How To Make a Venn Diagram in Google Slides (+ Free Template)

In this article, we’ll discuss how to insert a Venn diagram in Google Slides using two different (but easy) methods. If you’re preparing for a product comparison report or a presentation on competitor analysis, you should definitely follow our guides below.

How To Create a Venn Diagram in Google Slides from Scratch

Making a Venn diagram is actually as simple as inserting two (or more) overlapping circles in your Google Slides presentation. If you want to skip the hassle of tinkering with the diagram yourself, you can download our Google Slides Venn diagram template below.

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Otherwise, we’ve created a full guide you can follow to create one:

  1. Open the Slides presentation you want to place a Venn diagram.
  2. Choose “Insert > “Shape > “Shapes.”
  3. Pick “Oval” from the options displayed.
Venn diagram Google Slides—Inserting an oval shape in Google Slides


Note: Steps 2 and 3 can be carried out directly on the toolbar (as shown below).

Where to find the oval shape in the Google Slides toolbar


  1. Place the oval on the center of your slide to form a circle, then adjust its size as needed.
A circle laid-out in the middle of a slide


  1. With the circle selected, click “Fill color” on the toolbar.
The "Fill color" option in the Google Slides toolbar


  1. Choose the plus (+) button under the “Custom” section.
Adding a custom color in Google Slides


  1. Select your preferred color, then bring the transparency slider to the middle position (as demonstrated below). Click the “OK” button to save your preferences.
Adjusting color transparency Google Slides image


  1. Move the circle about one inch to the left. We recommend using the blue guide markers on the ruler to accurately adjust the circle’s position.
Dragging an orange circle to the left on Google Slides


  1. Copy the first circle and paste it to make a second circle.
Duplicating a circle in Google Slides


  1. Adjust the second circle one inch to the right, making sure that a part of it overlaps with the other (as demonstrated below).
Dragging a circle to create Venn diagram in Google Slides


  1. Repeat steps 5-7 to change the color of your second circle.
  2. Lastly, add a label to each circle by using the “Text box” icon in the toolbar to indicate the subjects you’re comparing and contrasting.
Adding Venn diagram labels

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Insert a Venn Diagram in Google Slides Directly

If you don’t want to make your Venn diagram manually, you can actually insert one directly using the diagram options in Google Slides.

  1. On your Google Slides presentation, choose “Insert” > “Diagram” > “Relationship.”
Where to find the Relationship diagrams in Google Slides


  1. Select whether you want to have two or three areas in your Venn diagram.
  2. Choose the Venn diagram (i.e., the third option) from the side menu.
Inserting a Venn diagram with relationship in Google Slides


  1. Adjust its size as necessary. To modify its appearance further, you can follow the steps we’ve discussed in the previous section:
    • Click “Fill color” in the toolbar.
    • Click the plus (+) button under Custom.
    • Choose the color you want and adjust its transparency.
    • Hit the “OK” button once you’re done.

Note: This method only allows up to three circles for your Venn diagram. If you need to compare and contrast four or more topics, use our method in the previous section.

Free Venn Diagram Google Slides Template

If you don’t want to go through all that hard work, you can always opt for a ready-to-use template. We’ve prepared a free Venn diagram template for you below, containing distinct kinds of diagrams (like a standard Venn diagram and a three-circle style).

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Preview of a free Venn diagram Google Slides template

What Is a Venn Diagram?

When you want to show the relationship between two or more topics or sets, you might want to consider using a Venn diagram. It allows you to visually show their similarities and differences, efficiently explaining details to your audience.

A standard Venn diagram uses overlapping circles consisting of several components:

  • Sets: These are the individual circles in the diagram representing the distinct characteristics of the subjects discussed.
  • Elements: These refer to the content inside the diagram’s circles.
  • Intersection: This refers to the section where the circles overlap, denoting the topic’s similarities.
Components of a Venn diagram

When to Use a Venn Diagram

Venn diagrams are most widely used in mathematics, especially set theory (all about unions, intersections, and complements). But they can also be used in various other scenarios, such as the following:

  • Performing market analyses: You can use Venn diagrams to identify similarities between different consumer groups and determine your target market.
  • Analyzing your competitors: You can compare a company’s details against those of another company to assess your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.
  • Making decisions: If you’re entangled between two choices, a Venn diagram may help to break down the options and facilitate better decision-making.

Final Thoughts

Venn diagrams are useful visual tools that you can use to compare and contrast various topics, whether in business or in mathematics. If you need to create one in your presentation, follow our guides on making a Venn diagram in Google Slides above!

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