Google Drive has updated Slides, bringing a bunch of improvements to viewing and themes.

Google first announced on the Google Drive blog that slides are now widescreen by default. Although most displays are widescreen and shouldn't have a problem with the default setting, Google has added the ability for users to manually adjust their page set-up screen.

As for theme presets, they are now customisable. Just edit the master slide. You can do things like change header fonts, bold bullets, add logos - whatever your heart desires. Users will also be able to dream up their own slide layouts.

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"We hope that these new ways to customise Slides help you tell better stories, and look forward to seeing the beautiful themes that you come up with," said Google.

Google has probably introduced these new customisable options in Slides as a way to make its presentations just as compelling as the ones offered by Apple's iWork even Microsoft's Powerpoint. The company said the new updates will roll out throughout the course of the day.

In addition, check out the nifty GIF from the Google Drive team below. It's not only cool but also gives a closer look at the new functionality in Slides.

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