The increased demand for portrait mode content has been driven by the popularity of TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts. As people have adapted to consuming content in their phone’s native vertical orientation, tools optimized for portrait content creation have to follow suit.
Microsoft acknowledged this “shift towards mobile-first content creation” alongside its announcement. Now, Office Insiders using PowerPoint Mobile on iOS can switch in and out of portrait mode when creating and editing slides.
Microsoft Powerpoint’s new portrait mode is limited to Apple devices for now, so hold tight Android users.