How to Make a Picture Fly in on Google Sheets

Adding movement to some of the elements in a Google Slides presentation is a good way to spice up your information. It’s fairly common for slideshow presentations to be a little boring in nature, and the addition of a movement effect, such as animation, can help to keep your audience’s attention a little more easily.

One way that you can do this is by adding some animation to a picture in your slideshow. There are a number of different animation effects that you can use, including a couple of different “fly in” options where the picture will seemingly move into its place in the slide from one of the sides of the screen. Our tutorial below will show you how to apply this effect.


How to Add Animation to a Picture in Google Sheets

The steps in this article were performed in the Google Chrome desktop Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Microsoft Edge. This guide assumes that you already have a slide with a picture to which you want to apply this animation.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at and open the presentation file containing the picture that you wish to animate.


Step 2: Choose the slide with the picture from the column at the left side of the window, then click on the picture that you wish to animate.

select picture to animate google slides



Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window, then choose the Animation option.

open animation menu in google slides



Step 4: Click the top dropdown menu in the column at the right side of the window, then choose the style of animation that you want to use.

how to choose animation effect google slides



Step 5: Click the dropdown menu underneath that and choose when you want the animation to occur. Note that “On Click” means that you will need to click the slide for the animation to occur.

choose animation trigger google slides



Step 6: Move the slider to select a speed for the animation, then click the Play button to see what it will look like. You can then click the Stop button to exit the animation preview.

how to make picture fly in google slides



Have you finished creating your presentation, and you want to see what it will look like for your audience? Find out how to view your presentation in Google Slides to see the finished product of your work. newsletter

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