How To Add Fonts to Google Slides [Complete Guide]

Google Slides comes with a handful of default fonts, but if you want to improve your presentation’s visual appeal, you may want to use something else. You can do that by adding fonts to Google Slides.

To do this, click “Font” and select “More Fonts” in the toolbar. This will open Google’s complete font library, where you can select options to add to your Google Slide fonts list.

Looking for a step-by-step breakdown? We’ve got you covered. Discover how to add fonts to Google Slides with our comprehensive guide.

How To Add Fonts to Google Slides

If you don’t like the default fonts on the list, you can easily add more typefaces to Google Slides. Let’s take a close look at all the methods below:

Add Fonts to Google Slides Using the “Fonts” Menu

Wondering how to add a new font to Google Slides? It’s the same process as adding fonts to Google Docs and can be done with a couple of clicks. Simply follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Select any text from any slide to access the “Font” tool.
  3. Go to “Font” on the toolbar, then “More Fonts.” It’s the first option in the drop-down menu.
How to add fonts to Google Slides—where to find the more fonts


  1. Once the “Fonts” menu is open, select a font from the list. A check mark will appear on the left side, indicating that it will be added to your Google Slides fonts list.
  2. You can also add multiple fonts all at once. Simply select all of the fonts you want to add to Google Slides. For this example, we’ve chosen the fonts “Barlow” and “Titillium Web.
How to add more fonts on Google Slides


  1. If you’ve mistakenly added a font to your list, you only have to click the “X” icon to remove it.
How to remove a font on Google Slides


  1. Once you’ve selected the font(s) you want to add, click “OK.
OK button on Google Slides' Font menu


  1. You’ll return to your Google Slides presentation. Select the “Font” option on the toolbar again, and the font(s) you’ve added will be available.
Selecting from a new font on Google Slides

How To Find Fonts Through the Google Fonts Site

Because Google Fonts offers over 1,500 fonts, it may take a while to find the right one using the fonts menu. To speed up your search, the Google Fonts site comes with useful filters, allowing you to search for fonts based on their categories (e.g., Serif, Handwriting). You can also preview exactly how your text will look.

  1. Go to Google Fonts.
  2. Type your text in the box.
Text in a text box on Google Fonts


  1. Filter your selections under Categories, Language, and Number of Styles. You can also sort the search results by popularity, date added, name, and trend.
How to find fonts on Google Fonts


  1. Note the name of the font you want to add to Google Slides. For this example, we’ve chosen the font “Manrope.”
Manrope font on Google Fonts


  1. Open your presentation in Google Slides and select “Font” > “More Fonts.
Where to find the more fonts option on Google Slides


  1. Once the “Fonts” menu is open, type the font name.
A search box in the Font menu


  1. Click on it to add it to your Google Slides font list.
  2. Click “OK.
Font menu in Google Slides after adding font

Adding Fonts to Google Slides Using Extensions

Google Fonts may have thousands of fonts, but you may still find its selection limited. Fortunately, to add fonts to Google Slides, you can use add-ons or extensions.

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation and go to “Extension” > “Get Add-ons.
The extensions tool on Google Slides


  1. Once you open Google Workspace Marketplace, type the word “Font” in the search box and hit “Enter.”
The Google Workspace Marketplace menu search box


  1. You’ll be shown the search results for font-related add-ons (e.g., Free & New Font, Extensis Fonts). We recommend Extensis Fonts because it comes with a vast library of fonts that are similar to those of Microsoft PowerPoint.
  2. Select the extension.
Font extensions on the Google Workspace Marketplace


  1. Click “Install.”
Adding Extensis font add-ons to Google Slides


  1. A pop-up will appear, asking for your permission to install the add-on. Click “Continue.”
A dialog box for installing an extension in Google Slides


  1. Log in using your Google account. On the next page, click “Allow.”
  2. When you see a dialog box saying the add-on has been installed, click “Next” and then “Done.”
Installing font add-ons to Google Slides


  1. Exit the “Google Workspace Marketplace” by clicking the “X” button in the upper right corner.
Extensis fonts on the Google Workspace Marketplace


  1. To activate the extension, click on the “Extensions” tab on the menu bar. The extension should now be listed there. Select “Start” and a sidebar will appear that lists the extension’s fonts.
Adding extensions on Google Slides for new fonts


  1. Go to the slide with the text you want to edit and highlight it.
Applying font add-ons in Google Slides
  1. Select your desired font from the add-on’s sidebar.
Adding add-on fonts to Google Slides text

Note: Certain imported fonts may not be compatible with other presentation programs.

If you plan to convert a Google Slides file to PowerPoint, you have two options: Use a font supported by PowerPoint or install the specific font in PowerPoint.

Can You Use Custom Fonts in Google Slides?

Wondering how to import custom fonts to Google Slides? While there’s currently no way to use custom fonts (i.e., ones from third-party sites) directly in Google Slides, you can use an image of text written in that font.

This hack can be time-consuming, but it’s worth it if you have very specific font preferences. Here’s how:

  1. Go to a font site such as FontSpace.
  2. Pick a font you’d like to use in your Google Slides presentation.
Custom fonts on FontSpace


  1. Type your text in the “Custom Preview” box and set its size. Then, hit “Submit.”

Note: Once you add this “text” to Google Slides, it will be recognized as an image. This means you won’t be able to edit it directly within Google Slides. Ensure your text’s spelling, grammar, and capitalization are correct before proceeding with the next steps!

