The new version of Google Slides

Whether you’re trying to wow your boss with an end-of-quarter presentation or impress your classmates with an animated book report, the new version of Google Slides can help.

All of your new presentations will be created in the latest version of Google Slides. Any presentation you upload and convert to Google Docs format will be converted to the latest version of Google Slides.

Check out some of the new features in the latest version of Google Slides:

  • Character-by-character collaboration: See updates in realtime as you edit presentations with other people.
  • Drawing on canvas: Draw organizational charts, flowcharts, design diagrams and much more right within Google Slides.
  • Transitions: Enhance your presentation with new ways to transition between slides.
  • Shape linking: Turn shapes within your presentation into hyperlinks to other slides, presentations, or external webpages.
  • Better animations: We’ve added new themes to make it easy to create show-stopping presentations.
  • Commenting: Collaborate with other people by adding comments to shapes, text or slides.

How can I open my older presentations in the new version?

In order to take advantage of our newer features, you’ll need to manually copy older presentations into the new version of Google Slides. You can do so by importing slides to a new presentation.

When importing slides from an older presentation, you’ll be creating a new Google presentation at a unique URL. You’ll need to re-share the new presentation with any previous collaborators. Eventually, we’ll automatically upgrade older presentations to the new version.

The new version of Google Slides takes advantage of the most up-to-date technology, such as HTML5. For this reason, new Google Slides are only supported in modern browsers. For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome, which supports all of the new features in Google Slides.