How To Show Video On Google Slides

Google Slides is a versatile platform that enables you to create dynamic presentations. One of its powerful features is the ability to incorporate multimedia content like video clips. This blog post will walk you through the steps to show video on Google Slides.

Option 1: Embed a YouTube video

Google Slides offers an intuitive interface to embed YouTube videos directly into your presentation. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Select the slide where you want to insert the YouTube video.
  3. Click on “Insert” on the top menu, then select “Video…”.
  4. In the pop-up window, select the “YouTube” tab.
  5. You can search for YouTube videos directly from this interface or paste the URL of the video you want to embed.
  6. Once you have chosen your video, click “Select” to insert it into your slide.

And that’s it! You have successfully embedded a YouTube video in your Google Slides presentation.

Option 2: Upload a video from your computer

If you have a video file on your computer that you’d like to incorporate into your Google Slides presentation, you can upload it to Google Drive and then insert it into your slides. Here is how:

  1. First, you’ll need to upload the video file to Google Drive. Go to and click on “New”, then “File upload”.
  2. Locate the video file on your computer and upload it.
  3. Once the file is uploaded, open your Google Slides presentation.
  4. Select the slide where you want to insert the video.
  5. Click on “Insert” on the top menu, then select “Video…”.
  6. In the pop-up window, select the “Google Drive” tab.
  7. Navigate to the video file you want to embed and click “Select”.

And voila! You’ve just added a video file from your computer to your Google Slides presentation.

By incorporating videos into your Google Slides presentations, you can make your content more dynamic, engaging, and informative. Whether you’re presenting a business pitch, a school project, or a tutorial, videos can greatly enhance the effectiveness of your presentation.