How To Make Google Slides Play on a Loop [Step-by-Step Guide]

In this article, we’ll discuss two methods of how to make Google Slides play on a loop. These methods can be useful if you want to showcase promotional content at a public event or provide an informational guide at self-service stations.

To make Google Slides auto-loop, click the “Slideshow” button at the top-right of your screen. Next, click the vertical three-dot icon in the bottom-left corner of the slide. Select “Auto-play” and choose your slide interval. Finally, check the “Loop” option and click “Play.”

While the above method works, other ways exist to make your Google Slides auto-loop. Continue reading as we discuss them in detail below.

How To Make Google Slides Play on a Loop When Presenting

Using this method, you can directly loop a Google Slide presentation in slideshow mode. However, note that you have to set it up every time you want to run your slides.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to slides.google.com and open your presentation.
  2. Click the “Slideshow” button in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  3. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + F5 for Windows (or Command + Enter for Mac) on your keyboard to begin presenting.
How to make Google Slides play on a loop—where to find the Slideshow button

 

  1. Click the vertical three-dot icon on the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Choose “Auto-play” from the options that are displayed.
  3. Configure your preferred slideshow interval (this is set to “Every 2 seconds” by default).
  4. Click the “Loop” option and make sure that it has a checkmark on its left side.
  5. Finally, click “Play” to start the looped presentation.
Auto-play and loop settings in Google Slides

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How To Loop Google Slides When Publishing to the Web

To make your Google Slides auto-advance, you can also choose to publish it on the web. There are two ways you can do the publishing:

  • Publishing through a link: This creates a unique URL that you can share with others. When someone clicks on the link, they can view your presentation in their web browser.
  • Publishing through an embed code: You can add this code to your website. When someone visits your website, they will see your presentation displayed on the page.

Here’s how to make Google Slides play automatically by publishing to the web:

  1. Open your presentation and go to the “File” menu.
  2. Click on “Share,” then “Publish to web” from the drop-down menu.
Where to find the "Publish to web" option in Google Slides

 

  1. To publish your slides under the “Link” tab:
    • Select your preferred interval from the drop-down menu under “Auto-advance slides.”
    • Ensure to check the box for “Restart the slideshow after the last slide” to enable looping.
    • Optional: Check the box for “Start slideshow as soon as the player loads” for auto-play.
Publishing a Google Slides presentation using a link

 

  1. To generate an embed code for your published presentation:
    • Switch to the “Embed” tab.
    • Choose your preferred slide size.
    • Select your slide intervals.
    • Check the box for “Restart the slideshow after the last slide.”
Publishing a Google Slides presentation using an embed code

 

  1. Once you have configured the settings, click the “Publish” button.
Where to find the Publish button in Google Slides

How To Play Google Slides on a Loop Using the Mobile App

As of this writing, you cannot loop a presentation in the mobile app version of Google Slides. However, if you still want to make your slides play on a loop using your smartphone, you can try the following workaround:

  1. Open the Google Slides mobile app on your phone.
  2. Locate your presentation and tap the vertical three-dot icon in the lower-right corner.
The vertical three-dot icon in the Google Slides mobile app

 

  1. From the displayed options, tap “Copy link.”
"Copy link" option for a Google Slides presentation

 

  1. Open your phone’s web browser and paste the link you just copied into the address bar.
  2. Tap the vertical three-dot icon on the lower left corner of your screen and choose “Auto-play.”
Auto-play option in mobile browser version of Google Slides

 

  1. Select your preferred interval and tap the “Loop” option to make sure it’s checked.
  2. Tap “Play” to start the looped presentation.
How to loop Google Slides in mobile phone browser

How To Loop Videos in Google Slides

Besides making your Google Slides presentation play continuously, you might also need to loop the videos in your slides. This can be useful when you want to emphasize key points in a video clip and make it play multiple times. Here’s how to loop videos in Google Slides:

  1. Open your presentation and click the “Slideshow” button located in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  2. Navigate to the specific slide that contains the video that you want to loop.
  3. Play the video, then right-click on it.
  4. Choose “Loop” from the options being displayed and toggle it on.
Loop option for videos in Google Slides

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Loop Slides without Auto-Advance?

No, a loop won’t work without the slides automatically advancing to the next one. Even if you didn’t select a time interval within the auto-play settings but enabled the Loop option, the slides would still auto-advance to perform the loop.

Can I Set My Auto-Advance and Loop Preferences before Presenting?

Yes, you can set your auto-advance and loop options by publishing your presentation to the web. To do this, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Go to “File” > “Share” > “Publish to the web.”
  2. Set your desired auto-advance interval preferences.
  3. Check the box for “Restart the slideshow after the last slide” to enable looping.
  4. Click the “Publish” button.

Final Thoughts

Making your presentations play on a loop can be handy when you want to display promotional content at public events and trade shows. If you need to access this feature, simply follow this guide on how to make Google Slides play on a loop, and you’re good to go.

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