How to Stop Google Slides From Suggesting Contacts When You Type a Name in a Comment

The steps in this article are going to show you where to find the setting in Google Slides that will stop the application from showing a list of your contacts if you type a name into a comment.

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. Click the Tools tab at the top of the window.
  3. Select Preferences from the bottom of the menu.
  4. Click the box to the left of Suggest contacts in comments, then click OK at the bottom of the menu.

The ability to add comments to Google applications like Google Slides, combined with the ease of sharing and collaborating on files, is helpful when working with others.

One aspect of this interaction, though, involves Google Slides’ habit of showing a list of related contacts if you type someone’s name into a comment. This can be inconvenient, and it might be something that you wish to stop. Our tutorial below will show you where to find the setting that will stop this behavior.

How to Stop Suggesting Contacts in Comments in Google Slides

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

Note that this is not going to stop Google Slides from displaying a list of Autocomplete contacts if you type an @ symbol or a + symbol into a comment.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open a Google Slides presentation.

Step 2: Select the Tools tab at the top of the window.

click the Tools tab

Step 3: Choose the Preferences option.

open the Preferences menu

Step 4: Remove the check mark to the left of Suggest contacts in comments, then click OK.

how to stop Google Slides from suggesting contacts in comments

Find out how to save a single Google Slides slide as a picture if you would like to share it with someone or include it in another document.

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