What’s new in Keynote for Mac

Learn about the new features in Keynote 12.1 for Mac.


Dynamic backgrounds

Add subtle movement and visual interest to your presentation with dynamic backgrounds that move continuously as you transition from slide to slide.

New themes

Select from new animated themes featuring dynamic backgrounds.

New in Keynote 12.0 for Mac

  • Use Shortcuts on macOS Monterey to create or open presentations, rehearse a slideshow, or start presenting.


New in Keynote 11.2 for Mac

  • Use the camera in your Mac or an external camera to show yourself right on your slides, or show the screen of a connected iPhone or iPad.
  • Allow participants to take turns controlling a shared presentation from their own device.
  • With radar charts, visually compare multiple variables at once to easily show similarities and differences in your data.
  • New slideshow controls provide easy access to the slide navigator, keyboard shortcuts, live video sources, or multi-presenter controls while presenting.
  • Flexible collaboration allows participants to add others to a shared presentation.*
  • Instant translation lets you translate selected text in up to 11 languages and add the translation to your presentation with a click.*
  • Create new presentations from the app icon in the Dock.

* Requires macOS Monterey.

New in Keynote 11.1 for Mac

  • Stability and performance improvements.

New in Keynote 11.0.1 for Mac

  • Stability and performance improvements.

New in Keynote 11.0 for Mac

  • View your presenter notes, current slide, and next slide in a separate window while presenting. Learn more
  • Thumbnail images in the Build Order window make it easier to edit complex sequences.
  • Updated media browser offers enhanced search options and new content categories such as Recents, Portraits, and Live Photos.
  • Add phone number links to table cells, text objects, and shapes.
  • Use AppleScript to change a presentation password or open password-protected presentations.
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