To put it simple, up to now, it's impossible to make looping animations in Slides, even no chances with 3rd party applications. 🙁 I admit Google Slides is a lean solution for presentations.
Loop Animation via a Hack
But there is a workaround (I like workarounds). It's simple: make a list of same animations for the same object. For instance, I want to spin endlessly for the rectangle below. Here are the steps,
- Create an object on your slide. An object can be a Shape, a Text box, or an Image etc.
- Click Insert > Animation. It brings up a right side panel Transitions in Slides.
- Select the object you created.
- Create a start Spin animation. Click + Add animation in the Transitions panel. Select Spin from the drop down list. And select On click. This initiates your animation when you click the object.
- Create 2nd Spin animation. Click + Add animation again. Select Spin from the drop down animation list. This time, select After previous.
- Repeat the step 5, and create another N same animations. It ensures the animation runs continuously.
- Click Play.
- Click the object you created.
- You will see the spinning rectangle.
Animation via GIF
An alternative to insert an endless animation is to insert a GIF. Slides supports GIF natively and most GIF online will loop infinitely. Inserting a GIF is no different from an image. It's in menu Insert > Image > Upload from computer.
A fast way to express your idea is to search existing animations made by others. A popular GIF site is giphy.com.
To create your own GIF, screen record your non-loop animation and create a loop GIF via numerous third party GIF Maker tools. This will cost you more time if you are new to it.
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