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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.
  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.

More presenting options

There are several options for presenting your slides in full-screen on a computer:

View a presentation with speaker notes
  1. Open a presentation.
  2. In the top right corner, next to "Present," click the Down arrow.
  3. Click Presenter view.
  4. Click Speaker notes.
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 with Chromecast

You can present slides on your television with Google 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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