Accept and present audience questions

Presenters can start a live Q&A session with an audience during a presentation with Google Slides. You can raise queries at any time, and people can ask questions from any device.

Start a Q&A session

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. At the top, next to 'Present', click the Down arrow .
  3. Click Presenter view.
  4. In the new window, click Audience tools.
    • To start a new session, click Start new.
    • To resume a recent session, click Continue recent.
  5. To stop accepting questions, click the on/off switch in the Q&A window.

Note: If you use Google through your work, school or other organisations, you can choose who can submit questions:

  • In the 'Presenter view' window, click Audience tools and change 'Accepting questions from…'

Show questions from the audience

Presenters can display audience questions during a presentation.

  1. Under 'Audience Tools', find a question that you'd like to display.
  2. Click Present.

To change the question, find a different question and click Present.

To stop showing the question, click Hide.

Review recent sessions

Presenters can see questions from recent Q&A sessions.

  1. Open a presentation in Slides.
  2. At the top, click Tools and then Q&A history.
  3. Recent sessions will appear on the right.

Ask and vote on questions

Audience members can ask questions during a presentation:

  1. Go to the link at the top of the presentation. Example:
  2. Click Ask a question… and type a question.
    • To ask an anonymous question, tick the box next to 'Ask anonymously'.
  3. Click Submit.

Vote on questions

Audience members can vote on the questions that they would like answered.

  1. Go to the Q&A link shown on the slide.
  2. Below the question that you'd like to vote on, click Up vote Upvote or Down vote Downvote.
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