Change Log

New updates and improvements to Gamma

November #1 2022

Gradient Creator

Gradients are a simple way to make your decks feel more visual and modern. Now you can create your own directly in Gamma. Simply edit your Card, Deck, or Theme background and create the vibe you're going for.

Callout Boxes

You can now use Callout Boxes to help draw attention to important information. These are great for warnings, notes, and well, callouts of any kind. You can drop these in from the Insert Menu or simply type the Callout Box you want, for example "/note" to create a Note.

PDF Upload

If you need to attach a case study, white paper, or a PDF of any kind to your Gamma deck, now you can. Simply drop your PDF into any card or include it in a Gallery and your viewers will be able to access it directly in Gamma.

Math Equations

We now support inputting equations using Katex. Just enter equations between two dollar signs, like $1+1=2$ and they'll be automatically converted to math.

October 2022

Text Colors

Many of you asked for the ability to change text colors - and now you can! Just select text and use the dropdown to pick a color.

You can also now change Heading and Body color combos for an entire deck using a custom theme.

Buttons

They've read your deck, now what? Add a simple Call-to-Action by typing "/button" and tell them what they should do next.

Mentioning Cards & Decks

Creating quick access links in Gamma is easy. Simply type "@" followed by the name of the Card or Deck you'd like to mention and you're done. A reader that clicks on any of these links will get brought to the right place. See our FAQ page for an example of how you might use this.

And more…

  • Multiple workspaces. Now, you can join multiple workspaces and invite others to your workspace even if they've already made their own.
  • No distractions in present mode. The toolbar and shortcuts will now slide away in present mode until you hover over them, so you can have all the focus on your content.
  • Markdown paste. Paste bullets, headings, etc. in markdown format and we'll automatically format them.
  • Performance improvements. Gammas should now load faster, especially on slower internet connections.
  • August/September 2022

    Gallery

    Quickly combine images, screenshots, gifs, videos, and embeds, all in a zoomable carousel. Type "/gallery" or simply drag any image on to another image to automatically create a Gallery. Give it a try in Present mode as well by clicking on anything in your Gallery. You can even put videos and embeds in.

    Analytics

    When you send out pre-reads or leave-behinds, it's impossible to know what's actually resonating with people. In Gamma, we provide Analytics so that you can understand where people are spending time and what content they're engaging with. Click on the ellipses located in the top right of any deck, and click on Analytics to check this out.

    Block Level Reactions

    Slack introduced the world to emoji productivity, and we've brought this to Gamma. Instead of spending time commenting, others can simply give you a quick 👍 by dropping a reaction on any block.

    Import Doc

    Import any doc you have and we'll turn it into a presentation instantly.

    July #2 2022

    Diagrams

    You can now drop in simple visuals and diagrams (timelines, 2×2s, pyramids). Choose from a few templates or create a new one from scratch. You can also paste in images and screenshots, or even shapes and diagrams from your existing Powerpoint, Google Slides, or Keynote files.

    Nested Cards

    We spruced up the look and feel of nested cards in their collapsed state. They also provide a preview of what's inside now.

    New Presentation Experience

    We just finished a series of enhancements to Present Mode. When you scroll from card to card (using your trackpad or mouse), you'll now get a "peek" at what's coming next. You can also open nested cards inline now, making it easier to navigate between nested cards.

    New Templates

    We just added a bunch of new templates you can clone. Check them out here.

    July #1 2022

    New Presentation Experience

    We're going to roll out a series of big enhancements to Present mode:

  • Card transitions will now animate vertically instead of horizontally
  • You can turn Spotlight on and off via a toolbar button or using the 'S' key
  • The on-screen arrow buttons will be removed, so you'll need to use your keyboard arrow keys to move from card to card
  • Channels

    We're introducing a new way to organize all of your decks. Create new channels for things like projects, teams, and topics. You can even see when someone is presenting live in a channel.

    Custom Themes

    If you need your decks to be on-brand, try creating a new custom theme. Simply pick your font pairings and accent color, choose a background, and upload your logo. You can find these under the Themes button at the top of a deck.

    June 2022

    Export to PDF

    For anyone that needs to email or share a soft copy of your Gamma, you can now export to PDF by clicking on the ellipses located in the top right.

    Embeds (inline or preview)

    Now you can control how embedded content (videos, apps, websites) appear by default. Test out these different options by simply toggling between them.

    New and Improved Tables

    We made several improvements to how Tables work in Gamma. Give them a try and let us know what else you'd like us to improve.

    Gamma.new

    Did you just think of a great idea? Capture it by spinning up a new Gamma. Simply type gamma.new into the URL bar and hit enter. Voila! 🎉

    May 2022

    Drag & Drop Layouts

    Placing an image next to a block of text in slides can be so tedious: aligning, resizing, pixel pushing. In Gamma, we're trying to eliminate the need for formatting altogether. Try out our new drag & drop layout functionality.

    Image Resizing and Cropping

    Okay, we appreciate your patience on this one. Now you can quickly resize and crop any image to your heart's content.

    Rename your Gammas

    Quickly update the name of your Gamma by simply clicking and editing the field next to the home button.

    New Default Themes

    We did a complete refresh of our default themes to help you create stunning content effortlessly.

    April 2022

    Footnotes

    Have you ever wanted to add more context without cluttering your doc? Now you can simply create a footnote! Drop in supporting text, links, images, and GIFs to your heart's content.

    Follow Mode

    If you collaborate on docs with your team in real-time, give our Follow mode a try. Simply click on the profile image of the teammate you'd like to follow (top center of your screen). This will continue working even if the person goes in and out of presenting.

    Copy & Paste from your favorite tools

    Need to present something you've already written in Notion or Google Docs? No sweat. Just copy and paste into Gamma, and spin up a presentation instantly. Tip: try using keyboard shortcuts like "---" to split your content into more digestible cards.

    New Templates

    We're sharing some new templates you can try out with your team: 1:1, Team Meetings, New Hire Onboarding, and many more.