How to Embed a YouTube Video in a Google Slide Presentation

If you’re using Google Slide and looking for a way to keep your presentation interesting and engaging, you may want to know how to include a YouTube Video.

How to Embed a YouTube Video in a Google Slide Presentation

In this article, we’ll show you how to embed a YouTube video in your presentation slides via desktop. Plus, we’ll also show you how to embed videos from various other platforms using a free download tool.

How to Embed a YouTube Video into a Google Slide

First, you’ll need the URL for the video you wish to embed. To copy the URL link for a YouTube video, do the following:

  1. Access YouTube and find the video you want to embed.
  2. Below the video click on ‘’Share’’.
  3. From the Share dialogue box, highlight and copy the link or click ‘’Copy’’ to add it to your clipboard.

To embed the video to your presentation slide, do the following:

  1. Access slides.google.com then select the presentation you wish to add the video to or ‘’Blank’’ to create a new presentation.
    • For presentations with multiple slides, select the slide you want from the left-hand side.
  2. At the top, click on ‘’Insert’’ then select ‘’Video’’.
  3. Select ‘’By URL’’ then paste the URL into the ‘’Paste YouTube URL here:’’.
  4. Click on ‘’Select’’ to add the video to the slide.

When a video from other sharing platforms is saved on Google Drive, it can be embedded into a presentation in Google Slides. The next set of instructions explain how to download a video for saving to Google Drive.

You’ll need to download and install the 4K Video Downloader app. It’s a powerful, easy-to-use, free tool designed for downloading videos from the internet. It supports most video hosting platforms and is compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux operating systems.

How to Embed a Vimeo Video in a Google Slide Presentation

To copy the URL link for a Vimeo video, do the following:

  1. Access Vimeo.com and log into your account.
  2. Open the video you wish to add to your presentation.
  3. Click on ‘’Share’’.
  4. Copy the URL link.

To download the video to your computer, do the following:

  1. Access the 4K Video Downloader app.
  2. After you paste the link to your clipboard, select the ‘’Paste Link’’ button.
  3. In the download window, select the resolution and format, then ‘’Download Video’’.
  4. Once the download is complete, save the video to your Google Drive account.

To embed the video to your presentation slide, do the following:

  1. Go to the presentation slide you wish to add the video to.
  2. Click on Insert > Video > Google Drive.
  3. Highlight the video then click ‘’Select’’ to add the video to the slide. You can also adjust the size.

How to Embed a Facebook Video in a Google Slide Presentation

To copy the URL link for a Facebook video, do the following:

  1. Access Facebook and log into your account.
  2. Right-click the video you wish to add to your presentation, then select ‘’Show video URL’’.
  3. Right-click the link, then select ‘’Copy’’ to add to your clipboard.

To download the video to your computer, do the following:

  1. Access the 4K Video Downloader app.
  2. Once the link is copied to your clipboard, select the ‘’Paste Link’’ button.
  3. In the download window, select the resolution and format, then ‘’Download Video’’.
  4. Once the download is complete, save the video to your Google Drive account.

To embed the video to your presentation slide, do the following:

  1. Go to the presentation slide you wish to add the video to.
  2. Click on Insert > Video > Google Drive.
  3. Highlight the video then click ‘’Select’’ to add the video to the slide. You can also adjust the size.

How to Embed a TikTok Video in a Google Slide Presentation

  1. Access your TikTok account.
  2. Click on the three dots towards the top right-hand corner.
  3. Then click on ‘’Copy Link’’ to add your link to the clipboard.

To download the video to your computer, do the following:

  1. Access the 4K Video Downloader app.
  2. Select the ‘’Paste Link’’ button, and paste the link from your clipboard.
  3. In the download window, select the resolution and format, then ‘’Download Video’’.
  4. Once the download is complete, save the video to your Google Drive account.

To embed the video to your presentation slide, do the following:

  1. Go to the presentation slide you wish to add the video to.
  2. Click on Insert > Video > Google Drive.
  3. Highlight the video then click ‘’Select’’ to add the video to the slide. You can also adjust the size.

