Well, you can! Here’s a neat trick. When you present using Google Slides, you can turn on automatic captions to display the speaker’s words in real-time. This feature is available on Google Chrome browsers in U.S. English.
- If you present the slides over video conferencing software (such as Zoom), captions show up on the shared screen. To set expectations for your audience, it’s a good idea to tell them that captions are from Google Slides, not the video conferencing software, and that only the speaker’s voice is captioned.
- Some people find captions distracting, so you might want to ask your audience before turning on captions.
- Captions and your microphone automatically turn off if there’s no activity on your computer for 30 minutes.
For more detailed instructions, please see how to present slides with captions.