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How to add audio to Google Slides?

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Google Slides is a popular cloud-based presentation tool allowing users to put audio files into their slides easily. Whether you’re a student, educator, professional, or anyone looking to make their presentations more exciting, adding audio to your Google Slides can make your audience’s experience more exciting and engaging. This allows you not just to share information but also to entertain and motivate them.

In this article, we have discussed the audio feature in Google Slides and how to add audio to Google Slides in a few simple steps.

Audio feature in Google Slides

Inserting audio on Google Slides only allows users to insert audio files; it does not create the audio file itself. So to add the audio, you have to use online recording tools you want to add a recording to your presentation. If you want to add music or any other sound effects to your presentation, you can download it from the internet, but remember you should own the file or have the right to use it.

You can include sound effects, recordings, voiceovers and background music in your presentation. Remember, Google Slides supports only two audio formats MP3 and WAV files.

Also read: How to add a GIF to Google Slides?

How to add audio to Google Slides?

To add audio to Google Slides, you must have the audio on Google Drive, so make sure the audio is available on your Google Drive. Once you have done follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the document on Google Slides and click the Insert tab.

Step 2: In the dropdown menu, click on the Audio option.

Step 3: It will open your Google Drive, select the audio file you want to add to your slide, and click the Insert button.

After you’ve added the audio file, it will appear on the slide as an audio icon. You have the flexibility to adjust its size and position. As the slideshow begins, you can choose when the audio should start playing.

Also read: How to insert PDF in Google Slides?

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