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Share from PowerPoint to Facebook and Twitter with Microsoft’s Social Share

26 November 2015, Mike Williams

Social ShareBuild a great presentation and PowerPoint gives you various ways to share it with the world: by email, as a OneDrive link, individual slides, an online presentation, and more.

Social Share is a free Office add-in which also enables PowerPoint to directly share presentations via Facebook and Twitter.

The extension – a Microsoft Garage product – installs without difficulty, and adds a “Social Share” tab to your ribbon.

A “Share Slides as Video” option converts your presentation to a video and posts it directly to your Facebook account.

Social Share

All your sharing options are available on a new ribbon tab

There are also tools to share your content as a photo album on Facebook, or post a selected area of the screen (just a freehand rectangle) on Facebook or Twitter.

Social Share can automatically upload the presentation to OneDrive, and include a link to the file with your post, making it easier for others to share your content (they can link to the file, instead of your Facebook/ Twitter account).

And if you want to know what everyone else thinks of your work, a View button displays any responses to your Facebook and Twitter posts.

Social Share behaved a little oddly at the start of our tests by occasionally refusing to authenticate with Facebook, but that may have been a temporary network or website issue.

For the most part the add-in worked just fine, though, and if you regularly need to share presentations with others – especially people who don’t have PowerPoint – Social Share could save you a lot of time.

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