How to add animation in Google Slides

Xiaobai Software  2022-06-15 17: 48  read 137 views

You can add animations to your presentations and the elements within them in Google Slides to make your presentations more interesting.Used properly and in moderation, animations can break up the rigidity of a presentation and make all the words and data more receptive to the eye.

Google Slides' repertoire of animations and transitions isn't quite as expansive as PowerPoint's, but it's still good enough to help you add some subtle animations to your presentations.Next, we'll show you how to add animations in Google Slides.


how to add animation in google slides

Adding an animation to Google Slides basically involves selecting the object you want to animate (text, image, etc.) and then choosing the type of animation.Another factor that comes into play is the order of animations, which dictates which animations Google Slides should play first.

Like PowerPoint, there are three types of animations in Google Slides.Entry, emphasis and exit.You can add single or multiple animations to an object in a slideshow.However, you'd better not add more than one of each type.Having two entry animations on one object can make your demo look silly.


1. Select the object to animate.

2. Go to the Insert menu.

3. Select Animation.The sports pane will appear on the right.

4. In the Motion pane, under Object Animation, click Add Animation.

5. Click Fade In and change the animation type to your liking.

6. Click Play to preview the animation.

Now your object has animation.You can keep adding more animations to the same object, or to different objects.To do this, you need to select the object and repeat the above process.

When you have multiple animations on a slide, they will appear in the order in the Motion pane.To change the order, grab an animation and place it where you want.The animation above will play first and the rest will play out one after the other in sequence.

In addition to animating objects in your slides, you can properly add animated GIFs to add some movement to your Google Slides presentations.

Animation options in Google Slides

Besides the animation type itself, there are three additional settings that can be adjusted in Google Slides.First, you can change the start condition of the animation.

By default, the start condition for all animations is a click.Meaning, once you click on the demo, the next animation will play.You can change this by changing the start condition.


1. Go to the Insert menu and select Animation.This will bring up the sports pane.

2. Collapse the animation you want to modify.

3. Change the start conditions.By default it is set to when clicked.

Changing the start condition to After previous will play the animation immediately after the previous animation finishes.Changing it to With previous will play at the same time as the previous animation.In this form, the start time of an animation depends on the start time of the previous animation.

You can create a cascade of automatic animations by setting all start conditions to After previous, or you can have all animations play at the same time by setting all animations to With previous.In these cases, you only need to click once to play the first animation and the rest will automatically expand.


The second animation setting in Google Slides is a checkbox labeled "By Paragraph".This setting is valid for text objects.Once you tick it,Google SlidesParagraphs will be animated one after the other and displayed in sequence instead of the entire text as one object.

1. Go to the Sports pane.

2. Select your animation.

3. Check By Paragraph.


The last setting is the duration.This is a number between 0 and 5 seconds that indicates how long the animation should last.The higher the number, the slower the animation will be.

1. Go to the Sports pane.

2. Select your animation.

3. Set the slider to the amount you want.

Animating the slides themselves, for example, how they enter and leave, is called a slide transition.

Animate your data

Presentations can sometimes get too serious, even boring.Adding animation is a great way to smoothen the flow of data and give the eyes a break.

you can in yourGoogle SlidesAdd as many animations as you want to objects in your presentation, and Google Slides does a great job of helping you keep track of all your animations.But keep in mind that adding too much animation can backfire and make your presentation lose its subtlety.

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