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How to Publish & Embed Google Slides Presentations Online

If you want to show Google Slides online, there are several
ways to do it. You can embed a Google Slides presentation into a website or
document. Or, you can create a unique link to your presentation that allows you
to share it through Gmail or social media.

While the two methods of sharing your Google Slides
presentation online may seem similar, there are some important differences. To
make the best choice for your online presentation needs, examine both options.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to publish and embed
Google Slides presentations online. We’ll discuss the differences between
embedding a presentation and creating a link. Finally, we’ll give you
step-by-step instructions for publishing and embedding your Google Slides
presentations online.

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1. Publishing a Google Slides Presentation to the Web vs. Embedding It

If you need to share a Google Slides presentation
online, you may wonder whether there is a difference between using a link and using an embed
code. Although both methods of publishing a presentation to the
web are similar, there are some differences.

The following questions
illustrate the differences between the two methods:

  • Who can access the presentation?
  • Can I define the slide size?

If you’ve embedded the
presentation into your website, the presentation becomes part of your website.
Anyone who has access to your website can see it. The Google Slides Embed feature also allows you to define
screen size.

Embedding a presentation can be useful for including general
information on a company website. For example, your company’s history or vision
statement would be of interest to all potential customers. A Google Slides
presentation on either of these topics would be good to embed into your
business website.

In contrast, when you publish a Google Slides presentation
to the web it appears in its own URL. To give others access to the
presentation, you must share that URL link. Only those who have the link can
see the presentation.

If your Google Slides presentation is targeted to
certain individuals, publishing it to the web as a link is a better option than
embedding it into your website. For example, you may have a sales presentation
geared to your client’s needs. If you publish it to the web as a link and then
share that link through Gmail to your client, then only your client will be able
to access the presentation (as long as they don’t share the link).

Now that we know the differences, let’s look at how to publish and embed Google Slides presentations: 

2. How to Publish & Embed Google Slides Presentations Quickly (Video)

To get a quick head start on how to publish and embed Google
Slides, look at our screencast video:

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For more detailed instructions on using the Embed and Link features to publish your Google Slides presentation, study the
written steps below:

3. How to Embed Google Slides into Your Website

You can embed a Google Slides presentation into your website or
other document in a few easy steps. Let’s get started:

Step 1. Open Your Google Slides Presentation

To start, make sure that you’re logged into your Google
account. Open your Google Drive by typing drive.google.com
in your browser’s address field. Your Google drive displays:

Google Drive
Open your Google Drive and select a Google Slides presentation.

Double-click on the name of the presentation to open it:

Google Slides Presentation using Fox Template from GraphicRiver
Open the Google Slides presentation.

Note: This sample
presentation is based on the
Fox presentation template from Envato’s GraphicRiver.
It also uses the fictitious company name, AnyTown Consulting. Discover more great Google Slides templates

Step 2.  Access the Embed Option

Once your presentation opens, you’re ready to access the Embed option. Start by selecting File > Publish to the web:

Google Slides File Drop-down menu
Select the Publish to the web option.

The Publish to the
web
dialog box appears. Click on the Embed
tab
to open it:

Publish to the Web Dialog Box
Select the Embed tab.

Open the Slide size
drop-down menu by clicking on the up and down arrows:

Slide Size Drop-down Menu
Choose a slide size for your presentation.

Select a slide size by clicking on it in the drop-down menu.
Next, open the Auto-advance slides
drop-down menu by clicking on the up and down arrows:

Auto-advance Slides Drop-down Menu
Use the Auto-advance Slides drop-down menu to define how long each slide appears.

Your Auto-advance
selection defines how long your Google Slides presentation shows a slide before
advancing to the next slide. Notice that three seconds is the default. To make a
different selection, click on it in the drop-down menu.

Now it is time to determine whether your slideshow starts
automatically and whether it loops. To do this, use the check boxes:

Publish to the Web Dialog Box Check Box Selections
Use the check boxes to start the slideshow automatically and to restart it after the last slide.

To start the Google slideshow as soon as it opens, click the
Start slideshow as soon as player loads
check box. If you want the slideshow to begin again after the last slide
displays, click the Restart the
slideshow after the last slide
check box.

When you’ve finished making your selections,
click the Publish button. A prompt
appears asking: Are you sure you want to
publish this selection? 
Click OK. Embeddable code appears within the Publish to the web dialog box:

Publish to the Web Dialog Box with Code
Use the code to embed the Google Slides presentation into your website.

You’re
now ready to add the presentation to your website.

Step 3. Embed the Code on a WordPress Site

For this section, we’ll use a WordPress site as an example. To
copy the presentation code from the Publish
to the web
dialog box, highlight it and press CTRL+C.

Open the WordPress page or post where you want to embed the
code:

WordPress Post with Code Pasted Into It
Paste the code into a WordPress page or post.

Make sure that you’re on the Text tab, not the Visual tab.
Press CTRL+V to paste the code from
the clipboard to the post or page.

Click on the Publish button
in the lower right of the screen when you’re done. The Google Slides
presentation is now part of your website. Whenever anyone opens the page where
you’ve embedded the code, they’ll see your presentation.

Step 4. Stop Publishing Your Google Slides Presentation

You can stop publishing a Google Slides presentation if needed. This
means that you’ll no longer be able to embed code into a website.

To stop publishing your Google Slides
presentation, click the Stop publishing
button at the bottom left of the Publish
to the web
dialog box (under Published content & settings):

Stop Publishing Google Slides Presentation Confirmation
You can stop publishing a Google Slides presentation.

A prompt appears asking: Are you sure you want to stop publishing this document? Click OK.

