Microsoft is testing an update to PowerPoint that will allow people to incorporate a new level of customization into their presentations.
The title feature, dubbed Cameo, is in PowerPoint’s Recording Studio and will allow you to use a webcam feed to make video recording of your presentation “more private and create an immersive storytelling experience,” according to Microsoft.
The requirements for perfection will be fully met by the latest update, as it will apparently allow you to “customize the appearance of the camera feed before recording” as well as “apply preferred camera styles, shapes, and sizes to the image, and choose the place on the slide for the camera feed that best suits your presentation”.
The new feature is currently available to Office Insiders who are running Beta Channel Version 2207 (Build 15425.20000) or later.
Aside from video-related updates, Microsoft is also testing new capabilities within PowerPoint to make changes to line spacing and modify slide backgrounds with images.
All of these new features are currently available to Office Insiders who are running Beta Channel Version 2207 (Build 15425.20000) or later.
Not a Microsoft Insider? Not to worry, all of the above updates will be rolled out to the general public in the future, although Microsoft hasn’t said when exactly.
And those aren’t the only new features the tech giant has been incorporating into the classic piece of office software, amid competition from competing products like Prezi and Google Slides.
For example, PowerPoint users have recently gained the ability to add their own custom fonts to presentations, and new integrations with Microsoft Teams have made virtual presentations much less of a chore.