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How to Embed Videos into Your PowerPoint (Files & YouTube / Vimeo)

Did you know, our brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text? With that in mind, it’s no surprise video has become one of the primary ways to convey messages across audiences and channels. Static text and images are no longer grabbing the attention of your audience, which is why you need video.

Adding video to your presentation drives engagement, encourages interaction, and helps your message resonate with your audience. Video files (.mp4), YouTube videos, or Vimeo videos are the most common types of video to add to your PowerPoint presentation. We will show you how to add any of these to your PowerPoint presentation.

How to Embed a Video File in PowerPoint

  1. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab

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  1. Click on the ‘Video’ button and select the ‘Video from file’ option

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  1. Find your video, select it, and click ‘Insert’

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Done! You now have an awesome video in your PowerPoint!

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Here is the video version of how to add video into Microsoft PowerPoint:

How to Embed a Video From YouTube in PowerPoint

  1. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab

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  1. Click on the ‘Store’ button

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  1. Search ‘Web Video Player’ and then click ‘Add’

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  1. Insert the URL of the video you want to insert and click ‘Set Video’

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Just like that, you have a YouTube video embedded in your PowerPoint!

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Here is the video version of how to embed video into Microsoft PowerPoint:

BONUS – How to Set Your Video File to Play Automatically in PowerPoint

Click on the ‘Playback’ tab then click the ‘Start:’ dropdown and change it from ‘When Clicked’ to ‘Automatically’.

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You’re now ready to enhance your PowerPoint presentations with video and capture the attention of your audience!

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