How to Insert Icons in Google Slides

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PowerPoint comes with an icons library that can sufficiently account for various symbols that you might need for a presentation when editing PowerPoint templates. However, for Google Slides templates, you need to import icons from third-party sources instead of using Google Slides icons. You can upload icons, search them via the web, or use third-party add-ons to insert icons.

How to Insert Icons in Google Slides

Insert Icons via Device, Google Drive, URL, or Web

To insert icons in Google Slides from your device, via Google Drive, URL, or the web, go to Insert -> Image and select the source to insert an icon.

Inserting an image from PC in Google Slides
You can insert icons from your PC or via web

You can insert icons via your computer by selecting them from your device, fetching icons saved to Google Drive, using a URL to insert an icon, or searching for an icon via the web to insert it. In the example below, we searched for and added a Wi-Fi icon directly from within Google Slides via the web.

Browsing for an icon in Google Slides
Browsing for an icon

This is a method by which you can either save and insert icons or search and add them to suit your presentation needs. You can also use third-party add-ons to simplify the task.

Slide with WiFi icon
Slide with WiFi icon

Insert Icons using Google Slides Add-ons

There are a number of handy add-ons that you can use to search and add icons in Google Slides. To insert an add-on, go to Extensions -> Add-ons, – Get Add-ons.

Installing add-ons in Google Slides
Installing add-ons in Google Slides

Two icon add-ons that stand out include Icons for Google Slides by Flaticon and Icons by Noun Project. These extensions come with a comprehensive set of high-quality free icons that can be added to Google Slides.

Extension options for icons in Google Marketplace
Extension options for icons in Google Marketplace

To launch any of the added icon extensions, go to the Extensions dropdown menu and launch the extension.

Launching icon extension in Google Slides
Launching icon extension in Google Slides

Icons for Google Slides by Flaticon

Icons for Google Slides by Flaticon provides a wide array of icon types you can search and insert in slides. These include icons segregated by 3D designs, badge-style icons, bubbles, etc. This extension has three tabs, including tabs for Icons, Photos, and Illustrations. You can find high-quality icons through the Icons and Illustrations library.

Browsing for icons at Flaticon Google Slides extension
Browsing for icons at Flaticon Google Slides extension

Different icon variations can help you select the one that best complements your presentation design and branding. You can choose icon sizes and adjust colors to find and insert suitable icons in your slides.

Icon options for a keyword
Icon options for a keyword

The Illustrations tab also provides high-resolution, colorful icons that can be useful for making more vibrant slide designs instead of simple icons in slide decks.

Inserting illustrations instead of icons in Google Slides
Inserting illustrations instead of icons in Google Slides

Icons by Noun Project

The Noun Project is an add-on for creating a universal visual language using icons. This extension for the project provides access to the library for The Noun Project, where you can find and add a wide variety of icons to Google Slides.

The Noun Project extension for Google Slides
The Noun Project extension for Google Slides

Once you find a suitable icon, select it and then click Insert Icon to add it to your slide. You can also resize the icon according to your needs and edit it using Format Options in Google Slides.

How to insert icons in Google Slides using The Noun Project extension
Inserted icon from The Noun Project extension

Final Words

You can add icons to Google Slides by inserting them from your device, via Google Drive, URL, the web, or third-party add-ons. Icons can help make your content stand out and look more professional, as well as visually communicate important information with recognizable symbols. However, it isn’t always just the visuals that make a presentation attention-grabbing. See our tips for how to start a presentation and how to end a presentation to become a pro at making professional presentations.

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