3 Steps to Add Audio to Google Slides

Adding audio to your Google Slides presentations can make them more engaging and impactful. Whether you want to add background music, narration, or sound effects, audio is a great way to enhance your slides.

Follow these 3 simple steps to add audio files to Google Slides:

Step 1: Prepare Your Audio File

Google Slides supports the MP3 and WAV audio formats. So first, you’ll need to have your audio file in one of these formats.

Here are some tips for preparing your audio:

  • Record a voiceover or narration: Use a microphone to record your own narration right on your computer. Audacity is a free audio editing program you can use.
  • Add background music: Search for royalty free music online that you have rights to use. Websites like Bensound offer downloadable MP3 music tracks.
  • Use sound effects: Platforms like Zapsplat offer downloadable sound effects you can use to enhance your presentation.

Once you have your audio file ready, it’s time to add it to Google Drive so you can insert it into Slides.

Step 2: Upload the Audio File to Google Drive

Since you can’t directly upload an audio file from your computer into Slides, you’ll need to first add it to Google Drive:

  1. Go to Google Drive and login.
  2. Click New > File Upload.
  3. Select your audio file and click Open to upload it.
  4. Make sure the file is accessible and not restricted.

Now your audio file is hosted on Google Drive and is ready to be inserted into your presentation.

Step 3: Insert the Audio into Your Slides

Adding your audio file into Slides is very quick and easy:

  1. Open the Google Slides presentation.
  2. Select the slide you want to add audio to.
  3. Click Insert > Audio.
  4. Select the audio file from Google Drive.
  5. Click Select.

An audio icon will now appear on your slide. You can drag it around, resize it, and click on it to play the audio.

And that’s it! With just 3 quick steps you can enhance your Google Slides presentations with audio. Experiment by adding background music, narration, sound effects, and more. Audio can really bring your slides to life!