In this news, we discuss the New ‘play on click’ default video playback feature added to Google Slides.
Google Slides updates the way videos play by default in a presentation by adding a new play-on-click feature. Before that, the presenter had to specifically click on the embedded video in the slide to start playing it, but now the video will start playing when the presenter advances the presentation by pressing a key, clicking a mouse, or using a remote selector. .
The new default “play on click” option will not apply to videos already in presentations, only those embedded after launch. However, users can turn it off or change the reading type in the format options which now include:
- Play (on click): The video will play as you advance the slide
- Play (automatically): The video will play without you clicking to go forward
- Play (manual): The video will play when you specifically click on the embedded video in the slide during the presentation
“We’re updating the way videos play by default when you present them in Google Slides. The new default will help improve the flow of presentations and reduce distractions, so presenters can focus on the content. rather than where they should click, ”Google wrote in a blog post.
The new default functionality has started rolling out to fast release domains, while scheduled release domains will see full rollout starting November 4, 2020. The new read-per-click option will be available for Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education, Enterprise for Education, and nonprofit customers and users with person accounts.
- New default “play on click” video playback feature added to Google Slides