Keynote for iCloud release notes

We’re frequently updating Keynote for iCloud. Updates are cumulative, so when you launch Keynote on, it has all the latest features. You can see all the features included with each release below.

September 2017

  • Redesigned document manager: open presentations stored anywhere in iCloud Drive, easily find shared presentations, and create nested folders.

Get complete step-by-step instructions and information on all the features in Keynote for iCloud.

June 2017

  • Enhance your documents using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes. Learn more
  • Reply to comments and join threaded conversations. Learn more
  • Support for advanced image fill-in graphics.
  • Insert and edit object connection lines.
  • The Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s close. Learn more

March 2017

  • A simplified design gives you easy access to the tools you need.
  • Support for editing Build In and Build Out animations on objects. 
  • Play object builds and a greater selection of transitions as you present.
  • Add gradient and image fills to graphics.
  • New align and distribute options make it easier to position objects in your presentation.
  • New stock and currency functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables.
  • Post interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress, and other websites.
  • Import Keynote 1 presentations.
  • Preview older versions of your presentation before choosing which one to restore. 
  • Set dates, times, and currencies for your language or region when you create a document.

September 2016

  • Support for real-time collaboration with Keynote on Mac, iPad and iPhone (feature in beta).
  • Collaborate with specific people (feature in beta).
  • Keynote Live lets you present a slideshow that viewers can follow from their Mac, iPad, iPhone, and from
  • Open and edit Keynote ’05 presentations.

October 2015

  • New languages: Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Traditional Chinese, and Korean
  • Add comments to your presentation
  • Preview shared presentations on iOS and Android browsers
  • Open Keynote ’08 and ‘06 presentations
  • Restore previous versions of a presentation
  • New Apple-designed themes: Modern Type, Exhibition, Drafting
  • Show, hide, and resize the slide navigator
  • Change slide backgrounds
  • Copy and paste slides
  • Create custom colors
  • Lock and unlock objects
  • Duplicate objects
  • Animate interactive charts
  • Add reference lines to charts
  • Support for curved lines in scatter and line charts
  • Additional keyboard shortcuts
  • Improved PowerPoint compatibility for charts, text overflows, non-rectangular masks, animation mapping, and theme import/export
  • Improved PowerPoint export

November 2014

  • Keynote for iCloud is now available in French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese
  • More than 50 new fonts
  • Show or hide the slide navigator
  • Rename a document in the editor
  • Drag wedges from a pie chart
  • Move and resize chart legends

September 2014

iCloud Drive compatibility

June 2014

  • Keynote now remembers your most recent document settings, including zoom level, last selected slide, show or hide format panel, show or hide guides, and more
  • Keynote now suggests your most recent screen name when you open a shared presentation
  • Get tips on how to cut, copy, and paste using keyboard shortcuts when you right-click objects
  • Right-click to mask images
  • Improved support for smaller browser window sizes
  • Usability enhancements
  • Bug fixes

May 2014

  • Collaborate with up to 100 people at the same time
  • Almost 200 new fonts
  • More color options in the format panel
  • Create and format 2D and interactive charts
  • Show and hide slide numbers
  • Edit documents up to 1 GB in size
  • Insert images up to 10 MB in size

April 2014

  • New View Only setting lets you share presentations you want others to view, but not edit
  • Jump to a collaborator’s slide selection by clicking their name in the collaborator list
  • Open presentations directly from iCloud Mail
  • Updated design in presentation editor
  • Edit chart data in imported presentations
  • Open password-protected Keynote ’09 and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Improved support for Retina display

January 2014

  • Add passwords and share password-protected presentations
  • View a list of presentations others have shared with you from the Shared With Me menu
  • Insert, edit, and format tables
  • Keyboard shortcuts for precise rotating, resizing, and repositioning of objects
  • Improved VoiceOver support for presentation manager
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

November 2013

  • View the list of collaborators currently in a presentation
  • See cursors and selections for everyone in a presentation
  • Jump to a collaborator’s cursor by clicking their name in the collaborator list
  • Watch images and shapes animate as your collaborators insert and move them around
  • Right-click any slide in the navigator to skip it during playback
  • Print your presentations directly from the Tools menu
  • Create folders to organize your presentations
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

October 2013

  • Multiple users can edit a presentation at the same time on the web. Just share a link to your presentation to start collaborating.
  • Send a link to your presentation so others can edit it in a browser and always get the latest version
  • Keynote for iCloud beta works seamlessly with the new Keynote for Mac and iOS
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

September 2013

  • Support for Internet Explorer 11
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

August 2013

Bug fixes and stability improvements

July 2013

  • iWork for iCloud beta available on
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

June 2013

Developer release of iWork for iCloud beta

Learn more

See the release notes for Pages and Numbers for iCloud.

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