Google Slides is a free app included in the Google Docs suite. The Google Slides, as you might be able to get a clue from its name, allows you to create presentations just like the Microsoft PowerPoint program.
While Google Docs is free and millions of users use it daily to present their ideas and stories, it’s a web-based app just like Google Sheets and Google Forms. This means you cannot install it on your Windows 10/11 computer like Microsoft Office or any other software.
That said, if you use Google Slides every day, you might be interested in a workaround that lets you install Google Slides as an app on your Windows 10/11 computer with ease. Yes, a feature in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers enables you to install a website as an app. You can install Gmail as an app, for instance.
This guide shows you how to install Google Slides as an app on a Windows 10/11 computer.
Install Google Slides as an app using Edge on Windows 10/11 PC and Mac
Step 1: Visit the Google Slides page in Edge browser and then sign in to your Gmail/Google account.
Step 2: Click the menu icon (see the picture below), click Apps, and then click Install to install Google Docs.
Step 3: When you see the pop-up on your Edge browser, click the Install button.
Step 4: Once Google Slides is installed as an app, you will see a browser window with the following pop-up. By default, Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar are selected. Select and deselect what you want, and then click the Allow button. That’s it!
You may now use the Start/taskbar search to launch the Google Slides app.
Install Google Slides as an app using Chrome browser on Windows 10/11 PC
Step 1: In your Chrome browser, visit the official Google Slides webpage and sign in to your Google/Gmail account if not already.
Step 2: Click on the menu icon (refer to the picture below), click Save and share, and then click Create shortcut.
Step 3: When you get the following pop-up, select Open as window and then click the Create button to install Google Slides as an app.
Step 4: A prompt will show up asking you if you would like to pin the Slides app to the taskbar. You can either click Yes or No button.
To launch Google Slides, use the Start or taskbar search. The Google Docs window should open in a separate window. That’s it! However, remember that you cannot use Google Slides when your PC is offline.