I would like to make my text transparent.

I've found only how to make transparent background which is not what I want to achieve.

  • 1
    Making text transparent in Google Slides is not currently possible.
    – Brian
    Nov 27, 2016 at 19:52
  • Is it for a link? You could use notes as well. I can't think of any uses for transparent text.
    – Elijah
    Feb 15, 2017 at 3:43

5 Answers 5


To make transparent text in Google Slides : Insert > Word Art Then change the fill and outline colors by clicking on the respective icons and clicking custom then changing the transparency level.


While Google Slides does not natively support the functionality of setting opacity on the color of the text, there is a workaround you can use which employs a similar feature which Google Suite does support.

  1. Convert text to an image.
  2. Import image into Google {Docs,Slides,...} workspace.
  3. Edit opacity '%'age under "Image Options".

Currently this is the only way to do that.


Fredericka the Great font can work to make the text more transparent, especially if you make the color lighter on the color changing options.


You could also use Word Art on Google!


Yep, insert word art and write your text there. But remember, it doesn't let you choose the font. It will let you play secret texts on friends and pranks.

  • Welcome to Web Applications! Other answers already mention this; is this really worth posting another time?
    – Glorfindel
    Oct 8, 2021 at 9:58

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