How to add a video to a Google Slides presentation

Updated: 09/03/2019 by Computer Hope
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Google Slides has built-in features that allow a video to be played from a slide. Users can add a video to the slide from Google Drive or link to a video on YouTube. To proceed, select the option that best suits your needs and follow the instructions.

Add a video from Google Drive to a slide

  1. Open an existing Google Slides presentation or create a new one.
  2. In the left navigation pane, click on the slide in which you want to add the video.
  3. In the Google Slides menu at the top, click Insert, then click Video.
  4. In the Insert Video window, click the Google Drive option.

Insert video from Google Drive into a Google Slides slide

  1. Select the video in your Google Drive that you want to add to the slide. If the video you want to add is shared, click the Shared with me option at the top of the window and select the shared video.
  2. Click the Select button at the bottom of the Insert Video window.

Select video from Google Drive to insert into a Google Slides slide

  1. Open an existing Google Slides presentation or create a new one.
  2. In the left navigation pane, click on the slide in which you want to add the video.
  3. In the Google Slides menu at the top, click Insert, then click Video.
  4. In the Insert Video window, click the By URL option.
  5. Paste the link, or URL, to the YouTube video in the text field.
  6. Click the Select button at the bottom of the Insert Video window.

Add the link to YouTube video in Google Slides

Tip

If you don't have the YouTube video URL, click the Search option at the top of the Insert Video window and locate the video on YouTube. In the search results, click the desired video, then click the Select button at the bottom of the Insert Video window.