Pear Deck Power-Up

Pear Deck Power-Up

Ensures that videos, animations, and GIFs embedded in your Pear Deck slides play at full resolution—exactly the way they should!

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What is Pear Deck Power-Up?

Pear Deck Power-Up is a popular Chrome extension by This extension has 816,701 weekly active users, an average user rating of 2.77, and is most similar to Bitmoji and Flip. The latest version, 2022.10.21.00898-c7c85f36f75a0f26baf07aff583fa0ea428698ba, was updated 7 months ago.

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Rating: 2.77 (26)
Creation date: 2020-06-08
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 2.51M
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Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Using Videos, Animations, and GIFs in your Pear Deck? Get ready to power up! 

The Power-up is a free Google Chrome extension. Installing it ensures that videos, animations, and GIFs embedded in your Pear Deck slides play at full resolution—exactly the way they should! 

To use, simply install the Power-up from the Chrome Web Store on the device you use in class. Now when you present with Pear Deck, the Power-up magically enables the display of your videos, animations, and GIFs on the projector and student devices. 

For more information about Pear Deck, visit
User reviews
Everyone that can't get it to work needs to follow the directions on the PearDeck support site. You HAVE to launch the session from Google Slides and choose interactive mode. It does NOT work for existing sessions. Even if you create the session from google slides, then close it, and reopen it again from the session list, it will not work. That's the only reason why I don't give it 5 stars - it would be nice if it worked if I'm reopening a current session.
by Ashlea Ashlea, 2022-09-08

I have been using PearDeck for several years and have come up with myriad ways to get beyond its limitations with animations (hidden text for pacing by paragraph) and videos (auto-start, and click-to-start) in my presentations. This power up was supposed to make my existing presentations work with the formative questions and engagement strategies I love the app for. Unfortunately, exactly nothing different happened when I downloaded and installed it. My presentations lost all of the timing (like before) and none of the other normal Google Slides functionality was unlocked. Back to the drawing board...
by Robert Ferrell Robert Ferrell, 2022-03-29

Didn't work as promoted. Very frustrating! I thought maybe it was because my video links were to Youtube so I uploaded videos to Google Drive. Same problem. Too bad, it was my first and last time using PearDeck. Too much time wasted.
by mary thomas mary thomas, 2021-03-08
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Risk impact

Pear Deck Power-Up requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Pear Deck Power-Up if you trust the publisher.

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Risk likelihood

Pear Deck Power-Up has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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