Add pages and report navigation

Learn how to create multipage reports in Looker Studio.
Use multiple pages and various navigation styles  to organize related charts, minimize the complexity of any given page, improve report performance, and avoid "information overload" for your viewers.
In this article:

Add pages to a report

  1. Edit your report.
  2. In the menu, select Page > New Page.

Other ways to add pages

If your report only has 1 page:

On the left in the toolbar, click Add page.

A user selects the Add page button on a report.

If your report has more than one page:

  1. Click Page __ of __ in the toolbar to open the Report pages panel.
  2. Click The Create icon. to add a page to your report.

Manage report pages

To manage the pages you've added to your reports:

  1. Edit your report.
  2. In the upper left, click "Page X of Y."  

A user hovers their cursor over text that reads Page 3 of 4 on report navigation.

  1. On the right, use the Report pages panel to add more pages, as well as expandable sections, dividers, and headers.

  1. To add icons to a page or section, hover over the name of the page or section, then click the inline three-dot menu icon More options..

Report navigation displays three sections: Overview, Campaign Performance, and Audiences and Assets.


Three levels of content are supported. You can't add a section at level 3.


  1. Page (level 1)
  2. Section (level 1)
    1. Page (level 2)
    2. Section (level 2)
      1. Page (level 3)
To use the same navigation in both view and edit mode:
  1. Edit your report.
  2. Select View > Show navigation in edit mode.

Other ways to navigate: 

  • Use the Report pages panel to jump to a specific page, section, or header.
  • Use the keyboard:
    • Left and right arrows, or page up and page down navigate to the next page /previous page.
    • Home and end keys navigate to the first page / last page.
  • In Edit mode, use the search box in the Report pages panel to find a page, section, or header by name.
    • Note that this doesn't search for text in the report itself.

Make changes to a page or navigation item

  1. Edit your report.
  2. Click Page __ of __ in the toolbar to open the Report pages panel.
  3. Hover over a specific item.
  4. Click More More options..
  5. Select the action you want to do:


New pages and sections have the default name of "Untitled Page" and "Untitled Section" while headers have the default name "Header". Select Rename, then enter a better name.


Duplicating a page creates a copy of that page in the current report. You can't duplicate an entire section.

To copy a page from one report to another report, select all the components on the original page, then paste them into a page of the target report. This adds any data sources used in the original report to the target report. Page style or theme settings won't be copied from the original page.
Learn more about copying reports.


Deleting a page, section, or navigation item removes it from the report.

If you remove a page or section by mistake, you can undo this using Edit > Undo or Ctrl + Z/Cmd + Z.
If undo doesn't work (because you've reloaded the report or signed out and back into Looker Studio) you can use version history to restore a previous version of the report that contains the deleted pages.
Note: Deleting a section will delete all pages within that section.

Hide in view mode

To prevent viewers from seeing a page or section in the report, you can hide it. You might want to do this if it contains information you only want other editors to see. When you hide a page or section:

  • Report viewers can't navigate to that page or section.
  • Report editors can still see and edit that page or section.
  • That page or section won't appear in PDF downloads.
  • If you copy the report, that page or section is also copied but remains hidden.

To unhide a page or section, select it again, then click More More options.> Show in view mode.

Select icon

Navigation drawer collapsed, showing section icons only.Using Select icon lets you search for an icon to add to a page or section in your report. To add or replace an icon:

  1. Click Select icon.
  2. Use the search option or select a Category to find an icon.
  3. Click Apply.
You can collapse the navigation drawer by clicking Chevron left the bottom of the drawer. If you've added icons, you'll see those instead of page numbers:


  • Icons can only be applied to the top level of content. Pages within a section, for example, can't have an icon.
  • If you apply an icon, all top-level content will have an icon. If no icon is selected, a default icon will appear for pages and sections.


Click on the item you wish to move and choose to:

  • Move to top
  • Move to bottom
  • Move up
  • Move down

Reorder pages, sections, and navigation items

As an alternative to the Move option you can quickly change the order of items in the Report pages panel by dragging them into a new position with your mouse.

A user selects and moves a page called Untiled Page to reorder the pages on the Report Pages panel.

  1. Edit your report.
  2. Click Page __ of __ in the toolbar to open the Report pages panel.
  3. Hover over the item you wish to move.
  4. Use the move option on the left of the item to drag it up or down to its new position.

To set the appearance of the page navigation for report viewers:

  1. Edit your report.
  2. In the toolbar, click Theme and Layout.
  3. Select the Layout tab.
  4. Under View Mode, select the Navigation type:


Pages appear in a collapsible drawer in the left margin of your report.

A user expands the collapsible left-hand navigation panel on a report to access the navigation menu and access Page 1, Page 2, or Page 3.


Pages appear as tabbed links at the top of the report.

Top Left

Pages appear in a drop-down menu in the upper left of the report.

The top left navigation option displays report navigation in an expandable and collapsible left-hand panel.


No page navigation is displayed.

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