Google Slides is a popular way to create and share presentations. Since you can limit how people view and edit your Google Slides presentation, there is no additional need to password-protect your presentation. However, if you still want to add an extra layer of security, you can password-protect your Google Slides presentation with some workarounds. Let’s check them out!
One of the easiest ways to password-protect your Google Slides presentation is through MS PowerPoint. Here are the steps you need to follow to do so:
1. Open your Google Slides presentation and go to File > Download > Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx) to download the slide in PowerPoint format.
2. Open the file in PowerPoint. Click on the ‘File’ tab and then select ‘Info.’ Then click on ‘Protect Presentation’ and then select ‘Encrypt with Password.’
3. Enter a password for your presentation and click ‘OK.’ In the next popup, re-enter the same password to proceed.
4. Save and close the PowerPoint presentation.
5. Now upload the PowerPoint presentation to Google Drive by going to Google Drive > New > Upload File.
That’s it. The next time you or anyone else tries to open the presentation, they will be prompted for a password.
If you don’t have the MS Office suite available to execute the above method, you can consider using Password Protect for Google Documents, a third-party Google Workspace app for password-protecting the file.
1. Open the Password Protect for Google Documents on Workspace Marketplace.
2. Press “Install” and follow the on-screen guide to complete the download. You might need to grant several permissions to use the program.
3. Once done, go to Google Drive and left-click on the Google Slides that you want to password-protect. Then select “Open with” > “Password Protect for Google Docs”.
4. Once you do so, the file should be uploaded and ready to be password-protected. Enter a password and click “Create Password Protected Document.”
Done! Your Google Slides document is now password-protected and will be saved as a new PDF file in the drive. You will need to enter the password to open it.
If you have sensitive information in your Google Slides presentation, it’s a good idea to password-protect it to prevent unauthorized access. As you see, there are many ways to password-protect your Google Slides. Depending on your needs, you can use any of the above-mentioned methods.