How To Put Live Pictures On Google Slides

Google Slides is a fantastic tool for creating presentations. But did you know that you can also add live pictures to your slides? In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to do just that. This can be a great way to make your presentations more dynamic and engaging.

What are Live Pictures?

Before we get started, let’s explain what we mean by ‘live pictures’. Live pictures are images that are automatically updated in real-time. This could be a graphic showing the current weather, stock prices, or even a live feed from a webcam. The possibilities are endless!

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Find Your Live Picture

The first thing you’ll need to do is find a source for your live picture. This could be a website, an API, a webcam feed, or any other source that provides regularly updated images. Make sure that the source you choose allows their images to be embedded on other websites.

Step 2: Get the Image URL

Once you’ve found your source, you’ll need to get the URL of the image. This will usually end in .jpg, .png, or another image file extension. If you’re using a website as your source, you can usually get this by right-clicking on the image and clicking ‘Copy Image Address’.

Step 3: Insert the Image into Google Slides

Now that you have your URL, it’s time to insert the image into your Google Slides presentation. Here’s how:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Click on the slide where you want to add the image.
  3. Click on ‘Insert’ in the top menu, then ‘Image’, then ‘By URL’.
  4. Paste the URL of your live image into the box and click ‘Insert’.

Your live image should now be visible on your slide. Because it’s a live image, it should update automatically without you needing to do anything.

Step 4: Resize and Position Your Image

Finally, you may need to resize and position your image so that it fits well on your slide. To do this, simply click on the image to select it, then drag the corners to resize it and drag the image itself to move it.


And that’s it! You now know how to add live pictures to your Google Slides presentations. This can be a great way to make your presentations more interactive and engaging, especially when presenting data that changes over time.