Animation effects available in PowerPoint Online

There aren’t as many animation effects available in PowerPoint Online as there are in the PowerPoint desktop application. However, PowerPoint Online does play animation effects that were applied in the desktop application.

Animations in PowerPoint Online

The following animation effects are currently available in PowerPoint Online and can be applied to pictures, shapes, and text:

Animation effect

What it does


Rapidly appears

Fade In

Gradually comes into view

Fly In

Flies in from the bottom, top, left, or right sides

Note:  The Existing option plays an animation effect that was applied to the picture, shape, or text in the PowerPoint desktop application.

More information about using animation effects in your presentation:

We are continuously updating the web apps to include new and improved features so check the PowerPoint Blog or the Office Online blog for announcements. 

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