Give a Remote Demo With Google Slides Over Hangouts

You no longer have to be in the same room as someone to present your ideas with Google Slides.

Slides now works with its video-chat app Hangouts on Android, letting you present your slideshow to anyone — no matter where they’re located. The feature is available on Android phones and tablets starting today and rolling out over the next few days, Google said.

“Google Slides helps you share your big ideas with the world, but sometimes presenting these ideas can be challenging,” Google Slides Software Engineer Fenil Shah wrote in a blog post. “Now there’s another new way to share your work: easy presenting to Hangouts video calls. Teammates, partners, clients, and classmates can see your ideas, even if they’re on the other side of the planet.”

To try out this new feature, just tap the Present button at the top of your slideshow, and you’ll see the option to Present it to a Hangouts video call. If you have any Hangouts scheduled on your calendar, they will automatically be listed, so you can get your slideshow up and running right away.

You’ll also get a look at who’s on the call before you start presenting, so you can make sure everyone is there. Once you’re ready to get going, you can use your mobile device to advance slides, view speaker notes, and stay on track with a built-in timer.

The new feature comes after Google in June updated its Slides app for iOS and Android with support for Chromecast and AirPlay streaming, letting you beam your presentations to the big screen sans wires and connectors.

For more on the new Hangouts integration, check out the video below.

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