How to Insert a YouTube Video in PowerPoint: Step-by-Step Guide

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Before you begin:

  • Ensure you have a PowerPoint presentation open.
  • Make sure you have an active internet connection as embedding YouTube videos requires online access.

Step 1: Open Your PowerPoint Presentation

Start by opening the PowerPoint presentation where you want to insert a YouTube video. You can either create a new presentation or edit an existing one.

Step 2: Navigate to the Slide

Go to the slide where you want to insert the YouTube video. Click on the slide thumbnail on the left-hand side of the screen to select it.

Step 3: Insert a Video

In the PowerPoint ribbon at the top, select the Insert tab. From the options that appear, click on Video and choose Online Video.

Step 4: Search for the YouTube Video

A dialog box will open, allowing you to search for the YouTube video you want to insert. Type in the video’s title or keywords, and press Enter. PowerPoint will search YouTube for relevant results.

Step 5: Select the Video

Browse through the search results and click on the video you want to insert. You’ll see a preview of the video on the right side of the dialog box. Once you’ve selected the video, click the Insert button.

Step 6: Adjust Video Size and Position

The YouTube video will now appear on your slide. You can click and drag to move it to the desired position on the slide. To resize the video, click and drag the corner handles. You can also use the Video Format tab in the PowerPoint ribbon to further customize the video’s appearance and playback options.

Step 7: Configure Playback Options

To configure how the video plays during your presentation, select the video, and then go to the Playback tab in the PowerPoint ribbon. Here, you can set options like Start and Stop times, whether to play the video automatically, and whether to hide the video when not playing.

Step 8: Test Your Presentation

Before your actual presentation, it’s essential to test your slide with the embedded YouTube video to ensure it plays as expected. You can do this by clicking the Slide Show button or pressing F5 on your keyboard.

Step 9: Save Your Presentation

Once you’ve successfully embedded the YouTube video and tested it, don’t forget to save your PowerPoint presentation to preserve your changes.

That’s it! You’ve learned how to insert a YouTube video into your PowerPoint presentation. This dynamic addition can make your presentations more engaging and informative, leaving a lasting impression on your audience.

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