Insert and arrange text, shapes, diagrams, and lines

To enhance your presentation, you can add text, shapes, lines, and other objects in Google Slides.

Add and remove text or objects

Add text boxes or objects
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. On the slide you want to add to, tap Add Plus.
  3. Choose what you want to add, then tap Text, Image, Shape, or Line.
Remove text boxes or objects
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. Tap an object.
  3. In the menu that appears, tap More More.
  4. Tap Delete.

Arrange objects on a slide

Move an object
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. Tap the object you want to move.
  3. Drag the object to a new location.
Drag and drop objects

If you're using multiple apps, you can also copy and paste content into Google Slides from other apps.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. Open a different app in split screen mode.
  3. Tap and hold the object or text you want to move.
  4. Drag the content onto the slides app to paste it. 
Resize an object
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. Tap the object you want to resize.
  3. Touch and drag the blue squares around the object.
Rotate an object
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. Tap the object you want to rotate.
  3. Touch and drag the blue circle at the top of the object.
Change the order of objects
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. Tap the object you want to change the order of.
  3. In the menu that appears, tap More More.
  4. Tap what you want the object to do:
    • Move to front: Places the object in front of all other objects, so nothing overlaps it.
    • Send to back: Places the object behind other objects, which may overlap it.
Select multiple objects
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. Touch and hold an object until the top bar turns blue.
  3. To select other objects, tap them.

To move more than one selected object, touch and drag.

Group objects together

If you want use multiple objects like a single object, you can group them together.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. Touch and hold an object until the top bar turns blue.
  3. Select the other objects you want to group together.
  4. Tap Group Group. To separate the objects, tap Group Groupagain.
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