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Keep your viewers focus on your story with streamlined player controls and video narration.
With video narration, you can now prerecord your perfect pitch—just hit play! Find this new feature alongside audio recording in the left toolbar of the editor. Add a video bubble, record your presentation and position it on your slide. Send a link to your presentation for your audience to view in their own time, or shake up your presentation with a mix of prerecorded and live narration. A message from the founder? Team updates? Let your audience hear from different voices and subject experts.
When it's time to share your story, don't let player controls get in the way. We've reimagined our player so the options you need are available when you need them, and out of your way when you don't.
Give your team the tools it needs to create beautiful decks with consistent branding and up-to-date data.
Create a library of custom slide templates for your team to start from—with structure, design elements, and key content already in place. Built on Smart Slides, your team can easily customize these for their specific use case. Create slides with as little or as much starter content as you like, so your team can simply add a client logo or emphasize a key point for their intended audience and—done!
Team Librarians and Owners can create new Slide Templates from Team Resource management, or directly from a presentation. From a presentation, share a slide from the three dot, more menu.
Keep your data fresh with data linking. Import data to your chart or table directly from your preferred app and choose to link the slide to the data source. When your source file is updated those changes will automatically be reflected on your linked slide. Import from—or link to—Google Sheets, Dropbox or Box. Additional integrations coming soon!
Access your favorite digital asset management app without leaving Beautiful.ai. In addition to Dropbox, Teams can now import from Google Drive, Box and Bynder.
Create the slide you need in seconds with our generative ai. DesignerBot has built custom presentation structures for you, reworked your copy and even created unique images to use. Now you can also ask DesignerBot to generate custom slides, with visuals and content based on your prompting. Because they are built on Smart Slides, they'll automatically adapt to your theme and additional edits—integrating seamlessly with the rest of your deck.
As your Team libraries grow, it can be increasingly difficult to find the resources you need. That's why we've added the ability to create custom tags for your Team Assets and Presentation Templates. Enable your team to find and add the right headshot or Sales Deck template in a click.
Give your team the tools they need to get better work done, faster. Learn more about our Team Plan
Themes define the look of your presentation—ensuring your presentation is visually consistent and on brand. Our simplified Theme Editor means you can create your theme and get started on your content faster. Just add your colors, fonts and logo and get started building your presentation. You will always have access to the full range of options available in the advanced editor to tweak your font sizes, colors and footer. Save your theme to use again later.
To help you get started even faster, PowerPoint users can now import theme essentials from a PPT file. Select your file and we'll create a theme based on the fonts and colors used in your PowerPoint theme. Import your fonts or replace them with our built-in fonts.
We've improved our version history experience to make it easier to find the version you are looking for. Just hover to preview the version and click to apply, or choose to copy that version as a new slide. Collapsed groups makes it easier to sort through a longer history and find the right version quickly.
Make presenting a little easier. Now standard formatting options like bold, italic and bullets are available in slide notes.
Say goodbye to writer’s block. Let DesignerBot rework your copy and inspire a more impactful message, faster.
In other DesignerBot news, we've made improvements to our presentation generator. In addition to being faster, you'll get better results, more slides, and more visual variety.
You'll notice better performance, display quality, and functionality. To benefit from these updates while editing pre-existing slides, just hit Update Slide to get the latest version.
In addition to supporting right-to-left text, we've added the option to create themes that use appropriate layouts. Open your theme editor and turn on RTL text in the typography menu. This feature is currently in beta. We would love to hear what you think and where we can do better. As always, feel free to drop us a note with suggestions and comments in the help center.
Enjoy more flexibility in our Timeline Smart Slide, including control of milestone height and new milestone styles. Choose numbered or bulleted milestones and change icon frame styles. Get the template
Storytelling isn't always a straight line. Select any text and in the link menu, choose to add a hyperlink or link to another slide in the deck.
We've added new ways to copy and paste slides across decks quickly. Find copy and paste tools in the editor three-dot, more menu—or select multiple slides in Organize view, and use the right click menu or standard keyboard shortcuts.
Scale slides up to get a closer look at content, or down to fit more slides in one view.
Don't let invitations get lost in the email backlog again. Resend collaboration invitations in a click, or copy an invite link to send via Slack or add to a doc. Links will only work for expressly invited collaborators, so your content remains secure. Find this new option in the presentation collaboration menu. For our Teams, we've added this functionality to workspace invitations as well.
