What is the Google Slides Feature?

The Google Slides Feature allows you to insert a Google Slides presentation directly into your app!

What are some use cases of the Google Slides Feature?

Some use cases of this feature include:

  • You can use the Google Slides Feature in your educational app to display lecture notes
  • If you’re building an app for a conference, you can use the Google Slides Feature to display important conference information
  • You can use the Google Slides Feature in your fitness app to display step-by-step exercise instructions or healthy food recipes

How Do You Set Up The Google Slides Feature?

Now let’s go over how to add a Google Slides Feature to your app, and how to make sure your Google Slides presentation is ready to be added to your app. First we’ll go over how to add a Google Slides Feature to your app.

Step 1: Add a new Google Slides feature to your app

When you’re ready to add a Google Slides presentation to your app, go to the Feature Marketplace and create a new instance of the Google Slides Feature and place it in your app where you’d like your users to access it. If you need help with how you create a new instance of a feature, we have a dedicated article on that which you can find here.

Step 2: Copy the Share URL of your Google Slides presentation

Now that you’ve created a new Google Slides Feature, go to your Google Drive and grab the Share URL for the Slides presentation.

Make sure that the share settings are set to “Anyone with a link can view”. To do this, click on “Advanced”

Then click on “Change” under Who Has Access.

Select “Anyone With A Link Can View” and click “Save”

Then copy the link in the “Link to share” box.

Step 3: Paste the link in the URL field and click “Validate”

Once you’ve adjusted the share settings for your Google Slides presentation copy it’s share URL and paste it into the “URL” field in the App Dashboard and click “Validate”.

Congratulations! You have now successfully added the Google Slides presentation to your app!

What is the difference between Preview and Editable Mode?

You’ll see here that there are two modes: Preview and Editable.

Preview Mode only allows the document’s content to be viewed, but not edited in the App Dashboard.

Editable Mode allows you to make changes to the document while in the App Dashboard without needing to go back to your Google Drive to make those changes. 

Choose whichever option fits best for your app. In the live app the feature is set to Preview Mode, so users are only able to view the document’s contents.

What are some tips you should know about?

Having worked with apps for years, we’ve learned a thing or two. So, to both help your app stand out and accomplish your primary goals, here are some tips you should consider.

Pro Tip: Making Sure The Correct Users Can Edit

Make sure your presentation’s share settings are set up properly. If it’s on Preview Mode, then it should at least be “Anyone with the link can view”. If it’s on Editable Mode, then it should be “Anyone with the link can edit”. 

In addition to this article, we recommend checking out the following related articles so that you have a better insight into how to use the system to its fullest advantage:

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