Switch view mode on Google Slides

You can change the mode of a presentation to:

  • Editing
  • Commenting
  • Viewing

How to switch view mode

Important: Your access level determines the modes available to you. To know which access level you have, go to Share files from Google Drive.

  • Editor access: The Editing, Commenting, and Viewing modes are available.
  • Commenter access: The Commenting and Viewing modes are available.
  • Viewer access: The Viewing mode menu isn’t available.
  1. To switch modes, select View and then Mode.
  2. Select Editing, Commenting, or Viewing.

Tip: You can use Commenting or Viewing modes to prevent unwanted changes to a presentation, even if you have edit access.

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