Zoom Vanishing Pen Annotation | Draw on Screen during meetings or webinars while sharing. Zoom 5.6.3

Posted on:  04/24/2021
Zoom Vanishing Pen Annotation | Draw on Screen during meetings or webinars while sharing. Zoom 5.6.3

You can annotate your screen sharing, window sharing or webinars in Zoom by using a 'vanishing pen annotation'. Zoom had annotation features before, but in this update for Zoom version 5.6.3, you can draw anywhere on the screen, and in a few seconds, annotation disappears automatically.

Zoom Vanishing Pen - Zoom 5.6.3

Zoom vanishing pen - will disappear after two to three seconds

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How do I use the Vanishing Pen in Zoom?

  1. You need to be in a Zoom meeting and sharing your screen to use the vanishing pen which is part of the annotation toolbar.
  2. Click Annotate. Screenshot below.
  3. Click Spotlight and then click Vanishing Pen. Screenshot below.
  4. Draw using the pen and after two to three seconds, the ink will go away.

This is a great feature since you don't have to keep using undo or erase your drawing and the vanishing pen keeps your screen annotations clean.

 

Annotate in the screen sharing toolbar

Annotate in the screen sharing toolbar

Spotlight in the annotation toolbar in Zoom meetings

Spotlight in the annotation toolbar

Vanishing Pen in Zoom

Vanishing pen in Zoom

Vanishing pen used in Zoom - the blue ink will disappear in two seconds

Vanishing pen used in Zoom - the blue ink will disappear in a couple seconds

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