How To See Word Count On Google Slides

Google Slides is a popular platform for creating presentations. One of its many features is the ability to check the word count. This is more complex than it seems, as Google Slides doesn’t have a built-in feature to count words like Google Docs. However, there is a workaround to this. Let’s walk through it.

Method 1: Using Google Docs

The first method to see the word count of your Google Slides presentation is by using Google Docs. Here are the steps:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Select all the text for which you want to count the words. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+A (or Command+A on Mac).
  3. Copy the selected text. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+C (or Command+C on Mac).
  4. Open a new Google Docs document.
  5. Paste the copied text into the new Google Docs document. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+V (or Command+V on Mac).
  6. Go to the Tools menu and click on Word count.

You will see a box pop up showing the word count for the text you’ve pasted.

Method 2: Using an Extension

If you are a frequent user of Google Slides and need to check the word count regularly, you may find it more efficient to use a Chrome extension. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Chrome web store and search for “Slides word count” or a similar query.
  2. Choose an extension from the search results. Be sure to check the ratings and reviews before installing.
  3. Click Add to Chrome to install the extension.
  4. Once installed, navigate to your Google Slides presentation.
  5. Click on the extension’s icon in the Chrome toolbar and you should see the word count.

Remember to review the privacy and data policies of any extension before installing. Some may require access to your Google data.


Although Google Slides lacks an in-built word count feature, you can use either Google Docs or a Chrome extension to count the words in your presentation. Depending on your needs and frequency of usage, you can choose the method that is most convenient for you.