How to Insert Background Music in Google Slides?

You can now add music to your Google Slides presentation in just a few clicks. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

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Introduction

Music can make or break a presentation. The right music can add energy and excitement, while the wrong music can be jarring and distracting. Google Slides makes it easy to add background music to your presentation. You can insert a song file from your computer, or you can use one of the built-in songs. Here’s how to do both.

Adding audio files from your computer

If you have an audio file on your computer, you can insert it into your Google Slides presentation. To do this, open the presentation in Google Slides and click Insert > Audio.

In the window that appears, select the audio file that you want to insert and click Open. The file will be inserted into your presentation and you’ll see a speaker icon appear on the slide.

To play the audio file, click the speaker icon. The audio will start playing from the beginning of the file. You can also use the playback controls to pause or stop the audio, or to skip to a specific point in the file.

Adding audio files from Google Drive

You can add audio files stored on your Google Drive, on other storage services linked to your account, or on your computer.

To add an audio file from Google Drive:

1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
2. Click Insert > Audio.
3. Choose how you want to add your music: To upload audio stored on other services like Box or Dropbox, click Upload from here > [service]. To upload a file stored on your computer, click Upload from here > Computer. You can also select Browse to choose a file from your computer.
4. Find and select the audio file you want to add, then click Select. The file will be added to your slide as an icon .
5. To play the sound automatically when the slide is opened in Presentation mode, check the Automatically play box. Otherwise, the sound will start playing only when you click .

Adding audio files from YouTube

You can add audio files from your computer, or Google Drive, or YouTube.

To add an audio file from your computer:

1. On a slide, click Insert > Audio.
2. Browse to and select the audio file you want to insert.
3. To play the audio file automatically when the slide appears, under Audio Tools, on the Playback tab, select Play across slides. To hear the audio file only when you click it on the slide, clear Play across slides.

To add an audio file from Google Drive:

1. On a slide, click Insert > Audio.
2. In the box that appears, click Google Drive.
3. Browse to and select the audio file you want to insert, then click Select.

To add an audio file from YouTube:
1 On a slide, click Insert > Audio. 2 In the box that appears,click YouTube Video 3 Enter 4 Click Search by name 5 Click Select 6 Click Insert

Changing the playback settings

You can adjust the volume or speed of the audio file, or have it play continuously throughout your presentation.

To add background music to your presentation:

1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
2. Click Insert Music.
3. Choose how you want to add your music: Upload an MP3 file: Click Upload from device, then select and upload an MP3 file to use as background music for your presentation. Use a URL: Enter the URL of an online audio file that you want to use as background music for your presentation, then click Insert. YouTube video: Paste the URL of a YouTube video that you want to use as background music for your presentation. To continue, click Insert video.
4. Optional: To have the music play throughout your presentation, check Play continuously. Otherwise, the audio will start when you click it on your slide show.
5. To adjust other playback settings: To make the audio louder or softer, move the Volume slider . To make the audio play faster or slower than normal speed, move the Speed slider .
6. Click Apply to all slides so the audio will play on every slide in your presentation or click OK to apply changes only to the current slide.

Troubleshooting tips

If you’re having trouble addingbackground music to your Google Slides presentation, here are a few troubleshooting tips that might help:

-First, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Slides app installed on your device.
-Next, check that your device has a stable internet connection.
-If you’re still having trouble, try restarting your device.
-Finally, if the issue persists, contact Google customer support for further assistance.

Conclusion

If you want to add background music to your Google Slides presentation, you can do so by inserting a video file from YouTube. You can also add audio files from your computer, but keep in mind that these will need to be hosted on a third-party website before they can be played in your presentation.

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