How to Add Trendline to Chart in Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a trendline to a chart in Google Sheets.

How to Add Trendline to Chart in Google Sheets

A trend line is a straight line that connects two or more price points in the past and then extends into the future to serve as a line of support or resistance.

Trendlines are commonly used in analyzing stock trades. Trendlines are immediately visible lines drawn on charts by traders to connect a sequence of prices or to illustrate the best fit of data. The resulting line is then utilized to give the trader a good sense of how an investment’s value might move in the future.

Once you are ready, we can get started by using real-life scenarios to help you understand how to add a trendline to a chart in Google Sheets.

Add a Trendline to a Chart

Assuming we already have a scatter chart on our Google Sheet, we will now learn how to add a trendline to the existing scatter chart.

Step 1

Double click on the scatter chart to access the Chart Editor. The Chart Editor will appear on the right side of your screen.


Step 2

Next, we can customize the trendline to our preference. For this example, we will go to Series and tick Trendline. We will also change the line color to red to make it more visible.


Step 3

Once you are done editing and customizing the trendline, it will look something like this.



That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to make categories in google sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.