Use a Template or change the theme, background, or layout in Google Slides

You can customize how your presentation looks in Google Slides. Start your presentation from a template or change the theme, background, or layout.

  • Theme: A preset group of colors, fonts, background, and layouts.
  • Background: The picture or color behind your slide's content.
  • Layout: The way your text and images are arranged on a slide.
  • Template: A pre-designed collection of slides with a combination of:
    • Themes
    • Layouts
    • Backgrounds
    • Fonts
    • Color schemes
    • Sample or placeholder content

Change theme

A theme is a preset group of colors, fonts, backgrounds, and layouts.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in Google Slides app .
  2. Double-tap the slide you want to change.
  3. At the top right, tap More More and then Change theme.
  4. Tap the theme you want.

Change layout

A layout is the way you arrange text and images on a slide.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open a presentation in Google Slides app .
  2. Double-tap the slide you want to change.
  3. Tap More More and then Change layout.
  4. Tap the layout you want to use.

Change background image

To change the background, open your presentation on a computer.

Learn how to change a slide background.

Create Slides from Template

A background is the picture or color behind your slide's content.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Slides app .
  2. At the bottom, tap the Add button New.
  3. Select Choose template and then select a template.
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