Present slides

You can present Google Slides so they show on a full screen.

Full-screen presentations work from a computer, mobile device, or TV with Chromecast or AirPlay. You can even accept audience questions while you present.

View a presentation

To present a full-screen presentation in Google Slides:

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. In the top right, click Present. For best results, present with Google Chrome.
  3. From the current slide, the presentation will become full screen. To change slides, use the arrow keys on your keyboard or click the arrows at the bottom of the presentation.
  4. To exit full-screen, press the Esc key.

Present with notes, auto-advance slides, and more

View a presentation with speaker notes

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. In the top right corner, next to "Present," click the Down arrow .
  3. Click Presenter view.
  4. Click Speaker notes.
Advance slides automatically

You can set your slides to play automatically when:

  • Someone clicks on a link to your published presentation
  • Someone views your published presentation that’s embedded in a website
  • You present your presentation

Advance slides automatically while you present

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. In the top right corner, click Present.
  3. At the bottom, click Options  and then Auto advance options.
  4. Choose how quickly to advance your slides.

Tip:  Re-set the auto advance options each time you present your presentation. 

Advance slides automatically for a published presentation

Important: 

  • If you use Google Slides through work or school, you can only share the link with people within your organization.
  • After you publish your presentation, anyone with the link will be able to see your presentation.
  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. Click File and then Publish to the web.
  3. Choose Link or Embed.
  4. Under "Auto-advance slides," choose how much time you want to add between slides.
  5. Click Publish and then Ok.

Tip: If you want to change your presentation or timing, you’ll need to copy a new link.

Stop publishing

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. Click File and then Publish to the web.
  3. At the bottom, click Published content & settings and then Stop publishing.
Other actions while presenting

When you present, you can choose more options from the toolbar at the bottom of the presentation window:

  • Select slides to present from a list
  • Open "Presenter" view
  • Turn on laser pointer
  • Print the presentation
  • Download the presentation in PDF or PPTX format
Present mode keyboard shortcuts
Stop presenting Esc
Next
Previous
Go to specific slide (7 followed by Enter goes to slide 7) Number followed by Enter
First slide Home
Last slide End
Open speaker notes s
Open audience tools a
Toggle laser pointer l
Print ⌘ + p
Toggle captions (English only) ⌘ + Shift + c
Toggle full screen ⌘ + Shift + f
Show a blank black slide, or return to the presentation from a blank black slide b or Enter
Show a blank white slide, or return to the presentation from a blank white slide w or Enter

Present with Chromecast

  1. Install the Google Cast extension in Chrome.
  2. Connect your computer to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device.
  3. Next to "Present," click the Down arrow .
  4. From the options, select your Chromecast. Your presentation will show on your television.
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