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Duo and Meet have combined into a new Meet app. Meet (original) users can download the new app .

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  • Workspace organisations with admin capabilities can switch this feature on or off for the entire organisation.
  • On your computer, when you click Present before you join a meeting, you join in Companion Mode. When you use this option, your mic and speaker are unavailable.

Learn more about Google Meet settings for admins .

Present during a video meeting

Join a Meet video meeting . At the bottom, click Present now . Select Your entire screen, A window or A tab . If you present a Chrome tab, it shares that tab's audio by default. To present a different tab, select the tab that you want to present, click Share this tab instead . If you present a Slides presentation through a tab, you can control it in Meet . Click Share. Optional: To unpin your presentation and view it as a tile, click Unpin . See how to un-pin a presentation in Google Meet using Google Workspace for business You can now see more participants while you present.
  • If your camera is turned on, your video is active while you're presenting.
  • For better presentations and to prevent mirroring, share a new window or a specific tab instead of the meeting window.
  • To share your audio, you must select Share a Chrome tab or Share this tab.

Stop presenting

  • In the Meet window, click Stop presenting .

and then

Present if someone else is already presenting

  • At the bottom, click Present now .
  • Select Your entire screen , A window or Chrome tab.
  • Select Present instead .

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If you're using Google Meet on an eligible work or school account, you can control Google Slides presentations from within a Google Meet video meeting. You can also make other people in the video meeting co-presenters.

Important : To control a Google Slides presentation from a Google Meet video meeting, you must use a computer with a Chrome browser.

  • In a Chrome tab or window, open the Slides file that you want to present.
  • In a different Chrome window, open Google Meet and join a video meeting.

and then

  • You can either present from the Google Meet tab, or present directly from the Slides tab .
  • Select the tab with the Slides presentation, then click Share .
  • Important: You can only control a presentation in Google Meet when you're in slideshow mode.
  • Click to the next or previous slide with the arrow buttons.
  • Jump to a specific slide by clicking the slide number, and choosing from the list of slides.

Add a co-presenter

Present to Google Meet from Google Docs, Sheets or Slides

Share files that you present.

As you present, you can share access to the file when someone needs it. You can only share Docs, Sheets or Slides files.

Important: To see share suggestions, you must use the Chrome or Edge browser and not be in Incognito mode.

  • A sharing suggestion only appears if you select 'Present a tab' as the sharing mode.
  • You can grant access to the file and attach the file to the meeting's calendar event.
  • You shared the file.
  • The link is shared in the meeting's chat.

Share during the presentation

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  • If all participants have access to the file, the link is shared in the Meet chat and attached to the calendar event.
  • If a participant doesn't have access to the file, you're notified with a pop-up. Click Share in Meet chat .
  • The file is shared in the Meet chat and attached to the calendar event.

Tip: To not attach a file to an event, in the pop-up, untick 'Attach the file to the calendar event'.

Share in Meet chat

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  • If all participants have access to the file, the link appears in the Meet chat.

Send

  • The file is shared in the Meet chat.

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How to Present (Share Screen) in Google Meet

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A lot of organizations and schools use Google Meet to conduct online meetings and teaching sessions. But video meetings aren’t always enough. A lot of the times you need to be able to share a lot more like presentations, some quick documents, or apps from your computer. These instances make you wish the person was in front of you so you could just show them your screen.

Well, you can show or, rather share your screen on Google Meet with other meeting participants, and that too without any additional requirements. Google Meet lets you present your complete screen, a Chrome tab, or an application window – it’s entirely up to you – with people in the meeting very easily. It’s the perfect little tool whether you need to give presentations, share projects, or train new employees remotely. It opens a whole new world of possibilities in remote working.

How to Present During a Meeting

You can present your screen during an ongoing video meeting, or you can join the meeting only to present. To present during an ongoing meeting, go to meet.google.com in your browser, and click on ‘Join or start a meeting’ button. Either enter a meeting code to join a meeting or create a Google Meet and invite others to join. When the meeting room is ready, click on the ‘Join now’ button.

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Now, in the meeting, click on the ‘Present Now’ button at the bottom right corner of the screen.

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A context menu will appear with options to present ‘Your entire screen’, ‘A window’, or ‘A chrome tab’. Select the option accordingly. While sharing Chrome tabs, you can also switch between tabs while presenting.

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Note: It’s better to choose either a window or a chrome tab when you need to share only from a specific app or website instead of the whole screen while presenting to prevent any leak of sensitive information.

A pop-up box will appear based on what you selected.

  • A window: If you choose the window option, the box will list your active windows available for sharing.
  • A Chrome tab: If you choose the chrome tab, a list of all your open Google Chrome tabs will appear.
  • Your entire screen: If you chose to share your entire screen, it will display a single screen.

Select the option from the pop-up box that you want to share and then click on the ‘Share’ button to start sharing.

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The window/ tab you chose will open on the screen and participants in the meeting will be able to see your screen. When it’s finished, click on ‘Stop Presenting’ button on Google Meet to end the screen-sharing session.

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The chrome tab that you are sharing will also show a ‘Sharing this tab to meet.google.com’ message so you will know which tab you are sharing currently.

To change or switch a tab while presenting, go to the tab you want to start sharing, then click on the ‘Share this tab instead’ option below the address bar.

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You can also click on the ‘Stop’ button on the tab you are sharing to end the screen-sharing session without having to go to Google Meet.

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How to Join a Meeting Only to Present?

You can also join the meeting only to present. When you do this, you will not be part of the meeting and won’t receive any audio or video from other people, and other people in the meeting won’t receive yours. You will only be able to share your screen, application window, or a Chrome tab.

To join the meeting only to present, go to meet.google.com and enter the meeting code to join the meeting. After reaching the ‘Meeting ready’ page, click on ‘Present’ button instead of ‘Join now’.

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After you’ve entered the meeting, a pop-up box will appear where you can choose what you want to share. Choose either a Chrome tab, or an application window, or your entire screen based on your requirements and then, click on the ‘Share’ button at the bottom of the box.

