How To Make A Video Appear On Google Slides

Want to make your Google Slides presentation more interactive and engaging? Adding a video can do just that! This blog post will guide you through each step on how to make a video appear on Google Slides. Let’s get started!

Adding a Video from YouTube

The most straightforward way to put videos on your Google Slides presentation is by inserting a YouTube video. Here’s how:

  1. Create a new Google Slides presentation or open an existing one.
  2. Go to the slide where you want your video to appear.
  3. Click on Insert at the top, then select Video.
  4. A new window will pop up where you can search for a YouTube video or paste the URL of one.
  5. After selecting the video you want, click Select at the bottom of the window.

Your selected YouTube video will now appear on your Google Slide!

Uploading a Video from Your Computer

If you want to use a video saved on your computer, you’ll first need to upload it to Google Drive. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Google Drive and click New and then File upload.
  2. Navigate to where your video file is saved, select it, and click Open.
  3. Wait for your video to finish uploading to Google Drive. Once it’s done, it’s ready to be inserted into your Google Slides presentation.

Here’s how you can add the uploaded video to your presentation:

1. Open your Google Slides presentation or create a new one.
2. Pick the slide where you want the video to appear.
3. Click on **Insert** at the top, then choose **Video**.
4. In the pop-up window, select the **Google Drive** tab.
5. Navigate to the video you’ve just uploaded and select it.
6. Click **Select** at the bottom.

And voila! Your uploaded video is now part of your Google Slides presentation.


Adding videos to your Google Slides presentation not only enhances its visual appeal but also keeps your audience engaged. Whether it’s a YouTube video or a video saved on your computer, the process is simple and straightforward. Don’t forget to review Google’s guidelines related to video formats and sizes to ensure seamless playback. Happy presenting!