How To Download Google Slides

Google Slides is a powerful online presentation software that makes it easy to create, edit, view, and share slideshows. With Google Slides, you can access your presentations from any device through Google Drive.

However, you may sometimes need to download your Google Slides presentations to view or edit them offline, share them with others, or open them in other presentation software like PowerPoint.

Downloading Google Slides presentations is easy. Here is a step-by-step guide:

Access Your Google Slides Presentation

Step 1: Go to and log into your Google account.

Step 2: Locate and open the Google Slides presentation you want to download.

Download From the Web Version

Step 1: With your presentation open, click File > Download in the top menu.

Step 2: Select one of the available download formats:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx) – To open and edit the presentation in PowerPoint.
  • PDF Document (.pdf) – To share a read-only version.
  • Text (.txt) – To view just the text contents.
  • JPEG image (.jpg) – To download images of individual slides.
  • PNG image (.png) – For higher quality slide images.
  • SVG image (.svg) – For resolution-independent vector images.
  • ODP Document (.odp) – To open in presentation software that supports the ODP format.

Step 3: The selected file type will download automatically to your computer.

Download from Google Drive

You can also download Google Slides presentations directly from Google Drive:

Step 1: Go to and open your Google Drive.

Step 2: Right-click on the Google Slides presentation file.

Step 3: Select Download from the context menu.

Step 4: Choose the desired download format from the options.

Step 5: The presentation will download to your computer.

Download from the Mobile App

To download Google Slides presentations from your Android or iOS device:

Step 1: Open the Google Slides app and select the presentation.

Step 2: Tap the 3-dot More menu.

Step 3: Choose Send a copy and pick a download format.

Step 4: The presentation will download to your device storage.

Download Options for Google Slides

Here is an overview of the different download types available for Google Slides presentations:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx): Lets you open, edit, and present the slides in PowerPoint. It preserves all original formatting, animations, transitions, and multimedia.
  • PDF Document (.pdf): Creates a read-only version for sharing. The PDF contains all slides and speaker notes.
  • Text (.txt): Downloads only the text contents without images or formatting. Useful for quickly accessing the written content.
  • JPEG image (.jpg): Saves each slide as an individual JPG image file. Useful for inserting slides into other documents.
  • PNG image (.png): Like JPG but higher image quality. PNGs have transparent backgrounds.
  • SVG image (.svg): Downloads resolution-independent vector images of each slide. SVGs don’t lose quality when resized.
  • ODP Document (.odp): Compatible with presentation apps like LibreOffice Impress that support the ODP format.

Download Speaker Notes

To include speaker notes in your downloaded presentation:

Step 1: Go to File > Print preview in an open Google Slides presentation.

Step 2: Check the box for Notes pages under Handouts.

Step 3: Click Download and pick Adobe PDF (.pdf) or Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx).

Step 4: The presentation with notes will download to your computer.

Use Google Slides Offline

To edit your Google Slides presentations offline:

Step 1: Install the Google Docs Offline Chrome extension.

Step 2: Turn on offline access in Google Drive settings.

Step 3: Right-click Google Slides presentations in Drive and select Available offline.

You can then open and edit those presentations in Google Slides without an internet connection. The changes will sync when you reconnect.

Share Downloaded Google Slides

Once downloaded, you can share your Google Slides presentations with others via:

  • Email attachments
  • Cloud storage services like Dropbox
  • Flash drives
  • Social media
  • Local network drives
  • Presentation software

The PDF version gives you the most flexibility for sharing across devices and platforms.

Convert Google Slides to Other Formats

In addition to the built-in export types, you can use third-party tools to convert Google Slides presentations into other formats like:

  • HTML: For embedding slides in web pages.
  • GIF: For animated slide previews.
  • MP4: For saving presentations as video files.
  • Image sequences: Export slides as numbered image sequences.

This allows you to repurpose your slides in more ways.

Tips for Downloading Google Slides

Here are some useful tips:

  • Check the presentation before downloading to make sure it’s ready to share.
  • Use the PDF format for sharing read-only versions.
  • Download as PPTX if you want to edit slides in PowerPoint.
  • Enable offline access to edit slides without an internet connection.
  • Include speaker notes if you need them for presenting.
  • Check download settings on your browser to choose a save location.
  • Share downloaded slides using cloud storage for easy collaboration.


Downloading Google Slides presentations is straightforward from both the web and mobile apps. You have various format options to choose from based on your intended use.

By following the steps outlined in this article, you can successfully save Google Slides presentations to your local device, edit them offline, and share them with others.

The ability to access, share, and present your slides without an internet connection gives you more flexibility. Google Slides enhances productivity by integrating tightly with Google Drive and other G Suite apps.

So download your presentations, customize them further to impress your audience, and use the collaborative power of Google Slides to work together on impactful presentations.