It’s a Google world out there on the World Wide Web, as the company is showing continuous growth on all fronts. By acquiring YouTube, Google is now the frontrunner of the video world, keeping at a safe distance from Facebook and its auto play feed videos.
But now, Google is actively taking on Microsoft, which is the owner of both Skype and Microsoft Office, that includes Microsoft Power Point, by updating Google Slides on Android-powered devices so that users can stream presentations from their phones or tablets directly through Google Hangouts.
Anyone with an Android device can now use Google Slides and Google Hangouts similarly to how a projector works. By connecting a computer to a projector, people can manipulate presentations however they want and their computer screen is projected so that everybody can see.
Google Slides works similarly, because while the presentation is broadcasted to another Google Hangout user or an entire group of users, the person can move through the slides, click on certain animations or films used in the presentation and he can also move his finger on the touchscreen so as to point out certain parts of the presentation.
While this is something that could already be done on computers by using Skype and other similar platforms, doing it on a mobile device was a much more complicated procedure. Now Google Slides is making it all possible in just a few simple taps, thus gaining an advantage in the face of its contenders, at least in the mobile sector.
Since Google has decided to phase out its massively unpopular social media platform, Google Plus, it has begun to take parts of it and simply move them to other Google platforms, so that these smaller versions could get the users’ attention. Google Hangouts seems to be one platform that the company is working hard to promote, as it keeps getting new features that could attract users.
It remains to be seen just how useful people will find the new Google Slides-Google Hangouts feature, but it has tremendous potential, since people are always looking for more accessible ways to do their jobs from wherever they might find themselves.
Microsoft better watch out from here on, because little old Google Slides might steal away a lot of their mobile business, thanks to this recent partnership with Google Hangouts.
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