How To Use Annotate In Zoom

Annotate is a function within Zoom that enables you to make drawings and add written notes on your screen while in a meeting. This can be helpful for emphasizing significant details, creating diagrams, or enhancing your presentation.

Getting Started

To start using Annotate in Zoom, you’ll need to open the meeting and click on the “Annotate” button in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. This will bring up a menu of options for drawing and writing on your screen.

Drawing Tools

The Annotate feature includes several drawing tools that you can use to create shapes, lines, and arrows on your screen. You can also adjust the color and thickness of your strokes to make them more visible or to match your presentation style.

Text Tools

In addition to drawing tools, Annotate also includes text tools that allow you to write on your screen. You can choose from a variety of fonts and sizes to create custom text boxes, or simply type directly onto the screen.

Sharing Your Annotations

Once you’ve created your annotations, you can share them with other participants in the meeting by clicking on the “Share” button in the toolbar. This will broadcast your annotated screen to everyone else in the meeting.

Saving Your Annotations

If you want to save your annotations for future reference, you can do so by clicking on the “Save” button in the toolbar. This will create a screenshot of your annotated screen that you can download and keep.


Annotate is a powerful tool for enhancing your presentations and making them more engaging for your audience. By using the drawing and text tools available in Annotate, you can create custom visuals that help to illustrate your points and keep your listeners engaged.