How to Link to a Specific Slide in Google Slides

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If you’ve ever made a PowerPoint presentation, you already know that you can add a hyperlink to your slides. Google Slides takes links to a whole new level, allowing you to add links to specific slides in your presentation. With this handy feature, you’ll be able to jump between slides without having to interrupt your slideshow just to find something.

Keep reading to learn how to add a link to a specific slide in Google Slides. This guide will also tell you how to add a link to another presentation in Google Slides.

How to Add a Link to a Specific Slide in Google Slides

Knowing how to add a link to a specific slide in Google Slides can be really handy. For example, with this feature, you can create a link at the end of the presentation that says “Return to first slide” or something like that. If you’re making a huge presentation with over 50 slides, having links that take you to specific points in the presentation will save you a lot of time. Although the presentation author can use this linking tool in many ways, it is also useful for the audience as it will help them navigate the presentation with less effort.

Not only can you add a link to a specific slide in Google Slides, but you can also insert a link that will take you to another Google Slides presentation. There’s no limit to the number of links you can add, and you can even edit them.

This feature allows you to create a connection between different slides within a single Google Slides presentation. Here’s what you need to do to add a link to a specific slide in Google Slides:

  1. Open Google Slides in your favorite browser.
  2. Log in to your Google account.
  3. Go to “Recent Presentations” to find the presentation you want to edit or create a new presentation.
  4. Locate the slide where the link will be inserted.
  5. Highlight the word or text that will be linked.
  6. Go to “Insert”.
  7. Choose “Link” from the list of options.
  8. Select the slide the link will take you to. If you don’t see the slide number, select “Slides in this presentation”.
  9. Choose the slide from the list of options.
  10. Click the “Apply” button.

The linked word or text will immediately turn blue. You can click on it immediately to make sure you added the link successfully. When you click on the link, you will see a box with a preview of where the link will take you. Simply select the link in the box and you will be taken to the slide you have chosen.

Since this online presentation platform is part of the Google Docs Editors suite, you won’t need to save the presentation. Any kind of changes made on Google Slides will be automatically saved.

A much faster way to add a link to a specific slide is to highlight the text and right click on it. You will see the “Link” option somewhere in the drop-down menu. Follow the same steps as the instructions above to complete the linking process. An even faster way to insert a link is to use the “Ctrl + K” shortcut.

Depending on the slide you’re on right now, Google Slides will give you some suggestions. For example, if you are on the first slide, you will have the option to add a link for the second slide. Likewise, if you want to add a link to the third or fourth slide, you will also have some recommendations. If you can’t find the slide you want to add the link to, go directly to “Slides in this presentation” under the options.

Once the link is added, it is relatively easy to customize it. Suppose you linked the wrong slide and want to completely remove the link. Simply click on the link you just created and select the “Remove Link” icon from the context menu. Another option you have is to copy a link without having to use the standard “Ctrl+C” and “Ctrl+V” key combination. Instead, just click on the link and select the “Copy link” icon. These shortcuts save you a lot of time, allowing you to focus on your presentation.

If you made a mistake or want to change which slide the link will take you to, you can change it in no time. This is done by selecting the pen icon from the context menu. From this point you can edit the text the link is attached to and the slide it is linked to. If you want to insert a new link, don’t forget to click on the “Apply” button.

Google Slides lets you get creative with your links. For example, you can also attach a link to images, diagrams, shapes, or stickers in your presentation, which can be extremely useful for educational presentations aimed at young learners.

How to Add a Link to Another Presentation in Google Slides

As mentioned earlier, you also have the option of inserting a link to an entirely different presentation on Google Slides. This is a great tool for two presentations that cover similar topics or are related in some other way. Here’s how you can add a link to another presentation in Google Slides:

  1. Launch Google Slides on your browser.
  2. Create a new presentation or open an old one from the “Recent Presentations” section.
  3. Locate the slide where the link will be inserted.
  4. Highlight the word or text and right click on it.
  5. Select “Link” from the menu that appears.
  6. Choose the presentation to which the link will take you.
  7. Click the “Apply” button.

If you viewed or edited the other presentation, it should appear in the “suggestions” menu. If not, you will need to manually add the link to this presentation. If you want to know how to do it, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the second Google Slides presentation in a new tab.
  2. Copy the presentation link.
  3. Go back to the first presentation.
  4. Locate the slide where the link will be added.
  5. Right click on the text and select “Link”.
  6. Paste the link of the second presentation in the box.
  7. Choose “Apply”.

That’s all we can say about it. This method takes a little longer, but if you view or edit the presentation where the link should go, it will appear in the “suggestions” menu. You can do this with all your presentations on Google Slides, even those shared with you by other Google users.

Improve Your Google Slide Presentations with the Link Tool

The ability to add a link that will take you to a specific slide in Google Slides is very useful and saves you a lot of time when presenting it. With this tool, you can add a link to a word or text and even use it for images, diagrams, animations, and various other visual content. You can be as creative and practical as you want with your Google Slide presentations.

Have you tried adding a link to a specific slide in Google Slides? How did you manage to do it? Tell us about your experience with Google Slides in the comments.

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