How To Create Master Slides In Google Slides

Google Slides is an incredibly versatile tool that allows you to create stunning presentations. One of its most useful features is the ability to create master slides. Master slides are templates that you can design and then apply to multiple slides in your presentation for a consistent look and feel. This blog post will walk you through the process of creating master slides in Google Slides.

What are Master Slides?

A master slide is a slide that controls the look of other slides in your presentation. It sets the formatting, layout, fonts, logos, and other design elements that you want to use consistently throughout your presentation. Any changes you make to the master slide will automatically apply to other slides in the presentation that are linked to it. This can save you a great deal of time and ensure consistency in your design.

Steps to Create a Master Slide

To create a master slide in Google Slides, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Click on the Slide option in the top menu.
  3. Select the Edit Master option from the dropdown menu. This will open a new window where you will see different master slide layouts.
  4. Click on the master slide (the first one at the top). Any changes you make here will affect all slides in your presentation.
  5. To change the background, click on Background, select a color or upload an image, and then click Done.
  6. To edit text, click on the text box and make the necessary changes.
  7. You can also add or change images, shapes, lines, and other design elements.
  8. Once you’re happy with your master slide, click the X at the top right corner to close the master slide editor. All your changes will be automatically saved.

It’s as easy as that! Now, all your slides will follow the design of your master slide, giving your presentation a professional and consistent look.

Customizing Individual Layouts

Google Slides also allows you to customize individual slide layouts within the master slide. To do this, simply click on the layout you want to customize in the master slide editor, and make your changes. This is a great way to create unique designs for specific types of slides, such as title slides, section headers, or bullet point slides.


Creating master slides in Google Slides is a simple yet powerful way to improve the design of your presentations. By taking a few minutes to create a master slide, you can save hours of work and ensure that your presentation has a consistent, professional look. So, why not give it a try for your next presentation?