Sometimes a presentation that you create will be intended for multiple audiences. While keeping separate presentations for each of these audiences is more convenient if they require slightly different content, it also means that you need to be sure to update similar slides on each of these presentations. That can be confusing, and potentially lead to problems.
One way around this is to simply have one presentation, and take advantage of a feature in Google Slides that lets you hide slides that aren’t relevant to the current audience. This lets you keep all of your slides in one presentation, and you can simply choose to skip the slides that aren’t relevant for the current audience. Our guide below will show you how to skip, or hide, a slide in Google Slides.
How to Hide a Slide in Google Slides
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. Completing these steps will cause Google Slides to skip the selected slide when you are giving a presentation. The slide will still be part of the presentation, and you will be able to edit it or stop skipping it in the future, but a skipped slide will not be displayed when you are presenting.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the presentation containing the slide that you want to skip.
Step 2: Select the slide to skip from the list at the left side of the window.
Step 3: Right-click the selected slide, then choose the Skip slide option.
When you are ready to stop hiding that slide, simply right-click the hidden slide and choose the Skip slide option again.
While skipping a slide is effective when you don’t want to show a slide, but you still want to keep it, you may have a slide that you simply don’t need anymore. Find out how to delete a slide in Google Slides and remove it from the presentation entirely.