Skype for the communication and TeamViewer for Screensharing. Which is kind of embarrassing.

  • Stefan S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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