How to Add/Import Themes to Google Slides

In Google Slides, you have the freedom to choose a theme based on your preference. The process of adding and importing a custom theme is easy. Simply follow this quick guide. import-themes-to-google-slides-011

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How to Add/Import Themes to Google Slides

  • Step 1: Create or Open an Existing Presentation in Google Slides


    First of all, you have to create a new Google Slides presentation or open an existing one. You can also download and open any of our Google Slides templates to get started. Use any web browser you prefer and type on the URL bar. That should bring you to the official home page of Google Slides where you can start a presentation.

  • Step 2: Go to Slide and Click Change Theme


    After opening a presentation, look for the Slide command in the menu bar. Click it and go to Change Theme. You can find it at the bottom of the box as shown in the image above. In addition, you can also configure your theme by going to Edit Theme just above Change Theme.

  • Step 3: Select a Theme


    After you click Change Theme, a column will appear on the right side of your screen showing different themes with unique layouts. Browse through them and choose a theme that’s best for your presentation. There are many that you can choose from and they’re free to use. You can find themes such as Beach Day, Coral, Spearmint, and more. It’s that easy to set a theme in Google Slides.

  • Step 4: Upload Custom Themes


    If none of the free themes caught your eye, you can change theme colors in Google Slides or better yet, upload a custom theme. If you opt for the former, click Import Theme and go to Upload as shown in the picture above. You can select a theme in other presentations stored on your computer. It’s so easy and your custom theme will be displayed in your Google Slides presentation in no time.

Is Google Slides like Microsoft PowerPoint?

Yes, Google Slides is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. They’re both applications for creating slideshow presentations. They practically share the same set of tools and functions. The big difference between the two is that Google Slides can instantly be accessed online while Microsoft PowerPoint needs to be installed and downloaded on a computer first. Overall, they’re virtually the same. You can even export your Google Slides presentation to PowerPoint and vice versa.

Is Google Slides free?

Yes, Google Slides is free for everyone. If you have a Google account, you can immediately start creating a presentation. No registrations and long signup processes. Just directly visit

How to make a quality presentation in Google Slides?

Here are some tips to make quality presentations in Google Slides:

  • Choose the right theme
  • Attach eye-pleasing background images
  • Arrange blocks of text well to make them readable
  • Add animations
  • Use the right font styles and font size
  • Don’t overdo it, keep it simple

Can I use Google Slides to create business presentations?

Yes, you can. Google Slides is one of the best apps to use to create professional-looking and formal-looking business presentations. It’ll only take you a few minutes to set up a theme and arrange your presentation outline. Google Slides is also perfect for creating school presentations, pitch presentations, report summary presentations, and personal presentations.