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Discover How To Make Google Slides Play Automatically

Mar 03, 2023

Do you want to play your Google Slides Presentation automatically?

Following the steps outlined in this article, you can sync your Google Slides presentation into Auto-play and loop while you present it!

In this article, we will discuss the following:

  • How to autoplay your Google Slides presentation.

  • How to autoplay a Google Slides presentation from "Publish to the web."

  • How to auto-advance your videos in Google Slides presentations.

Autoplay your Google Slides Presentation.

To set up an auto-play to your Google Slides presentation, all you need to do is:

  1. Open your Google Slides final presentation.Open your Google Slides presentation
  2. Navigate and click "Slideshow" mode in the top-right corner of your Google Slides.

    Select the "Slideshow" button
  3. Once in "Slideshow mode," drag your cursor to the bottom left corner part of your presentation, then click the three-dot menu.

    Click the three dot menu
  4. After clicking the three dots icon, select "Autoplay" from the pop-up menu. Then choose a specific time so that each of your Google Slides plays automatically, and select the "Play" button.

    Select "Autoplay" then click a specific time for each of your slide and choose play
  5. Once you press the "play" button, your Google Slides presentation will start playing automatically until the last slide.

    Your Google Slides will play automatically after that

You can also press the Ctrl + F5 key to slides automatically change your presentation into Slideshow mode.

Autoplay a Google Slides Presentation from "Publish to the Web."

  1. Select the "File" tab in the dropdown menu bar, select "Share," then click "Publish to the web."Select "File" tab, select "Share" button and "choose "Publish to the web"
  2. A dialog box from "Publish to the Web" will appear. In the "Link" tab, check the box beside "start slideshow as soon as the player loads."

    In the dialog box, navigate "Start slideshow as soon as the player loads" and mark check under the "Link" menu
  3. Then select a specific timing for each slide before advancing to the following Google Slides under the "Auto-advance slides" options menu.

    Choose a specific time for your slides under the "Auto-advanced slides" menu
  4. Then click "Publish." A notification bar will appear on your Google Slides. Click "ok," and your presentation will change to "auto advance slideshow mode."

    Select Publish, a notification bar will appear then select "Ok"
  5. After you publish the presentation, you can copy and share the generated URL with others.

    Once you published presentation, you can copy and paste the generated link

Note: The slideshow will launch when someone clicks on this link. 

Auto-advance Your Videos in Google Slides Presentations.

Suppose you embed a video into your Google Slides presentation and want to auto-play it once you present your Google Slides. All you need to do is:

  1. Go to the layout that contains the video you want to play automatically.Select the specific slide that has an embed video
  2. Right-click the video; then, a dropdown menu will open. Click "Format Options"

    Right-click the video and select "Format Options"
  3. Under the "Video Playback," press the box "Play (on click) and select the option "Play (automatically)."

    Navifgate and select "Play (on click)" and change it to "Play (Automatically" under the Video playback

Once you enable "Play (automatically)," your video on Google Slides plays automatically.

Final Thoughts on How to Make Google Slides Play Automatically.

If you want to make your Google Slides presentations play automatically, follow the two methods above. 

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Frequently Asked Questions on How to Make Google Slides Play Automatically:

Can I use the Google Slides Autoplay feature without turning on the full screen?

Sadly, Google Slides does not support looping or auto-playing presentations in editing mode. Since autoplay is a feature of the slideshow, which is only available on full screens, we cannot access it without turning on the slideshow. 

Why does my Google Slide not play automatically?

All you need to do is select the "Play" button in the autoplay menu when you choose the three vertical dots in the "slideshow mode" toolbar.

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