How to use Google Slides

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You can create, view, and edit Google presentations, as well as Microsoft Powerpoint® files, with the Google Slides app for iPhone and iPad. Here are some things to help you use the Google Slides app:

Step 1: Download the Google Slides app

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. In the top search bar, search Google Slides.
  3. Tap Get and then Install. The Google Slides app will appear on your Home screen.

Step 2: Create, view, or edit a presentation

Work with different file formats

You can upload and download files with the Google Slides app.

  • Import: You can open and edit PPT and PPTX files.
  • Export: You can export as a PDF or PPTX file.
View and edit slides
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open a presentation in the Google Slides app.
  2. Swipe up and down to scroll through the slides. You can also pinch to zoom into a slide.
  3. If you want to:
    • Edit a slide: Tap on the slide and then Edit slide. 
      • Tip: You can also double tap the slide you want to edit.
    • View comments: Tap on the slide and then View comment.
    • Add comments: Tap on the slide and then Add comment.
Use quick actions on iPhones with 3D touch

You can open recent presentations, use templates, and create new presentations with quick actions. To see recent presentations in the menu, unlock your phone.

Note: This is only available if you have 3D Touch on your iPhone (iPhone 6s/6s Plus).

  1. To get to the quick actions menu, hard press the Google Slides app. The quick actions menu will open.
  2. From the list, tap one of these options:
    • The last two presentations you opened or edited.
    • Templates: Opens the template menu.
    • Create: Creates a blank presentation.
  3. Your presentation or template will open in the Google Slides app.

Step 3: Share & work with others

You can share files and folders with people and choose whether they can view, edit, or comment on them.

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