Even PowerPoint succumbs to portrait mode

A screenshot demonstrating how to access portrait mode on Powerpoint for iPad
Office Insiders can now create slides in portrait mode in PowerPoint for iOS on iPads and iPhones. | Image: Microsoft

Microsoft is introducing the ability to create slides in portrait mode in its mobile PowerPoint app. The feature is available in public beta via the Microsoft Office Insider program (running Version 2.68 or later) and is currently limited to iPhone and iPad devices.

The increased demand for portrait mode content has been driven by the popularity of TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts. As people have adjusted to consuming content in their phone’s native vertical orientation, tools optimized for portrait content creation have to follow suit.

Image: Microsoft

iPhone users will find the option for portrait mode within the Home tab.

Microsoft acknowledged this “shift towards mobile-first content creation”…

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Author: Jess Weatherbed