How to Create Flowcharts in Google Slides

How to Create Flowcharts in Google Slides | Quick Tips & Tutorial for your presentations

Diagrams help you visualize all the steps of a process. In these graphic elements, each step of the process is represented with a shape, and these are connected by arrows. In this Slidesgo School tutorial, you’ll learn how to create flowcharts in Google Slides. 

Creating a Flowchart from Scratch

  • Open your presentation in Google Slides.
  • Insert a shape by clicking Insert → Shape → Shapes.

Flowcharts use certain shapes to represent different things: 

  1. A rectangle indicates a process and is used to represent the main steps.
  2. A diamond indicates a decision and thus is used to represent such elements.
  3. An oval indicates a terminal point and is used to represent the beginning or the ending of the process.

For this tutorial, we’re going to insert an oval: 

Inserting an oval shape in Google Slides
Inserting an oval shape
  • Click Fill color (the button resembles a paint bucket) to modify the color of this shape. Try to use colors from the palette that you’ve chosen for your presentation.
Changing the color of the oval in Google Slides
Changing the color of the oval
  • To insert text, double-click on the shape. We suggest that you choose a center alignment, which looks better.
Inserting text into the oval in Google Slides
Inserting text into the oval

Create as many shapes as you need to represent your process. Use the guides to align them properly. As an example, we’ve created two ovals, two rectangles and a diamond. 

Creating more shapes in Google Slides
Creating more shapes
  • You’ll need to use arrows in order to connect the shapes. To add one, click Insert → Shape → Arrows.
  • To change the color of the arrow, click Fill color (the button resembles a paint bucket). Again, we recommend that you use a color that fits the theme and the chosen palette.
Changing the color of the arrow in Google Slides
Changing the color of the arrow
  • You can also insert arrows by clicking Insert → Line → Arrow.
Inserting an arrow in Google Slides
Inserting an arrow
  • To complete your flowchart, it must have a beginning and an ending point, and all the elements must be connected.

Inserting a Preset Diagram

  • Open your Google Slides presentation.
  • Click Insert → Diagram. The Diagrams panel will open on the right side of the screen.
Accessing the Diagrams panel in Google Slides
Accessing the Diagrams panel
  • Select the type of diagram you need. Then choose the amount of levels and the color you want to use.
Selecting a diagram in Google Slides
Selecting a diagram
Centering the elements of the diagram in Google Slides
Centering the elements of the diagram
  • To change the color of an individual element of the diagram, select it and click Fill color (the button resembles a paint bucket). Remember to use colors from your palette so the design looks better.
Changing the color of an individual element in Google Slides
Changing the color of an individual element
  • To modify the text, double-click on the one you want to change. You can also adjust the size, the font or the color, among other things, by using the options found on the toolbar. Try to use the same font in the entire presentation and keep an eye on the size and the arrangement of the text.
Modifying the text in Google Slides
Modifying the text

If you need to add more elements to the diagram, just insert new shapes and/or arrows. To do so, follow the steps found in the "Creating a Flowchart from Scratch" section of this tutorial.