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What If Someone Is Already Presenting?

If someone in the meeting is already presenting, you can take over the screen from them and start sharing your screen instead. When someone else is presenting, the ‘Present Now’ option will be replaced by ‘<person name> is presenting’. Click on it.

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After you select what you want to share, and click the share option, another pop-up box will appear on the screen stating that ‘This will let you take over from <person name> as the main presenter’. Click on ‘Share now’ to start presenting, or ‘Cancel’ to wait for them to end their presentation.

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When you click on ‘Share now’, the other person’s presentation will stop and they will receive the message that someone else took over.

When you are working or teaching remotely on Google Meet, in addition to hosting virtual meetings or classes, the service also lets you share your screen with the meeting participants. So, even in a remote setting, you can easily give presentations, or train employees, or students using the ‘Present’ feature in Google Meet.

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Presenting a document in Google Meet has never been easier. You'll notice a handy button at the top of your Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides menu that lets you present your document directly to your meeting participants in Google Meet.

You have three convenient ways to present the document. You can open the document in a new tab for an active meeting, click a scheduled Google Calendar event, or enter a meeting code or link.

At the time of writing in July 2021, the feature is only available when using Google Chrome.

Present to Google Meet in Another Tab

  • Present with a Scheduled Google Calendar Event
  • Present with a Google Meet Code or Link
  • How to Stop Presenting Your Document

If you've already joined your Google Meet meeting, presenting your Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides document is simple.

Open Docs, Sheets, or Slides in a new Google Chrome tab and navigate to the document you want to present.

On the top right of the screen, next to the Share button, click the icon for "Present to a Meeting" (a box around an up arrow). You should see your current active meeting appear in the drop-down box. Click "Present Tab to Meeting."

In the subsequent pop-up window, make sure "This Tab" is selected and displays your document. Select the tab content to highlight it and click "Share."

Pop over to your Google Meet tab and you should then see the document you're presenting simultaneously with your meeting participants .

Present With a Scheduled Google Calendar Event

If the meeting organizer scheduled the Google Meet in Google Calendar, you can present your document directly to the event.

Open the document and click the "Present to a Meeting" icon (a box around an up arrow). If the meeting hasn't started yet, you'll see the name and time. If it has started, you'll see the name and Now. Click the event.

In the subsequent screen, click "Present Tab to Meeting" and follow the same process as above to select the tab content and hit "Share."

While this option does have you presenting your document, it will not join you to the meeting automatically. You'll need to join your meeting like any other Google Meet and will see your document presented once you do.

Present With a Google Meet Code or Link

If you don't have the Google Meet meeting open and active and also don't have a Google Calendar event for it, you can use the meeting code or link to present your document. This assumes that you've obtained the Google Meet code or meeting link from the organizer.

Open your document, click "Present to a Meeting"(a box around an up arrow), and choose "Present Using a Meeting Code."

Enter the meeting code or link and click "Continue."

Click "Present Tab to Meeting" and follow the same process to select the tab content and click "Share."

Like with the Google Calendar event option above, you'll still need to join the meeting in Google Meet . And again, when you do, you'll see your document being presented.

Stop Presenting Your Document

When you join a Google Meet and present your document, you'll see a note of this at the top of the meeting screen. So, when you're done presenting the document, click "Stop" in that message.

Alternatively, you can go to your document tab in Chrome, click the "Present to a Meeting" icon again, and then click "Stop Presenting Tab."

There are times when sharing your screen in Google Meet is appropriate. But for those other times when you simply want to show a document, remember this handy trick.

4 Ways to See Your Google Meet Audience While Presenting

Want to see your audience on Google Meet when presenting from Google Slides or PowerPoint? Here's how to do it.

You’ll no longer see your audience when presenting your Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint presentation via Google Meet. That’s because your presentation will take up your monitor’s space.

While slideshows are great at sharing knowledge visually, it’s still crucial to see your audience and how they see you to present effectively. So, here are three ways you can present a slideshow without losing view of your Google Meet room.

1. Open Your Google Slides Presentation in Presenter View

If you’re presenting using Google Slides, you can use Presenter View to launch a separate presenter window . You can then dock this view to the left or right side of your screen and switch to your Google Meet tab. Here’s how you can do so:

  • Choose Presenter view .
  • Once you click on Presenter view, your Google Slides presentation will begin in the Google Slides tab. A presenter window will appear, showing the preview of your slides, among other information.
  • Dock the presenter window to your screen’s left or right side for a more organized view.
  • Once you’re ready to present, click on the Present now button at the bottom of the Google Meet window, then choose the A tab .
  • Once you’re done presenting, click on the You are presenting button at the bottom of the Google Meet window and click Stop presenting.

2. Set Up Your PowerPoint Slide Show to Window View

While Google Slides is a popular choice for creating presentations, another ubiquitous slide show app is PowerPoint. If you used this to create your presentation, you don’t need to open it on Google Slides. Instead, you can just set it to window view when presenting.

  • When you open your PowerPoint file, click on the Slide Show ribbon.
  • Once you’re back in the main PowerPoint window, click on From Beginning to start your slide show.
  • Your slide show will then appear in a PowerPoint Slide Show window. Dock this window to the left or right side of your monitor.
  • Open and log in to your Google Meet meeting if you haven’t done so yet. You can dock the window for Google Meet on the opposite side of your presenter window for better organization.

3. Use a Second Device to See Your Audience

If you prefer seeing your presentation on your entire screen and only want to view your audience on a secondary screen, you can use another device like a tablet or your smartphone. Here’s how to set it up:

  • Open and join your Google Meet meeting.
  • Launch your Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
  • Once your presentation is open, start the slide show. This will cover your entire screen.
  • Pull out your secondary device—this can be a smartphone, a tablet, or any other device where you can download and install the Google Meet app—and open Google Meet.
  • In the main Google Meet window, tap on Join with a code , and paste the link you copied from your computer. Once done, tap on Join in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • Once you’re in the meeting room lobby, you can turn off your secondary device’s camera and microphone to avoid echoes and multiple camera views.
  • If you’re the meeting organizer, tap on Join beside the microphone mute button. But if you’re joining as a guest, you should ask the host to approve your secondary device. Once you’re in the meeting, you’ll see your secondary device appear in Google Meet on your computer.
  • When you’re ready to present, go to your computer where your presentation is, click on the Present now button at the bottom of the Google Meet window, and choose A window .
  • You can then control your presentation on your computer while looking at your audience on your secondary device. Once you’re done presenting, simply end the presentation and open the Google Meet window on your computer.

