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Use Annotations in Google Meet

To highlight and make annotations in Google Meet, presenters and appointed co-annotators can use annotation tools.

Important: Annotations for iOS is launching soon.

Learn which Google Workspace editions can use Annotations

Important: You can use Annotations in Google Meet if you have these Google Workspace editions:

  • Business Starter
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Starter
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Essentials
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Essentials Plus
  • Workspace Individual
  • Education Teaching and Learning Upgrade
  • Education Standard
  • Education Plus
  • Frontline Starter
  • Frontline Standard

Tip: The Google Meet features vary based on your Google Workspace or Google One subscription. Learn about Premium Meet features.

Learn about which browsers are supported

You can use Annotations on Chrome version M124 and/or up. Learn how to check your browser version.

How to use Annotations in Google Meet

Important: There’s no admin control for Annotations.

In a meeting:

  1. On your computer, join a Meet video meeting.
  2. At the bottom, click Present now Share screen.
  3. Select Your window, Tab, or Entire screen.
    • If you present a Chrome tab, it shares that tab's audio by default.
    • To present a different tab:
      1. Click the tab you want to present.
      2. Click Share this tab instead.
    • If you present a Slides presentation through a tab, Learn to control Slides presentations in Google Meet.
  4. As the presenter, you get the notification “You can annotate on the screen now. Everyone can see your annotations.”
  5. To select an annotation option, at the bottom right, click .
    • Select one of the following:
      • Stickers
      • Pen
      • Disappearing ink (on by default)
      • Text box
      • Sticky note
      • Lines and shapes
      • Color

Tip: You can also select the Stop annotating option. To remove existing annotations, select Erase or Clear all.

Add co-annotators

To allow others to annotate:

  • In a meeting, open the Participants list People Tab.
    1. Find the user you want to have as a co-annotator.
    2. Next to their name, click More actions and then Add as co-annotator Draw emoji.
  • Hover over a user’s video tile.
    • Click More actions and then Add as co-annotator Draw emoji.

Check what you need to annotate a presentation

To annotate a presentation, make sure that:

  • Your browser is compatible.
  • You’re the current presenter.
  • You’ve pinned your presentation.
  • You're presenting in a tab or window (using full screen on a second monitor).

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