Creating more immersive presentations in Google Slides

What’s changing

Starting today, Speaker spotlight in Slides, an experience that lets presenters insert their video feed directly into their Slides content, is generally available for select Google Workspace editions. 
With Speaker spotlight, you can deliver your message with greater impact by embedding your camera feed directly into your Slides presentations. This feature helps keep your audience focused on you and can help make your content more compelling. 
Users can insert a variety of Speaker spotlight shapes directly into their slides and then format them to their liking. Once in slideshow mode, your camera feed will appear in that shape so you can deliver a captivating presentation. Speaker spotlight also integrates seamlessly with Meet and Slides Recordings for more engaging virtual or recorded presentations. 

Who’s impacted 

End users 

Why it’s important 

Speaker spotlight helps you better connect with audiences using video during live presentations, which is especially useful when working in a hybrid environment. 

Getting started 

Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. End users: To add the spotlight shape into Slides, go to Insert > Speaker spotlight or click the Speaker spotlight button in the toolbar. Visit the Help Center to learn more about using speaker spotlight. 

Rollout pace 

Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on February 15, 2024 Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on March 6, 2024 


Available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Essentials Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Education Plus