4. Add Another Monitor

Consider getting a secondary monitor if you’re a heavy multitasker, frequently present to multiple people, or both. This setup allows you to work with multiple full-screen windows simultaneously, including Google Meet and your presentation.

If you already have a secondary monitor, these are the steps you need to take to present on Google Meet:

  • Launch your presentation on your secondary monitor.
  • Open and connect to your Google Meet meeting on your primary monitor.
  • Click on the Present now button at the bottom of the Google Meet window, then choose your entire screen .
  • In the Share your entire screen window, choose the screen where your presentation is showing, and press Share .
  • Once you’re done presenting, click on the You are presenting button at the bottom of the Google Meet window and click Stop presenting .

See Your Audience and Your Presentation Simultaneously

One of the key ways you can be an effective presenter is to gauge your audience’s reaction and adjust your presentation accordingly. With these techniques, you can keep track of your audience even if they’re miles away from you.

If you think a secondary monitor is an effective tool for presenting online and increasing your productivity, here’s how you can set one up for yourself.

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Google Meet has given other video conferencing services a run for their money. It helps you turn your PC or mobile device into a virtual meeting room, whiteboard, or presentation area in just a few clicks. If you’ve got a presentation coming up, Google Meet can provide all the tools you need to get your message across efficiently and effectively. You don’t even need to download and install anything.

How to View Participants While Presenting in Google Meet

There’s only one problem: once your presentation starts, you can’t see your audience anymore. In this situation, gathering feedback from participants can be difficult.

Fortunately, there are still a few creative ways to present and see participants at the same time. In this article, we’re going to show you how to go about it.

How to Present and View Participants in Google Meet on a PC

A PC presents arguably the most convenient and efficient way to present on Google Meet because it enables you to run many different applications at once. For example, you could present an Excel spreadsheet and a PowerPoint document while also running accounting software in another window. All of this would require much more time (and energy) on a phone or tablet.

Let’s now explore the steps that can help you share your screen and present while still seeing other participants.

Method 1: Attaching Another Monitor to Your PC

One of the best things about modern PCs is that they come with input for at least one more monitor. By attaching another monitor before beginning your Google Meet presentation, you can have the participants on one monitor and then use the other one for the actual presentation. You could even attach a third monitor if you want a lot more maneuverability during your presentation.

Most modern desktop/laptop computers have at least one VGA port, which you can use to attach another monitor. If your computer doesn’t have one, it most likely has an HDMI port that serves the same purpose. However, if it doesn’t have that either, you can use one of the USB ports available, but you’ll need a USB-HDMI adapter to facilitate the connection.

Once you’ve attached the second monitor, do the following:

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  • Separate the Google Meet tab from the tabs hosting the content you want to present.
  • Drag the Google Meet tab over to the second monitor.

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With this arrangement, all the content you wish to present will be on one monitor, and your audience will be on the other. This will allow you to engage all participants throughout the session. You could even pause and invite questions or comments.

Method 2: Using the Dualless Chrome Extension

Most people love Google Meet because it provides a wireless, hassle-free video conferencing service. For this reason, the idea of attaching extra monitors may not be very appealing. It could be that you don’t even have some extra space for additional monitors. Perhaps you don’t have spare monitors at all. Whatever the case, the Dualless Extension could be the perfect solution.

The Dualless Extension helps you split your browser window into two screens with variable ratios. You can dedicate one of the portions to the presentation and use the other for your Google Meet live feed.

Here’s how this method works:

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  • At this point, the Google Meet tab will be split into two screens. You can now share your screen on one side and use the other for your Google Meet live feed.

Although the Dualless Chrome extension is an attractive option if you don’t have a spare monitor, it can only be useful when the content you’d like to show is on your browser.

Method 3: Joining the Meeting Using a Second Device

If the content you’d like to show isn’t on a browser and you don’t want the hassle of attaching an additional monitor to your PC, why not join the meeting a second time?

One of the best things about Google Meet is that you can run two instances in the same meeting: one as the presenter and the other as a participant. For this to work, you obviously need a second device. It could be another PC, an Android phone, or an iOS device. This arrangement allows you to use one device for your presentation and the other for audience monitoring.

Here’s how to go about it:

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If you go with this option, be sure to switch off the mic and the speaker sound on your second device. That way, you won’t have to deal with echo noise during the presentation.

How to Present and View Participants from an iPhone

When presenting from an iPhone on Google Meet, your options to see and engage your participants are severely limited. That’s because the screen is relatively small, and any attempts to do both these actions won’t work natively. You can’t connect an extra screen as you would on a computer. However, you can still run two instances in the same meeting: as the presenter and as a participant. Here’s how:

  • Assemble your devices (your iPhone and an extra device that supports Google Meet).

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How to Present and View Participants on an Android Device

Like the iPhone, a workaround with a second device is recommended. You can still join the meeting both as the presenter and as a participant if you have an extra device that supports Google Meet. Here’s how:

  • Gather your devices (your Android phone and an extra device).

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Additional FAQs

How many people can i see at once while presenting.

You can see and interact with up to 49 participants when presenting from a PC.

Why can’t I share my screen in Google Meet?

There are several reasons why you might not be able to share your screen in Google Meet. For starters, the host might have disabled the ability for participants to share their screens, or maybe the browser needs permission to record your screen. You might need to restart the app and rejoin the meeting, use a different browser, or try joining the meeting in an incognito window.

