Google Slides vs PowerPoint Online

Last updated: December 12, 2018

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Google Slides
Ceate a new presentation and edit with others at the same time. Get stuff done with or without an internet connection. Use Slides to edit PowerPoint files.
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PowerPoint Online
Microsoft PowerPoint Online extends your Microsoft PowerPoint experience to the web browser, where you can work with presentations directly on the website where the presentation is stored. PowerPoint Web App is available for personal use in OneDrive, for organizations that have installed and configured Office Online on their SharePoint site, and for professionals and businesses that subscribe to select Office 365 services.
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2018. Skype and PowerPoint got real-time subtitles


PowerPoint and Skype are getting real-time captions and subtitles in 2019. The new feature allows those who are deaf or hard of hearing to read the words that are spoken during presentations in PowerPoint or video calls in Skype.  The subtitles also allow speakers to include a translation of a presentation. Live captions and subtitles will support 12 spoken languages and display on-screen in more than 60 different languages. Presenters will be able to customize the appearance of subtitles to match a presentation, and the speech recognition should adapt for more accurate terminology based on context. In Skype subtitles will be available in one-to-one video-calls. Once turned on, they will auto-scroll during the call, but Microsoft says it’s working to offer other viewing options in the future. Specifically, Skype will soon allow you to scroll through the captions in a side window.


2018. Google Slides gets real-time automated captions



Google is adding an interesting new feature to its Slides presentation tool that allows you to enable real-time automated captions to your live presentations. That’s a great feature for those who are hard of hearing or deaf, as well as those who understand better when they can read instead of listen. The feature is now rolling out to all Slides users who use U.S. English as their default language and Chrome as their browser. Over time, Google plans to enable this feature for other languages, too. To turn on this feature you simply press the new “CC” button on the Slides navigation box and then use your computer’s microphone like always.


2016. Google Slides adds Q&A feature to help presenters connect with their audiences


Google has launched a new feature for its presentation service Slides, that allows presenters can to get questions and general feedback from their audience — and audience members can vote for their favorite questions. Presenters who want to use it will see a button in the Slides presenter view to kick off a Q&A session; on mobile, this feature will be behind the “audience tools” button. After that, a link to the custom Q&A for this presentation will appear above the presentation. This feature can make more efficient the Q&A session after a presentation, especially at events where you can assume that everybody in the audience has access to a smartphone or laptop. Not everybody wants to walk up to a microphone and ask a question in front of a huge audience, after all (and the people who do are often a bit too happy to be in front of that audience…).


2015. Google Slides now allows to present from Android phones


Google Slides — the company’s PowerPoint competitor - now lets you present from any Android phone and tablet to a Hangouts video call. From the Slides app, you simply click on the present button, and if the meeting is on your calendar, you can start presenting right away. During your presentation, you can use your phone or tablet to advance slides, see your speaker notes, and keep track of time with the app’s built-in timer (there’s nothing worse than a presentation that runs over, after all). Google also notes that you can still see who is on the call while you are presenting.


2011. Google Presentations adds real-time collaboration



Google continues to compete with Zoho and SlideRocket for being the online presentations champion. Today Google rolled out completely new Google Presentations editor. It adds more than 60 new features, but the main one - is the ability to collaborate on a presentation in real-time. Everything is very similar to collaborative tools in Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets that appeared last year: in the right pane you can see who is currently working on the presentation, chat with them. And in the presentation view, you can see what objects the collaborators are currently editing (these object are highlighted with the corresponding colors). And with the help of Google+ Hangouts you can even video chat with colleagues while co-creating the presentation.