How to Link to Another Slide in Google Slides

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To make it easier to move to a particular slide in your Google Slides presentation, you can use a hyperlink. Link text, image, or other object to a slide, then jump to it with a click during the slideshow.

Add link in Google Slides

Head over to Google Slides, sign in, and open your presentation. Go to the slide and select the element you want to link. It can be text, such as a word or an entire sentence. You can also link an image, a shape or even a diagram.

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With the item selected, do one of the following to open the link box:

  • Click Insert > Link from the menu.
  • Use the Insert Link button on the toolbar.
  • Right-click on the item and choose “Link” (this may not be available for images).

Click Insert Link on the toolbar

When the add link box appears below the item, you can select one of the suggested slides in your slideshow. If you don’t see the one you want, click “Slides in this presentation” at the bottom of the box.

Add a link or show slides in the presentation

Then choose the desired slide from the list.

Select a slide

Copy, modify or delete a link

Once you’ve linked an item in Google Slides, simply select that item to view the link to the slide. You can then use the actions on the toolbar that appears to copy, edit, or delete the link.

Copy, modify or delete a link

Use the link during your presentation

If you choose to link text in your slideshow, you’ll see the default blue, underlined font, just like you’d normally see linked text on the web or in email. Simply click on this text to jump to the linked slide.

Linked text in Google Slides

For other types of elements like pictures or shapes, you won’t see an indicator that it’s linked during your presentation. However, you should see your cursor turn into a hand icon when you hover over the element. Then just click to jump to the linked slide.

Linked image in Google Slides

Linking to slides in a presentation is handy for a table of contents slide, especially if you’re sharing your presentation with your audience. But it can also be useful for slides containing additional information about the item or a quick way to return to the first slide.

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