How To Not Show Speaker Notes On Google Slides

Speaker notes are a fantastic tool when delivering a presentation, as they provide a space for additional context or prompts. But what if you don’t want to use them? Or, more importantly, what if you want to ensure they are not visible to your audience during a presentation? In this article, we will guide you through the process of hiding speaker notes on Google Slides.

Understanding Speaker Notes

In Google Slides, speaker notes are essentially additional notes or cues which can be added to each slide of your presentation. They are not visible to the audience during the actual presentation, but they are visible to you – the speaker. However, there are times when you might not want these notes to appear at all, even to you.

Hiding Speaker Notes on Google Slides

Now, let’s delve into how you can hide speaker notes on Google Slides. This is a straightforward process that requires just a few steps.

Step 1: Open your presentation

The first step is to open the Google Slides presentation you want to work on. You can do this by going to Google Drive, locating your presentation, and clicking to open it.

Step 2: Toggle the speaker notes option

Once you’re inside your presentation, look at the top menu, where you’ll find an option called “View”. Click on this to open a dropdown menu.

In this menu, you’ll find an option called “Show speaker notes”. If this option is checked, it indicates that speaker notes are currently visible. To hide them, you simply need to click on this option again. Doing so will remove the check mark, indicating that speaker notes are now hidden.

Step 3: Verify the changes

To confirm that your speaker notes are hidden, navigate to your slides and ensure that the speaker notes’ section at the bottom of each slide is not visible. If it is, repeat the process.

Step 4: Present without speaker notes

Now, you’re ready to present! Start your slideshow and notice that the speaker notes are no longer appearing. This setting will remain until you decide to toggle the “Show speaker notes” option again.


That’s all there is to it! Hiding speaker notes on Google Slides is an easy and straightforward process. Remember, the speaker notes are a tool for your benefit, but if you feel more comfortable without them, it’s as easy as a click to hide them. Happy presenting!