Microsoft 365 Insiders on macOS have a new feature to try out in PowerPoint: Recording Studio. This feature allows users to create and share interactive presentations with audio and video narration, annotations, and animations.
Recording Studio was previously available only on Windows and web versions of PowerPoint, but now it has been added to the ribbon on the Mac version as well. Users can access Recording Studio by clicking on the Slide Show tab and then on Record Slide Show. This will open a recording window where users can record their voice, video, annotations, and animations for each slide. They can also use a laser pointer or a pen tool to highlight important points.
Users can also edit their recordings, trim audio and video clips, adjust the volume, and add captions in PowerPoint. They can also preview their recordings before saving them. Users can export their recordings as MP4 files or upload them to Microsoft Stream, a video service for organizations. They can also share their recordings with others via email, Microsoft Teams, or OneDrive.
“Are you anxious before you give a presentation? Do you wish you could present like a pro? With Recording Studio, you can alleviate your presentation anxiety and present like a professional. Just record your presentation and share it. You can do it all asynchronously, at your own pace, in your own words, in your own space. No more worrying about coordinating schedules or finding the perfect meeting time. Say goodbye to boring, static slides and say hello to the power of video!”
Recording Studio is a useful feature for creating engaging and interactive presentations, especially for remote work and education scenarios. It is currently available only for Microsoft 365 on macOS version 16.75 (Build 23060201) on the inside or later. It is expected to roll out to all users in the coming months.