Use Keynote to present remotely in a video conference

Keynote makes it easy to present while video conferencing on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or iCloud. 

In Keynote, you can use collaboration features to play a shared slideshow online with multiple presenters who take turns presenting on iPhone, iPad or Mac. Find out how to collaborate on a Keynote presentation.

Start your presentation

Before you start your presentation in Keynote on Mac, decide whether you want to play your slideshow in a window or in full screen. Playing in a window allows you to access other information on your Mac during a presentation. To choose an option, choose Play > In Window or Play > In Fullscreen.

To start your presentation in Keynote on your Mac, choose Play > Play Slideshow, then adjust the presentation window to the desired size if your slideshow is playing in a window.

To start your presentation in Keynote on your iPhone or iPad, tap to select the slide you want to begin with, then tap the Play button .

To start your presentation in Keynote for iCloud, click the Play button  in the toolbar.


Use the presenter display window in Keynote for Mac and iCloud

In Keynote for Mac and iCloud, you can view presenter controls in a separate window. Presenter notes and the current and next slides appear in a separate window to keep the audience focused on your presentation. 

To show the presenter display window in Keynote for Mac, move your pointer near the top of the slideshow window, then click the presenter display window button . To show the presenter display window in Keynote for iCloud, move your pointer near the bottom of the slideshow window, then click the presenter display window button .

To go to the next or previous slides, use the left and right arrow keys.

To change the size of your presenter notes, move your pointer over the presenter notes, then use the text size buttons .

To show or hide thumbnails, click the thumbnail button .

Keynote presenter display window


Share your screen

In your video conferencing app, select your screen or Keynote from the Share menu. How to share your screen depends on the video conferencing app you're using.


Check presenter display window settings on your Mac

If you want the presenter display window on your Mac to be hidden from viewers, make sure the "Show presenter display window in other applications" setting isn't selected in the Slideshow tab of Keynote preferences.
Keynote Slideshow Preferences window

Some video conferencing apps will always show the presenter display window if it's in the shared screen area.


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