What's new in PowerPoint for Microsoft 365

What's new in PowerPoint for Microsoft 365

As a Microsoft 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office features. Take a look below to see what's available to you today.

Latest updates for PowerPoint for Windows Desktop

See what's new in Version 2006 (Build 13001.20266), the June release. Find your Office version

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Save to your pinned folder

Pinned folders stay near the top of your Save locations so you can quickly access the folder you need.

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No need for a clicker: your earbuds have you covered

Use your Surface Earbuds to control PowerPoint presentations. Once paired, you'll need to enable the feature in PowerPoint to use it.

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When do I get new features?
New Microsoft 365 features are sometimes rolled out over a period of time to all subscribers.

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Get information about all the channel releases for Microsoft 365 client applications.

Latest releases

New for non-subscribers
Not an Microsoft 365 subscriber but using Office 2016 and Office 2019? Find out what's available in your version.

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Previous releases

See what's new in Version 2005 (Build 12827.20268).

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New images to bring your documents to life

Thousands of royalty-free stock images, icons, and stickers you can use in your documents. Go to Insert > Pictures > Stock Images to get started.

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See what's new in Version 2004 (Build 12730.20236).

Link to a slide

Ask a colleague to contribute to your slide deck, and start them directly on the slide you need help with.

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Jazz up your files and email

Give your presentations, documents, and email messages more flair with free, high-quality stock images and backgrounds.

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See what's new in Version 2003 (Build 12624.20320).

Pick your perfect color

Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.

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Better diagrams

With better connectors and a smoother ink conversion process you can ink your ideas more confidently.

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Read on to see what's new for you in the update, Version 2001 (Build 12430.20184).

GIFs in a jiffy

One slide, one frame. Easily create looping GIFs in PowerPoint.

New in: PowerPoint

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Read on to see what's new for you in the September update, Version 1910 (Build 12130.20272).

Ink-stant replay

When using ink on your slides, apply a replay animation to replay the inking during your slide show.

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Arrange elements on your slides for screen readers

See the elements in screen-reading order and re-arrange them as necessary to communicate your message effectively.

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Convert files to improve accessibility

Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.

Accessibility message asking you to consider converting the file to a modern format in order to take advantage of all accessibility features

Create more accessible PDFs

Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save.

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Read on to see what's new for you in the September update, Version 1909 (Build 12026.20264).

Sharpen your lines with SVG

For crisper, clearer images, save a chart, shape, or other illustration as a scalable vector graphic. Save your slides as SVGs too!

New in: PowerPoint

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Read on to see what's new for you in the August update, Version 1908 (Build 11929.20254).

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Search and enjoy

We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked.

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Print slide numbers on handouts

Slide numbers are included on your handouts automatically. Leave them on, turn them off, it's all up to you.

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Read on to see what's new for you in the July update, Version 1907 (Build 11901.20176).

No more bouncing to the browser

You decide how links to Office documents open: in the browser or in the app. See Link Handling under File > Options > Advanced.

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Online videos have a new home*

Save a video to Microsoft Stream, the intelligent video service in Microsoft 365, so that anyone in your organization can see it. Insert the video link and enjoy the multimedia presentation at a fraction of the file size.

* Requires a Commercial or EDU subscription

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Read on to see what's new in the June update, Version 1906 (Build 11727.20230).

More icons to match your mood

We've added over 300 new icons. Find them at Insert > Icons.

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Get their attention with @mentions

Use @mentions in comments to let others know when you need their input.

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Here's what's new in the May update, Version 1905 (Build 11629.20196).

Switch seamlessly

The new account manager shows all of your Microsoft 365 work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier.

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See what's new in the March update, Version 1903 (Build 11425.20202).

Better shapeshifting

Name your shapes for more control over how they morph and get the perfect transition.

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See what's new in the February update, Version 1902 (Build 11328.20146).

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Save your changes as they happen

Upload your files to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.

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You compute, we format

We change hard-drawn math expressions into standard characters. Just choose Ink to Math and select your handwritten notes to get started.

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See what's new in the January update, Version 1901 (Build 11231.20130).

Get their attention with @mentions

Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know when you need their input.

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See what's new in Version 18.12 (11126.20188).

Ink a splendid slide

Convert your ink to text, then get smart slide-design ideas from PowerPoint Designer.

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Latest updates for Mac

Keep reading to see what's new in Version 16.36.20041300, the April release.

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Find What You're Looking for

Use the search box to find text, commands, help, and more.

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Link to Slide

Ask a colleague to contribute to your slide deck, and start them directly on the slide you need help with a link to the slide.

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Latest updates for iOS

Read on to see what's new in version 2.36.20040600, the April update.

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Make tab items larger

Press and hold the tab bar items like icons, text to increase their size.

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Latest updates for Android

There is nothing new in 16.0.12730.20182, the April update. But check out one of the recent features we released.

Get their attention with @mentions

Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know when you need their input.

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