I have a presentation in Google Slides. Every new link is colored cyan by default and all existing links have this default color as well. How could I change this default color that determines the color of new links and of existing links that have not been manually reformatted?

  • I don't want to fix each link individually.
  • I know I can edit the master slides but that seems to only allow changing the layout of the slides and the formatting of lists, not the links.
  • If I pick a new theme for the presentation that changes the link color but it also changes everything else, which I don't want.

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I had a somewhat similar problem and found the following solution:

1) Open the Master Slide;

2) Select "Colors..." at the top of the Master Slide; enter image description here

3) At the "Theme colors" dialog (right-hand side of the screen), select "Link";

4) Pick the desired link color and it is finished...

  • I can't seem to find any "Colors..." button/link/label at the top of the master slide. Could you post a screenshot highlighting the "Colors..." part? Thanks!
    – Zoltan
    May 16, 2019 at 20:57
  • Screenshot included... May 17, 2019 at 19:12
  • Interesting! I don't have any more buttons after "Background..."! But thanks for the screenshot anyway, maybe it will help others.
    – Zoltan
    May 17, 2019 at 20:12
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    Update: I tried it with my private account as well. I created a brand new presentation in both cases, using the same browser. With my private account I have a "Colors..." button there indeed. Using my work account though, there is no such button. Strange!
    – Zoltan
    May 17, 2019 at 20:21
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    Thanks for this! I got to the the Theme colors dialog by selecting Edit theme from the Slide menu.
    – Sam Dutton
    Jul 5, 2022 at 18:22

Go to "slide" and then "edit theme". Here, you can choose the master slide at the top. On the right hand side is a theme menu. Select "link" and change the color there. It works in a work account - you don't have to be in your personal account.


Use Ctrl and select all of your hyperlinks. After that go to your tool bar and change the colour to whatever you choose.

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    Does not change the default color.
    – user135384
    Apr 10, 2018 at 19:07

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