The Search Giant, Google has added a new feature to its Slides software to save presentation audiences from sitting through long rambling questions.
How does Google Slides work?
Slides Q&A, Google’s PowerPoint competitor will let the audiences send text questions to the Presenter through the Web while listening to a presentation.
The Presenter can see the questions and respond to them without waiting for someone to speak into a microphone.
To make it easier, audience members can also vote for the questions they want to be answered first.
How will it help the Presenters?
With this new Q&A feature, Presenters don’t have to face a mountain of queries. And they can also filter questions by choosing the ones which got the most likes.
The best thing about this feature is that Presenters don’t have to worry about setting up a microphone for audience Q&A, and can instead focus on giving their presentation and taking feedback.
How will it help the audience?
Google Slides is also a boon for audience members as they’ll be more comfortable in typing than getting up and asking questions.
Because asking a question in front of so many people can be a daunting task for some.
Also, crafting just the right question in text form can help expand the questioner pool to more people.
The new feature will also be useful for people who are streaming their presentations over the Internet.
Because with Google Slides they can take questions from all around the world, making the interaction more interesting.
The Slides update is being rolled out for Apple iOS, Android devices and for the Web.
The Q&A feature of Google is added to Slides to make it easier for people to interact in crowd situations.
But evidently, the company wants Google Slides to compete better with the market leader in slide creation and presentation software, Microsoft PowerPoint.
Therefore, it’ll be interesting to see is if it will be able to draw enough attention from the people or not.