How To Zoom Out On Google Slides On Chromebook

Google Slides is a powerful tool for creating impressive presentations. One of the many features it offers is the ability to zoom in and out, providing a more detailed view or a broader perspective on your slides. In this guide, we will teach you how to zoom out on Google Slides on a Chromebook.

Step 1: Opening Google Slides

First and foremost, navigate to Google Slides. You can do this by opening your Google Drive, clicking on ‘New’ on the left-hand side of the screen, then selecting ‘Google Slides’. Alternatively, you can go directly to the Google Slides website.

Step 2: Opening your Presentation

Open the presentation you want to zoom out of by double-clicking on the file in your Google Drive or by clicking on ‘Open a file’ if you’re using the Google Slides website and navigating to the specific file.

Step 3: Zooming Out

Once your presentation is open, locate the zoom controls. These can be found in the toolbar at the top of the page.

If you’re using a Chromebook, you won’t be able to use the zoom slider that’s typically available in the bottom-right corner of the screen on other devices. Instead, you’ll need to use the ‘View’ option in the top menu.

To zoom out on your presentation, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the ‘View’ option in the top menu.
  2. Hover over ‘Zoom’ in the dropdown menu that appears.
  3. Select ‘Zoom out’ from the cascading menu.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl and (minus) to zoom out quickly.

Keep in mind that zooming out will affect all slides in your presentation. If you want to zoom out on a specific slide, you’ll need to select it before using the zoom out function.


That’s it! Now you know how to zoom out on Google Slides on a Chromebook. Despite the absence of a zoom slider, the process is straightforward and quick. Remember, using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl and can save you time and make the process even faster. Happy presenting!