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Co-present Slides in Google Meet


               

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When you use Google Meet on an eligible work or school account, you can control Google Slides presentations from within a video meeting. You can also make other people in the video meeting co-presenters.

Important: To control a Google Slides presentation from a Google Meet video meeting, you must use a computer with a Chrome or Edge browser.

Become a main presenter

A main presenter is someone who starts presenting their Google Slides presentation from inside a Meeting.

  1. On your computer, open a Chrome or Edge browser.
  2. In the browser, open the file you want to present in Slides.
  3. In a different tab, join a video meeting on Google Meet.
  4. At the bottom of the meeting screen, click Present now and then A Tab.
    • Tip: For co-presenting to work, your presentation has to be shared as a tab. If you share a window or your entire screen, co-presenting won't work.
  5. Click the tab with the Slides presentation and then Share.
  6. In Google Meet, hover over the presented tile.
  7. Click Start slideshow.
    • You can only control a presentation and co-presenters in Google Meet when you're in slideshow mode.
    • If another presenter starts presenting a new presentation, then they become the main presenter and all current co-presenters are cleared.
Main presenter role

You can control the presentation with the control panel at the bottom of the presentation tile and designate co-presenters.

  • To change the current slide, click to the Next or Previous slide with the arrow buttons.
  • To jump to a specific slide, click the slide number then choose from the list of slides.
  • To choose a co-presenter(s):
    • Hover over the presented tile.
    • Click Add a co-presenter .
    • In the "In Meeting" panel that opens, next to the person you want to select, click More and then Add as co-presenter and then Add.
      • Anyone joining from a mobile device, meeting room or an invited user who hasn't joined the meeting as yet can't be made a co-presenter.
      • If a co-presenter leaves the meeting and re-joins, they have to be made a presenter again.
      • Whenever the meeting's main presentation changes, all co-presenters will be demoted
      • If the main presenter switches to presenting a different Slides presentation, all co-presenters will be demoted.
  • Click Show/Hide speaker notes Speaker notes to toggle the speaker notes panel.
    • Keep in mind that a co-presenter will need edit access to the Google Slides file to see speaker notes while presenting.
  • To open links or play media embedded in the presentation:
    • If the slide has media, click Media controls . A list of the links and media for the current slide will appear.
    • If the slide has links, click Share link Share link to open the link.
    • If the slide has both media and links, click Media Link and choose which action you want to do first.
  • To end the slideshow, click Exit slideshow .
    • Once you exit the slideshow, co-presenting functionality also ends.
      • Tip: Co-presenters only can control the presentation while in slideshow mode.
  • To send the presentation link in the Meet chat, click Share .

Important: When someone is promoted to a co-presenter, they get access to the presentation file's link as well. If the co-presenter isn't meant to get access to the presentation file, make sure to switch off link sharing before promoting someone to be a co-presenter. Keep in mind that a co-presenter will need edit access to a file to see speaker notes while presenting.

Become a co-presenter

Who is a co-presenter?

Anyone who’s appointed by the main presenter becomes a co-presenter. The co-presenter must be inside the meeting to be designated.

Co-presenters role

You can control the presentation with the control panel at the bottom right of the presented tile.

  • To change the current slide, click to the Next or Previous slide with the arrow buttons.
  • To jump to a specific slide, click the slide number then choose from the list of slides.
  • Click Show/Hide speaker notes Speaker notes to toggle the speaker notes panel.
    • Keep in mind that a co-presenter will need edit access to the Google Slides file to see speaker notes while presenting.
  • To open links or play media embedded in the presentation:
    • If the slide has media, click Media controls . A list of the links and media for the current slide will appear.
    • If the slide has links, click Share link Share link to open the link.
    • If the slide has both media and links, click Media Link and choose which action you want to do first.

Co-presenters can't exit or enter slideshow mode.

Once you’re made a co-presenter, you get a visual notification inside Meet that you’re made a co-presenter.

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