Google Slides is an accessible and easy-to-use tool for creating stunning presentations. One feature that many users may not be aware of is the ability to add music to a slide or an entire presentation. In this guide, we’ll walk you through adding an extra layer of dynamism to your Google Slides presentations by including music.
Before we begin, it’s important to note that Google Slides doesn’t support direct audio file uploads. But, don’t worry! You can add music to your slides by embedding YouTube videos or linking to audio files stored in your Google Drive.
Adding Music from YouTube
Here is how you can add music from YouTube:
- Find the music you want to include in your presentation on YouTube.
- Copy the URL of the YouTube video.
- Open your Google Slides presentation and select the slide where you want to add the music.
- Go to the Insert menu > Video.
- In the “Insert Video” dialogue box that appears, select the “By URL” option, then paste the URL of the YouTube video.
The YouTube video will now appear as an object on your slide. You can resize and move the video as desired. In the Format options, you can choose to have the video play automatically when the slide is presented, which is especially useful when using the video as a music source.
Adding Music from Google Drive
If you have music files stored in your Google Drive, you can link these files to your presentation. Follow these steps:
- Upload the audio file you want to use to your Google Drive.
- In your Google Slides, click on the slide where you want to add the music.
- Go to Insert > Audio.
- Google Slides will open a window displaying your Google Drive files. Select the audio file you wish to add.
Your audio file will now appear as an icon on your slide. In the Format options, you can set the audio to play automatically, loop until stopped, or play across all slides.
Adding music to your Google Slides presentations can elevate the experience for your audience, making your presentations more engaging and memorable. Feel free to experiment with different songs, sound effects, and audio clips to find what best enhances your content.
Remember, if you’re sharing your presentation, ensure that you’ve got the correct permissions to share and use the music files you’re including.