Learn what's new in Google Slides

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

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You can quickly view all the charts and tables linked to your Google document or presentation, and update outdated data with a single click.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

November, 2018

Copy formatting to multiple objects

You can copy the formatting of text, cells, or an object to multiple others in Google Slides with the paint format tool. Learn how to use the paint tool.

October, 2018 

Find & add suggested charts or images in a presentation

You can now find and add suggested charts and images to Google Slides from your work or school account. The Explore feature makes it easy to search for Google Drive files related to the existing content in your presentation and insert them. Learn how to use Explore.
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