How to Import Canva Presentation in Google Slides

The only thing better than Google Slides is Canva! If you want to use the two together, here’s a sleek solution.

Published Categorized as Canva, UX & Design

You’re creating a presentation. You want to know if you can make it beautiful by starting in Canva but allow others to make edits by switching over to Google Slides.

This is a good question!

Canva has eye-catching presentation templates and millions of photos and videos to add to each and every slide. But not everyone has Canva. And even if they do, not everyone knows how to use it for editing slide decks.

On the other hand, everyone has a Google account and knows—or can quickly learn—how to use Google Slides. So can you switch between the two?

To edit a Canva presentation in Google Slides, export it as a Microsoft PowerPoint file (PPTX) and then import it into Google Slides.

This tutorial will show you how to do this step-by-step, with screenshots.

How to Import Canva Presentation in Google Slides

Part 1: Export the Presentation as a PPTX File From Canva

Step 1: Go to, log in to your account, and open the presentation.

Step 2: Click on the “Share” button in the upper right corner of the screen.

The “Share” button

Step 3: The “Share this design” dialog window will pop up. Scroll down to the bottom and click “More.”

The “More” button

Step 4: Scroll down and look for an option called “Microsoft PowerPoint” under “Save.”

Exporting Canva deck as Microsoft PowerPoint

Step 5: Click the purple “Download” button. The presentation will download to your device as a PPTX file.

The “Download” button

As soon as the PPTX file has finished downloading, you can proceed to Part 2, the next and final part of this tutorial.

Part 2: Import the Presentation in Google Slides

Step 1: Go to Google Slides and create a blank presentation.

Creating a blank presentation in Google Slides

Step 2: From the top menu, click “File,” then “Import slides.”

The “Import slides” option

Step 3: Go to the “Upload” tab and drag and drop the PPTX file for your Canva presentation into Google Slides.

Uploading the PPTX file in Google Slides

Step 4: Make sure that the “Keep original theme” checkbox is selected, then click the yellow “Import slides” button.

Importing slides in Google Slides

Step 5: You’re all set! You can now edit your Canva presentation in Google Slides.

Editing a Canva deck in Google Slides

Keep in mind that some design elements on your slides may be positioned differently and need some additional alignment.

Final Words

Thank you for reading this far and I hope this tutorial helped!

As you can see, there is no direct integration between Canva and Google Slides. But the workaround—exporting the slide deck as a PPTX file from Canva and then importing it into Google Slides—works quite nicely.

If you found this tutorial useful, chances are you’ll want to know how to import your Canva designs into Google Docs, too.


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