How to Make Google Slides Loop (Even Without Publishing)

Google Slides is a great lightweight alternative to tools like PowerPoint. But since it’s freely available, it doesn’t have as many features as you might be used to in the desktop version of PowerPoint.

Therefore, you may be wondering how to loop a Google Slides presentation or make it autoplay. Thankfully, this is possible and not difficult to do. We’ll show you how to loop Google Slides, even without publishing the presentation.

How to repeat Google Slides presentations without publishing

To repeat a Google Slides presentation, first set up a new slide show in Google Slides as usual. When you’re ready to run the slides on a loop, click slideshow in the top right to start playing your slides.

When the presentation view is facing up, move your mouse to the bottom left corner of the presentation screen to display the toolbar. On the toolbar, click three-dot menu and expand Autorun item. Then, on this menu, click Ring at the bottom to enable the presentation loop.

Also on this menu, you’ll need to choose a time for your slides for them to play automatically. These options range from short options like Every second or Every 2 seconds arrive every 30 seconds or Every minute longest. Choose the right time based on your presentation type.

Once you’ve selected these options to repeat and automatically upgrade your Google Slides presentation, click Play to start the slideshow. This will play your slides automatically, at the speed you selected, repeating them until you click Pause on the same button Autorun menu.


Continuously looping presentations like these are great any time you want to keep content spinning without your input. Try it for kiosks or for photo displays at parties. Guaranteed to use Enter/Exit full screen Appropriate option, too.

How to publish a repeating Google Slides presentation

If you want to send a Google Slides presentation to someone and have it auto-repeat, that’s doable too. This was previously the only way to repeat a Google Slides slideshow before the company added the above method. For example, it still helps if you want other people’s feedback before you present online.

To share an auto-repeat Google Slides presentation, you need to publish the presentation. To do so, select File > Publish to the web in the upper-left corner of the Slides view.

Once you do, you’ll have a few options to configure. Selection Link (Unless you want to Dip it’s somewhere), then put Advanced Auto Slides drop-down box depending on your preference. The times available here are the same as with the above method; The default is three seconds, but you can choose from one second or as long as one minute between slides.

Test Restart slide show after last slide and it will keep repeating until the receiver closes it. For best results, turn on Start the slideshow as soon as the player loads as well, so they don’t have to start it up manually.

After you click Announced, you’ll get a link that you can share with everyone wherever you want. If you change your mind, expand Published content and settings section and click Stop publishingand people won’t be able to view it by the link anymore.

Google Slides Loop, Made Simple

Now you know how to repeat Google Slides presentations easily, any time you want. Whether you want to publish your slideshow or not, repeating a slideshow takes just a few clicks.

This isn’t the only trick Google Slides is hiding, either. See more tips to help you create eye-catching documents on the Google Docs suite.

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