Google Slides Offline Rolls Out; 'Domain Lables' Help Find Co-workers on Google+

Offline functionality for Google Drive Slides now let you create, edit, comment and present without an internet connection. This feature is now availble to Google Apps customers along with the new "domain labels" to make it easier for you to find coworkers, add them to Circles, and share things with them on Google+.

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Google is rolling out Offline functionality for Slides in Google Drive over the course of the day--letting you create, edit, comment and (perhaps most importantly) present without an internet connection -- just like you can with Google Docs.

"Any new presentations or changes you make will be automatically updated when you get back online. So you can continue polishing slides on your next flight, and head to your upcoming presentation without worrying about whether there's going to be wifi," Google stated in a blog post.

Note, to work offline you'll need to be using Chrome or Chrome OS. Those already have offline editing for Docs enabled, "don't have to change anything to work with Slides offline." Incase, if offline Docs isn't enabled on your account, you can turn it on for Slides (and Docs) by following these instructions:

  1. "Click More on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Select Offline Docs.
  3. Setting up offline access is a two-step process. First, click the blue button that says Enable offline. After a few seconds, you'll be able to move on to the next step.
  4. On the right side of the dialog, click the blue button that says Get the app. If you already have the app installed, you won't need to complete this step.
  5. You'll be taken to the Chrome web store. Click Add to Chrome in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  6. Once the app is installed, you'll be taken to a Chrome page with the Google Drive app icon. To return to Drive, click the Google Drive icon," explains google.

Google further notes that they're working to make offline spreadsheets available as well.

Also, this functionality is now automatically enabled for users who have already enabled offline editing of Docs and Sheets on Google Apps for Business, Government and Education editons.

In addition to Offline Google Drive Slides, Google is also making it easier to Apps customer to find coworkers, add them to Circles, and share things with them on Google+, with the new "domain labels."

"When you hover over someone's name or photo, a window will show with more information. If that person is part of your organization, you'll see a label below their name with your organization's name. You'll see this same label when you +mention a colleague in a post or comment," explains Google.

This feature is only visible for people in your company so you can make sure you're connecting with the right person.

For more information, check this help center article.

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