How To Add A Video In PowerPoint?​

July 4, 2021| Admin
Add a video in powerpoint

This article will show you how to insert a PowerPoint video, particularly one that is already stored on your device. For a detailed guide on embedding an online video, see this article.


This video tutorial on how to add video from your computer. You can also see how YouTube videos are embedded. You can also read the step-by, detailed tutorial below if you don’t want to watch a video.

Step-by-Step Guide

These steps will allow you to insert a video already stored on your device.

  1. Go to Add to the PowerPoint task line at the top.

insert tab for adding video

2. In the upper right corner, click video. Next, choose Video from my PC.


3. A new window will appear. Click on the folder where you have to save your video, click on the video you wish to play, and click on Insert.


4. Then the video will be added to your slide. You can also change the size and move it now, just like with any other element.

5. To run the video, click on the play button to start the video, whether editing it or in presentation mode.

You can add a YouTube video.

You can add videos to YouTube by following our blog article Inserting a Video from YouTube.

Which videos should I choose?”

Video is very common in presentations. It can sometimes be challenging to listen to the same speaker over a prolonged period. A brief clip can help to lighten the mood or wake up tired listeners. What video should you show your audience? There is no one correct answer. Choosing from educational content or funny clips (why don’t you add a cat video?). These videos are just a light touch. You can even make your video if you feel more dedicated. There are no limits to your creativity!

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How can I insert a video into PowerPoint?

You can either add a video from storage or from an online source. You can learn both methods by watching our short video tutorial.

Can I play a video directly on my PowerPoint slides?

Yes. You can add a video from storage to your presentation, which will be shown directly in your slides. In our tutorial, you’ll learn how to do so.

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