Compare PowerPoint features on different platforms

The following feature list isn’t comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of how PowerPoint compares across the Windows, Mac, Online, and mobile platforms.

Audio features

Bi-directional text features

Collaboration features

Design and layout features

Keyboard features

Object insertion features

Picture features

Print features

Slide features

Slide Show features

Text-formatting features

Video features

Audio features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Playing audio

Adding audio

Removing audio

Playing in slide show

Playing across slides

Playing in the background across slides

Trimming, bookmarking, and fading

Bi-directional text features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Support for right-to-left (RTL) languages

Collaboration features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Adding, removing, and changing comments

Limited*

@mention tags in comments

Real-time co-authoring

Chat

Recent-activity notifications

Revision highlighting

Limited¹

*Supported on phone; not supported on tablet.

¹Supported on OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online, but not on OneDrive.

Design and layout features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Editing footers, headers, date/time, numbering

Showing footers, headers, date/time, numbering

Add a theme

Editing the Slide Master

Adding, changing, and removing background color

Changing slide size or orientation

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*Not supported on Windows Phone or Android Phones.

Keyboard features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

COMMAND key shortcuts

N/A

N/A

N/A

Limited

N/A

CONTROL key shortcuts

Limited

Limited

FN key shortcuts

Limited

ALT key shortcuts

Limited

Customizing shortcuts

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Object insertion features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Adding tables

Adding shapes

Adding SmartArt graphics

Limited

Limited*

Limited*

Adding charts

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*Not supported on Windows Phone or Android Phones.

Picture features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Finding and adding pictures

Inserting online pictures

Picture styles

Compressing pictures

Displaying background images

Adding, changing, and removing background images

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Print features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Printing slides

Printing notes

Limited*

Printing handouts

Limited*

* Printing notes or handouts is available in PowerPoint Online to Office 365 business subscribers using OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online.

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Slide features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Adding, removing, and rearranging slides

Adding, removing, and changing slide transitions

Limited

Playing slide animations

Adding, removing, and changing slide animations

Limited

Animation triggers

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Video features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Playing YouTube videos

Playing other video types

Adding video

Removing video

Trimming, bookmarking, and fading

Inserting YouTube videos

●*

* In PowerPoint 2010, a third-party add-in is needed.

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Text-formatting features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Lists

Hyperlinks

Add text boxes

Paragraph formatting

Superscript / subscript

Highlighting

Subscribers only

Subscribers only

Text direction settings

Slide Show features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint for PCs

PowerPoint Online

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint for Android

PowerPoint for iOS

PowerPoint Mobile

Speaker notes

Self-running presentation

Presenter View

Record presentations

Custom slide show

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