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Want to make your Google Slide presentation go from boring to fun and engaging? Embed a YouTube video in your presentation.
Your presentation is important, and so is keeping your audience engaged to learn and understand your key messages. Adding video can capture the attention of your viewers, keep them entertained for longer and add another element to your Google Slide presentation.
Read on to learn how to easily embed videos in your Google Slide presentation, the benefits of embed videos, and how to make a video for your Google Slides presentation. You’ll never forget how to embed videos ever again!
Benefits of embedding YouTube videos in Google Slides
How to add a YouTube video to Google Slides
An easy way to make a video for your Google Slides presentation
Why it’s important to embed videos into your Google Slides presentation
Add videos to your Google Slide presentation to convey your message faster, and keep your audience’s attention for longer. Let’s explore our top 5 reasons why you should embed a YouTube video in your next presentation.
1. Video immediately captures your audience’s attention
If you want to capture the attention of your audience from the very beginning, show a video at the start of your presentation rather than at the end. 81% of video viewing sessions capture people’s attention straight away.
2. Adding video to suit all learning styles
Adding videos to your Google Slides will make your presentation appeal to all levels of learners and individuals who are visual learners. Embed videos are also able to have subtitles or captions to help viewers understand the video even if they can’t hear it.
3. Video provides a break for the presenter and audience
Google Slide presentations are often broken up with videos to give the audience something to watch and engage with, rather than listening to the presenter. While the embed video is playing, the presenter is also able to take a short break from speaking, check over their notes, and have a drink of water.
4. Embedded videos generate discussion with the audience
Embed videos in Google Slide presentations can motivate viewers to engage in further discussion and share their opinions after watching the video.
5. Videos are easy to watch and understand
With direct access to a strong internet connection, presenters can embed video into their Google Slides presentation for viewers to enjoy. Video is easy to digest, watch, and listen to.
How to add a YouTube video to Google Slides
Follow our step-by-step guide on how to easily add a YouTube video to your presentation.
Step 1. Open your Google Slides presentation
Head over to your Google Drive and open the Google Slide presentation you would like to add videos to. Double click on your presentation to open it.
Step 2. Click on the presentation slide
Select the particular slide you would like to embed the video too.
Step 3. Embed video to Google Slide
Click on the Insert tab on the top toolbar, then click on the Video tab. An Insert video box will appear on your screen and you will be presented with three different embed video options.
Click on the Search tab to search through YouTube’s video selection,
Click on the By URL to copy and paste a YouTube link, or
Click on Google Drive to insert a YouTube video saved onto your Google Drive.
We have chosen to copy and paste a YouTube video URL.
In a new tab, head over to YouTube and copy the URL of your desired embedded video. Click back onto the Google Slides tab, and paste your copied URL into the URL box. Click Submit when you’re ready to continue.
Step 4. Edit your embed video
Now that your video has been embedded in your presentation, you’re able to move the thumbnail/video preview around the Google Slide and change the size.
Click on the embed video. A blue box with handles will appear around the embedded video. Drag and drop the video around your Google Slide to change its position, then drag and drop the blue handles to alter its size.
You can also edit the video under the Format options tab on the right toolbar. Here, you can set your video to automatically play at a specific timeframe.
Easily make a video for Google Slides
Don’t have a favorite YouTube video published yet? Create a YouTube video for your Google Slides presentation in just a few clicks with Clipchamp’s free online video editor.
Follow our helpful explainer video on how to edit a video with Clipchamp for all the tips and tricks you’ll need to know. Edit clips of all sizes directly in-browser without the hassle of inconvenient uploads. If you’re stuck for ideas, browse our library of fully customizable video templates, made by professionals, tailored for your industry. Once you have finished editing your masterpiece, simply save your video in 1080p resolution and directly upload it to YouTube. You can even make an existing YouTube video into a funny GIF to add to your Google Slides presentation.
FAQ 1. How can I upload my YouTube video faster?
Are you having trouble uploading your YouTube video to YouTube or it’s taking forever to load? Make sure you have a strong internet connection before starting any YouTube uploads. If your video is taking forever to load, try resaving your YouTube video in 720p instead of 1080p to reduce the file size.
FAQ 2. Can I embed different videos multiple times in Google Slides?
Yes. You can embed many different YouTube videos on your Google Slides presentation. Just be sure that they’re all relevant to your speech.
FAQ 3. How long does the YouTube video have to be?
Usually, a video that is 30 seconds to 1 minute long is all your need in your Google Slide presentation. If your YouTube video is longer then select specific timeframes within the video to show your audience. You can do this under the Format options tab in Google Slides.
Add videos to Google Slide presentations with ease
Whether you’re presenting as a teacher, student, or business owner, engaging your audience should always be your number one priority. Google Slide presentations are memorable and effective when adding a video to a slide or two.
Create an engaging video to upload to YouTube and add to any presentation with Clipchamp’s online video editor.