Google Slides is a versatile tool that allows you to create dynamic presentations. One of its great features is the ability to insert videos directly into your slides to incorporate engaging multimedia content in your presentations. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to insert a video into Google Slides.
Step 1: Open Your Presentation
The first step is to open the Google Slides presentation where you want to add the video. You can do this by navigating to Google Drive, selecting the Google Slides application, and opening your existing presentation or creating a new one.
Step 2: Insert a Video
Once you have your presentation open, navigate to the slide you want to add a video to. Click on the Insert tab at the top of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear. Select Video from this menu.
Step 3: Choose a Video
After clicking on Video, a new window will open. Here, you can choose from three options on where to get your video:
- Search: You can search for a video on YouTube.
- By URL: You can insert a video using its YouTube URL.
- Google Drive: You can select a video from your Google Drive.
Select the option that best fits your needs, find your video, and click Select.
Step 4: Adjust the Video Size and Position
After inserting the video, you can adjust its size and position. Click and drag the video to move it around the slide. To change its size, click and drag the blue squares at the corners of the video.
Step 5: Customize Video Playback Settings
You can control how your video plays during the presentation by customizing the video playback settings. Simply right-click on the video and select Video Options. Here, you can choose to start and end the video at specific times, play it automatically during the slide show, and mute the audio if needed.
And there you have it! You’ve successfully inserted a video into your Google Slides presentation. Keep in mind that you must be connected to the internet to play the video during your presentation.
This feature enables you to add a dynamic, multimedia element to your presentation that can make your message more engaging and memorable. Whether it’s a short clip, a how-to video, or a documentary snippet, videos can greatly enhance your Google Slides presentations.