Google has recently introduced a new AI-powered feature to enhance the user experience on Google Slides. The feature, known as ‘Help Me Visualize,’ enables users to effortlessly generate backgrounds and images for their presentation projects. The announcement of this feature took place during the Google I/O 2023 event held last month.
To access this functionality, users need to sign up for Google Workspace Labs and agree to the terms and conditions. Within Google Slides, they can utilize the “Help Me Visualize” prompt, which leverages artificial intelligence to create customized images. For instance, users can request Google Slides to generate visuals depicting a picnic scene or an abstract painting.
Once the prompt is entered, users are presented with a selection of six distinct render styles to choose from: Photography, Clip Art, Background, Flat lay, and Illustration. This empowers users to align the visuals with the desired tone and aesthetics of their presentations, enhancing the overall impact.
In parallel, Google has also introduced the viewer mode in Google Meet. Viewer mode enables meeting attendees who do not need to share their audio or video during the meeting. This feature allows the designation of specific attendees as co-hosts or contributors who can lead, present, or moderate the meeting.
Implementing the “viewer” designation in Google Meet proves particularly beneficial for large-scale meetings such as webinars or town halls. By assigning certain attendees as “viewers,” potential distractions like audio disruptions are minimized, ensuring that the focus remains on the speaker and the meeting’s content. This feature enhances the overall meeting experience and promotes better engagement among participants.