Google Slides adds presentation loop and automatic advance
Google is today add a handful of features in Present mode in Slides. New loop duration options and blank screen shortcuts will help users better control and customize a live presentation.
In Present mode, clicking on the settings gear icon in the gray navigation bar of the presentation will bring up the new “Auto-advance” menu. The time increments are quite granular and include 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 30 seconds or every minute. After making a selection, the slides can then be set to “loop” continuously.
The settings are applied after users press play and start presenting. The loop in Google Slides is especially useful during conferences, “show kiosk information” and other background screens.
Google Slides also adds keyboard shortcuts to quickly switch to blank screens during an address. “B” will flash the display in black, while “W” is a bright white background. You can resume by pressing any key on the keyboard or by moving the cursor.
Using new keyboard shortcuts, you will now be able to switch to an all-white or black screen during the presentation. This can be useful when you want to interrupt a presentation to answer a question or continue a discussion without anything on the screen.
These new Google Slides auto-forward and loopback options roll out today and will be widely available in the coming weeks. This new feature is available for all editions of G Suite.
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