Google Slides


What is Google Slides?

"With Google Slides, users can create presentations, edit them, and collaborate, wherever they are."

Google Presentations enables anyone with a Google account to create a slideshow, cooperate with others on it, and present it, from anywhere. It is even possible to create a unique URL address, at which public can ask questions to the presenter, in real time.

This tool is a part of Google Drive’s office suite, dwelling completely on the cloud, able to import and export .pptx, .pdf, .txt, .jpg, png, .svg file types, easily share files, and access them offline. It offers a number of intuitive and innovative presentation features and is the ideal choice for people working in teams, so everyone has the latest updated version.

Google Presentations contains numerous themes, fonts, it is possible to add sound, video, animations, and transitions, along with mobile apps for Android and iOS. Each change is automatically being saved, with revision history available, so users can see old versions of the same presentation.


Google Slides scored 91/100 (No. 1 in Presentations) in the Presentations category. This is based on user satisfaction (90/100), press buzz (87/100), and other relevant information on Google Slides gathered from around the web.

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Google Slides Product Overview

  • Tell stories that matter.

  • Get a head start with templates.

  • Get to your presentations anywhere, anytime.

  • All your changes are automatically saved as you type.

  • Works with PowerPoint.

  • Google Slides supports presenting to Chromecast, Hangouts, and AirPlay.

  • Create presentations through your browser or download the mobile app.

  • Share with anyone.

  • Huge variety of presentation themes, fonts, embedded video, animations, and more.

  • Access, create, and edit your presentations wherever you go.


Languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Serbian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Thai, Spanish, Slovenian, Chinese

Google Slides Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Comparison
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • Gantt Charts
  • Google Apps Integration
  • History/Version Control
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking

Google Slides FAQs

What are some applications Google Slides is commonly used in tandem with?

Google Slides is most commonly used in tandem with other G Suite apps.

What is Google Slides generally used for?

This service is used for creating and presenting slideshows, and collaborate with others on them.

Does Google Slides offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Support: Phone, Email, Online, Help Center, Learning Center, Community.

Does Google Slides offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes, one of main features of this service is a team collaboration.

Does Google Slides offer an API?

Yes, Google Slides offers an API.

Does Google Slides integrate with any other apps?

It integrates with G Suite, Zapier, MailChimp, Atlassian Marketplace, Formstack, SurveyGizmo, Wrike, Lucidchart, Salesforce, JotForm, Box, Online Form Builder, ScheduleOnce, BetterWorks, Wufoo, Zoho, etc.

What platforms does Google Slides support?

This is a web-based service.

Who are the main user groups of Google Slides?

Users of Google Slides are individuals, companies, and non-profits.

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Google Slides User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.5/5 based on 3593 user ratings.
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Google Slides Review 2019

// System Administrator at Life Time Inc.

What do you like about Google Slides?

I love being able to easily transfer slides from one presentation to another. That's by far the strongest tool for me. I also love the heads up display when you're presenting, and the ability to get interaction from your audience. Inserting images, videos, graphs and more couldn't be easier, and the benefit of being tied in with Google Drive storage is a major benefit, allowing tons of storage.

It is so helpful to be able to work on the same document as my coworkers. We are way more able to get things done and complete tasks simultaneously! The presentation mode is also useful. Best of all, it is a free-to-use service! We use this product at least weekly to make presentations and during meetings with our clients. It helps to be able to adjust our document in real time. Also, we can download the presentation just in case there is no WiFi available. It operates smoothly, looks professional, and allows us the freedom to alter the way we present our weekly meetings. Embedding video is easy, and there are plenty of formats and fonts to choose from.

What do you dislike about Google Slides?

Although I enjoy the simplicity of Google Slides, I wish the tool had more complex features similar to other presentation programs. For instance, the animations available on Google Slides are very limited. When I need to make a complex presentation that requires animations I use PowerPoint or Canva.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Slides solve?

In our company, we work together a lot on projects remotely. Nothing beats Google ecosystem regarding sharing of documents due to its seamless use on all systems.


Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
2/5
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Slides is a versatile presentation tool

// Instructional Technology Facilitator at Greenville County Schools

What do you like about Google Slides?

The market is flooded with presentation tools, many of which are great options. But, in my opinion, Google Slides is the most consistent performer. Here are reasons I like the platform:
1. It's a part of Google Apps, so access is free with a Gmail account. No need to download or sign up for anything. If you're using Drive or Gmail, you already have access. Plus, it's free.
2. It's cloud-based, so no matter where you're at or what device you have access to, you can create new or edit existing slideshows that will be automatically saved and synced in your Drive. They even have a powerful app now, so I can create/edit slideshows on my mobile device at anytime, anywhere.
3. Although some of the extremely advanced features may not be present, Slides has everything that 98% of users need. Plus, with all of the add-ons available through G Suite Marketplace, it's likely that someone smart has already developed and released what you need.
4. Slides is truly a versatile tool. Sure, you can use to create dynamic slide decks, but it can also be used diversely with students (i.e., eBooks, comic strips, choose-your-adventure stories, research collaboration, yearbooks, science projects, etc.). There's truly a lot you can do Slides if you're willing to think creatively.
5. There are some incredible add-ons for education. My favorite is PearDeck, which enables students to follow your show on their personal devices. You can even integrate questions to check for understanding throughout the slideshow. Brilliant idea for educators.
6. You can embed all sorts of material - videos, images, spreadsheets from Google Sheets, GIFS, etc. Very few competitors offer this.
7. Due to the ability to integrate Sheets, charts and graphs are created effortlessly with minimal work on your part.
8. The recently released Q&A features allows a presenter to interact with their audience in real-time. Attendees can type questions to the presenter, and he/she can answer at points during the presentation.
9. Slides is constantly being updated an improved.
10. If you're switching/shifting to Slides from another platform, I think you'll find it to be a user-friendly interface. There may be a learning curve, but I don't think it's overwhelming. It's logically arranged for a pleasant user experience.

