Google Slides, the new name for Google Presentations, is now available offline. Chrome users will be able to create, edit comment and run presentations without an internet connection. As with Google Docs offline, any changes made will be automatically synced once an internet connection is detected.
This new offline feature makes Google Slides a complete solution for presenting, removing the need for an offline backup – in the shape of Microsoft Powerpoint – to guard against unreliable internet connections.
If you already have offline editing for Docs enabled, you don’t have to change anything to work with Slides offline. If not, you can turn it on for Slides (and Docs) through your Drive menu. Google also dropped a hint that Google spreadsheets offline is coming soon, watch this space.