How to Make a Slideshow on Google Photos





Google Photos logo.

Using Google Photos’ slideshow feature, you can have all or specific album photos play one after another automatically. You can make this slideshow on both your desktop and your mobile device, and we’ll show you how.

Note: As of this writing in February 2022, you can’t customize your Google Photos’ slideshows. This means you can’t add custom background music or transition effects to your slideshows. To do that, you may want to create a slideshow with Microsoft PowerPoint instead.

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Create a Google Photos Slideshow on Desktop

To create a slideshow on your desktop computer, first, open a web browser and launch the Google Photos site. Sign in to your account on the site if you haven’t already.

Once you see your photos, if you want to include all your photos in the slideshow, then click the first photo on the main screen to open it in full screen.

Once the photo opens in full screen, at the top-right corner, click the three dots.

Select the three dots in the top-right corner.

In the menu that opens, click “Slideshow.”

Choose "slide show" from the menu.

Your browser will go full screen and your slideshow will start playing. Sit back, relax, and enjoy recollecting your memories with your photos.

You can stop the slideshow at any time by pressing the Esc key on your keyboard.

All photos slideshow in Google Photos on desktop.

If you’d like to make a slideshow using photos from a specific album, then access that album on Google Photos. On the album page, in the top-right corner, click the three dots.

Select the three dots in the top-right corner.

From the three-dots menu, select “Slideshow” to start playing your photos. You can close the slideshow by pressing the Esc key.

Click "slide show" in the menu.

Enjoy watching your favorite photos with your loved ones!

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Create a Google Photos Slideshow on Mobile

To play your photos slideshow on your phone, first, launch the Google Photos app on your phone.

To include all your photos in the slideshow, then tap the first photo on the main screen.

When your photo opens in full screen, in the top-right corner, tap the three dots.

Tap the three dots in the top-right corner.

On the screen that opens, swipe left on the menu beneath the photo. Then tap “Slideshow.”

Select "slide show" from the photo menu.

Google Photos will start playing a slideshow for all your photos. If you’d like to stop this slideshow, then in the top-left corner, tap the left-arrow icon.

To create a slideshow using photos from a particular album, then tap “Library” and choose your photo album. Select the first photo in the album, then in the top-right corner, tap the three dots.

Choose the three dots in the top-right corner.

In the menu beneath the photo, tap “Slideshow.”

Choose "slide show" from the menu.

Your slideshow containing photos only from the selected album will play. When you’ve finished watching the slideshow and you’d like to close it, then in the top-left corner, tap the left-arrow icon.

And that’s how you use Google Photos’ built-in slideshow option. Enjoy!


You can also make a slideshow on your Windows PC, if you have your photos stored locally.

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