You can no longer use the embed code to add the presentation
to a website. Be sure to follow up with any pages you already have the code added to, and remove them.

4.  How to Publish a Google Slides
Presentation Online

Use the Publish to
the web
option to create a link that can be shared online through social
media or through Gmail. If you want to control who has access to your Google
Slides presentation, this method is handy since only those with the link
can see it.

Let’s get started:

Step 1. Open Your Google Slides Presentation

Just as we did when we created an embed code, we’ll start by
opening the Google Slides presentation.

First, make sure that you’re logged into your Google
account. Open your Google Drive by typing drive.google.com
in your browser’s address field. Your Google drive displays along with any
files stored there. Double-click on the name of the presentation to open it.

Step 2. Access the Link Option

After you’ve opened your presentation, selecting File > Publish to the web menu
option:

Publish to the Web Menu Option in Google Slides
Select the Publish to the web menu option in Google Slides.

The Publish to the
web
dialog box appears. The Link
tab opens by default:

Link Tab in Publish to the Web Dialog Box
Use the Link tab to publish your presentation online.

Next, open the Auto-advance
slides
drop-down menu by clicking on the up and down arrows:

Auto-advance Slides Drop-down Menu
Choose how long you want each slide to display.

Define how long your Google Slides presentation shows a
slide before advancing to the next slide with the Auto-advance slides menu option. Options range from every second to
every minute. To make a selection, click on it in the drop-down menu.

Use the check boxes to determine whether your slideshow
starts automatically and whether it loops.

To start the Google slideshow when it opens, click the Start slideshow as soon as player loads
check box. If you want the slideshow to begin again after the last slide
displays, click the Restart the
slideshow after the last slide
check box.

When you’ve finished making your selections,
click the Publish button:

Confirm Publish Prompt in Google Slides
After making your selections, click Publish. Click OK to confirm that you want to publish the presentation.

A
prompt appears asking: Are you sure you
want to publish this selection?
 
Click OK. A shareable link
appears in the Publish to the web
dialog box:

Publish to the Web Dialog Box with Shareable Link
Share your Google Slides presentation by copying the link or clicking an icon.

You’re now ready to share your Google Slides presentation.

Step 3. Share the Link

Share the Google Slides presentation by pressing CTRL+C to copy the link. Then paste the
link to a document using CTRL+V and
email or otherwise give the document to someone. As soon as your recipient
clicks on the link, your slideshow opens.

Note: Sharing a published
link is not like sharing your presentation through the Share button on the right of your
Google Slides screen. Those who click a link to your published presentation can’t
edit it or make comments. 

You can also use the sharing icons to share your link. Here
are the four options for sharing using the icons:

  1. Google+.
    Share a link to the social media platform, Google+.
  2. Gmail.
    Share a link through Gmail.
  3. Facebook.
    Share a link to the social media platform, Facebook.
  4. Twitter.
    Share a link to the social media platform, Twitter.

To share your Google Slides presentation to a platform not
listed in the icons, cut and paste the link directly into a document or post.

Social Media Sharing
Example

To share your link through social media, click on the social
media icon. For this example, we’ll use Twitter. Click on the Twitter icon (the last icon on the right) in the Publish to the web dialog box. A new window opens prompting
you to log in to Twitter:

Twitter Log In Window
Log in to Twitter.

Type your username and password and click the Log in button to log in to Twitter. A
new browser window opens with a tweet that contains the words Email Presentation:

Twitter Post
Tweet your presentation link.

Paste your Google Slides presentation link into tweet. If you want to, add
more text. When you are ready, click the Tweet
button in the lower right corner. You’ve just tweeted your presentation
link to your followers.

The process for sharing the link to other social media
platforms is similar.

Caution: Remember that
your social media friends and followers may reshare your link. Anyone they
share the link can also see the Google Slides presentation. To limit who can
see your presentation, don’t share it to social media.

Gmail Sharing Example

Let’s see what happens when we use the Gmail sharing icon. We’ll
start by clicking on the Gmail icon (the second icon from the left).

If you’re logged in, your Gmail email opens in a new browser
window:

Gmail Window with Presentation Link
You can share a link to your Google Slides presentation through Gmail.

If you’re not logged in, a log in screen appears. Log in to
your email account.

Gmail opens. The link to your presentation is already in the body of the email message. Type the
name of the recipient and the subject line. Add more text to the body
of the Gmail message, as needed.

When your message is ready to go, click the Send button in the lower left corner.
As soon as the recipient clicks on the link in the email, the Google Slides
presentation opens.

Caution: Remember that
email messages may be forwarded. If you want to limit who sees your
presentation, ask your contacts not to forward the email.

Step 4. Unpublish the Link

You can stop publishing the Google Slides presentation. After
you’ve stopped publishing it, you’ll no longer be able to share a link to your
Google Slides presentation.

To stop publishing your Google Slides presentation, click
the Stop publishing button at the
bottom left of the Publish to the web
dialog box:

Stop Publishing Confirmation Prompt
You can stop publishing your Google Slides presentation to the web.

A prompt appears asking: Are you sure you want to stop publishing this document? Click OK.

You can no longer use the link to share your Google Slides
presentation.

Recap and More Great Presentation Resources

If you aren’t going to give your Google Slides presentation
in person, you need a way to get it before your target audience. Publishing it
to the web provides the perfect answer.

Your Google Slides
presentation can be part of your business website or you can share it
through social media and email. Now that you know the differences
between the two options, you can make the right choice for your business.

You’re now ready to go ahead and share your
Google Slides presentation online. For more information on using Google Slides, review our tutorial series: How to Use Google Slides (Ultimate Tutorial Guide), or jump into these tutorials: 

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