How to Hyperlink in Google Slides with Ease

Adding hyperlinks in Google slides is one of the easiest ways to make your presentations interactive. It’s more than just embedding a link; you can build a whole system between slides, multimedia resources, and external documents.

In this article, I’ll take you from the basics of how to add a link in Google slides to advanced methods to make your presentation stand out. So, if you want truly engaging presentations, don’t miss out on today’s tutorial.

How To Add Hyperlinks In Google Slides

First, we must understand how to add a link in Google Slides. Luckily, there are a handful of ways to do so, and you can choose the one you feel more comfortable with when working on your slides. Let’s check them over real quick:

Method 1 – From the menu

Adding hyperlinks in Google Slides the traditional way is super easy.

  1. Select the object you want to add the hyperlink to and go to “Insert” in the main menu.
  2. Click on “Link,” and a blank bar will open next to the object selected.
  3. Enter the URL of the website or document you want to link to.
  4. Press “Apply.”

You can then:

  • Click on the pencil icon to edit the hyperlink
  • Click on the crossed-out link to remove the hyperlink

And that’s it. Up until this point, you know how to add a link to Google Slides and use the basic features. Now, let’s go to the fun part!

How Do You Hyperlink Between Slides?

Google slides allow you to hyperlink not only to external sources like a website or video but also between slides in the same presentation.

That’s what makes hyperlinks so useful for presentations. You can create an interactive experience where clicking on an element takes you to another slide with related information.

It works the same as linking to an external source:

  1. Select the object and open the hyperlink dialog box.
  2. Click the Slides in this presentation drop-down arrow and select the slide you want to link to.
  • You also have options to go to the next, previous, first and last slide too.
  1. Press Apply.

And you’re done! The presentation jumps to the selected slide when clicking the object.

Advanced Hyperlink Uses

With some creativity, you can build some cool interactions with hyperlinks in Google Slides:

  • Link images to hidden slides only shown when clicked.
  • Create a table of contents that jumps to different sections.
  • Link key terms to a glossary slide.
  • Build a multiple choice quiz that jumps to correct/incorrect slides.
  • Create an image map where different clickable areas link to various slides.

The options are endless. Use hyperlinks to create the interactive presentation experience you envision.

Tips for Using Hyperlinks

When using hyperlinks, keep these tips in mind:

  • Test links and ensure they work before presenting. Broken links ruin the experience.
  • Use descriptive link text. “Click here” doesn’t help users know where they are going.
  • Style link text differently through color, bold, italics so users know what is clickable.
  • For accessibility, add Screen Reader text that describes the link destination.


Hopefully now adding and using hyperlinks in your Google Slides presentations is a breeze. Spice up your next presentation by making it interactive with hyperlinks.

You can grab attention, illustrate concepts visually, and create memorable presentations that your audience loves.

So try out some of the ideas shared today. I guarantee hyperlinks take your slides to the next level.