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Use the Morph transition in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2019 features include The Morph transition allows you to animate smooth movement from one slide to the next. This video describes the concept and how to use the Morph transition, all in 90 seconds.

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You can apply the Morph transition to slides to create the appearance of movement in a wide range of things—text, shapes, pictures, SmartArt graphics, and WordArt. Charts, however, don’t morph. 

Note: Morph is available if you have an Office 365 subscription or are using PowerPoint 2019. For Office 365 subscribers using PowerPoint for the web, Morph is available when you are using files stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online.

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How to set up a Morph transition

PowerPoint 2019 features To use the Morph transition effectively, you’ll need to have two slides with at least one object in common—the easiest way is to duplicate the slide and then move the object on the second slide to a different place, or copy and paste the object from one slide and add it to the next. Then, apply the Morph transition to the second slide to see what Morph can do to automatically animate and move your object. Here’s how:

  1. In the Thumbnail pane on the left side, click the slide that you want to apply a transition to, which should be the second slide you added the object, picture, or words you’d like to apply the morph effect to.
  2. On the Transitions tab, select Morph.Note: In PowerPoint for Android, select Transitions > Transition Effects > Morph.
  3. Select Transitions > Effect Options to choose just how you’d like the Morph transition to work.You can move objects around on the slide, change colors, move words and characters around, and much more.
  4. Click Preview to see the Morph transition in action.

Here’s an example of how the Morph transition can seamlessly animate objects across slides.

This is the original slide:

Shows a slide before the Morph transition has been applied

This is the second slide with the same objects after the Morph transition has been applied. The planets moved without needing individual motion paths or animations to be applied to them.

Shows a slide after the Morph transition has been applied


To create Morph transitions, you need PowerPoint for the web, PowerPoint 2019 or PowerPoint for Office 365. Other versions of PowerPoint (as listed below) can play Morph transitions but can’t create them. We encourage you to get an Office 365 subscription to stay up to date with the latest Office features, including Morph.

PowerPoint versionWhat you can do with Morph
PowerPoint for Office 365, version 1511 or newerPowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac, version 15.19 or newerCreate and play Morph transitions
PowerPoint 2019PowerPoint 2019 for MacCreate and play Morph transitions
PowerPoint 2016, installed with Click-to-Run1
Version 1511 (Build 16.0.4358.1000) or newer
Play Morph transitions
PowerPoint 2016, installed with Microsoft Installer1 (MSI)
Build 16.0.4358.1000 or newer, with Office updates installed2
Play Morph transitions
PowerPoint 2016 for MacPowerPoint 2013PowerPoint for Mac 2011PowerPoint 2010PowerPoint 2007Play a Fade transition instead of a Morph transition.
PowerPoint for the webCreate and play Morph transitions
PowerPoint for AndroidPowerPoint for iOSPowerPoint Mobile for WindowsCreate and play Morph transitionsAn Office 365 subscription is required for creating a Morph in these mobile apps.