Using custom fonts on Google Slides


  1. Right-click on the font preview and select “Copy Image.”
Using custom font screenshots on Google Slides


  1. Open your presentation on Google Slides, right-click on that space, and select “Paste.” Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Ctrl + V (Windows) or Command + V (Mac).
How to paste images of font previews on Google Slides


  1. Once the image is pasted, click and drag it to correct its placement on your slide.
  2. To customize elements (like the image’s size or color), click on “Format Options” on the toolbar above. Use the tools on the right sidebar.
Formatting copied images on Google Slides

Help! I Can’t Copy the Font Preview

Not all font sites will allow you to copy the font preview. However, there is a workaround: Screenshot the preview with a tool like LightShot, save it to your PC, and insert it into your slide. You can either use the drag-and-drop method or use the “Insert” tool (similar to inserting a signature in Google Docs).

How To Change Fonts in Google Slides

After adding fonts to Google Slides, the next step is to apply them to your text. Now, you’ve probably done this before, but let’s review how to update fonts in case you need a refresher:

Selected Text Only

Modifying the fonts of specific lines of text (such as the title) is a simple process:

  1. Open your presentation on Google Slides.
  2. Click on the text you want to edit. Highlight the word(s) you want to change.
Highlighted text on Google Slides


  1. Click “Font” on the toolbar and choose your desired selection from the drop-down that appears.
Changing fonts in Google Slides


  1. Select a font style.

According to Text Style

If you want to change the font of a specific text style (e.g., titles), doing them slide by slide is time-consuming. Fortunately, there is a way to update the fonts of a specific text style all at once: using the “Theme Builder” tool.

It’s worth noting that this will only work if you correctly use Google Slides layouts throughout your presentation. You won’t be able to change the fonts of a slide that doesn’t use a Google Slides layout (like if you created a custom slide by adding a blank slide and filling it with text boxes).

When making a Google Slides presentation, be sure to use one of the selections under the “Layout” option on the toolbar, as shown below.

How to set a layout in Google Slides


Here’s how to update the font of a particular text style:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Using the toolbar above, select “Slide” > “Edit Theme.” This will open the “Theme Builder.”
Where to find the Edit theme option on Google Slides


  1. Select the first slide directly under “Theme.”
How to select layouts in the Theme Builder tool


  1. On the selected slide layout, click on the text style where you want to apply a particular font. In this example, we’ve selected the title style.
How to select a text style on a layout Theme Builder tool


  1. Go to “Font” on the toolbar. Browse for a font, then select it to apply to your text. For this example, we picked the font “Bebas Neue.”
How to change a text style's font in the Theme Builder tool


  1. Alternatively, if you want to use a font from an add-on, simply activate it from the ‘Extensions” tab. Choose a font from the sidebar that appears.
How to launch add-ons on Google Slides


  1. Close the “Theme Builder” menu by clicking the “X” button.
How to change the font of a text style in Google Slides


  1. The titles across all your slides will be written in the new font.

Since we only edited the title style, “Bebas Neue” was applied only to titles. If you want to change the font of other text styles (e.g., bullet points, subheadings), you’ll have to select those text styles from the “Theme Builder” and repeat the steps above.

How to update the font of text styles in Google Slides


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How To Change Fonts on Google Docs (Mobile)

You don’t need computer access to fix fonts. Editing Google Slides presentations on a smartphone is easy!

  1. Open the Google Slides app on your phone. If you don’t have it installed, download it from the Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iOS).
  2. Select a presentation and click “Edit Slide.”
How to edit Google Slides on mobile


  1. Choose the text you want to alter to reveal the mobile version of the toolbar.
How to change fonts on the Google Slides app


  1. Click on “Format” > “Font” and select a font from the list.
How to change fonts on the Google Slides app

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Upload Fonts to Google Slides?

Google Slides — and the rest of the Google Tools — only use fonts from Google Fonts. At the time of publicatino, Google does not allow users to add fonts downloaded from third-party websites such as DaFont,, and Fontasy.

How Do You Change the Default Font in Google Slides?

Google Slides’ default font is “Arial.” If you find it too basic, it’s easy to set a new default font through the “Theme Builder” tool. To set a new default font in Google Slides:

  1. Select “Slide” > “Edit Theme.
The Slide dropdown menu on Google Slides


  1. Once you’re in the “Theme Builder,” select the first slide immediately under Theme (i.e., “Master Slide”).
Theme Builder on Google Slides


  1. Select a line of text or text style. If you want to change the font of all titles, click on “Click to edit theme title style.” If you want to change the font of the first-level texts, click on “First level” (and so on).
  2. From the “Font” drop-down on the toolbar, select the font you’d like to apply.
Adding default font into Google Slides


  1. Continue changing the default font for other text styles as needed:
Example of setting custom fonts for Google Slides


  1. Click the “X” icon to close. Every time you type a specific line of text, it will be written in the font you’ve set in the “Theme Builder” menu.
Comparison of layouts with different text styles

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to add fonts to Google Slides, it’s time for you to test them out yourself! Try the methods we mentioned to master this essential skill and take your presentation to the next level. Remember, the right fonts can make all the difference, taking your slides from mundane to memorable.

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