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How to Add Video to Google Slides?

Max Wales
Max Wales
Originally published Oct 23, 21, updated Jun 12, 24

Google Slides is an online and free web application. It allows its users to create and format presentations. The best part of using Google Slides is that it offers cloud storage. That means everything is saved automatically and can be retrieved easily if your hard drive or SSD fails.

The biggest benefit of using Google Slides is the collaboration factor. You can easily share the document, and at the same time, you can edit it. Another game-changing element is that we can access the Google Slides document from any browser. The article below will share a lot more information regarding Google Slides. You will also learn about how to embed a video in Google Slides.

Part 1. How to Add a Video to Google Slides?

Making a presentation and maintaining everyone’s interest in your slides require some serious effort. An easy way to do that is to add pictures, videos, etc. Adding a video to your Google Slides spontaneously grabs your audience’s attention. They look at the slides with great interest and focus.

Apart from the attention factor, another element for which it is essential to embed video in Google Slides is that it explains things better. Also, adding a video can give a professional look to your Google Slides. The following section of this article will teach you how to add a video to Google Slides or how to embed a YouTube video.

Adding a Video into Google Slides from Google Drive

Adding a video to your Google Slides makes a huge difference. If you are thinking about how to insert video into Google Slides, then here we are with an easy answer to this question. Under this section, we will tell you that how you can embed video in Google Slides.

Step 1: Select the Location to Add Video

First of all, tap on the slide where you want to add the video. After that, hit the 'Insert' option from the top toolbar and then select the option of 'Video.'

access video option from insert tab

Step 2: Select Google Drive

After you have selected the option of 'Video,' a dialog box will appear. From the ‘Insert Video’ dialog box, you are supposed to pick the option of 'Google Drive.'

select google drive option

Step 3: Navigate the File

You can choose between My Drive, Shared Drives, Shared with Me, or Recent. After selecting the location, you can navigate the desired video file that you want to upload.

find your desired video file

Step 4: Add the Video File

Once you have successfully navigated the files, it's time to add video to Google Slides. For that, firstly, you have to select the file, and then you are supposed to hit the ‘Select’ option. This option will do the job of adding the video to your Google Slides.

Adding YouTube Video to Google Slides

YouTube is the best and the biggest platform to find quality videos related to every topic. What could be better than adding a video to your Google Slides from YouTube? The most commonly asked question regarding this matter is how to embed a YouTube video in Google Slides. If you have the same question in your mind, then let us share its answer with you.

Step 1: Define a Place to Add Video

You must plan before you work. For Google Slides, plan a sequence and define a place where you plan to add a video. Once the place is defined, then click on the slide where you plan to insert a video. You are requested to hit the 'Insert' tab from the top toolbar and then select the 'Video' option.

tap on the video option

Step 2: Search Your Related Video

Now a dialog box will appear for 'Insert Video.' According to the default settings, it options you to the YouTube search. At this point, you can type your demanded video in the search bar and hit the magnifying glass option to start the search.

search your video on youtube

Step 3: Use the URL

An alternative approach for this method is to use the URL for the YouTube video if you know it. You can select the option of ‘By URL,' and then in the provided text box, you can paste the URL.

Step 4: Add the YouTube Video

After YouTube has completed the search and found the video you want to add into the Google Slides, hit the ‘Select’ button from the bottom left corner. This will embed the video in your Google Slides. After uploading it successfully, you can now select it and drag it to your desired location.

insert the youtube video successfully

Part 2. Tips for Making Videos for Google Slides

When we create a video, it always requires editing. Using perfect editing software can make things right. Wondershare Filmora is a golden helping hand when it comes to editing. The software has so many features that help us in so many different ways.

The greatest advantage of editing with Filmora is its massive library full of titles, effects, sounds, animation, and whatnot. It offers an easy-to-use interface that every new person can understand easily. In the following section, we will highlight the tips that will help make a good video for Google Slides using Wondershare Filmora.

1. Split Screen Video

A trending video style to use in your Google Slides is the ‘Split Screen Video.' You can record your presentation from your home and then compile all the videos in one video using this style. For this, you have to align the clips separately on four different tracks. Make sure you sync all the videos.

After that select, the Split Screen preset and then add the synced videos. Don’t forget to adjust the framing and audio.

split screen video feature

2. Motion Tracking

Another cool tip for your Google Slides is to apply Motion Tracking. For this, you need to drag the target video into the timeline of Wondershare Filmora. Then click on the second last icon from the right above the timeline to open the Motion Tracking option. Place the tracking box on the subject and resize it.

After that, hit the ‘Start Tracking’ button to select and enter the text. Lastly, go to the Motion Tracking menu. From the dropdown menu, select 'Default Title,' and it's done.

motion tracking feature of filmora

3. Zoom Through Text

Start by dragging a black color clip in the Filmora timeline and adding a title to the upper video track. Now, take a snapshot and delete the sample color and title from the timeline. After that, drag the snapshot to the timeline. Right-click on it and select the 'Pan and Zoom' option.

Set the final frame and cover only a small part of the white text. Lastly, drag the video to the timeline and set the blending mode to 'Multiply' from the dropdown menu.

zoom through text editing

4. Freeze Frame

You can use the Freeze Frame Effect in your Google Slides to make it look brilliant by using Wondershare Filmora. For that, drag the video onto the timeline and take a snapshot of any frame you like to freeze. Then drag that snapshot onto the timeline and extend its length. Repeat the process until all snapshots are in position.

Lastly, go to the 'Composing' section within the Video setting panel and change the blending mode to 'Darken.'

freeze frame using filmora

5. Be Confident and Comfortable

While filming a video for Google Slides, the subject needs to be confident and comfortable in front of the camera. You can gain confidence and improve your comfort level by watching your videos.

show confidence in front of the camera

Wrapping Up

The article is full of information regarding Google Slides and embedding videos into them. From now onwards, anyone who used to face trouble while adding videos to Google Slides will do it like a pro. Easy steps have been shared with you so that you never stop working.

Along with that, Filmora by Wondershare has also been introduced so that you can edit videos amazingly like no one ever does.

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Get started easily with Filmora's powerful performance, intuitive interface, and countless effects!

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