Keep Your Audience Engaged

To create an excellent presentation on Google Meet, it’s important to engage your audience and invite questions or comments throughout the session. However, it isn’t easy to keep everyone engaged if you can’t see them while you present. Although Google Meet’s design for screen sharing doesn’t allow presenters to see other participants during the session, you can easily do so with an extra monitor, a compatible device, or the Dualless Chrome extension.

Have you tried using any of the tools discussed in this guide during your presentations? How did it go?

Let us know in the comments section below.

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View speaker notes while presenting Google Slides in Google Meet

What’s changing, getting started .

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: 
  • Select "Present a Tab" in Meet > choose a Google Slide presentation > click the speaker notes button in the controls at the bottom corner of the presentation. 
  • Visit the Help Center to learn more about controlling Slides presentations in Google Meet . 

Rollout pace 

  • Rapid Release domains : Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 10, 2023 
  • Scheduled Release domains : Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 30, 2023 

Availability ​​

  • Available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Education Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Nonprofits customers 
  • Not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers 
  • Not available to users with personal Google Accounts 

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Google Slides cheat sheet: How to get started

How to use google slides to create, collaborate on, and lead business presentations..

Google Slides / A team views a presentation on screen.

Need to build a slide presentation for a meeting, training, or other event? Google Slides is an easy-to-use web app that comes with the essential tools and more. It stores your presentations in the cloud with Google Drive. Anyone with a Google account can use Slides and Drive for free, and they’re also included with a Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) subscription for business and enterprise customers. There are Google Sheets mobile apps for Android and iOS, too.

This guide will help you become familiar with the Google Slides web interface and show you how to start a new presentation, upload a Microsoft PowerPoint file to edit in Google Slides, collaborate with others on your presentation, and finally, present it to others.

Create or open a presentation

Log in to your Google or Workspace account. Then:

From Google Slides : At the top of the home page, you’ll see a “Start a new presentation” header, with a row of thumbnails underneath. To start a new, blank presentation, click the Blank thumbnail. To start a new presentation in a template, select one of the thumbnails to the right or click Template gallery toward the upper-right corner, then click any thumbnail on the page that appears.

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The Google Slides home page. (Click image to enlarge it.)

Below the “Start a new presentation” area you’ll see a list of presentations that are stored in your Google Drive or shared with you. To open a presentation, click it in this list.

The list of your presentations appears in reverse chronological order starting with the presentation you most recently opened. Clicking the “AZ” icon at the upper right of this list changes the sort order to Last modified by me , Last modified , or in alphabetical order by presentation title. You can also browse to a specific folder by clicking the folder icon next to the “AZ” icon.

From Google Drive : Presentations stored in your Google Drive are listed in the main window of the Drive home page. To see a listing of presentations that others are sharing with you, click Shared with me in the left column. From either list, double-click a presentation to open it in Google Slides.

To start a new, blank presentation, click the New button at the upper-left of the screen and then click Google Slides .

If you want to use a template to start a new presentation, click the New button, then move the cursor over the right arrow next to Google Slides and select From a template . The template gallery for Google Slides will open; click a thumbnail to start a new presentation in that template.

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Creating a new presentation from Google Drive.

From Google Slides or Drive: You also can use the search box at the top to find presentations in your Google Drive or shared with you. Enter words or numbers that may be in the presentation you’re looking for.

Upload a PowerPoint presentation to Slides

You can edit a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation in Google Slides, but first you must upload it to Google Drive.

From Google Slides: Click the folder icon ( Open file picker ) that’s above and toward the right corner of your presentations list. On the panel that opens, click the Upload tab. Drag-and-drop your PowerPoint file (.ppt or .pptx) onto this panel, or browse your PC’s drive to select it.

From Google Drive: Click the New button, then File upload , and select the PowerPoint file from your PC’s drive and click Open .

Traditionally, when you uploaded PowerPoint files to Google Drive, they were automatically converted to Slides format. That’s still the case when you upload PowerPoint files via the Google Slides home page .

However, Google now supports the ability to edit Microsoft Office files in their native format. By default, any .pptx files that you upload via Google Drive will remain formatted as PowerPoint documents. You can edit and collaborate on a PowerPoint file right in Slides, with all changes made by you or your collaborators saved directly to the PowerPoint file.

On the Google Slides and Drive home pages, native PowerPoint files will be denoted with an orange “P” icon, and when you open a native PowerPoint file in Sheets, you’ll see a “.PPTX” flag to the right of the document title.

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Native PowerPoint files show the PowerPoint icon (top) instead of the Google Slides icon (bottom).

If you’d rather have Google convert PowerPoint files to Slides format automatically when you upload them via Google Drive, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the Drive home screen and select Settings from the drop-down menu. In the Settings box next to “Convert uploads,” check the checkbox marked Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor format .

Work in a presentation

When you open a new or existing presentation, its first slide appears in the main window of Google Slides. Here’s a breakdown of the toolbars, menus, panes, and sidebars that appear around your presentation.

The left pane shows thumbnails of all the slides in your presentation. Click a thumbnail, and the slide it represents will appear in the main window, where you can edit it.

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The Google Slides editing interface. (Click image to enlarge it.)

Your presentation’s title appears along the top of the screen. To change it, click anywhere inside the title and start typing.

The menu bar below your presentation’s title has a complete set of tools for working with presentations. These are the main submenus to know:

  • File has commands for taking action on the whole presentation, including Print, Rename, and Share.
  • Edit lists the standard editing commands such as copy, cut, paste, delete, duplicate, and find and replace.
  • View lists several ways that you can view your slides as you design and edit them. This includes arranging them into a grid, previewing them as a slideshow, or zooming in on them. You can also watch the transition effect that takes place between slides when they’re played in a slideshow.
  • Insert lets you add several objects to your slides, including charts, diagrams, pictures, tables, and text. You can also add links to YouTube videos or sound or video files that are stored in your Google Drive.
  • Format lets you change the look of your slides. Certain functions on this submenu become clickable depending on whether you’ve selected an image or text on a slide, or selected the slide itself.
  • Slide is where you can add, delete, or duplicate a slide that you’ve selected. You can also add a preset layout to a slide, change its background or theme color, or add and edit a transition effect that takes place between slides when your presentation is played as a slideshow.
  • Arrange lists tools that let you group or reorder objects on a slide in relation to another. For example, you can place an image behind another image or group an image and a block of text together to make them easier to move at once.
  • Tools leads to several miscellaneous functions. These include letting you record a voice clip to go with a slide, running a spell checker, and showing you a list of objects in your presentation that are linked to other files.

