Adding image slides to a current Google Slides presentation

  • 20 October 2023
  • 4 replies

Is it possible to create a new slide with an image in a currently open (and running) presentation? 

I’d like to trigger the action by adding new images to a Google Drive Folder, and add those images to the current presentation as slides.  Ideally this would happen as the presentation is running. 

Does that make sense? 


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Userlevel 3
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Yes, the idea makes sense. You want to dynamically add images as new slides to an ongoing Google Slides presentation by placing those images in a specific Google Drive folder.

Here's a general outline of how you might achieve this using Zapier: ( I have not tested this btw)

  1. Google Drive Trigger:

    • Set up a Zap in Zapier where the trigger is "New File in Folder" in Google Drive. Select the specific folder you'll add images to.
  2. Google Slides Action:

    • Choose "Create Slide in Presentation" in Google Slides as the action.
    • For the Image, map the file from the Google Drive trigger.
    • You'll also need to specify the Google Slides presentation you want to add to. If you have a single presentation you're working with, you can select it manually. Otherwise, you may need additional logic or setup to determine the correct presentation dynamically.
  3. Set Up and Test:

    • Add an image to your Google Drive folder and see if it triggers the Zap and adds a slide to your Google Slides presentation.
Userlevel 7
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Hi @TwoWheels 

Good question.

These are the available GSlides Zap app actions:

You would need to use the GSlides API to add a new slide, then insert the image:


Thanks, @Troy Tessalone ,


I am not a coder, but I will give the GSlides API a looksee and see what I can make of it.  

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