Collaborate with Gemini in Google Slides (Workspace Labs)

This feature is rolling out gradually and may not be available to you yet.

This article refers to Google Workspace Labs, which is a trusted tester program for users to try new AI features. Workspace Labs is currently available to trusted testers in English and may not be available in your country.

In Google Slides, you can ask Gemini to:

  • Create images.
  • Generate new slides.
  • Summarize a presentation.
  • Write or rewrite content.
  • Reference your Drive files or Gmail emails as you write or create a new slide.

Important: This feature is currently available on desktop.

Before you use Workspace Labs

  • Workspace Labs feature suggestions don’t represent Google’s views, and should not be attributed to Google.
  • Don’t rely on Workspace Labs features as medical, legal, financial, or other professional advice.
  • Workspace Labs features may suggest inaccurate or inappropriate information. Your feedback makes Workspace Labs more helpful and safe.
  • Don’t include personal, confidential, or sensitive information in your prompts.
  • Google uses Workspace Labs data and metrics to provide, improve, and develop products, services, and machine learning technologies across Google.
  • Your Workspace Labs Data may also be read, rated, annotated, and reviewed by human reviewers. Importantly, where Google uses Google-selected input (as described in the Privacy Notice) to generate output, Google will aggregate and/or pseudonymize that content and resulting output before it is viewed by human reviewers, unless it is specifically provided as part of your feedback to Google.
  • Generated images are for use only within Google Slides.
  • Workspace Labs generated images are designed to bring your imagination to life in Google Slides, and may not represent real world situations.

How Workspace Labs data in Google Slides is collected

When you use the Gemini in Slides side panel, Google uses and stores the following data:

  • Prompts you enter or select.
  • Generated text and images.
  • Google Workspace content that you have access to that is referenced to generate content (both Google-selected input and user-provided input).
  • Your feedback on the Gemini in Slides side panel.

To understand how this data is used, review the Google Workspace Labs Privacy Notice and Terms for Personal Accounts.

Use the Gemini in Slides side panel

An animation showing a user asking Gemini in Slides to create a slide about Cymbal History

  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. At the top right, click Ask Gemini .
  3. To make the side panel bigger, click Expand .
    • To go back to its original size, click Collapse .
  4. At the bottom of the panel, you can select from suggested prompts or write your own.
  5. From the generated text or image, you can:
    • Generate new text or image: Click Retry .
    • Add the suggested content to your presentation: Click Insert .
      • Before you click Insert , place the cursor where you want the content to be inserted in your document.
    • Refine the generated text or image: Write a new prompt.
  6. To close the panel, click Close Close.
Create images based on slide content with Gemini
  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. At the top right, click Ask Gemini .
  3. On the side panel, you can:
    • Create an image based on a selected slide: Enter “Create an image" or "Suggest images for this slide.”
    • Select a suggested prompt: The Gemini in Slides side panel might suggest images based on the content on your slides.
    • Create your own prompt: For example, you can ask “Create an image of a dog with glasses.”
  4. Press Enter.
  5. To insert a specific image, hover over the image and click Insert .
    • Optional: To send feedback about the image, click Good suggestion or Bad suggestion .
  6. You can also:
    • Edit the prompt: Click Edit Prompt .
    • Generate more images: At the bottom, click Show more .
Generate a new slide with Gemini

You can use the Gemini in Slides side panel to generate a new slide.

  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. At the top right, click Ask Gemini .
  3. On the side panel, select a prompt or create your own.
    • Examples:
      • “Create a slide about how to optimally train for a marathon.”
      • “Create a slide about how to utilize the SCRUM framework.”
      • "Create a slide about @Core Team sync."
  4. From the generated slide, you can:
    • Get a different version: In the menu at the bottom of the slide, click Retry Refresh.
    • Add the slide to your presentation: In the menu at the bottom of the slide, click Insert .
    • Refine the generated slide: On the side panel, write a new prompt.
    • Send feedback: In the menu at the bottom of the slide, click Good suggestion or Bad suggestion .
Summarize your presentation & write content with Gemini

When you open a presentation that has text, in the Gemini in Slides side panel, you’ll find a summary of your presentation.

You can also use Gemini to generate text for your presentation.

  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. At the top right, click Ask Gemini .
  3. Enter a prompt:
    • Examples:
      • Summarize this presentation in 3 sentences.
      • Create a slide that celebrates a colleague's work anniversary.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. To add the suggested content to the presentation, click Insert .
  6. You can also:
    • Generate a new suggestion: Click Retry Refresh.
    • Send feedback: Click Good suggestion or Bad suggestion .
Reference Drive files or Gmail emails with Gemini

You can use Gemini to reference files from your Drive to generate responses in Slide.

  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. At the top right, click Ask Gemini .
  3. To reference a Drive file, enter a prompt with the file name:
    • Example: “Create a slide outlining the next steps from @meeting notes and @core team sync.
  4. To reference your emails from Gmail, on the side panel, enter a prompt.
    • Example:Create a summary of @monthly review emails.
  5. To check which files were used, at the bottom of the response, click Sources.
  6. You can also:
    • Add the text to your presentation: Click Insert .
    • Get a different version: Click Retry Refresh.
    • Send feedback: Click Good suggestion or Bad suggestion .

Give feedback on generated output

Because feedback may be human readable, please do not submit data that contains personal, confidential, or sensitive information.

If you get a suggestion that’s inaccurate or that you feel is unsafe, you can submit feedback. Your feedback can help improve AI-assisted Workspace features and broader Google efforts in AI.

  1. At the bottom right of the generated text, click Good suggestion or Bad suggestion .
  2. If you select Bad suggestion , you can select the issue you found and enter additional feedback.
    • Optional:
      • To review data that will be attached with your feedback, at the bottom, select What data will be attached? 
      • If you don’t want to include the data with your feedback, uncheck Attach collected data to your feedback to help us improve the product experience.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Review additional context that you can share with your feedback.
    • If you don’t want to include the additional context with your feedback, uncheck Additional context (content referenced to create outputs).
  5. Click Submit.

To provide general feedback on this feature, at the top, go to Help and then Help Slides improve.

To report a legal issue, create a request.

Clear history with the Gemini in Slides side panel

To remove all generated output that you haven’t imported to the presentation, clear your Gemini history.

You can clear your conversation history on the side panel at any time. To clear the conversation history:

  1. At the top right of the Gemini in Slides side panel, click Clear history .
  2. In the pop-up window, click Clear.

You’ll also lose your conversation history:

  • If you refresh your browser.
  • If you close and reopen the presentation.
  • If your computer goes offline.

Turn off the Gemini in Slides side panel

To turn off any of the features on Google Workspace Labs, you must exit Workspace Labs. If you exit, you’ll permanently lose access to all Workspace Labs features, and you won’t be able to rejoin Workspace Labs. Learn more about how to exit Workspace Labs.

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