The toolbar directly above your presentation puts commonly used commands in easy reach. From this toolbar, you can click buttons to add to a slide or change its background, comments, layout, objects (images, lines, shapes, text), text style, theme colors for the whole presentation, transition effects during a slideshow, and more. The buttons on the toolbar change depending on whether you’ve selected image or text on a slide or the slide itself.

Notice that there’s no Save button in the toolbar — or anywhere in Google Slides. That’s because Slides automatically saves any changes you make to your presentation.

Speaker notes: Along the bottom of each slide you’ll see an area marked Click to add speaker notes . Here you can type in brief notes to remind yourself what to do or say when the slide is being shown. Only you will see these notes when you show your presentation to an audience.

Themes sidebar: When you start a new blank presentation, the Themes sidebar opens on the right side of the screen. (You can also open this sidebar at any time by clicking Theme on the toolbar above your presentation.) Themes apply the same fonts, colors, and other design elements to all the slides in a presentation, giving it a consistent look and feel. Click a thumbnail in this sidebar to change your presentation to that theme.

Create and manage slides

Here are the basic things to know about working with slides in a presentation.

Add a new, blank slide to your presentation: Click the + button at the left end of the toolbar above your presentation. Alternatively, if you click the down arrow next to the +, you can choose a layout to use as the basis for a new slide.

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Click the down arrow next to the + button in the toolbar to choose a layout for a new slide.

Apply or change a slide’s background: Select the slide’s thumbnail in the left sidebar and click Background on the toolbar above your presentation. On the panel that opens, you can change the slide’s background color or use an image file from your Google Drive, Google Photos account, or PC as the background.

Apply or change a slide’s layout: Select the slide’s thumbnail in the left pane, then click Layout on the toolbar above your presentation. On the panel that opens, select the layout you want to apply to this slide.

Apply or change a slide’s transition: Select the slide’s thumbnail in the left sidebar and click Transition on the toolbar above your presentation. In the Motion sidebar that opens along the right side of the screen, you can apply or change the animated transition effect that is played before this slide.

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Choosing a transition style in the Motion pane.

Move a slide to a different spot in the slideshow sequence: Click and hold its thumbnail in the left sidebar, drag it up or down to another place in the sequence, and release it.

Delete a slide: Right-click its thumbnail in the left sidebar and select Delete from the pop-up menu. Alternatively, select its thumbnail and select Edit > Delete from the menu bar or just press the Delete key.

Share and collaborate on a presentation

Presentations are often a group effort, with several team members contributing to and polishing a presentation. In Slides, it’s easy for multiple collaborators to work on a presentation together.

First, you need to share the presentation. When you’re viewing your presentation in Google Slides, click the Share button at the upper-right. Or, from your Google Drive homepage, click to highlight the presentation that you want to share. Then, in the toolbar toward the upper right, click the Share icon (a head-and-shoulders silhouette with a +).

Either way, the “Share” panel will open.

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Setting permissions for a file being shared privately.

Share a presentation privately

In the entry box, enter the email addresses (or names of your Google Contacts) of the people with whom you want to share. By default, the people you invite to your presentation can edit it and reshare it with others.

To change access permissions for invitees: Click Editor to the right of the entry box and choose another option from the drop-down menu. Commenter means they can view your spreadsheet and add comments but can’t change it. Viewer means they can view your presentation but can’t edit it or add comments.

To prevent your presentation from being reshared, downloaded, or printed: Click the gear icon at the upper-right of this panel. On the smaller panel that opens, uncheck the boxes by Editors can change permissions and share and Viewers and commenters can see the option to download, print, and copy .

When you’re done setting permissions (and, optionally, typing in a message to your invitees), click Send , and everyone you’ve added will receive an email with a link they can click to access the document.

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The shared presentation icon.

A presentation you’ve shared (or that others have shared with you) will have an icon of two silhouetted heads next to it in the presentations list on your Google Sheets and Google Drive home pages.

To limit or change a person’s access to your presentation: With the presentation open in Google Slides, click the Share button at the upper-right. Or, from Google Drive, highlight the presentation and click the Share icon.

The Share panel reopens showing a list of all the people you’ve invited, along with their permission status. Click the down arrow to the right of a person’s name, change their permission level or remove their access entirely, and click Save .

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You can change permissions for people you’ve shared a presentation with on an individual basis.

If you have a Google Workspace subscription, another option is to select Give temporary access and, next to Access expires , select a date within one year of the current date. If you set an expiration date for a person that you’ve assigned as Editor, their access will be downgraded to Commenter on the expiration date.

Share a presentation publicly

Most business users will want to share presentations privately with select colleagues or clients, but you do have the option to share a presentation publicly. At the bottom of the Share panel is a “General access” area where you can copy a link to the document. By default, this link is restricted to those you invite to the document. To change it to a public link, click Restricted and select Anyone with the link from the menu that appears.

Click Copy link and the link to your presentation will be copied to your PC’s clipboard. You can share this link by pasting it into a chat message, document, email, forum post, or most other means of online written communication. Anyone who clicks this link will be able to view your presentation online. (Be aware that anyone can copy and reshare this link.)

To allow anyone in the public to comment on or edit your presentation: At the bottom right of the Share panel, click Viewer and select Commenter or Editor from the drop-down menu. Then click the Done button. Now the web link to your presentation will let anyone who clicks it add a comment or edit it.

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Sharing a spreadsheet publicly.

To turn off public sharing for your presentation: Bring up the Share panel again. Near the bottom, click Anyone with the link and select Restricted from the menu, then click the Done button.

