Product Updates

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January 18, 2021

Invite friends, earn credit Referral Program

We're excited to announce our referral program! You can now refer friends for future credit on your 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?

December 14, 2020

✨ New year, new look

/ Create stunning slides with less effort

  • Inspiration gallery - Choose from hundreds of beautiful, pre-built slides to add to your presentation. Since these slides were created with our smart templates, you can easily customize them with your own content. Click "Add slide" > "Get Inspiration" to peruse the gallery.
  • Refreshed themes - We've added 10 beautiful, new themes to choose from when creating a presentation. You can rely on any of these built-in themes to create a clean, professional presentation. To see all your options, create a new presentation now.
  • Presentation templates - Start your presentation from one of more than 50 pre-built templates. Let these templates serve as a guide for your story, and tweak them as needed!
  • Chart and accent colors - You can now define dedicated colors for charts and accents. These theme customizations increase legibility and add sophistication to your presentation. Edit your theme to define these colors.

/ Experience faster, more intuitive editing

  • Performance improvements - We heard your feedback around laggy typing and jumbled text, so we decided to make a change. With a 50x improvement in performance in this update, your text woes are a thing of the past.
  • Editor layout - We reorganized controls in the presentation editor to make the experience simpler and IA more intuitive. Slide-level controls, like Elements and Layout can be found on the left, presentation-level controls at the top of the screen, and collaboration features on the right sidebar.
  • More intuitive controls - Copy and paste elements from slide to slide. Drag and drop your text anywhere on top of an image slide. Select whether to add a numbered or bulleted sublist. You'll discover all of these simplifications and more while editing your slides.

/ Scale your presentation library with ease

  • List view - It's finally here! You can now choose to view your presentations as tiles or a list. Sort by presentation owner, created date, and more to manage your ever-growing library of content.
  • Simple sharing - 1-2-done! Invite people to edit or view your presentation directly from the presentation dashboard or the presentation editor. Sharing en masse has never been easier.
October 6, 2020

More control for teams + comments for everyone!

/ Team updates

  • Update your invoicing email - Send your invoices directly to finance@, receipts@ - whomever! - without having to add them as a member. Team owners can update this information from the billing pane.
  • Choose how to handle presentation ownership - When removing a member, team owners can now choose to transfer the affected member's presentations to someone else on the team in order to retain important company collateral.
  • Navigate to your team workspace faster - Your team workspace is now prioritized as your default workspace when logging in. To increase accessibility, team workspaces will also show up at the top of your workspace dropdown.

/ General

  • Comments are now available to everyone! Now when you invite your client or colleague to collaborate on a presentation, they'll be able to see your feedback without needing to upgrade.
September 10, 2020 for Teams

Finally, an effortless way to keep everybody on-brand and every slide up-to-date: the Team Plan is here!

Check out some of the ways we're making it easier to manage your team's presentations:

  • Shared Slides: Design a slide once, and allow your team to use it infinitely. Push updates to all presentations in a single click. Learn more.
  • Shared Theme: Lock in the right logo and brand elements for use across your team, staying visually consistent from pitch to pitch. Learn more.
  • Team Administration: Manage user roles and permissions, centralize billing, and structure your team for simple sharing and collaboration.

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July 1, 2020

Get presentation updates in Slack 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!

May 1, 2020

Use Beautiful alongside Dropbox and Google Drive

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.

April 1, 2020

The heat is on!

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.

March 31, 2020

Never miss a beat

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.

March 1, 2020

More options for video and audio

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.

January 31, 2020

More flexibility, same great design

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!

Read more about how to use elements here.