How To Draw On Your Screen On Zoom

If you can’t explain a topic through Zoom’s video call and sharing features, you have the option to use their Whiteboard during your meetings. In this way, you can elaborate more about things you need to discuss by drawing on your screen. With that in mind, here’s our quick guide on using the Whiteboard on the Zoom desktop and mobile app.


Zoom is one of the best video-conferencing platforms out there, with tools that help your team brainstorm and discuss online much more efficiently. It has a lot of features that allow you to display and share content with other meeting participants.

One of these features is the “Whiteboard” tool, which the name implies, which allows you to draw and write on a blank sheet on your screen. You can use it to illustrate objects, draw pie charts, and many more.

If you’re having trouble finding this feature in your meetings, don’t worry, we got you covered. We’ll teach you how to access the Whiteboard on Zoom in our guide below.

How to access the Whiteboard on Zoom

Aside from sharing your screen during Zoom meetings, you also have the option to use their Whiteboard feature. You can use it for discussions, drawing, and writing formulas, and create charts.

You can use the Whiteboard on Zoom whether you’re attending a meeting on your phone or computer. Follow our quick tutorials below to learn how to use this drawing tool on both devices.

On your computer:

  1. Open the Zoom desktop app and sign in to your account.
  2. Host a new meeting or join an existing one.

  3. At the bottom of the meeting window, click Share Screen. As a shortcut, you can press Alt + S on your keyboard.

  4. On the Basic sharing features, select Whiteboard and click Share at the bottom right part of the window.

Aside from using the default drawing pen, you can also use shapes, add text, include arrows, and more in your Whiteboard. You can even allow other meeting participants to contribute and share their thoughts on the screen.

To stop using the board, click the red “Stop Share” button at the top of your screen. On the other hand, you can also press Alt + S on your keyboard as a shortcut.

On your mobile device:

  1. Open the Zoom app from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Start a new meeting on the mobile app or join an ongoing one.
  3. At the bottom of the meeting room, tap Share.

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the options and select “Share Whiteboard.”

  5. Tap the pencil icon on the bottom-left corner of the board to start drawing.

Please note that you can only share your screen on Zoom if the organizer allows you to do so. But if you’re the host of the meeting, you can share and use the board any time you want.

We won’t go on each of the annotation tools you can use on the Whiteboard feature in Zoom. It’s time for you to explore and check the different drawing options you can use to teach, discuss, and share content with the other call participants.

Share more content with the Whiteboard feature in Zoom

Now that you know how to access the Whiteboard feature in your Zoom meetings, you can go ahead and use it to discuss more things with the other call participants. You can use it to illustrate, draw, write formulas, and share other stuff that might help you in your discussions and brainstorming.

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