Note: You can apply both public and private sharing methods to your presentation. For example, you could allow the public to only view your presentation, but allow specific people that you’ve invited to comment on or edit it.

Collaborate on a presentation

The people you’ve shared a spreadsheet with can view or work on it at the same time as you or at other times. Remember that people who have Editor privileges to your presentation can change all aspects of it. Having multiple people making changes to a presentation can get confusing. In most cases, setting everyone to Commenter is the best way to collaborate in Slides: People can attach comments to a slide or to objects in a slide, but their comments won’t alter your presentation’s information or design.

To add a comment to a slide: Right-click its thumbnail in the left sidebar and select Comment from the menu that opens. Alternatively, you can select its thumbnail and select Insert > Comment from the menu bar or click the Add comment button (a speech balloon with a + sign).

A blank comment card with your name on it opens to the right of the slide in the main window. On this card’s entry line, type a brief comment, and when you’re finished, click the Comment button.

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Typing in a new comment.

To add a comment to an object on a slide: Right-click the object (a block of text, chart, image, picture, etc.) and select Comment from the menu that opens. Alternatively, you can select the object and select Insert > Comment from the menu bar.

To draw someone’s attention to a comment: As you’re composing the comment, type the @ symbol and begin typing their name, then select the person from the list of suggested Google contacts that appears. They’ll receive an email notifying them of the comment and linking to it.

To read, reply to, or remove a comment: A slide that contains a comment is denoted in the left sidebar with a speech balloon by its thumbnail. Click the slide’s thumbnail to make the slide appear in the main window, and you’ll see all its comment cards on the right.

To reply to a comment, click its card. The card will expand to reveal an entry line where you can add a comment in response.

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Replying to a comment.

Clicking the checkmark at the upper right marks the comment card as “resolved” and removes the card from the presentation. Clicking the card’s three-dot icon opens a menu that lets you edit or delete your comment.

To see a list of all comments: Click the Open comment history icon (the speech balloon) to the left of the Slideshow button. A sidebar will open along the right side of the screen; it lists all the comment cards in your presentation. When you click a comment on this list, the view of your presentation in the main window will jump to the cell where the comment is located and open its comment card.

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The Comments pane lets you quickly review all comments and jump to specific ones.

For more details about collaborating on your presentation, including what it’s like to collaborate in real time, see “ How to collaborate on a document ” in our Google Drive guide. You can also collaborate on a presentation in Google Chat; that’s covered later in this story.

Recover older versions of a presentation

It’s easy to go too far when making tweaks to a presentation. Fortunately, it’s also easy to roll back to an earlier version of the presentation. Click File > Version history > See version history . This opens a panel on the right that shows a list of older versions of your presentation.

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Using Version history to view an earlier version of a presentation. (Click image to enlarge it.)

To view an earlier version of your presentation: Click the date for it in the list. That version of the presentation will then appear in the main window.

To restore an earlier version so it replaces your current presentation: With the version you want to restore showing in the main window, click the yellow Restore this version button at the top of the screen. The restored version will then appear at the top of the version history list.

To give an older version a unique name: Click on its date. You’ll be prompted to type in words to replace the date. (The date and time will then appear in smaller size underneath the new name.)

Give a presentation

When it’s time to play your presentation to an audience, Google Slides has two modes: Slideshow and Presenter view. Slideshow mode essentially shows what your audience will see. Presenter view mode provides additional tools for your eyes only that run alongside Slideshow mode.

Slideshow mode: Click the Slideshow button at the upper-right corner of the screen. Google Slides will expand to full-screen view and show the slide that’s currently in the main window. (If you want to start the slideshow from the first slide in your presentation, click the down arrow to the right of the Slideshow button and select Start from beginning .)

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The control bar in Slideshow mode lets you click through the slides, turn on auto-play, use a laser pointer effect, and more. (Click image to enlarge it.)

When you move the on-screen pointer to the lower-left corner of your presentation, a control bar appears. You use this to click forward and back through the slides. Clicking the three-dot icon on the control bar opens a menu with other controls, such as starting auto-play and adjusting how quickly it moves from slide to slide.

On this menu, Turn on the laser pointer turns the mouse pointer into a simulated red laser dot. Captions preferences — available only if you’re using a Chrome browser or Chromebook — lets you turn on real-time, automatic transcribing of your words as you say them (English only) and shows them to your audience as on-screen captions. Open speaker notes takes your presentation out of full screen and opens a separate “Presenter view” window, as described below.

Presenter view mode: Click the down arrow to the right of the Slideshow button and select Presenter view . This shows the presentation in your browser window and launches a separate window that assists you while you’re giving your presentation.

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Presenter view lets you (but not your audience) see your speaker notes while presenting. (Click image to enlarge it.)

From the Presenter view window, you can jump to any slide in your presentation, read the speaker notes you wrote for a slide, and control the Q&A feature. There’s also a timer that you can set to remind yourself how much time you’re spending showing a slide — or the entire presentation — to your audience.

Click the AUDIENCE TOOLS tab to use the Q&A feature, which lets you take questions from your audience. To open questions for a slideshow, click the Start new button. A web link appears at the top of your presentation. An audience member watching your presentation on their computer, phone, or tablet can click/tap that link, which will take them to a page where they can type a question for you. You’ll see the question  in your Presenter view window, and you can choose whether to show their question to the rest of your audience during the presentation. To close questions for a presentation, turn the switch from ON to OFF .

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Audience members can submit questions from their devices, and the presenter can decide whether to display them as part of the slideshow. (Click image to enlarge it.)

Present in Google Meet

Need to give a presentation during a Google Meet video meeting? As long as you’re using a Chromium-based browser (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, etc.), it’s easy: Toward the upper right of the Google Slides page, click the Google Meet icon. From the panel that opens, select a meeting that’s scheduled on your Google calendar today, start a new meeting, or type/paste in the web link or code that you have for another meeting.

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Click the Meet icon to get started presenting to a video meeting.