Create unique presentations ✨automagically✨ with DesignerBot (beta)—our built in AI. Describe the presentation you want, and we'll generate a beautiful deck with story, content and visuals already in place.
Built on Smart Slides that auto-adapt as you edit, it couldn't be easier to further customize and iterate. Looking for just the right image? DesignerBot has you covered there, too. Enter a prompt and our AI will generate a custom image to visualize your unique story.
Presentations come together in a snap with AI at your side—from start to finish.
Describe what you're looking for, and let DesignerBot create an image unique to your story.
In addition to our image, video and icon libraries, you now have the option to create custom, AI generated images. This is an evolving technology, and while in beta, all of our Pro and Team plans include credits toward images.
Be specific and detailed in your prompt—including subject, setting, and mood. Here are a few examples of prompts to spark your imagination:
Thanks to your feedback, new fixes include adjustments to the export dialogue to accommodate smaller windows.
Thanks to your feedback, this month we are releasing improvements to make it easier than ever to tell your story.
Let the data tell your story. Show change in value as a multiple with this new formatting option.
Need more items than will comfortably fit on one slide? No problem. Keep multiple Agenda Smart Slides sequential by selecting a start number for each slide.
We've made working with slides after converting to Classic even easier. Now most items are converted as groups, so you can rearrange and restyle without fuss.
Keep your team consistently on brand by limiting the features members have access to. Customize your Brand Guardrails by role and choose to allow Librarians more creative liberties, while limiting Members to Team Resources.
Leverage our Design AI without disrupting your team's workflow. Export Beautiful slides to Google Drive. Choose to export a single slide, or a whole deck, and it'll open—fully editable—in Google Slides.
Keep tabs on proprietary content. Choose to allow your team to collaborate only with other members, and prohibit moving presentations out of the workspace. Team Owners can configure these restrictions in Advanced Team Management, under the profile menu in the top right. This is a Team Feature.
Now Teams can configure Player Setting defaults for their workspace. Decide what features are important for your organization, and all new presentations will consistently reflect that. Librarians and Owners can access these settings in Team Resources, along with Player Branding. This is a Team Feature.
We've made it easier than ever to make the switch to Beautiful.ai. Import existing PowerPoint decks to start from. Make your old decks new with Smart Slides. New to Beautiful.ai? Import a ppt with your branded theme, and save the theme to use next time you create a presentation—with all of your fonts and colors already in place.
Invite Teammates to collaborate and add to shared Team Folders faster than ever. TIP! Type # to search folders and @ for teammates
Stay focused on current projects with our new library view. By default, we'll show you just the last 10 decks you opened to edit.
Organize your content with Team sub-folders.
Collaborators with view only access are now able to copy existing share links. Create and name share links for your team and track analytics, all in one place.
This month we're releasing several features giving you better visibility and control over your creation process—from choosing to include skipped slides in your exports to more clarity when choosing a slide.
Beautiful.ai has two types of slides—Smart Slides are templates that intelligently adapt to your content as you work, while Classic Slides are for when you need more control over your design. We've tweaked the UI to help you get a better understanding of the slide you're adding—before you add it.
Video content is now rendered as a still image in thumbnails and static exports. Clearly see what's what when reordering slides in Organize View.
Now when you duplicate a presentation, the new presentation opens automatically in the editor. We've eliminated any fumbling for the right copy, so you can get straight to it.
Or skip 'em! Decide whether skipped slides are included when exporting your deck to PowerPoint or PDF.
From performance improvements to new slide layout and color options—this update is all about enhancing and streamlining the slide creation experience. Read through to get all the juicy details.
In addition to improving our existing library, we've built three new Smart Slide templates.
Like slide Variations, you can now switch to any template. Wherever possible we'll preserve your content so there's no need to start again from scratch. We've taken the busywork out of finding the right visualization for your story.
In addition to performance improvements and bug fixes, we've optimized the UI in key places, so you're done that much faster. Many slides now have the option to jump to the intended number of items in one click. Double-click an image, logo or icon to quickly access its settings and controls, like scaling and filters. We've improved text editing for elements, side text trays and impact slides, like the Headline Slide. This means direct text editing, better scaling and better drag reordering. We've added new styling options here as well, including vertical gap settings and new divider line styles.
Change the color of almost anything! This includes text, icons and most shapes. Selecting a new color from the slide color panel will re-set custom shape colors. Shapes will continue to auto-adapt when the background color is changed. You can now define colors for positive and negative values for your theme—perfect for checklists and indicating change in value. New slide header options include background colors and layout. When positioned on the left, you can now drag to scale it up or down. Icons on muted frames will now use that color, instead of black or white. Beautiful!
