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.
This seams like a basic communication tool / feature. I work in architecture with very complex drawings. Verbally describing the micro aspects among a sea of complexity on a particular drawing is ridiculous, comical and frustrating.
Unbelievable this is not implemented!
Did a MS teams lecture this afternoon, but no mouse made presentation difficult!
Prof Paul Anderson QMUL
Sadly missing, Very much needed. Come on MS
Ahmed Hadidi commented
For online teaching this is a priority because of covid19 crisis. You might need to work on it if you want us to teach using Microsoft software
you are absolutely right.
Olli Huttunen commented
Hard to say anything that has not been already said, but ones more. How can such a small, but extremely beneficial feature take such a long time to do?
Must say, that if I find this feature from some other tool, I will forget Teams and start using the new one. You are in competition you know?
Francois RABOU commented
Will be nice to have this feature for better user-experience and better sharing. The Covid-19 period demonstrates the benefit to use such tool and each enhancement is a must.
Thomas Hollstein commented
this feature is essential for online meetings and online courses - as long as it is not there, there is no real use for Teams at all! Urgently needed! Sorry, have to find another platform then ...
What are you doing in a meeting: pointing on content of some slides and discussing specific points with others. Presentation without pointer is of extremely limited use!
Magdi Elsayed commented
I was thinking this feature is definitely needed and was not surprised it was already suggested on User Voice. I think that in the case RavenActual described, the presenter was sharing their desktop (having the PowerPoint on their screen) and not presenting using the Teams' built in PowerPoint sharing function which is better as the PowerPoint presentation being shown is being broadcast from the Teams server to the audience, as opposed to sharing your desktop which means the screen has to constantly be uploaded from the presenter's machine to the server and then broadcast to the audience.
I agree! I am a teacher and crucial during lessons.
Georgi Belogurov commented
It should work if ppt is shared as screenshare (i.e. desktop or window), but it does not work when ppt is shared directly (the latter approach is much more bandwidth efficient). So yes, it would be nice to get onscreen pointer in direct sharing mode of ppt files (not screenshare). See annotate.net for a working example. One must admit that it might be not very straightforward to implement such pointer or pen. Pointer would presumably require a dedicated stream of data, albeit a very tiny one.
Waylon Ballard commented
The pointer should be high priority. It’s very long overdue. It is used very frequently by team members during screen sharing. People in my company around the globe express frustration daily concerning the lack of pointing capability during Teams meetings. Please give this priority to get out soon.
We need this feature so much... Hope you can give it a higher priority especially in times like these....
What can be higher priority?
This feature would be highly appreciated!
Reading comments below, seems like this belongs on top of your backlog!
Slack already has this. We are in the middle of integrating Teams and this is a big piece that is missing for users who are all used to this feature in Slack.
David Anderson commented
This is exceedingly necessary. Especially when used in an educational setting.
I'm trying to point to stuff on dense web pages to guide new team members on navigating through our internal dashboards etc. It's very inconvenient to not have the cursor showing up.
Rubén Münzing commented
Very important Feature for contract negotiations! Please add it to Teams.