How to Embed a Daily Motion Video in a Google Slide Presentation

  1. Access Dailymotion and select the video you wish to use.
  2. Then highlight and copy the URL in the address bar. This will copy the address to your clipboard.

To download the video to your computer, do the following:

  1. Access the 4K Video Downloader app.
  2. Select the ‘’Paste Link’’ button.
  3. In the download window, select the resolution and format, then ‘’Download Video’’.
  4. Once the download is complete, save the video to your Google Drive account.

To embed the video to your presentation slide, do the following:

  1. Go to the presentation slide you wish to add the video to.
  2. Click on Insert > Video > Google Drive.
  3. Highlight the video then click ‘’Select’’ to add the video to the slide. You can also adjust the size.

Additional FAQs

How to Add a YouTube Video on Google Slides Without Ads?

By upgrading your YouTube account to YouTube Premium, all the videos you watch will be add-free. It also comes with other advanced features like playlists tailored to your taste and an option to download videos directly.

A cheaper way to do this (though it is not guaranteed to work) is to add a period after the .com part of the URL for the video. This workaround was initially reported on social news site Reddit, but so far doesn’t work on all browsers. Try using Google Chrome, the latest version of Microsoft Edge or non-Chromium Safari.

How Do I Embed a Video in Google Slides?

To embed the video to your presentation slide, do the following:

1. Copy the URL for the video to your clipboard.

2. Access slides.google.com then select the presentation you wish to add the video to or ‘’Blank’’ to create a new presentation.

For presentations with multiple slides, select the slide you want from the left-hand side.

3. At the top, click on ‘’Insert’’ then select ‘’Video.”

4. Select ‘’By URL’’ then paste the URL into the ‘’Paste YouTube URL here.’’

5. Click on ‘’Select’’ to add the video to the slide.

Can You Insert Videos Into Google Slides?

Yes, you can. For comprehensive steps on how to do this, see the steps for How Do I Embed a Video in Google Slides? above.

How Do You Start a YouTube Video From a Particular Point in a Presentation?

Using YouTube, you can get your video to start from a particular point, and using Google Slides you can set the start and end times. Here’s how to set the time from YouTube:

1. Access YouTube and find the video you want to embed.

2. Play or fast-forward the video to the point from where you want it to start.

3. Click on ‘’Share’’ below the video.

4. At “Start at [time]’’ the point where the video currently at is displayed; check the box.

5. From the ‘’Share’’ dialogue box, highlight and copy the link or click ‘’Copy’’ to add it to your clipboard.

To set the start and end time in Google Slides, do the following:

1.Click on Insert > Video then find the video:

• using the search or,

• paste the video’s URL or,

• click on Insert > Video > Google Drive.

2. Highlight the video then click ‘’Select’’ to add the video to the slide.

3. Under ‘’Format options’’ on the right-hand side, enter the start and end times for the video.

What Is the Difference Between Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides?

They are two of the best presentation programs available; both offer basic presentation features, but what sets them apart? In terms of functionality, here is a comparison of some of their standout features.

Microsoft PowerPoint includes:

• Broadcast Live (premium feature) – allows you to present in real-time to anyone who has access to the presentation.

• PowerPoint Designer (premium feature) – allows you to create cinematic transitions and custom animations.

• Presenter View – helps make the presenting experience easier; this view allows you to see your speaker notes, the upcoming, and the current slide.

• Allows you to embed your presentation on a blog or webpage.

Google Slides features include:

• Allows for easy collaboration on presentations with anyone around the world.

• No need to keep remembering to save, since it saves automatically.

• Can convert a Google Slide presentation to PowerPoint and vice versa.

• Compatible with PowerPoint, Slide presentations can be saved as PowerPoint files.

• It keeps a revision history and can restore to older versions.

Spicing Up Your Slide Presentation

Including video in your presentation helps to revive your audience, keeping them focused on what you’re presenting. An added bonus to using video is, whilst it’s playing, you have the time to give your vocal cords a quick break.

Now that you know how to embed YouTube and non-YouTube videos into your slides; How did you find the whole process? How did your audience respond to your video during the presentation? Let us know in the comment section below.

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