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This article was published on September 17, 2015

You can now control Google Slides presentations from your Android lock screen

You can now control Google Slides presentations from your Android lock screen
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Google has updated its Slides presentation app on Android with a couple of useful features, including the ability to control presentations from the lock screen.

The latest version lets you move forward or backward through your slide deck using buttons in a lock screen notification, negating the need to enter a password to unlock your device each time.

Slides now has a lock screen notification to control presentations (left); Swipe down to reveal an option to exit your presentation (right)
Slides now has a lock screen notification to control presentations (left); Swipe down to reveal an option to exit your presentation (right)

You can also tap ‘Disconnect’ to exit your presentation from the same notification.

In addition, you can now switch to video when presenting to an audience on Hangouts. Tap the video camera icon and you’ll be able to see other Hangout participants and pin them to your screen.

You can now switch to video while presenting to a group in Hangouts
You can now switch to video while presenting to a group in Hangouts

Google previously added support for beaming presentations to Chromecast and AirPlay back in June.

➤ Presenting on the go and charts made easy in the Google Slides and Sheets Android apps [Google Apps Updates]

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