Microsoft addresses the shift towards mobile-first content creation.
Microsoft is introducing the ability to create slides in portrait mode in its mobile PowerPoint app. The feature is available in public beta via the Microsoft Office Insider program (running Version 2.68 or later) and is currently limited to iPhone and iPad devices.
The increased demand for portrait mode content has been driven by the popularity of TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts. As people have adjusted to consuming content in their phone’s native vertical orientation, tools optimized for portrait content creation have to follow suit.
Microsoft acknowledged this “shift towards mobile-first content creation” alongside its announcement. Now, Office Insiders using PowerPoint Mobile on iOS can switch in and out of portrait mode when creating and editing slides.
Here’s how it works:
- Open an existing presentation or create a new one.
- From the Design option tap on Orientation.
- Choose Portrait.
Microsoft Powerpoint’s new portrait mode is limited to Apple devices for now, so hold tight Android users.