Annotation as a Viewer Follow

Overview

Meeting participants can annotate on a shared screen as a viewer. The tools available will vary based on the version of the Zoom desktop client or mobile app and your device type, but participants can draw and highlight on the screenshare.

To learn how to share your screen or annotate on your own shared screen, see How Do I Share My Screen?

Prerequisites

  • Zoom Desktop Client
  • Zoom Mobile App
  • Meeting with screensharing

Note: The meeting host can disable attendee annotation. If you do not have the annotation option, confirm that the host has not disabled annotation. 

To annotate on a shared screen 

  1. At the top of your screen, click View Options.
  2. Click Annotate.
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  3. This will open the annotation tools. 
  4. Close the annotation tools at any time by clicking the X in the annotation tool bar.

Annotation Tools

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  • Mouse: Returns your cursor to the regular mouse. It does not appear on others' screens.
  • Text: Type text on the shared screen.
  • Draw: Draw with a pen or another tool.
  • Arrow: Add an arrow with your name on the shared screen.
  • Eraser: Erase any annotations you have done. 
  • Format: Open formatting options for the screenshare.
  • Undo: Remove your last changes.
  • Redo: Add the annotations you removed by clicking Undo.
  • Clear: Clear your own annotations.

To annotate on a shared screen 

  1. At the top of your screen, click View Options.
  2. Click Annotate.
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  3. This will open the annotation tools. 
  4. Close the annotation tools at any time by clicking the X in the annotation tool bar.

Annotation Tools

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  • Mouse: Returns your cursor to the regular mouse. It does not appear on others' screens.
  • Text: Type text on the shared screen.
  • Draw: Draw with a pen or another tool.
  • Arrow: Add an arrow with your name on the shared screen.
  • Eraser: Erase any annotations you have done. 
  • Format: Open formatting options for the screenshare.
  • Undo: Remove your last changes.
  • Redo: Add the annotations you removed by clicking Undo.
  • Clear: Clear your own annotations.

To annotate on a shared screen 

  1. At the top of your screen, click View Options.
  2. Click Annotate.
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  3. This will open the annotation tools. 
  4. Close the annotation tools at any time by clicking the X in the annotation tool bar.

Annotation Tools

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  • Mouse: Returns your cursor to the regular mouse. It does not appear on others' screens.
  • Draw: Draw with a pen or another tool.
  • Arrow: Add an arrow with your name on the shared screen.
  • Eraser: Erase any annotations you have done. 
  • Format: Open formatting options for the screenshare.
  • Undo: Remove your last changes.
  • Redo: Add the annotations you removed by clicking Undo.
  • Clear: Clear your own annotations.

To annotate on a shared screen 

  1. Tap the pen icon on your screen.
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  2. This will open the annotation tools. 
  3. Tap the pen icon again at any time to close the annotation tools.

Annotation Tools

The annotation tools available are dependent on whether you are on an iPad or iPhone. 

iPad
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iPhone
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  • Pen: Draw with a pen.
  • Highlighter: Use a highlighter to highlight sections of the screen.
  • Line (iPad only): Draw a line on the screen.
  • Arrow (iPad only): Add an arrow on the shared screen.
  • Rectangle (iPad only): Draw a rectangle on the share screen.
  • Oval (iPad only): Drawn an oval on the shared screen.
  • Text (iPad only): type text on the shared screen.
  • Color: Change the color or size of your annotation tools.
  • Erase: Tap any of your annotations to remove them.
  • Undo (tablet only): Remove your last changes.
  • Redo (tablet only): Add the annotations you removed by clicking Undo.
  • Clear: Clear your own annotations.

To annotate on a shared screen 

  1. Tap the pen icon on your screen.
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  2. This will open the annotation tools. 
  3. Tap the pen icon again at any time to close the annotation tools.

Annotation Tools

The annotation tools available are dependent on whether you are on a tablet or phone. 

Tablet
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Phone
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  • Pen: Draw with a pen.
  • Highlighter: Use a highlighter to highlight sections of the screen.
  • Line (tablet only): Draw a line on the screen.
  • Arrow (tablet only): Add an arrow on the shared screen.
  • Rectangle (tablet only): Draw a rectangle on the share screen.
  • Oval (tablet only): Drawn an oval on the shared screen.
  • Text (tablet only): type text on the shared screen.
  • Color: Change the color or size of your annotation tools.
  • Erase: Tap any of your annotations to remove them.
  • Undo (tablet only): Remove your last changes.
  • Redo (tablet only): Add the annotations you removed by clicking Undo.
  • Clear: Clear your own annotations.
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