Add Music to Google Slides: A Guide for UK Readers
Welcome to this comprehensive guide on how to add music to your Google Slides presentation. Whether you’re a student, teacher, or professional, adding music to your slides can enhance your presentation and engage your audience in a unique way. However, many people in the UK may be unsure of how to do this, which is why we have put together this step-by-step guide.
Why Add Music to Google Slides?
Music is a powerful tool that can evoke emotions, set the tone of your presentation, and make it more memorable for your audience. Whether you want to use music as an intro, a background track, or to emphasize important points, it can add a new dimension to your slides and make it stand out.
Step-by-Step Instructions on Adding Music to Google Slides
Step 1: Open Your Presentation
Firstly, open your Google Slides presentation by going to your Google Drive and selecting the file. If you don’t have a pre-made presentation, you can create one by clicking on the “+ New” button and selecting “Google Slides”.
Step 2: Go to Insert Menu
On the top menu bar, click on “Insert”. This will open a drop-down menu with various options.
Step 3: Select Audio
From the drop-down menu, select “Audio”. A pop-up window will appear with two tabs – “My drive” and “URL”.
Step 4: Choose Audio File
If you have a specific audio file saved in your Google Drive, select “My drive” and choose the file you want to use. If you want to use a different audio file, click on the “URL” tab and enter the file’s web address.
Step 5: Insert Audio
Once you have selected your audio file, click on the “Insert” button. This will add the audio file to your slide, and a small audio player will appear on your slide. You can resize and reposition the audio player as desired.
Step 6: Customize Audio Settings
Double-click on the audio player to open the Audio Format options. Here, you can choose to start the audio automatically when the slide is opened, loop the audio, and adjust the volume.
Step 7: Embedded vs. Linked Audio
When you add audio to your Google Slides presentation, you have the option to either embed or link the audio file. If you choose to embed, the audio file will be added to your presentation, making it larger in size. If you choose to link, the audio file will be played from the original source, reducing the presentation’s size. However, if the audio file is deleted or moved, it will not play in your presentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I add multiple audio files to one slide?
A: Yes, you can add multiple audio files to one slide by following the same steps mentioned above. However, it’s recommended to keep the number of audio files to a minimum to avoid overwhelming your audience.
Q: Can I add music from Spotify or other streaming services?
A: No, you cannot add music directly from streaming services as Google Slides only supports audio files in MP3 or WAV format. However, you can download music from these services and add them to your slides.
Q: Will the embedded audio play if I present offline?
A: Yes, the audio will still play if you save your presentation and present it offline. However, if you have linked the audio instead of embedding it, it may not play if the audio file is not available offline.
Q: Can I add music from YouTube to my Google Slides?
A: Yes, you can add music from YouTube by following the same steps as adding a URL. However, make sure to use YouTube’s audio library, which offers royalty-free