If you start a new meeting, a sidebar for the meeting will open on the right. At the bottom of the sidebar, click the Present now icon (a box with an up arrow). On the panel that appears, select your presentation and click the Share button, and you’ll be presenting to the meeting.

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Choose which tab or window you want to share and click the Share button. (Click image to enlarge it.)

If you join a scheduled meeting, you have two choices: “Join the call” and “Just present this tab.” If you click Join the call , a sidebar for the meeting will open on the right. Follow the same steps as above to present to the meeting. If you click Just present this tab , you’ll go directly to the panel where you select your presentation and click Share , but you won’t have a sidebar where you can follow the main meeting.

To stop sharing your presentation to the meeting, click the Stop sharing button at the top left of your browser window.

For more details about using Google Meet, see our Google Meet cheat sheet .

Download and export a presentation

Google Slides lets you download presentations for use offline. On the top menu, select File > Download and choose a file format. You can save your presentation to your PC as a PowerPoint (.pptx) file or in other formats such as PDF, or as JPG or PNG for an individual slide.

5 tips for working with Google Slides

Now that you’re comfortable working in Google Slides, try these intermediate tips.

Use the Google Slides mobile app

With the exception of the “Version history” tool, the Google Slides app for Android , iPhone , and iPad has many of the same features described in this guide.

When you have a slideshow open, the toolbar at the top of the screen lets you take a variety of actions:

  • To present your slides on your phone or tablet, on a Chromecast device, or in a Google Meet meeting, tap the triangle icon.
  • To share your presentation with other people, the headshot silhouette. (See “How to share from the Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps” in our Google Drive cheat sheet .)
  • To view all the comments in the presentation, tap the Comments icon (a chat balloon) if you see it in the toolbar, or tap the three-dot icon and select View comments from the menu that appears.
  • The three-dot menu also lets you see the presentation’s Q&A history, export it, make it available offline, and more.

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The Google Slides Android app.

To edit or comment on a slide: Tap the slide, and a menu will appear that lets you add or view comments for that slide or edit it. Tap an element on a slide, such as text or an image, and tools to edit that element will appear.

Any changes you make to your presentation in the mobile app are automatically saved and will appear the next time you open it in the Google Slides web app.

Get suggested slide layouts and content

Click the Explore icon at the lower-right corner of the screen. The Explore sidebar will open along the right side. In most cases, you’ll be presented with thumbnails of suggested layouts that Google Slides has automatically customized for the slide that’s open in the main window. Click the one you want, and it will be applied to the slide.

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Use the Explore tool to get suggested layouts (left) and search for images (right).

At the top of the Explore sidebar is a search box. You can type in a word or phrase to find related content on the web or in your Google Drive. Search results appear on separate Web, Images, and Drive tabs in the sidebar. Click a web or Drive result to open it in a new browser tab. On the Images tab, click the + icon on the upper-right corner of an image to insert it onto your slide.

Create custom slide layouts to use as templates

You can design your own slide layouts to use as templates in any future presentation. First, open a new, blank presentation as described above. Then:

  • On the menu bar over the blank presentation, select View > Theme builder .
  • The main window switches to a layout editor. Toward the left you’ll see a column with the heading THEME on top and LAYOUTS just below that. Click the thumbnail of any layout in the LAYOUTS list. It will appear in the main window.
  • You can remove objects that are already in any layout. For example, click on a block of text. A frame appears around the text. Without selecting the text itself, move the pointer to ward an edge of the frame, right-click, and select Delete from the menu that opens.

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Creating a custom slide layout. (Click image to enlarge it.)

  • Using the formatting toolbar above the slide, you can add new objects to the slide, including images, image placeholders, shapes, lines, and blocks for text. (Tip: enter placeholder words inside the text blocks.) When you click on any object, a frame appears around it. Drag and drop the frame to relocate it on the slide, or drag its edges to change its shape or size. You can also add or change the border and background colors for any object on the slide and/or change the background color for the whole slide.
  • When you’re finished designing your layout, click the Rename button above the slide and give the layout a unique name.
  • If you want to create another custom layout, click on the thumbnail of another layout under the column LAYOUTS and repeat the above steps starting from #3.
  • When you are finished custom-designing all your layouts, click the X toward the upper-right of the slide layout in the main window.
  • Along the top of the screen, click anywhere inside Untitled presentation and start typing. Tip: Use a name that indicates this is a template (e.g., “Annual Budget Presentation – Template”).

In the future, you can make new presentations starting from this template, and your custom slide layouts will be available.

  • Open the template presentation you created in the steps above. On the menu bar, click File > Make a copy > Entire presentation . On the panel that opens, type in a name for the new presentation you want to create and click the Make a copy button. Google Slides will open this new presentation in a new browser tab.
  • On the toolbar above the first slide of your new presentation, click Layout . From the panel of thumbnails that opens, select one of the layouts that you created. It will then be applied to the slide in the main window.

Collaborate on a presentation in Google Chat

An alternative way to collaborate on a presentation is to share it in Google Chat. Other people in your chat can add comments and help make changes to your presentation.

Start in Google Chat . To the left of the box where you type in your chat messages, click the + icon and select Drive file from the menu that opens. A panel will open over the screen listing the files in your Google Drive. Find and click your presentation to highlight it, then click INSERT on the lower-right corner.

You’ll be taken back to the chat message box. Click the blue right-pointing arrow to the right of the box, and a panel will open over the screen designating permissions for the shared presentation. By default, permissions are set to Comment. To change this, click Comment and select View or Edit . You can also allow the people in the chat to share a web link to your presentation with others outside of the chat by selecting Turn link sharing on .

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You can share a presentation to individual or group chats in Google Chats. (Click image to enlarge it.)

After you’ve set the permissions, click SEND , and your message will appear in the chat stream with a large thumbnail of your presentation. To open a presentation in the chat, click the thumbnail. The presentation will open inside a large window that’s laid out alongside the right of the chat stream.

