Present slides

You can present your slides in fullscreen after you have put your presentation together in Google Slides.

View a presentation

To present a fullscreen presentation in Google Slides:

  1. Open the presentation.
  2. Select Present in the top right of the screen.
  3. The presentation will become fullscreen, starting from the slide you were just viewing. To skip from one slide to the next, use the arrow keys on your keyboard or click the arrow icon in the toolbar at the bottom of your presentation.
  4. To exit fullscreen mode, press the Esc key.

Fullscreen not launching in your browser

Depending on what browser you're using, your presentation may not be launched full-screen when you click the "Present" button. Instead, your presentation may open in a new window. To make sure you can present full-screen, try using Google Chrome.

View a presentation from the beginning

  1. Open the presentation.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to the "Present" button in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Present from beginning.

View a presentation in a new window

  1. Open the presentation.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to the "Present" button in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Present in new window.

View a presentation with speaker notes

  1. Open the presentation.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to the "Present" button in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Present with speaker notes.

Present slides with a Chromecast

You can present slides straight onto your television using a Google Chromecast.

  1. Install the Google Cast extension in Chrome.
  2. Connect to the same wifi network as your Chromecast device.
  3. Click the small drop-down arrow on the Present button in your presentation and select your Chromecast device from the options.
  4. Your presentation will now be casted onto your television.

For more information on using your Chromecast, check out the Chromecast Help Center.

Additional presentation options

When you are presenting, you can access additional presentations options in the the toolbar at the bottom of the presentation window, including the ability to:

  • Select slides to present from a list
  • Open speaker notes
  • Print the presentation
  • Download the presentation in PDF or PPTX format.

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