Apparently this is not possible out of the box. I have found some crazy workarounds that require using different operating systems and 4 different applications but I was hoping for something simpler

The original app i'm using to author the vector files is Sketchapp.

  • Looks like they have removed this capability. I just tried all of the above methods (worked in the past for me) but now it is no longer working. Google Drawing has now become very limited.
    – J-rob
    Jun 7 '19 at 14:58

Yes, I'm thinking about writing a command line tool for this.

My workflow is constantly:

  • Upload to google drive
  • Cloud convert to emf
  • Then open in google draw
  • what's cloud convert?
    – abbood
    Mar 20 '19 at 7:01
  • This works great for vector but is there any way to keep the text editable Apr 26 '19 at 17:30

The below has worked in the past, but there are multiple reports it no longer works as of mid-2019.

  1. Upload your images/icons to Google Drive

  2. Open it with CloudConvert

    • Choose export format : vector / emf.
    • Make sure that you have the checkbox to save the converted file to your Google Drive enter image description here
    • Click on button Start conversion.
  3. Open emf file with Google Drawing

  4. Copy/paste SVG icon into your Slides.

    • you can modify the colors as you wish, add or remove shapes

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