How to Copy a Slide in Google Slides

Copying slides in Google Slides is a great way to reuse content and save time when creating presentations. Whether you want to duplicate a single slide or copy multiple slides across presentations, Google Slides makes it easy.

In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn 5 simple methods for copying slides in Google Slides.


Copying slides allows you to:

  • Reuse slide content like images, text, charts without having to recreate it
  • Save time by duplicating slides instead of making them from scratch
  • Maintain consistency by using duplicate slides as templates
  • Customize presentations quickly by copying and editing existing slides

Follow the steps below to copy Google slides like a pro in minutes!

Step 1: Duplicate a Single Slide

Duplicating a single slide is useful when you want an exact copy to reuse within the same presentation.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation
  2. In the left sidebar, click the slide you want to duplicate to select it
  3. Right-click on the slide and choose “Duplicate Slide”
  4. The duplicate slide will appear right after the original slide

You can also use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+D (Windows) or CMD+D (Mac) to quickly duplicate the selected slide.

Step 2: Copy and Paste Slides

To copy and paste slides:

  1. Select the slide(s) you want to copy
  2. Click Edit > Copy (or use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+C / CMD+C)
  3. Click on the slide after which you want to paste
  4. Click Edit > Paste (or use CTRL+V / CMD+V)

This allows you to copy one or more slides and paste them in any order within the same presentation.

Step 3: Import Slides from Another Presentation

To reuse slides from another Google Slides presentation:

  1. Open the presentation you want to copy slides into
  2. Click File > Import slides
  3. Select the presentation containing the slides you want to copy
  4. Choose the slides and click Import slides

The selected slides will be inserted into your presentation while retaining the original formatting.

Step 4: Use Linked Slides

Linked slides connect two presentations so that changes made to one presentation automatically update the other.

To link slides:

  1. In the presentation you want to copy from, select the slide(s) and click Copy
  2. In your main presentation, click Paste
  3. When asked if you want to link the slides, check yes

Now when the original slide is updated, the copied slide also updates.

Step 5: Make a Copy of the Entire Presentation

To duplicate an entire Google Slides presentation:

  1. Open the presentation you want to copy
  2. Click File > Make a copy
  3. Choose if you want to copy comments, speaker notes etc.
  4. Click Make a copy

A duplicate presentation will open in a new tab retaining all formatting and content.


Learning how to copy Google slides gives you a handy way to repurpose decks for new presentations.

Whether duplicating a single slide, copying several slides within or across presentations, or making a complete copy – Google Slides offers flexible options to reuse slides efficiently.

Implement these 5 easy methods for copying slides next time instead of creating content from scratch! Your presentations will come together faster, saving time and effort.

So try out these Google Slides copy techniques and accelerate your slide creation workflow!