How To Draw On Screen In Zoom

Have you had the opportunity to participate in a Zoom meeting and desired the ability to annotate on the screen to enhance your message? Fortunately, I will guide you through the process of drawing on the screen in Zoom, allowing for a personalized approach to your presentations and increasing audience engagement.

First, let’s start by enabling the annotation feature in Zoom. To do this, you’ll need to be the host or have the host enable it for you. Once you’re in a Zoom meeting, look for the “Share Screen” button at the bottom of your Zoom window. Click on it and select the screen or application you want to share.

Once you’re sharing your screen, you’ll see a toolbar at the top of the screen. This toolbar has various annotation options such as a pen, highlighter, and shapes. Select the pen tool and choose a color from the color palette. Now you can start drawing on the screen!

Let’s say you’re presenting a graph and you want to draw attention to a specific data point. With the pen tool selected, simply click and drag on the screen to draw. You can use different colors and line thicknesses to add emphasis. It’s like having a digital whiteboard at your fingertips!

But wait, there’s more! Zoom also allows you to add text to your drawings. Simply click on the “Text” tool in the toolbar and click on the screen where you want to add text. Type your message, adjust the font size and color, and voila! You now have text annotations on your screen.

Another great feature in Zoom is the ability to save your annotations. If you want to keep a record of your drawings, simply click on the “More” button in the annotation toolbar and select “Save” or press Ctrl+S (Cmd+S on Mac) on your keyboard. This will save a screenshot of your screen with the annotations included.

Now, let’s talk about some personal touches and commentary you can add to your drawings. For example, you can use arrows to point out specific areas of interest or add funny doodles to make your presentations more lighthearted. You can even use the highlighter tool to emphasize important information.

Remember, drawing on the screen in Zoom is not just about adding visuals, but also about adding your own personal touch. Use your creativity to make your presentations stand out and engage your audience.


Drawing on the screen in Zoom is a powerful way to enhance your presentations and make them more interactive. With the annotation tools available, you can easily draw attention to important information, add personal touches, and engage your audience in a whole new way. So why not give it a try and take your Zoom presentations to the next level?