Google Slides: How To Link To Another Slide

Embedding a specific link to an image or text is already a common thing we practice, whether for a presentation or article we’re creating. However, did you know that Google Slides also allows you to link a specific slide or page in your presentation to a text or image in that similar presentation?


That’s a fascinating discovery for me. Yet you may be wondering, “What’s the purpose of linking to another slide in the same presentation when you can easily skip to that page?” That may be true, but it’s a useful method to help the presentation viewers look for the reference they need to understand a particular text or topic.

Rather than manually scrolling through the slides to look for specific information they need, linking to another slide can help you achieve that with ease. Here’s a detailed guide you help you get started.

1. Go to Google Slides or and select a presentation you need to edit.

To begin linking a text to a specific slide, open Google Slides first and select the presentation you want to edit. If you don’t have one yet, create a new presentation and start working on it.

2. Choose a page from the left panel that contains the text you want to edit.

On the left side of the window, you can access a panel that displays all of the slides you have in your presentation. Now, choose which among these slides contains the text you want to link to another slide. In the example below, you can see that the selected slide is the 2nd one.

3. Select the the text that you want to embed with a link.

You need to select the particular text you would like to embed with a link from all the existing text on that page. Once you’ve successfully chosen one, it will have a blue outline around it.

4. Right-click on the selected text then choose “Link” from the drop-down menu.

If you’ve already selected a text, right-click on it to bring up a small menu from which you should choose “Link.”

5. Select “Slides in this presentation” from the dialog box.

A small dialog box will appear, giving you the option of linking it to another external website or a slide in the presentation. You must select the latter by selecting “Slides in this presentation” from the drop-down menu. Later on, you have to decide which specific page to link to the selected text. 

6. Choose which slide you want the text to be linked to.

A new drop-down menu will appear, asking you which side you want to link the selected text to. In this example, I’ll connect the text to slide number five.

7. Click “Apply” to save the changes made.

If you think your information and changes are correct and complete, click “Apply” in the dialog box to save all the changes made.

8. The change in the text format confirms that modifications have been successfully applied.

To confirm if you’ve completed linking another slide to your selected text, the formatting of the text will change. The text will appear blue and marked with an underline to inform viewers that it is clickable.

Final Thoughts

When you have many slides in a specific presentation, linking to another slide can help you look for reference points that you may need in the future. You can use it together with embedding a link to specific texts, images, or other elements.

If you’re not familiar with hyperlinks or embedding links to different elements in a slide, this can be the perfect time for you to begin with it. Linking not only makes searching for references a lot convenient but also makes your page look interactive.