New features for Slides Present mode

What’s changing

Google is adding new features in Slides Present mode to make navigating a presentation easier while you’re presenting. With these new features, you’ll be able to:

  • Resize speaker notes and slide thumbnails in the presenter view
  • Navigate to any specific slide with a keyboard shortcut
  • Control video playback with keyboard shortcuts 
  • View all available Present mode keyboard shortcuts by clicking the new “tips” button in the presentation control bar.

Who’s impacted

End users

Why you’d use it

On a small screen, it’s sometimes tough to see your upcoming slides and read your speaker notes. Now, you can easily resize these components and confidently present, regardless of the device you’re using.

Additionally, Google’s new keyboard shortcuts make moving through slides while presenting easy. Whether you need to quickly pause a video to answer a question, or jump to a specific slide to revisit a talking point, you can now quickly navigate and control the presentation with your keyboard.

How to get started

  • Admins: No action required.
  • End users: 
  • To resize speaker notes, in the toolbar select Present > Presenter View and drag the separator line between the slide preview and speaker notes accordingly.
  • To view a list of new keyboard shortcuts press Present > Tips: 

Availability

Rollout details 

G Suite editions 
Available to all G Suite editions

On/off by default? 
This feature will be ON by default.