On Monday Google announced a change to the presentation menu in Google Slides. Yesterday afternoon I got to try it for the first time. The new Google Slides presentation menu is a great improvement over the old one!
Just like before you still need to click the “present” button in the Slides editor. You’ll notice the changes after doing that. When you enter the full presentation mode you’ll notice that the large menu of presentation tools that used to be in the bottom, left corner of your slides is now gone! That large menu has been replaced by a tiny, easy-to-miss, menu that only appears when you hover your cursor over the bottom, left corner of your slides. When the menu does appear it will only show the number of the slide that you’re on an arrow to advance your slides. To get the full list of presentation options you’ll have to open the little “three dot” menu that appears next to the slide advancement arrow. See my screenshot below for picture of the new menu when opened.
I love the change that Google has made to the Slides presentation format. The new “hidden” menu is far less obtrusive than the old menu.