Adding a video to a presentation in Google Slides can make it easy for you to convey images and information that would be difficult or tedious to do with text. As demonstrated in the link above, it’s also quite easy when that video has already been uploaded to YouTube.
But the most important part of the video may actually be the video itself, and you may find the audio to be distracting, unnecessary, or potentially harmful to your presentation. Fortunately you are able to mute the audio in the video, which is helpful if there are other sounds in the presentation that you do want.
How to Turn Off Audio in a Google Slides Video
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Edge.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open the Google Slides file containing the video you want to mute.
Step 2: Choose the slide with the video from the column at the left side of the window.
Step 3: Click on the video in the slide to select it.
Step 4: Select the Format Options button in the toolbar.
Step 5: Choose the Video playback tab in the column at the right side of the window.
Step 6: Check the box to the left of Mute audio.
You can add other types of media in Google Slides, too. Find out how to add a picture, either from your or from some other online locations.