How to Remove a Transition from a Slide in Google Slides

Transitions are used in slideshows to add a little extra movement to the presentation. Often the slides in a slideshow will contain only words, shapes, and pictures, but the addition of an animation effect through the use of transitions can help to keep your audience’s attention.

But it’s also very easy to go overboard when adding transitions and, when you are previewing your presentation, you may discover that you have too many transitions.

Fortunately, you can edit transitions in Google Slides, and you are even able to remove a transition entirely, if you so choose.

How to Delete an Existing Transition in Google Slides

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. This guide assumes that you currently have a slide in your presentation that contains a transition, and that you would like to remove it. This will not affect any other transitions in your presentation.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the presentation containing the slide transition that you want to remove.

Step 2: Select the slide with the transition from the list of slides at the left side of the window. There is an icon with three stacked circles to the left of a slide with a transition.

select a slide with a transition

Step 3: Right-click on the selected slide and choose the Change transition option.

how to delete a transition from a google slides slideshow

Step 4: Click the dropdown menu under Animations at the right side of the window, then select the No transition option.

how to remove a transition in google slides

You can then close the Animations column when you are finished. Note that the transition indicator to the left of the slide should now be gone.

Now that you know how to remove a transition from a slide in Google Slides you can easily delete one of those effects that is currently applied to the slide.

Do you have another presentation that contains a slide that would be useful in your current presentation? Find out how to import slides in Google Slides so that you can reuse work you have already created and save yourself some time.

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