Collaborate with colleagues in Google Slides through a new ‘Follow’ feature

What’s changing 

We’re introducing a new ‘Follow’ feature that allows you to collaborate with colleagues in real-time on Google Slides. Building upon the existing feature to see what slide your colleague is on, you can now click on a collaborator’s avatar in the Slides toolbar to jump to whatever slide they are on, and continue to move with them as they navigate and make changes to a presentation. 

Getting started 

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: This feature will be ON by default. To follow a collaborator, click their avatar in the Slides toolbar. If you hover over a followed avatar, a “Following” badge will appear. To stop following a collaborator, click on their avatar again. 
    • You will also stop following the collaborator if: 
      • The collaborator refreshes or leaves the presentation. 
      • You make any edits to the presentation. 
      • You click a different slide. 
      • You enter Slideshow mode. 
    • Visit the Help Center to learn more about following a collaboration on Google Slides

Rollout pace 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers 
  • Available to users with personal Google Accounts