What Is Google Slides?

Cloud-based office suite by Google that helps create, edit, and collaborate presentations sorted by date and are saved automatically.

Who Uses Google Slides?

Presentation solution for all enterprises that helps manage presentations with features such as themes, fonts, embedded video, and animations.

Where can Google Slides be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • by Google
  • Founded in 2012
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

United States

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • by Google
  • Founded in 2012
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

United States

Languages

English

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Features of Google Slides

  • 3D Objects
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animation
  • Audio File Management
  • Charting
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Transfer
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Content
  • Media Library
  • Meeting Management
  • Offline Access
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Whiteboard

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Reviews of Google Slides

Read all 5,895 reviews

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Dave W.
Dave W.
Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Free, Easy & Powerful Presentation Software

5 2 years ago

Comments: I love having my slides in the cloud so I can access them from anywhere, including on the app on my phone. And the collaboration is nice because I can share a presentation with a group after I've given it, and just give them the link to the entire thing.

Pros:

I've given several presentations at local Meetups, as well as a bigger WordPress conference, and the people want SLIDES! Honestly, it's not my favorite way to give a presentation, but Google Slides makes it pretty easy for me to create something for them. It continues to get more and more powerful over the years, adding new features & abilities. There are quite a few nice templates to help you get started, with at least 10 different slide-types for different information. You can add text in a ton of different colors & fonts, insert images, embed YouTube videos, control if and when things play, add animations from slide-to-slide, as well as individual elements on each slide. And when you're finished, you can export them in a number of different ways. There's a "Notes" area that you can turn on or off, to help with speaker notes. It's printable, to help you practice the presentation. And actually presenting is quite a sinch, with easy navigation to move from slide to slide. And you obviously get the same sharing & collaboration features you get with all products in G Suite ­čÖî.

Cons:

I found it a bit laborious when adding many animations. Perhaps I'm missing a way to change my default animation, but animating many elements could be made a little less time consuming. And I needed to download an extra app to use my phone as a remote control for my slides. It'd be really nice is this was included by Google.

Arshad R.
MS. Student in Pakistan
Higher Education, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google Slides

5 3 months ago

Comments: I like Google slides for the face that I can easily use it in my smartphone and can access my slides from anywhere due to its cloub based storage.

Pros:

Google Slide is one of the most accessable and easy to use presentation software. It has all the basic tools to create and format templates and slides. Being a cloud based software, it saves your slides to Google drive, from where you can later access them on any device.

Cons:

Though it is a good choice for creating and editing slides, it is not ideal for presentation as it lack many features that a desktop based dedicated ppt sofware provides .

Andrew A.
Teacher in US
Education Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Not as robust as PPt. but a great web based alternative.

4 2 months ago New

Comments: I like Google Slides enough to work on converting all former ppt. presentations over to Google Slides, but the process is not a smooth as I would like. I also like it as a tool for students, because students can work collaboratively on presentations rather than having to save and send each update between each other.

Pros:

Can access from any device with an internet connection so I don't need to have machine that I created on. Also don't need ppt. on device to open file.

Cons:

Conversion from ppt. can be a bit messy, which can make migrating to Slides frustrating, and there is no presenter view so you can't adjust slides while presenting, which can be frustrating.

Verified Reviewer
Founder in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Weirdly enough, Google Slides is better than Google Docs

3 2 years ago

Comments: Good enough to replace PowerPoint for almost any slide show we do, with the exception that to this day, working on PowerPoint native is faster when just mocking something up.

Pros:

Cloud based is of course helpful, and the feature set is roughly comparable to Microsoft PowerPoint and in some ways better executed -- the auto-snaps of alignment being an example, along with consistency across browsers.

Cons:

* The inability to copy material between browsers * The inability to choose a color in an image as the transparent color * The inability to set image compression level or resolution in the app * add pexels & unsplash integrations * better multi-select object capabilities * better master template support

Ricardo O.
Ricardo O.
External Platforms Specialist in Panama
Verified LinkedIn User
E-Learning, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Excellent collaboration tools, simple to use, a bit basic

4 4 months ago

Comments: For our company the most important aspect is collaboration. On that front, Google Slides is more than enough, as collaboration has been at the heart of all office apps from Google since their inception. The cons like the limited tools to deal with images and editing templates are really not that important.

Pros:

The collaboration tools. In our industry, education, Google Slides allows teachers to share content with colleagues and students vida Google Classroom. It also allows instructors to create virtual "manipulatives" for students and then supervise and guide their work in real time. Google slides also allow teachers to use a bank of comments and even include audio feedback for the pupils. Also of importance for education, the integration with YouTube is flawless.

Cons:

Manipulation of images is a bit basic when compared with main competitor PowerPoint from Microsoft. Editing slides templates is also less intuitive than it is in PowerPoint.