Microsoft is rolling out a new preview of PowerPoint to the new Microsoft 365 Insider Program. This release is specifically for the iPad version (iPadOS) of the Microsoft Office presentation app. Microsoft says PowerPoint now gives users the ability to convert slides or presentations into an animated GIF.
While this is a new feature for iPad users, it has been available for PowerPoint on Windows and Mac for some time.
The new feature is available by opening a presentation and selecting the ellipses menu. Here you can see the Create GIF option that allows you to pick slide that you want to convert into a GIF. Alternatively, you can choose to convert the entire presentation.
More granular controls allow you to choose how long each slide gets displayed as an animation, and the output quality of the GIF.
This new feature is now available on the Microsoft 365 Insider Program through Office Insider Version 2.70 (Build 23012202) or newer. Elsewhere on PowerPoint, iOS users can create slides in portrait mode for the first time on Apple’s mobile platform.
New Office Insider Program
Last week, Microsoft announced its Office Insider Program has been rebranded as the Microsoft 365 Insider Program.
In recent years, Microsoft’s cloud versions of Office apps have been available under the Microsoft 365 branding. Office 365 was rebranded into the subscription service back in 2019. So, it makes sense that Microsoft is moving ahead with rebranding properly from Office to Microsoft 365.
Microsoft reminds users that the Office brands is not being removed entirely. It will still the name of apps on the Microsoft 365 subscriptions and it is still the name for the one-time purchase suite (Office 2021).
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