In many cases, you can now change image and icon frames to another shape, fill style or even a device frame, like a phone, laptop or tablet! You'll find these options available in Smart Slides, including Icons with Text, Photos with Text, Carousel, and impact slides like Headline—as well as added text trays and media elements. Now you can show off your new feature—in the right device frame—right along side your growth stats or process diagrams.
Upload slide background images to your theme. Choose whether it is treated as light or dark to ensure legibility, and opt to select one as a default background.
We've gone through our 60+ Smart Slides and added even more layout options, variations and improved design.
While we are passionate about the automated design that our Smart Slides offer, we know sometimes you just need to start from scratch with a blank slide. We haven't overlooked our Classic Slide here.
As you can see, we've been busy! Give these new features a try, and as always, let us know what you think. We love hearing from you and take your feedback to heart.
Enable your audience to interact with your presentation. Now when you share a link to a presentation, you can decide to allow viewers to comment on it. Presentation editors can view and respond to all comments—both Internal and Viewer—right from the presentation editor.
Beautiful.ai's new Team Asset Library makes brand-compliant decisions the default for all employees building presentations. Librarians can upload pre-approved brand assets to a centralized library for Members to grab from as they’re building slides.
The Asset Library also enables Librarians to maintain presentation media with 100% precision. Modified screenshot? New headshot? No problem. When an asset is replaced in the Team's library, it updates automatically in every presentation where it’s used.
Upload your logo or branded animation to customize your team's presentation loading screen. Go beyond branded themes, and ensure your viewers' experience is true to your brand from the very first impression.
This is a Team feature.
Now save all of your go-to themes under one account. Whether you're working with multiple brands, serving many clients, or simply using different designs for internal and external presentations, you can now make these shared themes available to your entire Team.
Demo your product, show off your website, or display a live poll! The new Webview Smart Slide allows you to embed webpages on your slides.
Perfect for static copies or offline review, now you can give your viewers the option to download a PDF of your presentation from the player.
Get more granular with analytics by requiring viewers to provide their email before viewing your presentation.
Create time-bound access to presentations by configuring expiration dates for your shareable links.
From TikTok to data lakes, we added 180 new icons to use in your presentations.
Whether you’re managing leads, campaigns, employees, or tasks in monday.com, the Beautiful.ai app enables you and your Team to quickly reference the most up-to-date versions of corresponding pitches, project plans, and strategy decks — directly within your monday.com boards.
Embedding Beautiful.ai presentations keeps everyone on the same page by giving monday.com teams direct access to the most up-to-date version of presentations. Install the app now to add presentations to your projects!
A new non-linear animations editor gives you granular control of when your slide elements appear during playback. You can now create dramatic animation effects by "growing" elements, customizing animation order, and creating suspenseful delays between elements. Read how.
Choose from over 80K videos to liven up your slides. Stock videos can be added as the background on headline slides – or anywhere else you use icons and images! With content ranging from reverse to fast-forward to slow-motion to time-lapse, you can quickly find the perfect visual effect for your slides – without leaving the editor. Read how.
Team Owners and Librarians can now build presentation templates for members to start from.
Team Templates are plug-and-play starter decks that help members kick off their presentations and maintain critical storylines. With presentation structure, design elements, and key slides already in place, members can quickly replace content to customize their story without getting bogged down with the details.
Quickly convert existing presentations into Team Templates, or build new templates from scratch. Learn how.
Now, all members can create Team Folders to organize shared content. Whether they're collaborating on a project or working with their department, members will be able to seamlessly create and configure folders that allow them to share with the right people at the right time.
Team Owners can view and manages all folders from the Team Resources center. Learn more.
As your presentations scale, it can be a pain to hunt down old content. Now you can locate the presentation or slide you're looking for with just a few key words. Our new, comprehensive slide search searches across all of the text in your account to show you the most relevant results.
Go ahead and try it out from your presentation library or by adding a new slide.
We did a deep dive on chart templates and made a whole slew of improvements we know you'll love! You can look forward to an optimized data import, as well as a ton of new functionality like:
This release includes new collaboration features and a help center revamp to help you get more done, faster:
We hear you: Sometimes Smart Slides are exactly what you need, and sometimes they only get you 95% of the way there. Starting today, you can make those final tweaks to Smart Slides by choosing to break the design ai and convert them into Classic Slides.
