How to Add Video to Google Slides: A Step-by-Step Guide

As a content creator, you know that spice is sometimes all that is needed to make your presentations stand out. Videos have become a widely used tool in presentations as they help keep the audience engaged throughout the presentation. The good news is that Google Slides, the application for creating presentations, supports video integration. In this blog post, we will guide you through a step-by-step process on how to put a video in Google Slides.

Firstly, it’s important to note that Google Slides has certain video format requirements that must be met for successful embedding. These requirements include:

– The video format should be MP4
– The video size should not exceed 100MB
– The video length should be less than 15 minutes

If your video satisfies these requirements, then let’s dive into the process.

Step 1: Open Google Slides

The first thing you need to do is to open Google Slides on your computer. You can access Google Slides through the Google Drive application or by visiting the Google Slides URL directly.

Step 2: Select a slide

Once you are on the Google Slides home page, select the slide on which you want to add the video. Choose a slide that complements the theme of the presentation and that will keep your audience engaged.

Step 3: Insert video

To add a video to your Google Slide, there are two options:

Option 1: Click on the “Insert” tab and select “Video” from the drop-down menu. You will then be prompted to select an appropriate video from your computer or Google Drive. Click on “Select” once you have found the video you would like to add. Your video will then be added to the slide.

Option 2: Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop the video onto the slide from your computer or Google Drive.

Step 4: Adjust video settings

Once you have inserted the video, you might want to adjust its size or positioning. To do this, click on the video to select it and use the sizing handles to adjust its size and position. You can also right-click on the video and select “Format Options” to access additional settings, such as adjusting the brightness, contrast, and transparency of the video.

Step 5: Play video

To play the video during the presentation, you simply need to click on the “Play” button that appears when you hover over the video. During the presentation, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move to the next slide. The video will automatically stop playing once you move to the next slide.

Bonus tip: If you want the video to start playing automatically when you reach the slide on which it is contained, you can do this by right-clicking on the video and selecting “Video Options”. Under the “Autoplay” option, select “On”.

In conclusion, putting a video in Google Slides is a simple and straightforward process. By following these steps, you can make your presentations more engaging and keep your audience interested throughout the presentation. Just remember to ensure that your video meets the format requirements, and always select slides that are relevant to your presentation theme.

We hope this article has been helpful in guiding you through the process of putting a video in Google Slides. Happy presentation-making!

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