Easy Techniques on How to Embed into Google Slides

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Hello, Tracy here. As a tech enthusiast and a regular user of Google Slides, I appreciate the significance of embedding content into your presentations. By embedding, we can create visually impressive slides that not only engage the audience but also deliver the information effectively. This article seeks to provide an in-depth guide on how to do exactly that.

Understanding Google Slides Embedding Feature

Embedding in Google Slides refers to integrating external elements such as videos, images, charts, or even content from other Google platforms like Google Forms and Google Sheets into your slide presentations. This serves to augment and reinforce the point you’re driving at in your presentation. Moreover, it enables your audience to interact directly with the embedded content without needing to leave your presentation.

Preparations for Embedding in Google Slides

Before we begin, ensure you have a Google Account, access to Google Slides (via a web browser or Google Slides app), and the external content that you wish to embed (video, image, chart, etc.) now, let’s look at how to prepare for the embedding process:

1. Open your Google Slides application via web or app.
2. Select or create the presentation where you want to embed content.

Step-by-Step Guide to Embed Videos in Google Slides

Embedding videos in your presentation can make the content more relatable and engaging. Here’s how to do it:

1. Open the slide where you want to embed the video.
2. Click on ‘Insert’ in the top menu.
3. Select ‘Video’ from the drop-down menu.
4. Choose the video source and select the video you wish to embed.

Should you face problems with video embedding, ensure the video is publicly accessible or the appropriate permissions are in place.

Step-by-Step Guide to Embed Images in Google Slides

Images can help to visually communicate ideas and data. Here’s how to use this feature:

1. Open the slide where you want to add the image.
2. Click on ‘Insert’ in the top menu.
3. Select ‘Image’
4. Choose the image source and select the image you wish to embed.

Step-by-Step Guide to Embed Charts, Graphs, and Other Data Visualizations in Google Slides

Data visualizations can help your audience better understand complex data. Here’s how to embed graphs or charts:

1. Open the slide where you want to add the graph or chart.
2. Click on ‘Insert’.
3. Select ‘Chart’ from the dropdown menu.
4. Choose the type of chart or graph you want to embed.

Step-by-Step Guide to Embedding External Content

You can also embed external Google platforms into Google Slides. Here’s how:

1. Open the slide where you want to embed the content.
2. Click on ‘Insert’.
3. Choose ‘Google Drive’.
4. Select the Google Forms, Sheets, or Docs file you want to embed.

Advanced Tips for Embedding in Google Slides

You can harness even more from Google Slides’ embedding feature. For instance, you can edit your embedded videos to start at a specific point, or even autoplay when the slide appears. Adding transitions between slides can enhance the visual presentation of your embedded content.

Final Review

This guide provides in-depth instructions on how to embed various types of content into Google Slides, meant to engage your audience and elevate the impact of your presentations. Now that you’re more adept with embedding in Google Slides, I encourage you to flaunt this savvy feature in your upcoming presentations.

Take it from Edward Tufte, a pioneer in the field of data visualization, Good design is clear thinking made visible. In the case of Google Slides, good designing also involves strategic embedding.

Keep exploring and if you need any help, please feel free to contact me at

Read more at: Edward R. Tufte, “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.“