This is actually Google Slides running inside the chat window with your presentation loaded in it. Thus, most of the Slides commenting and editing tools are available for you and others in the chat to use on your presentation (if you granted them permission to comment or edit). The user interface is the same, except there’s no menu bar.

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Collaborating on a presentation from within a Google Chat. (Click image to enlarge it.)

Use keyboard shortcuts

Save time in Slides by using keyboard shortcuts for common tasks. Below are some of the most useful to know. For more, select Help > Keyboard shortcuts from the top menu when you have a spreadsheet open or press Ctrl + / (Windows, Chrome OS) or ⌘ + / (macOS).

Handy Google Slides keyboard shortcuts

This story was originally published in September 2019 and updated in August 2022.

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  1. Present during a video meeting

    In a different Chrome window, open Google Meet and join a video meeting. At the bottom of the meeting screen, click Present now A Tab . You can either present from the Google Meet tab, or present directly from the Slides tab. Select the tab with the Slides presentation, then click Share. In Google Meet, at the bottom right of the screen, click ...

  2. How to Present a PowerPoint Presentation on Google Meet

    Once you've customized your template, here's how to present a PowerPoint on Google Meet: 1. Open the PPT file. To begin, locate the PowerPoint file on your PC that you want to share on Google Meet and open it. You'll need to have your PowerPoint presentation completely done and ready to present before continuing. 2.

  3. Present during a video call

    In a different Chrome window, open Google Meet and join a video meeting. At the bottom of the meeting screen, click Present now A tab . You can either present from the Google Meet tab, or present directly from the Slides tab. Select the tab with the Slides presentation, then click Share. In Google Meet, in the bottom right of the screen, click ...

  4. How to Use Presenter Mode in Google Meet

    If you still want to see your students while presenting content, here's some tips.

  5. How to PRESENT PowerPoint in GOOGLE MEET

    In this video you will learn how to present a PowerPoint presentation in Google Meet either in editing mode or in full screen mode. This PowerPoint tutoria...

  6. Google Meet: How to Present Using Google Slides

    Presenting over Google Meet is a little bit different than presenting in-person. You'll need to know how to use the video app's interface so you can lead the...

  7. A Guide to Presenting PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) in Google Meet on

    Step 2: Close all apps other than PowerPoint. Open the Google Meet app on your iPhone and iPad and join a meeting. You can disable your camera before joining a meeting. Step 3: Tap on the three ...

  8. Present Google Slides directly in Google Meet

    Many Google Meet users share content on their screen during meetings, and we know it's important for presenters to actively interact with their audience. ... Visit the Help Center to learn more about controlling Slides presentations in Google Meet. Rollout pace . Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially ...

  9. How to Present PowerPoint Slides in Google Meet

    Open your PowerPoint presentation. Join a Google Meet meeting. If you're the host, you have to first create a Google Meet . Click the Present now icon when it's your turn to present. Navigate to the Window tab, select the PowerPoint window, and click Share . If your PowerPoint window is minimized, it won't appear under the Window tab.

  10. How to Present (Share Screen) in Google Meet

    To join the meeting only to present, go to meet.google.com and enter the meeting code to join the meeting. After reaching the 'Meeting ready' page, click on 'Present' button instead of 'Join now'. After you've entered the meeting, a pop-up box will appear where you can choose what you want to share. Choose either a Chrome tab, or ...

  11. How to Present Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in Google Meet

    Open your document, click "Present to a Meeting" (a box around an up arrow), and choose "Present Using a Meeting Code." Enter the meeting code or link and click "Continue." Click "Present Tab to Meeting" and follow the same process to select the tab content and click "Share." Like with the Google Calendar event option above, you'll still need ...

  12. Options for sharing a PowerPoint Presentation (1 or 2 screens, Windows

    Return to Presenter View and deliver your presentation. Because you are using PowerPoint's Presenter View, you can use some of the expert tips in this article and video. When you are done, use the Google Meet Stop sharing button to stop sharing your screen. Option 2: Full-screen Slide Show and notes

  13. 4 Ways to See Your Google Meet Audience While Presenting

    Here's how you can do so: In the Google Slides Window, click on the down arrow beside the Slideshow button to see the dropdown menu. Choose Presenter view . Once you click on Presenter view, your Google Slides presentation will begin in the Google Slides tab. A presenter window will appear, showing the preview of your slides, among other ...

  14. How to present and see participants in Google Meet

    In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips, we show you how to see meeting participant's faces, who has raised their hands and more all while pres...

  15. How to View Participants While Presenting in Google Meet

    Click on Keep changes to confirm the changes. At this point, launch Google Meet. Separate the Google Meet tab from the tabs hosting the content you want to present. Drag the Google Meet tab over ...

  16. How to share audio and video in Google Meet sessions

    In these circumstances, use the Chrome Tab option that is found within the Present now menu inside any Google Meet session. 1. Click Present now. 2. You will see three options to present. 3. Click on the option that says Chrome Tab. 4. Select from which tab you want to share video with audio. 5. Select the box that says Share audio.

  17. What is Companion Mode in Google Meet? [Explained]

    Google Meet's Companion mode is designed to be used alongside a primary meeting device or inside a physical conference room. So, if you wish to use it for meetings, you would need to join a Google Meet call on a desktop, a Google Nest Hub Max, or any of the Google Meet hardware that's listed here . Companion mode cannot be enabled when ...

  18. View speaker notes while presenting Google Slides in Google Meet

    Select "Present a Tab" in Meet > choose a Google Slide presentation > click the speaker notes button in the controls at the bottom corner of the presentation. Visit the Help Center to learn more about controlling Slides presentations in Google Meet. Rollout pace . Rapid Release domains: ...

  19. Google Slides cheat sheet: How to get started

    Open the template presentation you created in the steps above. On the menu bar, click File > Make a copy > Entire presentation. On the panel that opens, type in a name for the new presentation you ...

  20. Google Meet

    Google Meet - Online Video Calls, Meetings and Conferencing. Real-time meetings by Google. Using your browser, share your video, desktop, and presentations with teammates and customers.