Google announced a huge update today for presentations in Google Docs. The update brings it up to speed with features implemented in documents and spreadsheets over the past year 50 new features and enhanced collaboration tools.

A year and a half ago, we released completely new document, spreadsheet and drawing editors. Google Docs has been picking up speed ever since with more than 60 new features and millions of new users. Today we’re rounding out the suite by previewing a new version of presentations with faster collaboration and more features. 

Among the 50 new features– Transitions with fades and 3D effects, animations, new themes, drawings, and rich tables merged cells. Collaboration tools consist of colorful notifications when others are collaborating, the ability to collaborate simultaneously, access revious history, and built-in chat. There aren’t any groundbreaking features here, but it’s nice the presentations feature set is now on par with the rest of Google docs.

The upgrade is rolling out now but may not hit your Google account right away. You can preview the update by clicking the gear icon in the upper right of Google docs followed by Settings> the “Editing” tab> and clicking the

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