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
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!