Software & Apps Google Drive 125 125 people found this article helpful How to Create a Slideshow With Google Photos Show off your favorite pics with a Google Photo slideshow by Jennifer Karner Writer Jen Karner is a former Lifewire writer and expert on VR and Android phones. Her work has appeared on AndroidCentral, iMore, WindowsCentral and others. our editorial process LinkedIn Jennifer Karner Updated on November 10, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Apr 04, 2020 Jon Fisher Google Drive Docs Sheets Slides Tweet Share Email With Google Photos, you can back up your photos, arrange photos and movies into albums, and even detect faces in photos so you can find the ones you want to show off to friends and family. It also has a great way of sharing photos via a slideshow. Whether you want to share photos of your dog on your phone or the new baby on your Google Home Hub, Google Photos lets you make a simple slideshow that shows off your favorite images. The feature is built into the photo albums in Google Photos. Information in this article applies to the Google Photos website and mobile app. In Google Photos, tap Albums in the sidebar and select the album that contains the photos you want in a slideshow. Alternatively, you can create a new album specifically for your slideshow. Select the photos you want to appear in the sideshow by clicking, pressing or tapping on them. Continue making selections until you have chosen all the photos you want to appear in the slideshow. If you want to show off every photo in an album, bypass selecting specific photos and go straight to the three-dot icon to trigger a slideshow. When you choose photos for a slideshow, you can only select from photos in one album. Select the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Choose Slideshow from the drop-down menu. The slideshow shows all the chosen images in the album and starts automatically with a 5-second fade between photos. Viewing a Google Photos Slideshow While you can choose the photos that appear in a Google Photos slideshow, you can't otherwise customize it. The slideshow starts automatically, and you can't change the amount of time a photo is shown before fading into the next one. You also can't add or change music. All you can do is choose the album and the first photo of the slideshow. Additionally, you can't change the order of the photos. If you create a new album for your slideshow, then the photos display from oldest to newest no matter what order you use when adding them to the album. You can't share your slideshow directly. You can show it off on a device that has Google Photos, or cast it to a Chromecast to show off your photos on a TV, but those are the only options. This means that if you want a slideshow with all the bells and whistles, you want to look elsewhere. The Google Play Store has several alternatives available that allow you to add music or fine-tune the settings of your slideshow. It's also worth remembering you won't be saving your slideshow separately. It works directly out of the album your slideshow photos are stored in (which is why you may want to create a new album for your slideshow). If all that you really need is something that is simple and easy to use, then the slideshow from Google Photos is the best option. You can set up a slideshow in just seconds.