Google Slides is a popular application from Google that functions similarly to a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Users can create convenient slides on this platform and share them via various communication applications. Google Slides are prepared online and support multiple people presenting simultaneously.
The section below provides basic information on Google Slides and explains how some essential features of the platform work.
Google Slides: Basic Features
- It is a free platform.
- Pre-made templates are available in abundance on the platform.
- You can import PowerPoint files to Slides and make edits.
- You can also export your Slides presentation to PowerPoint and make edits.
- Multiple versions of Google Slides are available: Web, Mobile, and Desktop.
- You can include audio, images, and video in the Slides.
- Automatic captions are available for the presentations.
- The slides you create are saved automatically in the platform.
- Multiple private and public share options are available for Google Slides.
- Websites and blogs support the embedding of Google Slides in them.
- You can create slides in collaboration with others in real-time.
How to Open Google Slides?
Having an active Google account is mandatory for having a Google Slides application.
Go to your Google account. Click on the Google Apps icon at the top right of your account.
From the options that appear, click open the Google Slides option.
The Google Slides home window appears. You can choose a Blank Document to start your presentation or choose from the pre-made templates available on the home page.
You can also find your previous presentations (if any) on the home page. If you want to edit an existing presentation, you can do that too on the home page.
How to Create a Google Slides Presentation?
As mentioned before, open a blank document or a pre-made template to create a presentation on Google Slides.
You can find text boxes in the text window that you can drag to adjust the size. Click inside these text boxes to type in the information.
You can use the Insert option at the top of the window to insert various media files like audio, video, image, etc.
You can find a + button located at the top left that adds a new slide.