What's new in PowerPoint for Office 365

What's new in PowerPoint for Office 365

As an Office 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 for you in the October update, Version 1910 (Build 12130.20272). Find your Office version

Ink-stant replay

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

LEARN MORE 

Your browser does not support video. Install Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, or Internet Explorer 9.

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.

List of items in reading order on a slide with up- and down-arrow buttons to rearrange them

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.

LEARN MORE

Save as PDF dialog with yellow message box inviting you to check the accessibility of your PDF before saving

Want new features first?

Become an Office Insider and you'll be first in line to see new features and tell us what you think.

JOIN OFFICE INSIDER TODAY

Your browser does not support video. Install Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, or Internet Explorer 9.

More about releases

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

See how features are rolled out

Complete list of all updates
Get information about all the channel releases for Office 365 client applications.

Latest releases

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

What's new in Office 2016? What's new in Office 2019?

Latest updates for PowerPoint Insiders

Insiders, you now have a web site dedicated to you. Go here to find out all the latest fixes and features that are available to you today.

Even more features, even faster

Enroll in the Office Insider FAST level and get access see the latest features even earlier.

Learn more

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

LEARN MORE

File Save dialog with Scalable Vector Graphics format highlighted

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

Insert icons page with "Cake" in the search box and 4 different cake icons displayed

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.

LEARN MORE

Print dialog with Print slide numbers on handouts highlighted

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.

LEARN MORE

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.

Options dialog box with Open hyperlinks checkbox highlighted

Online videos have a new home*

Save a video to Microsoft Stream, the intelligent video service in Office 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

Slide containing an online video

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.

LEARN MORE

A selection of theater icons

Get their attention with @mentions

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

LEARN MORE

Comment with somebody @mentioned within

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

Switch seamlessly

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

LEARN MORE

Conceptual screenshot of account switching feature

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.

LEARN MORE

Your browser does not support video. Install Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, or Internet Explorer 9.

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

Your browser does not support video. Install Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, or Internet Explorer 9.

Save your changes as they happen

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

Equation handwritten and same equation converted to formatted text and numbers

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.

LEARN MORE

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.

LEARN MORE

Word document comment that includes a mention of a colleague

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.

LEARN MORE

Your browser does not support video. Install Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, or Internet Explorer 9.
Expand your Office skills
Explore training
Get new features first
Join Office Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.

×