How to Embed a YouTube Video in Powerpoint 2016

Video is becoming more and more popular, with YouTube being the largest source of videos online. You can find relevant videos for almost any topic in their library, which can be very useful when you need to incorporate video into a Powerpoint presentation that you are giving.

Fortunately Powerpoint 2016 makes it possible to embed YouTube videos directly into your slides using a tool within the program. So continue reading below and follow our tutorial for embedding YouTube videos into Powerpoint files.


How to Add a YouTube Video to a Slide in Powerpoint 2016

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Powerpoint 2016. This guide is specifically meant to embed a video into your slideshow if that video is hosted on YouTube. Note that you will need to have an Internet connection on the computer showing the slideshow in order to play the video.

Step 1: Open your presentation in Powerpoint 2016.


Step 2: Click the slide into which you wish to insert the YouTube video.

choose the slide for the video



Step 3: Select the Insert tab at the top of the window.

select the insert tab



Step 4: Click the Video button in the Media section of the ribbon, then choose the Online Video option.

choose to insert an online video



Step 5: Type a search term for your video into the search field to the right of the YouTube option, then press Enter on your keyboard.

search for youtube video



Step 6: Select the video that you wish to add to the slideshow, then click the Insert button.

how to embed youtube video in powerpoint 2016



Step 6: Drag the video thumbnail to the desired location on the slide. Note that you can also click on one of the handles around the thumbnail to resize the video.

resize and place youtube video in slide



Is your presentation meant for more than one audience, and needs to be slightly different for each of them? Find out how to hide slides if you would prefer not to make two separate files, but you don’t need to show all of your slides to each group.