How To Time Google Slides For 20 Seconds

If you’re a frequent user of Google Slides, you may have wondered how to time your slides for a specific duration for a seamless presentation. This blog post will guide you through the simple steps to set your Google Slides to transition every 20 seconds automatically. This can be especially helpful if you’re planning a timed presentation or a slideshow that runs in the background.

Step 1: Open your Presentation

First things first: open the Google Slides presentation you want to time. Make sure you’re signed into your Google account so you can access and edit your slides.

Step 2: Access Slide Transition Settings

Next, click on Slide at the top menu bar and select Change transition.

Step 3: Set the Time

Once the transition sidebar opens, check the box that says Auto-advance (when played). This will allow you to set a specific time duration for each slide.

Now, set the timing to 20 seconds. You can do this by clicking the up and down arrows next to the time display or by manually typing in ’20’.

Step 4: Apply to All Slides

Finally, to apply this timing to all slides in the presentation, click the button labeled Apply to all slides.

Step 5: Done!

And that’s it! Your Google Slides will now transition every 20 seconds during your presentation. If you want to change the duration later, you can easily modify it following the same steps above.

Testing Your Timed Slides

You can test your slideshow by clicking Present from the top right corner. Your slides should now automatically advance every 20 seconds.

Timing your slides can be an effective tool to manage your presentation duration and maintain your audience’s attention. However, be sure to balance the time you allot to each slide with the amount of information it contains.

Remember that practice makes perfect. Take the opportunity to rehearse your presentation with the timed slides to ensure that the pacing fits well with your speaking speed and presentation style.


Timed Google Slides can be a powerful tool for presenters. This guide makes it easy to set your Google Slides to transition every 20 seconds. Enjoy your seamless and professional presentation!