How to Make Google Slides Autoplay (Easy Guide)

If you’re using Google Slides to give a presentation, you may want to make your slideshow play automatically. This can be a great way to keep things moving along at a steady pace without needing to click through each slide manually.

Luckily, making your Google Slides presentation autoplay is a pretty straightforward process. This article will show you two methods for making your Google Slides Autoplay. Keep going forward!

AutoPlay Google Slides from Slideshow

The first method for making your Google Slides autoplay is to use the “Slideshow” option. Let’s see how to autoplay google slides from the present:

Step 1: Click on Slideshow

First, open the Google Slide you want to autoplay. Then find and press the “Slideshow” option in the top-right of the screen. Alternatively, you can also press “CTRL+F5” to start the slideshow.

Step 2: Find the Menu

This step is going to be a bit tricky.  Once you’re in the slideshow, you need to bring up the menu bar. To do this, move your cursor to the bottom left of the screen. Now you will see the page number and the menu icon (⋮) beside it.

Step 3: Press on AutoPlay

Pressing the menu icon will open a pop-up menu where you will find the Autoplay option. Press on “Auto-play” from there.

Step 4: Set the Time for Autoplay

Once you press Auto-play, a new popup menu will appear on the screen. Here you can set how long each slide should play before advancing to the next one. After selecting the duration, press “Play” to start the autoplay.

Method 2: Autoplay from “Publish to the web”

The second method to autoplay your Google Slides presentation is by using the “Publish to the web” option. This method is a bit simpler than the first one, and it also has the advantage of being able to share your presentation as a link.

Step 1: Open “Publish to the web”

First, open your Google Slide presentation and go to “File.” Then, find and press the “Publish to the web” from the options.

Step 2: Select “Start slideshow”

In the “Link” tab, select “Start slideshow as soon as the player loads.” This will automatically start the slideshow when someone opens the link. You can also choose how long each side should play before advancing to the next slide under the “Auto-advance slides” option.

Step 3: Copy and share the link

After you’re done setting the options, press “Publish” and confirm the operation. This will generate a link that you can copy and share with others. When someone opens this link, the slideshow will start automatically.

These are two methods that you can use to make your Google Slides presentation autoplay. Depending on your needs, you can choose either of the methods to make your presentation more interesting and engaging.

How to Autoplay Videos in Google Slides

You can also autoplay videos on Google Slides. Let’s see how to do this:

Step 1:  Open the Slide that Contains the Video

First, open the slide that contains the video you want to autoplay. Then left-click on the video to open the drop-down menu. Press “Format Options” from the drop-down list. 

Step 2:  Check the Autoplay Box

After the “Format Options” menu appears, find and click on the box that says “Play (on click).”  Now select the option “Play (automatically)” under “Video playback.”

This will enable the autoplay feature for your video. Now, every time the slide is opened, the video will start playing automatically.


So there you have it, two ways to autoplay your Google Slides. Whichever method you choose, make sure that the presentation is ready to go before hitting that play button – no one wants to see a loading screen in the middle of your pitch!

Autoplay can be a great way to keep your audience engaged, but only if it’s done correctly. Have you tried autoplay for your Google Slides presentations? Let us know how it went in the comments below.

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