Features available
with Keynote.

Keynote lets you create presentations as groundbreaking as your ideas.
So go ahead. Wow people like never before.


Get the updates.
Then get in touch.

Stay up to date when people join, edit or comment in collaborative presentations, and easily get in touch with your team using Messages and FaceTime.


Get more done on iPad.

Quickly insert objects, find settings and get to your favourite tools with the customisable toolbar. And Stage Manager extends multitasking across the big screen when working with multiple apps at the same time.1

Captivate your audience with dynamic backgrounds.

Make your presentation stand out by adding stunning colour and visual interest to your slides. Create motion on a title or closing slide for a bold statement, and keep viewers engaged with subtle movement throughout the presentation. To get started, choose one of three new themes featuring dynamic backgrounds, or customise any of the 18 presets.

Add live video feeds in any slide.

Appear in a window, on your slides, with a picture-in-picture display in remote presentations, how-to videos and lectures. Add live video from the built-in camera on Mac, iPad or iPhone — you can even remove or replace the background for a dramatic effect. Or when presenting on your Mac, include a live feed of your iPhone or iPad screen to show off apps.

Present with your team. Seamlessly.

Say goodbye to saying “Next slide, please”. For slideshows with multiple presenters, you can take turns controlling a single deck — from anywhere — on Mac, iPad and iPhone.

Outline your presentation. Easily.

With outline mode for iPhone and iPad, you can look at your presentation in a whole new way. Quickly jot down your thoughts, restructure ideas and move concepts from slide to slide. Then switch to slide view and start designing.

Showcase videos like never before.

Play videos and movies continuously across slides, without the need to start and stop, find where you left off or edit them into clips. Change the position, size or rotation and the video will animate seamlessly. The audio can even fade between slides or adjust when there is dialogue or a voiceover.

Turn handwriting into text. Magically.

With iPadOS and Apple Pencil, your handwriting will automatically transform to typed text, so you can get back to what you were doing without interrupting your flow. Jot down a text bullet or scribble a date, and see it quickly turn into text.


Make backgrounds disappear.

Now you can more easily remove backgrounds from supported images — and even live videos — or adjust them to your liking.

Present over video conference. Like a pro.

Keynote for Mac delivers a seamless experience over video conferences. Play a slideshow in its own window so you can access other apps while you present. You can view your presenter notes, current and upcoming slides, and slide navigation in a separate window as well.

Other Key Features

Accessibility descriptions

Add accessibility descriptions to images, image galleries, movies and audio to help people using assistive technology.


Easily record, edit and play audio directly on a slide.

Captions and titles that stick with objects

Easily add text to images, videos and shapes. Your words will automatically stay with objects — if and when you move them.

Colour, gradients and images

Apply a colour, gradient or image to the background of any presentation, to your text or to any shape.

Customised themes

Create themes to use as a model for new presentations, and access them on any device using iCloud.

Dark Mode

Enable Dark Mode to give Keynote a dramatic dark look and emphasise your content.

Drop caps

Add a large, decorative letter to make the beginning of your story or paragraph stand out.


Export your presentation as a movie or an animated GIF to share online.

Gorgeous charts

From columns to doughnut charts, there are many ways to display your data. You can also create an audio representation of your chart using VoiceOver on iOS and iPadOS.

iCloud Drive folder sharing

Add a Keynote presentation to a shared iCloud Drive folder and automatically start collaborating.

Image background removal

Quickly remove an image’s background to isolate its subject or make unwanted parts of an image transparent.

Image gallery

Add and view a collection of photos on one slide, and include a unique caption for each photo.

Interactive presentations

Turn text, text boxes, images, shapes, lines, arrows, videos and more into links. Then, during a presentation, just tap to open web pages or email messages, jump to other slides or exit the slideshow.

Maths equations

Add elegance to your mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation.

Offline collaboration

Edit shared presentations while offline and your changes will automatically upload when your account’s online again.

Paragraph styles

Use paragraph styles to achieve a consistent look throughout your presentation and to quickly make global changes to your text.

Precise object editing

Use more precise editing controls to fine‑tune the look and placement of your objects.

Reading Mode

Scroll through your presentation, zoom in and out, and interact with it — without accidentally changing anything.

Shapes library

There are over 700 Apple-designed shapes to choose from. You can change the colour and size, add text, and even create and save your own shapes.

Trackpad and mouse support on iPad

Use Keynote with Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad for a new way to work with your presentations.

Web videos

Embed a video from YouTube or Vimeo, then play it in your presentation, without the need to download or open the video in a media player.2