How to Add Music to Google Slides

You can add music to your Google Slides presentation in a few different ways. This article will show you how to add music from your computer, YouTube, and Google Drive.

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Introduction

Adding music to your Google Slides presentation can help enhance your message and engage your audience. You can add MP3 files from your computer, or use free songs from the built-in Music player. Here’s how:

Adding music from your computer

If you have musical files on your computer, you can add them to your Google Slides presentation. To do this, go to “Insert” and then “Audio.” Then, select the “Upload” option and choose the file you want to add. You can also add music from YouTube or Google Play Music.

Adding music from online sources

Google Slides allows users to add music from online sources as well as from their own device. The process is relatively simple and only requires a few steps.

First, open Google Slides and select the ‘Insert’ tab. Then, click on ‘Audio’ and select ‘Online Audio’. A new window will pop up with a search bar. Users can type in the name of the song or artist they want to add, or they can browse through the available options.

Once the song has been selected, it will be added to the slide presentation. Users can then adjust the volume and playback options by clicking on the ‘Audio’ icon in the toolbar.

Adding music from YouTube

Google Slides does not have a built-in option for adding music, but you can add music from YouTube by embedding a video. Here’s how:

1. Find a music track on YouTube that you want to use in your presentation.
2. Click Share > Embed.
3. Copy the code that appears.
4. Go to your Google Slides presentation and click Insert > Video.
5. Paste the code into the box that appears and click Select.
6. The video will be added to your slide, and you can resize and move it like any other object.

Adding music from Google Play Music

If you have a Google Play Music subscription, you can use the app to add music to your presentation.

1. Open the Google Slides app and sign in with your Google account.

2. Select the “+” icon in the bottom corner of the screen to create a new presentation.

3. Give your presentation a title and add any text or images you want.

4. Tap on the “Music” icon in the top toolbar and select “Google Play Music” from the drop-down menu.

5. Find the song you want to add to your presentation and tap on it to select it. Then, tap on the “Add” button to add it to your slide show.

6. To preview your presentation with music, tap on the “Play” button in the bottom toolbar.

Tips for adding music to your Google Slides

Adding music to your Google Slides presentation can help set the tone for your slides and make your presentation more engaging for your audience. Follow these tips to add music to your Google Slides presentation:

1. Choose a file format that is compatible with Google Slides. MP3 files are the most compatible audio format with Google Slides.

2. Choose a song that is appropriate for your presentation. If you are presenting to a corporate audience, choose an instrumental track that will not be distracting.

3. Insert the audio file into your Google Slides presentation. Click on the “Insert” tab and then select “Audio.” Find the audio file that you want to add to your presentation and click “Open.”

4. Control the playback of your song by clicking on the “Play” button in the bottom left corner of the slide. You can also use the playback controls to pause, stop, or adjust the volume of your song.

Conclusion

Adding music to your Google Slides presentation can make it more engaging and memorable for your audience. You can add music from your own personal collection or from online sources. If you choose to add music from online sources, be sure to check the copyright status of the song before using it in your presentation.

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