Google Updates Slides Presentation App With Q&A Feature
Users of Google's slide presentation application now have an option to make presentations a more interactive experience for their audience.
The company this week rolled out an update to Google Slides that it says gives users a way to collect real-time feedback from people who are watching a slide presentation. The new Slides Q&A feature gives audience members an option for submitting questions or offering comments on a presentation from their laptop computers, smartphones or tablets.
A link displayed on Google Slides presentations gives users the ability to vote up or down on questions they want the presenter to answer at the end of the presentation. The goal is to enable those watching a slide presentation to engage in a more lively and interactive fashion with the individual making the presentation, according to Google.
The new feature, for instance, allows users to ask questions as they surface instead of having to wait until the end of the presentation to submit them. In addition, the Q&A option lets users submit questions anonymously.
Users of Google Slides now have the capability of getting real-time feedback and questions from the audience.
"Slides Q&A makes it easy to interact with your audience—without having to worry about mics or moderators," Google Slides engineer Michael Frederick posted on the company's Google Docs blog this week.