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New Zoom feature 2019

Posted in PowerPoint Features, Tips and Tricks

If you’d like to make your presentations more dynamic and exciting, try using Zoom for PowerPoint.

To add a Zoom, go to Insert > Zoom.

To summarize the entire presentation on one slide, choose Summary Zoom

To show selected slides only, choose Slide Zoom

To show a single section only, choose Section Zoom

Shows different types of Zooms that can be selected when you go to Insert > Zoom: Summary Zoom, Slide Zoom, and Section Zoom.


When you create a Zoom in PowerPoint, you can jump to and from specific slides, sections, and portions of your presentation in an order you decide while you’re presenting.

Zoom for PowerPoint is only available on Windows—in Office 365 and PowerPoint 2019.

Summary Zoom

A Summary Zoom is like a landing page where you can see the pieces of your presentation all at once. When you’re presenting, you can use the Zoom to go from one place in your presentation to another in any order you like. You can get creative, skip ahead, or revisit pieces of your slide show without interrupting the flow of your presentation.

Summary Zoom is now supported for Office 365 subscribers in PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac beginning with version 16.19.18110915.

Create a Summary Zoom

Add or remove sections from your Summary Zoom

Slide Zoom

A Slide Zoom can help you make your presentation more dynamic, allowing you to navigate freely between slides in any order you choose without interrupting the flow of your presentation. They’re a good option for shorter presentations without lots of sections, but you can use Slide Zooms for lots of different presentation scenarios.

Slide Zooms help you drill down into multiple pieces of information while feeling as though you’re staying on the same canvas.

Create a Slide Zoom

Change the preview image of your Slide Zoom

Section Zoom

A Section Zoom is a link to a section already in your presentation. You can use them to go back to sections you want to really emphasize, or to highlight how certain pieces of your presentation connect. To learn more about using sections in PowerPoint, see Organize your PowerPoint slides into sections.

Create a Section Zoom

Change the preview image of your Section Zoom

Make your Zooms stand out with more Zoom Options

Zoom for PowerPoint truly lights up when you make it your own. Select the Format tab of the ribbon to get to the Zoom Tools, which you can choose to create just the look and feel you’re going for when you present.

Choose to return to the home page or continue through your presentation

Make the background of your Zoom transparent

Change the transition options of your Zoom


See the following table for details on the minimum version numbers required in PowerPoint to create or play Zoom links.

PowerPoint versionWhat you can do with Morph
PowerPoint for Office 365, version 1607 or newerPowerPoint 2019Create and play Zoom
PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac, version 16.9 or newerPowerPoint 2019 for MacPlay Zoom
PowerPoint 2016PowerPoint 2016 for MacPowerPoint 2013PowerPoint for Mac 2011PowerPoint 2010PowerPoint 2007Play Zoom as hyperlinks with no zooming transitionBack to Zoom navigation isn’t supported.
PowerPoint for the webDoesn’t play Zoom
PowerPoint for AndroidPowerPoint for iOSPowerPoint Mobile for WindowsPlay Zoom