The increased demand for portrait mode content has been driven by the popularity of TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube shorts. As people have adjusted to consuming content in their phone’s native vertical orientation, tools optimized for creating portrait content must follow.
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 while creating and editing slides.
Microsoft PowerPoint’s new portrait mode is limited to Apple devices for now, so hold tight Android users.