Google Slides has just released some compelling new features that make it even better to create a professional looking presentation in no time. First of all, the productivity tool gained some helpful new options for viewing your slide decks. For example, you can now choose a grid view to see your slides at once as thumbnails, (see circled area in the screenshot below). You can also mark slides to skip in a presentation without having to delete them.
In terms of content development, there is now a full menu of diagrams you can insert into your slides. This is great for when you need to effectively share timelines, flowcharts, and the like. Also helpful is the ability to link slides from another presentation to save time from copying them over and also ensuring both decks are in sync and up to date.
Next, in terms of fleshing out your slides, there's a new integration between Google Keep and Slides, so you can drag your rough ideas and notes into Keep right into your deck to make them a reality. Likewise, when you add a note from Keep into your presentation, Slides will automatically add a title and description for you.
Last but certainly not least, Slides also gained support for add-ons that let you quickly drop in content without having to bring it in from a separate website. You can add interactive content from Pear Deck or even stock photos from Adobe, Shutterstock or Unsplash. For power users, there's now Apps Script for Slide supports that lets you automatically fetch data and otherwise spare you from repetitive tasks.
With so many great updates in Slides, you are sure to find something that will be helpful and useful as you put the tool into action as an instructor or as your students use the tool as part of your classroom instruction.