How to Embed a YouTube Video in a Slides Presentation

Learn how to embed and autoplay YouTube videos in your presentations.

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Find the embed code

Open your video on YouTube and look for the "Share" button. Clicking that will bring up a share dialog.

The YouTube interface with an arrow pointing at the share button

Copy the embed code

Once the YouTube share dialog is open, select "embed". There you will find an embed code beginning with "<iframe...". Copy that embed code to your clipboard.

The YouTube interface with the share dialog open

Insert your embed code

Next you will need to switch over to the Slides editor and paste your embed code. If you press CMD/CTRL + V in the Slides editor with an <iframe> embed code in your clipboard we will automatically create an iframe block for you.

If you prefer, you can also click the "Iframe" option in the sidebar to insert iframes.

The Slides editor interface with an arrow pointing to the Iframe content block

The result

You've now embedded a YouTube video within your presentation slides. This video can be played from within the presentation when you present without any need for navigating to

A YouTube video embedded in a Slides presentation


If you want to make your video play automatically when it becomes visible in the presentation make sure to check the "Autoplay" option in the editor sidebar.

The YouTube interface with an arrow pointing at the autoplay option

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