Mastering PowerPoint: How to Add a Video to Your Presentation

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How to Add a Video to PowerPoint: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hello there, Tracy here! Today, we’re going to talk about how to add a video to PowerPoint presentations, enhancing your slides and making them more engaging. Whether you’re giving a business presentation or a classroom lecture, videos can offer a refreshing break from text-heavy slides.

Step-by-Step Guide to Adding a Video to PowerPoint

Step 1: Open Your PowerPoint Presentation

Launch PowerPoint and open the presentation where you’d like to add the video. Choose the slide where you want the video to appear.

Step 2: Click on ‘Insert’ Tab

At the top of your PowerPoint window, you will see a menu bar. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab. This will open up a range of options in the toolbar.

Step 3: Click on ‘Video’

In the media section, select ‘Video’. You will be given two choices: ‘Online Video’ or ‘Video on My PC’. Choose based on where your video is stored.

Step 4: Select Your Video

Select the video you want to add to your PowerPoint slide. If you selected ‘Online Video’, you would need to paste the video’s URL. If you chose ‘Video on My PC’, you would have to navigate through your files to select your video.

Step 5: Resize and Adjust the Video as Needed

Once the video is inserted, you can resize and adjust its position. You can also edit video options like start time, looping, and full-screen mode, under the ‘Playback’ tab.

Wrapping Up

Adding a video to PowerPoint is a great way to break up your presentation and keep your audience engaged. I hope you found this guide easy to follow and helpful. As always, if you run into any issues or need more guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at Happy presenting!



Unfortunately, there are no specific references for this article. However, information was generally referenced from the Microsoft PowerPoint help and support pages, which you can access at this link.