How to View Your Presentation in Google Slides

You can spend a lot of time creating a presentation in Google Slides. Getting the right look, the right information, and the correct slide order can be a daunting task but, eventually, you will end up with a final presentation that you are excited to give.

But after all of that work in creating your document, you might be wondering how you actually go about starting the presentation for others to view it. Fortunately it only requires a couple of stels in Google Slides, and there are actually a handful of different ways that you can begin the presentation.


How to Present a Slideshow in Google Slides

The steps in this article were performed in Google Chrome, but will work in other desktop and laptop Web browsers like Firefox and Edge. Note that entering presentation mode using these steps will cause the presentation to take over the entire screen. You can exit presentation mode by pressing the Esc key on your keyboard.

Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at and open the presentation that you want to present.


Step 2: Click the View tab at the top of the window.

google slides view tab



Step 3: Select the Present option. Your presentation should then enter full-screen mode.

how to present a slideshow in google slides



Note that there is a menu that appears at the bottom of the screen that provides you with some options to control the presentation. As mentioned earlier you can press Esc on your keyboard to exit this view.

google slides control panel

You can also start the presentation by pressing Ctrl + F5 on your keyboard, or by clicking the Present button at the top-right corner of the window.


Do you need to print your presentation, too, but you don’t want to waste a lot of paper? Find out how to print multiple slides on one page and make hard copies of your presentation a little easier to manage. newsletter

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