Classic Slides give you unlimited flexibility to design your slides as you see fit with a more familiar authoring canvas. On Classic Slides, you have access to:
So go ahead: add that last item, adjust your margins, and make those icons just slightly smaller. Convert to a Classic Slide when you really need it – or use a Classic Slide to start from scratch – and let Smart Slides handle the rest.
Read more from our CEO about our decision to develop Classic Slides.
We know how much time you invested in those decks – don't lose your old work. Import your existing slides into Beautiful.ai, and incorporate them into your new presentations.
Our presentation importer prioritizes precision, maintaining every possible visual detail we can from your original slides. Your imported slides will be fully editable and inherit from your presentation's theme wherever possible, so even those old slides will blend in with your new look. Any .pptx file will work, so you can renovate Keynotes and Google Slides while you're at it.
Learn more about importing your presentations.
Sometimes our paths aren't linear. Ups, downs, highs, lows – a straight, flat timeline or list of bullet points doesn't communicate those nuances. We created a winding twist on the classic Timeline to give you more options for communicating the sequence of events over an abstract period. Journey has plenty of fun surprises in store:
Add a Journey slide to your next presentation, and let us know what you think!
Look at you, always on the go! We realized our mobile experience wasn't quite up to par for those of you who regularly look at content from your mobile devices. We've released a few updates that should make your mobile experience more useful and less buggy:
We heard your feedback: Sometimes our table template could be frustrating to deal with. That's why we completely overhauled the table to turn it into a template you'll want to come back to over and over. Updates include:
Try it for yourself by adding a table slide to your Beautiful.ai presentation!
We're excited to announce our referral program! You can now refer friends for future credit on your Beautiful.ai subscription.
Just navigate to your profile, click Referrals, choose how to share, and watch your credit stack up. Sharing with friends is a beautiful thing, isn't it?
Finally, an effortless way to keep everybody on-brand and every slide up-to-date: the Beautiful.ai Team Plan is here!
Check out some of the ways we're making it easier to manage your team's presentations:
Sign up for a 14-day free trial now!
Beautiful.ai Bot helps you collaborate on presentations by sending you realtime updates about your presentations directly in Slack! Just add the app to Slack to get started.
When you add the app to Slack, we'll send you updates each time a collaborator makes any of these changes:
• Adds a comment
• Edits a slide
• Adds a slide
• Moves a slide
• Removes a slide
• Renames the presentation
• Changes the presentation theme
Go ahead and try it out! All you need to do is authorize the app, create a presentation, invite a team member to collaborate, and watch the magic happen as they edit the slides!
Access your presentations from Google Drive
Now you can organize your Beautiful presentations right alongside all of your other content in Google Drive. This is just one of the many steps we're taking to make collaborating with your team even simpler. Read more about how to connect your Google Drive account here.
Import media from Dropbox
We've made it easier than ever to grab the media you need for your slide directly from your Dropbox account. When adding an image to your slide, just choose Dropbox as the source, and voila! You can peruse your Dropbox folders and integrate that content directly into your Beautiful presentation - all without leaving the app. Read more here.
Our brand new thermometer Smart Slide has been released into the wild! Use it to track and report on progress toward a goal. Intuitive controls allow you to easily adjust the fill of the thermometer, customize the reporting units, and add informational callouts.
We're bringing you new ways to collaborate and stay up to date on presentations through our new comments and notifications features.
Using comments, you can have a dialogue about the content and storyline of your presentation without leaving the app. Comments allows you to leave messages on slides for your teammates (or yourself!). Learn more here.
You and your teammates will also be notified when a comment is added to a slide or when the slide is changed. Edit your notifications settings to customize how you're alerted - in-app or via email - to make sure you're up to date on all of your presentations. Learn more here.
Forget the days of recording and re-recording audio tracks and meticulously organizing all of your mp4 files to upload to your slides. We built an audio recorder directly into the app, so you can narrate your story faster and easier. Learn more here.
And while YouTube and Vimeo have some really great content, we know that you do, too. Now you can upload videos to your slides directly from your computer. Learn more here.
Our new Elements feature allows you to venture outside the constraints of our Smart Slides to emphasize your points. Now, you can add shapes, text, images, icons, and lines to your slides with elements. Elements are built with the same design intelligence and automated components as our Smart Slides, so you continue to have the help of a designer as you leverage elements to customize your message.
Remember: With great power comes great responsibility. Use elements with discretion to keep your presentations clean, simple, and effective!