How to Add Animations and Transitions in Google Slides

In this new Slidesgo School tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply animations to the elements of a slide and how to add transitions between slides. This way, your presentation will be more dynamic and you’ll be able to impress your audience.

Adding an Animation to a Text or an Image

  • Click Insert → Animation.
  • The Transitions panel will appear on the right,  If there are only transition options but no animation options, click the “Select an object to animate” button.
Transitions panel in Google Slides
Transitions panel in Google Slides
  • You can either select the text, list, icon or image that you want to animate,  right-click and then choose Animation.
Selecting an object to animate
Selecting an object to animate
  • The Transitions panel will appear on the right, where you can choose the animation for your selection. From the drop-down menu you can choose whether to play the animation when clicking, after the previous one or with the previous one.
Animation settings
Animation settings
  • Check the “By paragraph” box if you want the animation to be applied to each paragraph of a text box individually. This can be especially useful for lists.
"By paragraph" option
"By paragraph" option
  • You can adjust the speed of the animation with the slider.
Adjusting the speed of the animation
Adjusting the speed of the animation
  • You can also add a transition to your presentation from this panel.

Adding Transitions between Slides

  • Go to the panel on the left, the Filmstrip view, and choose the slide that you want to animate.
  • Click Slide → Change transition.
Adding a transition in Google Slides
Adding a transition in Google Slides
  • The Transitions panel will appear on the right.
  • Choose the transition that you want.
  • You can adjust the speed of the transition with the slider.
Adjusting the speed of the transition
Adjusting the speed of the transition
  • If you want to apply the same transition to all the slides, click the “Apply to all slides” button.
  • You can change the animations or transitions at any time. Just select the animated object and choose a different option from the drop-down menu. Please note that the results may vary depending on the browser that you use.