Collaborate with Gemini in Google Slides (Workspace Labs)

With Gemini in Google Slides, you can:
  • 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.

Feature availability

Get started with Gemini in Slides

An animation showing a user asking Gemini in Slides to create a slide to show the company's agenda

  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. At the top right, click Ask Gemini .
  3. In the side panel, select a suggested prompt or write your own prompt. Select a suggestion
    1. Select from the list of suggestions.
      • Tip: To get more options, select More suggestions.
    2. At the bottom, in the prompt box, replace the example text with the information that you want.
    3. Press Enter.
    Enter a prompt in Gemini
    1. At the bottom, in the prompt box, enter a prompt.
    2. Press Enter.
  4. Optional: To remove your history, click More options More and then Clear history.
    • Tip: To avoid losing your history, insert a suggestion into your presentation. You lose your conversation history when:
      • You refresh your browser.
      • You close and reopen the presentation.
      • Your computer goes offline.

Explore Gemini in Slides

Action Description
Ask Gemini Open Gemini
More options More Clear your recent Gemini history and ask for more suggestions
Expand Make Gemini larger
Collapse Return Gemini to its original size
Close Close Close Gemini
Clear history Remove all generated text and images you did not insert into the document yet
More suggestions Find more suggestions from Gemini
More image suggestions Find more image suggestions from Gemini
Insert Insert generated text into your slide
Insert image Insert a generated image into your slide
Insert slide Insert a generated slide into your presentation
Copy Copy a suggestion
Retry Generate a different response from Gemini
Preview Preview the full suggestion before you insert it
View more More View more of the response from Gemini
View less Minimize the response from Gemini
Good suggestion Give positive feedback about a response from Gemini
Bad suggestion Report an issue with a response from Gemini

Things to ask Gemini in Slides

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.
    • Tip: New slides will be generated using your current theme.
  2. At the top right, click Ask Gemini .
  3. On the side panel, select a prompt or create your own. Reference files with @ to create slides using your documents from Google Drive.
  • Examples:
    • “Create a slide about how to optimally train for a marathon.”
    • “Create a slide about @ Company 2023 Goals deck.”
    • "Create a slide about doc @Core Team sync."
    • "Create a slide proposing ideas for engaging with our customers."
  1. 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 .
Get help with Slides
  • “How do I start a Q&A while presenting?”
  • “What is the best way to share these slides with more than 100 people?”
Ask questions from the web

Important: To get answers from the web, make sure to include phrases like “Use Google Search” or “Using web search” in your prompt.

  • “Write a paragraph describing the weather today in Mountain View, California using web search.”
  • “Help me write a paragraph explaining if lightning can strike the same place twice using only information from the web.”

Give feedback on generated output

Gemini for Google Workspace is constantly learning and may not be able to support your request. 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.

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.

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.

Learn about Workspace Labs feature suggestions

  • 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.
  • Your conversations with Gemini in Slides are not saved to Gemini Apps Activity. When you delete your Gemini in Slides conversation history, it doesn't delete any information that is saved to your Gemini Apps Activity. Learn how to delete your Gemini Apps Activity.
  • 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.

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