Learn what's new in Google Slides

Stay up-to-date with the latest updates in Google Slides:

January 2021

Change autofit preferences for new text placeholders & text boxes

You can now customize autofit settings in Slides preferences, the Format options sidebar, or the menu next to each text box. Learn how to change how text fits in text placeholders and text boxes

October 2020

Automatically play videos in Google Slides

Google Slides now automatically plays videos like other animation or slide transitions. Learn how to play a video during a Google Slides presentation.

September 2020

Use Dark theme on iOS

You can change your theme setting to make it easier to view your spreadsheets on your mobile device and save battery life. Learn how to use Dark theme on iOS.

Edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Google Slides

You can directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Slides. Changes will be auto-saved to the file in Office format. Learn how to work with Office files using Office editing.

August 2020

Collaborate with people who are not using a Google account

You can invite people who don’t have Google accounts to collaborate on your Google Slides as visitors. Learn how to share documents with visitors.

Ensure inserted video and audio is playable

Ensure anyone who is viewing or presenting a Slides presentation can play embedded videos and audio files. Learn how to share video and audio files in Google Slides.

July 2020

Use Dark theme on Android

You can change your theme setting to make it easier to view your spreadsheets on your mobile device and save battery life. Learn how to use Dark theme on Android.

October, 2019

Customize captions

You can customize caption text size and position while presenting in Google Slides. Learn more about presenting with captions.

August 2019

Show a blank slide during a presentation

At any time, you can change the presentation slide to all white or all black with keyboard shortcuts. The keyboard shortcut is “b” for black and “w” for white. You can use a blank screen to remove any material from the screen, to pause a presentation, go off topic, or to answer a question. Learn more about presenting with Google Slides.

Advance slides automatically while you present

You can customize the auto-advance timing while you present with Google Slides, and determine whether the presentation should loop. Learn more about advancing slides automatically.

May, 2019

Update all of your linked content

You can quickly view all the charts and tables linked to your Google document or presentation, and update outdated data with a single click. Learn more about bulk updates.

April 2019

Track trends and more with the improved Activity dashboard

To use this features, you need to sign in to Google Account through work or school, and you’re not signed into a Google Account. Click here to sign in to your Google Account.

Activity dashboard now tracks view and comment trends in Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn more about the improved Activity dashboard.

Edit your theme colors in Google Slides

You can now personalize the color of each element within your presentation's theme. Learn how to edit a theme’s colors in Google Slides.

Add audio to a presentation

You can now add audio to a presentation in Slides. Learn how to add audio.

Edit Office files with Google Docs, Sheets & Slides 

You can now directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Learn how to use Office editing.
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