How To Embed A Youtube Video In Google Slides

Whether you’re preparing a presentation for a business meeting or setting up a fun project for your students, incorporating multimedia elements into your Google Slides can definitely enhance your content. Embedding a YouTube video in your slide deck is an effective way to provide visual illustration and make your presentation interactive. Let’s walk through the step-by-step process to do this easily.


First, you need to have the YouTube video URL that you wish to embed in your Google Slides. Navigate to the YouTube video you want to use and copy the URL. You can find this in your browser’s address bar or right-click on the video and select Copy video URL.

Embedding The YouTube Video

After copying the YouTube URL, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation or create a new one.
  2. Navigate to the slide where you want to embed the video.
  3. Select Insert from the toolbar at the top of the page.
  4. From the dropdown menu, select Video.
  5. In the Insert Video window that appears, choose the By URL option.
  6. Paste the YouTube video URL that you copied earlier into the text box and click Select.

The YouTube video will now be embedded into your Google Slide. You can adjust the size and placement of the video on the slide as per your preference.

1. Open Google Slides Presentation.
2. Go to the desired slide.
3. Click on "Insert" -> "Video".
4. Select "By URL".
5. Paste the copied YouTube video URL.
6. Click "Select".

Video Settings

Once the video is embedded, you have several settings to control how it plays during the presentation. To access these settings, click on the video in your slide, then click on the Format options button in the toolbar.

Under Video playback, you can choose:

  • Auto-play: The video will start automatically when you present the slide.
  • Mute: The video will play without sound.
  • Start and end times: You can specify which part of the video to play.

Learning how to embed a YouTube video in your Google Slides enhances your presentations by giving them a multimedia edge. We hope this guide has provided you with a clear and simple process to do so. Happy presenting!

Note: Always ensure that you have the necessary permissions to use and share the video content. Respect copyright and fair usage policies.