How To Kick Someone Out Of Your Google Slides

Google Slides is a powerful tool that enables multiple users to collaborate on presentations in real-time. However, there might be instances when you want to restrict access or remove an individual from your Google Slides for various reasons. This blog post will guide you on how to kick someone out of your Google Slides effectively.

Understanding Google Slides Sharing Permissions

Before we dive into the procedure, it’s essential to understand the sharing permissions available on Google Slides. Primarily, there are three levels:

  • Viewer: Can view the presentation only.
  • Commenter: Can view and comment on the presentation.
  • Editor: Can view, comment, and make changes to the presentation.

Steps to Remove Someone from Your Google Slides

Step 1: Access Sharing Settings

First, open your Google Slides presentation. Click on the Share button located at the top-right corner of the screen. This action will open a new window called the Share with people and groups window.

Step 2: Manage People

Inside the Share with people and groups window, you’ll see a list of people who currently have access to your Slide. Click on the gear icon or settings button on the top right side of the window.

Step 3: Change or Remove Permissions

Find the person you want to remove from your Google Slides. Beside their name, click on the downward arrow. This will open a drop-down list where you can change their permissions or remove them.

If you want the person to only view the slide, select Viewer. If you want them to be able to comment but not make changes, select Commenter. If you want to remove their access entirely, click on Remove.

// Example of choosing a permission level
Select Viewer/Commenter/Editor

Step 4: Save Changes

Once you’ve changed or removed the person’s permissions, ensure you click on Done to close the dialog box and save changes. If the person tries to access the Slide again, they will see the restriction you have set or won’t be able to access it at all.


Maneuvering through Google Slides’ sharing settings may seem daunting initially, but the platform is designed to offer you maximum control over your documents. Whether you want to restrict access or remove individuals from your Google Slides entirely, following these simple steps will make the task easy.