How to Insert a YouTube Video in Google Slides

Presentations like those you create in Google Slides or Microsoft Powerpoint typically benefit from visual aids. Whether this is a chart, picture, or some other way to make your data more visually appealing, it can help to keep your audience entertained.

One other way that you can accomplish this is to add a video to one of the slides in your presentation. Fortunately Google Slides makes it easy for you to add a video to one of your presentations, such as a video that you found or uploaded to YouTube.

How to Add a YouTube Video to a Google Slides Presentation

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser. These steps will also work in other browsers like Edge or Safari. If you have a slide in your presentation that you don’t need anymore, then read our how-to guide here for steps on how to delete it.

Step 1: Sign into Google Drive at and open the slideshow to which you want to add the video.

Step 2: Select the slide for the video from the list at the left side of the window.

choose a slide

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

click the insert tab

Step 4: Choose the Video option.

select the video option

Step 5: Type a search term into the field, then click the search icon.

how to insert a youtube video in google slides

Step 6: Choose the video you want to add, then click the Select button.

select the video you want to insert

Step 7: Click on any of the boxes around the video to resize it, then drag it to the desired location on the slide.

resize the video

Find out how to use a similar method to add a picture to one of your slides if you have a picture on your computer or online that you want to include in the presentation.