How To Convert PowerPoint File To Google Slides Format

For those of you who use Google Drive as a means for editing, saving and sharing your documents, you might be looking to view and convert your PowerPoint presentations to Google Slides format. Below are a few easy steps by which you can convert your PowerPoint Files to Google Slides format.

Upload Your PowerPoint Presentation

To get started, click My Drive drop down menu from Google Drive and select Upload Files. After that, pick a file you want to upload from your hard drive.

Open file in Google Drive

Open Presentation File in Google Drive

Once your presentation is uploaded you will see a notification with a ‘Locate’ link. You can click this link to view your presentation or search and click the file name from your Google Drive account.

Convert files to Google Slides

‘Open With’ Google Slides

While you will be able to instantly view your slide show once the file is open, you can edit it with Google Slides by going to Open With –> Google Slides.

This menu will also gives the option to use other connected apps for opening your files. You can also go to Connect more apps to find additional web apps to use with your Google Drive account.

Open file in Google Slides

Edit, Share and Present PowerPoint Presentation using Google Slides

Once your document is open in Google Slides you can edit it like any PowerPoint presentation, using editing options given in the Google Slides web app. And yes, your uploaded presentation file will be available in editable format. This means that you can add or remove images, as well as edit your default placeholders to change the text and other content of your presentation.

Google Slides presentation

The Present button in Google Slides can be used to instantly present your slides as a slideshow before an audience; just like you would using PowerPoint. You can use this option to present presentation from a PC, tablet or even a smartphone.

From the given options you can choose to present from the beginning, with speaker notes and open your presentation slide show in a new window.


Similarly, you can use the Share button to share your presentation with an individual or a group of people, with the utility to keep the document ‘view only’ or by giving editing privileges to the one with whom the document is shared.

Share Google Slides presentation

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