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Add or change animations and transitions

You can create visual effects when you add animations to text, images, slides, and other objects in Google Slides. You can also animate lists one click at a time as you present.

Animate text or images

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. Click the text or image you want to animate.
  3. Click Insert and then Animation.

Add slide transitions

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. On the left, click the slide you want to transition to.
  3. Click Slide and then Change transition.

Change animations and transitions

When you add new animations, they are automatically set to "fade in." You can change transitions and animations in the panel on the right.

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. Click View and then Animations.
  3. Click the animation you want to change.
  4. To change the speed of the animation, drag the slider.
  5. To animate lists one line at a time, check the box next to "By paragraph."

Note: Not all animations will work when viewing the presentation in some browsers.

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