New features for Google Slides Present mode

July 10, 2019

Google has announced that they are adding some new features in Present mode for Slides 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. 

To resize speaker notes, at the top of the page, select Presenter View from the Present drop-down list and then drag the line divide between the slide preview and speaker notes to match your needs.

gif showing how to use the new resize speaker notes in google slides

To view a list of the new keyboard shortcuts at the top of the page select Present. Then at the bottom of the presentation in a black toolbar, select Tips

gif showing how to access the new keyboard shortcuts in google slides

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