Slide timing is always helpful in presentations and you can use it to auto-transition between slides. In this screencast you’ll learn how to time slides on Google Slides.
Let’s get started with setting the timing for slides to change. One limitation is that you’ve got to set the same timing between each slide.
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How to Time Slides on Google Slides
Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video.
1. Choose a Timing Between Slides
Let’s go to the File menu and then check out the Auto-advance slides drop-down menu of the Publish to the web screen. On this menu you can choose a timing to play for each and every slide on the drop-down menu. There are a variety of pre-built options that you can choose from here. This sets up the timing that we want to play between each slide.
2. Test Your Specific Timing
Let’s choose a short timing to demonstrate. Make sure to also check the options underneath such as Starting the slideshow as soon as the player loads or
Restart the slideshow after the last slide if you want your presentation to loop.
3. Publish a Timed Video
Now, let’s go ahead and publish the video with the link selected. We’ll paste it in and open it up and you can see here that after a few seconds that we’re auto-advancing through the slides according to our timings.
That’s all there is to it. While the option is somewhat limited it really comes in handy if you need to leave your slideshow on Google Slides autoplay with each slide cycling through a loop.
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