Creating presentations using online tools like Google Slides makes it easy to work from home quickly. Although you can add several interactive elements, a large audience still prefers to get the basics with hyperlinks on the slides. So, you can create interactive slides by adding links to your presentation in Google Slides and adding a hyperlink to text or image. Let’s see how to add links to an image or text in Google Slides on mobile and desktop in this guide.
The links can be for any external website or other Google products like Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc. You can even link to a slide in the same presentation or another Google Slides presentation.
Let’s get started and know how to add hyperlinks to Google Slides on Android, iOS, and PC. We also covered a few bonus tips at the end.
How to add hyperlinks to Google Slides on a computer
There are four ways to add a link in Google Slides on PC.
To create a hyperlink to text or an image, you must first select it. Double click on the required text to select it. Click once on the image to select it. Then click on the Insert link option present in the top bar.
The Add Link dialog box opens. Paste the link or search for a relevant website using the same field. Once you find the link, click the Apply button. You can also link to slides from the same presentation as shown below.
How to link to an existing slide in the same presentation
When the Add Link dialog box opens, click the “Slides in this presentation” checkbox. Select the desired slide from the list. You can also add the next or previous slide to the current slide.
To create a hyperlink on text, double-click the text to select it. Then right-click on it and select Link from the menu.
A dialog box opens. Paste the required website link in the Link box or link to a slide. Click on the Apply button.
Select the image by clicking on it and double-click on the text. Then click on the Insert option in the menu bar at the top. Select Link from the menu. Add an external link or link to an existing slide, just like you did in the two methods above.
Method 4: Using the keyboard shortcut
To keep things simple, you can use the generic keyboard shortcut to add links in Google Slides. Select the image (click once) or the text (double-click), then use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + K (Windows) and Command + K (Mac) to open the link box. Add a link or connect to a slide.
Pro tip: Learn about the main Google Drive keyboard shortcuts to make your job easier.
How to edit or remove links from Google Slides on a computer
To edit or remove an added link, click on the linked image or text in Google Slides. The link box opens. Click the Edit icon to replace the link. If you want to completely remove the link from the text or image, click the Remove icon.
How to add hyperlinks to Google Slides on Android and iOS
Method 1: Android and iOS
Step 1: Launch the Google Slides app and open the presentation.
2nd step: Open the slide you want to edit.
Step 3: Select the image or text you want to hyperlink. To select an image, tap it once. To select text, touch and hold it. Tap the add icon (+) at the top. Choose Link from the menu.
Step 4: Paste the link of a website, Google Docs document, PDF file, etc., into the available box. You can also tap Slides and choose the slide in the current presentation that you want to link to. Click the check mark icon at the top to save the changes.
Pro tip: Find out how to save a Google Docs document as a PDF file.
Method 2: Android only
Select the image or text for your presentation. A menu with options such as Cut, Copy, Paste, etc. open to. Tap the three dots on this menu and select Insert Link. Paste the link or attach a slide as pictured above.
How to edit or remove links from Google Slides on mobile
On Android, tap the linked item (image or text). Select Edit Link if you want to edit or replace the link. Tap Remove Link to unlink the object.
On the iPhone, repeat the steps to add a link as shown in Method 1. Then add a new link in the available box or tap the cross icon to remove the link. Tap the check mark icon to save changes.
Tip 1: How to link a Google document, Sheets or form to Google Slide
There are two ways to do this.
When the link box opens, browse for your file using the link box. The related documents available in your Google Drive account will be displayed. Click on the one you want to use.
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If the above method doesn’t work, you need to generate a shareable link for your file. To do this, open the Google Docs document, form, or sheet. Click on the File option at the top and select Share.
Then copy the link and open your Google Slide. Insert a link using any method mentioned in this article and paste the link into the website area. Click on Apply.
Tip 2: How to insert a slide from another presentation
In addition to linking to slides within the same presentation, you can even link to another presentation available in your Google Account. To do this, follow these steps:
Note: This method can only be performed from a computer. It does not work with Google Slides mobile apps.
Step 1: Open the Google Slides presentation that you want to associate with your current presentation.
2nd step: In the left sidebar, select the slides you want to copy and link. To select multiple slides, click on the first slide, and with Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) pressed on the keyboard, click the other sides. Once selected, right click on any selected slide and choose Copy. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + C (Windows) and Command + C (Mac) to copy slides.
Step 3: Open the Google Slide presentation you want to paste and link the slide to.
Step 4: Click the slide in the left sidebar where you want to paste it. Right click on the slide and press Paste or use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + V (Windows) and Command + V (Mac) to paste the slide.
Step 5: You will be asked if you want to link to the original presentation or not. Click on “Link to the original presentation”.
Tip 3: How to link PDF in Google Slides
You cannot link a PDF directly in Google Slides. What you can do is upload the PDF file to Google Drive and generate a shareable link for the same. Then add that link to the image or text in Google Slides using one of the methods described here.
Connect with Link
As you have seen, you can easily add a link to an external website, other Google products (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.), or even slides of the same or different presentations. With links, you can create clickable Google slides that can be used to create a table of contents page or custom pages using Bitmojis.
Once you’ve added Bitmojis and links to your slides, you can animate objects to make them more interactive. Find out how to add animations in Google Slides from the following link.
Last updated on Nov 5, 2020
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