Teams annotations interact with background

Copper Contributor

Hi so I've been talking to some of my team about the collaborative annotation features in teams and there's one thing that's stumped us.


When you turn on annotation mode this popup appears:

Screenshot 2023-09-01 214734.png

The only problem is that there is no button anywhere to "interact with background"?


Based on this blog post the feature was supposed to have been rolled out by mid-August, so what are we missing?

Version is for what it's worth.




3 Replies
We're having the same issue.... there is no "interact with background" button or menu option. My workaround is this: a) unpin the controls that appear when screen sharing is started. In my case at least, this prevents the screen sharing controls from disappearing when annotations are enabled. b) turn on annotations, c) annotate some stuff, d) when you want to interact with the background, turn off annotations, e) interact with the background, f) when you're done interacting with the background, turn annotations back on. Any annotations that were active when you turned annotations off will re-appear.
Now May! And I was trying to do everything to make this work! Thanks for that link, Andy!