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How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint



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During a presentation, a mix of media always performs best. Using images, graphs, charts and videos not only makes your presentation more informative but more engaging for the audience. If you have a YouTube video you'd like to use it during your presentation, it's as simple as embedding it in a slide. Here's how.

Finding a YouTube Video's Embed Code

Rather than linking to a YouTube video in your presentation, it's usually the better option. It gives your presentation a more professional look because you will not leave your slide to pop open the YouTube website. Keep in mind, though, with the video embedded in your presentation.

First, head over to YouTube and find the video you want to embed. Once you're there, select the "Share" option, which will be in the video description.

 share button on YouTube

for sharing the video. [Ahead of you] click button

 embed button

Another window will appear, providing the embed code along with a few other options. If you want to start the video at a particular time, select the "Start at" box and enter the time when you'd like the video to start. Additionally, you may also like to privacy-enhanced mode.

Note: Privacy-enhanced mode your website that the video is embedded on unless they play the video. Since we want to use the embed code in a PowerPoint presentation, this option is not necessary.

Select "Copy" at the bottom right of the window to copy the embed code to your clipboard. Alternatively, select the code and use the Ctrl + C shortcut.

 copy embed code

We are finished with YouTube, for now. 19659014] Embedding a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

Select the slide where you want to embed the YouTube video. On the "Insert" tab, click the "Video" button.

 select video option

On the drop-down menu, select the "Online Video" option.

 Online Video

The Insert Video window that appears lets you search YouTube for a video or paste. Paste the embed code and click the arrow to complete the action.

 paste embed code

Your video will now appear in the presentation. To resize the video, click and drag the corners.

 rick astley never gonna give you up powerpoint

Note that at first, the video will appear as a black rectangle. Do not worry-this is normal.

 preview

Searching the YouTube Video.

Searching the YouTube Video in PowerPoint

You can search for a YouTube video from the Insert Video window in PowerPoint.

 search Youtube

Several options will appear -888,341 in the case of Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up video for which we searched.

Then select "Insert" at the bottom of the window.

That's all there is to it. Generally, we recommend searching the actual YouTube website and using the embed code earlier-mostly because the site is much easier to search for and you can see the video before selecting the one you want. Still, if you know exactly what you're after, this method might work fine for you.


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