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Annotate Function in Teams

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The one thing needed in Teams is the annotate function. We have meetings where this function is crucial to have. Been using Webex which is being phased out in our company and switching to Teams. 

Any chance we'll see this option? It is a real pain to have to do work-arounds.

Or, is there already an option or solution out there that anyone has found?

 

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best response confirmed by adam deltinger (MVP)
Solution
Hi @Frank_Matic

This feature is coming at some point, it's simply on the backlog

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32026894-ability-for-meeting-p...

This is because other features of meetings including custom backgrounds, raise hand, seeing all users in the meeting are being prioritised due to demand for organisations who are now remote working.

A workaround could always be, for example, to share the PowerPoint with the user prior to the meeting, then both open it whilst in the meeting. In the meeting, share the whole screen and then work on it together whilst the meeting is ongoing. However, the ideal scenario is to work on the slide on the screen collaboratively during the meeting.

So I would vote to push up the agenda and then use a workaround like this. It's by no means ideal and probably has limitations: but that is where we are today. The saving grace is that the feature is coming at some point

Hope that answers your question

Best, Chris

@Christopher Hoard , thanks for the update. I started using this in place of Webex and Skype the last few weeks and am looking forward to this option being added. I have been working from home for years and having a solid app with similiar options to Webex for discussions & presentations is crucial. Allowing multiple attendees to annotate at the same time is key. Look forward to seeing what other options are added to the teams platform. Thanks Christopher. 

@Christopher Hoard 

 

"This is because other features of meetings including custom backgrounds, raise hand, seeing all users in the meeting are being prioritised due to demand for organisations who are now remote working."

 

How do you know this?