What do you dislike about Google Slides?

I have few complaints. Google Slides really accomplishes most of my goals, but here are a few concerns:
1. You are limited based on the size of your cloud-storage account. If you have lots of a data to store, it will cost. But I find Google's prices to be more than reasonable considering what you're offered.
2. The "themes" are somewhat lacking when compared to other competitors. However, you can find numerous freebies online to spice up your slideshow through sites like Slide Carnival and others.
3. Google's training or customer service may only be a 4/5 if you need help; however, there are thousands of videos on YouTube and articles on the web to help you accomplish something if you're stuck.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Slides solve?

Primarily to create slide decks for trainings, lectures, and lessons; however, more recently I've found it to be more than just a presentation tool. It's a "Swiss Army knife" with a lot of practical applications.


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
4/5
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Useful for quick presentations with an acceptable professional appearance.

// Senior Project Manager at IKEA Group

What do you like about Google Slides?

It has pre-designed templates that facilitate work and save you time, have a variety of options and topics that are well designed, has some options during the presentation to point out the bridge or add notes and questions, they are really excellent.

What do you dislike about Google Slides?

The performance in the tasks of animation is very small, the options are very basic so if you are looking to make a presentation with timeline, special effects and complex transitions the software does not meet those requirements.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Slides solve?

In the area of ​​design it is important to make presentations of each project, product and idea and when they need to be assembled in very short times Google Slide allows you to do it without complications in an orderly and easy way.


Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Customer service
3/5
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Collaborative Presentations Done Right

// District Staff Development Coordinator at Ramapo Indian Hills High School District

What do you like about Google Slides?

This is my go-to when it comes to creating and sharing presentations. Since Google Slides is part of the Google Suite, it works seamlessly with Drive, and affords users the ability to modify share settings, collaborate with others in real-time, and track edit history. Some of the added features are game changers: ability to embed Youtube videos directly in a presentation and customize the video/crop the time, ability to attach add-ons that add 3rd party capabilities, and built in research tool with the Explore tool. Other than this, there are just so many creative/outside the box uses for slides.

What do you dislike about Google Slides?

Nothing much. The only thing I would love to see would be the ability to have audio/music playing in the background. I remember being able to do this with PowerPoint, but it isn't built-in to Slides. The only work around is to download an extension called AudioPlayer for Google Slides and attach it to to it. Other than that, this is a great tool that I don't go a day without using. To be able to create presentations on the go with others, monitor student presentations/projects, or share with the click of a button is priceless.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Slides solve?

I run a lot of professional development for my district. I sue slides as a place for my notes to be able to share with teachers, that way they can get any needed resources, it helps me supplement my presentation or workshop, and affords those I am working with a place to work through at their own pace. I have also used it while teaching. I was able to create self-paced presentations that let students go through at their own pace to learn about the topics we covered.


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
4/5
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An easy way to make presentations

// Analista at Consejo Federal de Gobierno

What do you like about Google Slides?

Google Slide allows you to make presentations for your work, business, university, etc., where you show detailed information, and ordered, about a topic. I like that you have many options to build the presentation, you can edit it and share it. Everything is saved automatically. You can edit a presentation among several people and you will know who edits it, at what time it was made, and on what date. It is an excellent program.

What do you dislike about Google Slides?

What I do not like is that, once the presentation is finished, if it is downloaded, this is sometimes not compatible with other programs, or data and information are lost when the information stored with Google Slide, opens with another program.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Slides solve?

I use it to make presentations of the work, musical presentations or simply to enter some task of the university


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
5/5
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Google Slides beats the rest

// Graphic Designer at Anthony Garcia

What do you like about Google Slides?

The main thing I like about Google slides is that it's cloud-based and platform independent. I always hated Powerpoint — clunky, and confusing, and everything came out looking ugly. So I tried using Keynote. Keynote looked great and the user experience was way better, but I always needed to present on some other computer, and that computer was usually a PC, so it wouldn't work. Then came Google Slides. I could make well-designed slides quickly and easily and then as long as the presenting computer was connected to the internet (which they all are these days) I was in!

What do you dislike about Google Slides?

There is very little that I don't like about Google Slides, bet every now and then I come across some editing hassle. Something that it takes a few extra clicks to accomplish. But even for most of those, I've found that there was a keyboard shortcut I could use that would help.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Slides solve?

I use Google Slides mostly for teaching. The slides accompany my lectures and I also use them as a reference guide that I send to the students so they can refer back to what we learned. I like that you can share files in a variety of ways — I can either share the slide deck, or I can save it as a pdf and send it via email. Whatever works best for each situation.


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
5/5
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It is completely free and offers excellent functionality

// Manager at Red Bull Distribution Company

What do you like about Google Slides?

The most useful part is that Google Slides has been having multiple people work on presentations at the same time. Excellent offline capability, I can edit slides even when I do not have access to the Internet. Excellent integration with other Google services. Good work of importing different formats. Also, you do not need to think about backups, all presentations are stored in the cloud.

What do you dislike about Google Slides?

I would like to have more standard templates. A simple interface, but it was difficult for me to switch after PowerPoint. It also has some problems with formatting after importing.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Slides solve?

Basically, we use it for teamwork on presentations. Our team has developed a single template design and now we easily make professional presentations and spend less time on them.


Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
1/5
Customer service
5/5
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