Have you ever experienced that mini heart attack moment when you accidentally delete a Google Slide and can’t seem to find a way to recover it? Though it might seem frustrating, there’s no need to panic. This blog post will guide you through the steps on how to bring back a deleted slide in Google Slides.
Understanding Google Slides
Before we dive into the recovery process, let’s first understand what Google Slides is. Google Slides is a web-based presentation program that’s part of the free Google Docs Editors suite offered by Google, which also includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Sites, and Google Keep. Google Slides allows users to create, edit, and share presentations online while collaborating with other users in real-time.
How to Recover Deleted Slides
Technically, Google Slides doesn’t have an explicit ‘Recover Deleted Slide’ option. But, there’s a workaround for this. The trick lies in using the ‘Version History’ feature of Google Docs Editors. Here are the steps to recover your deleted slides:
Step 1: Open the Presentation
First, open the Google Slides presentation that contained the slide you accidentally deleted.
Step 2: Access Version History
Next, go to the ‘File’ menu at the top of your Google Slides interface, and from the dropdown menu, click on ‘Version History’ and then ‘See Version History.’
Step 3: Review the Version History
A panel will open on the right-hand side of your screen, displaying the different versions of your presentation. These versions are automatically saved by Google Slides as you work on your presentation. Look for the version that still contains the slide you deleted, and click on it. The date and time of each version can help you find the right one.
Step 4: Restore the Version
Once you’ve found the version that contains your deleted slide, click on the blue ‘Restore this version’ button at the top of your screen. This will replace your current presentation with the restored version.
And voila! Your deleted slide should now be back in your presentation.
Accidentally deleting a slide in Google Slides can be a distressing experience, especially if you’ve put substantial work into it. But remember, Google Slides has your back with its Version History feature. Make use of this feature to recover deleted slides and keep your presentation intact. Happy slide creating!