How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint allows you to create and show slides to support a presentation, tutorial, animations, or photo slides. You can combine texts, graphics, and multimedia content to create professional presentations (educational or informal purposes). Sometimes, we embed videos made by ourselves; on the contrary, YouTube Videos can also be embedded since it handles some of the work for you and enhances the presentation. Here are some detailed steps on how to embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint.

  1. Open PowerPoint and arrange the background: Where the YouTube video will be embedded, the area needs to be modified and arranged by inserting shapes, color, format, etc.
  2. Find a YouTube Video of your choice.
  3. Below the YouTube video, click on share.
  4. Click on embed.
  5. Copy the YouTube video URL.
  6. Go back to PowerPoint. 
  7. Click on insert.
  8. On the right side, click on “Video.”
  9. Click on “Online Video.” 
  10. Paste the copied code (URL).
  11. If you want, you can also re-adjust the video’s size to fit your presentation slide show.
How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2016

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2016?

One of the easiest ways to give the presentation some entertainment is to embed YouTube videos. In PowerPoint 2016, you don’t even need to leave PowerPoint for this. Below are the step-by-step instructions for how to embed a YouTube video into a presentation. 

  1. Open PowerPoint and select the slide where the YouTube video will be. 
  2. Click on Insert.
  3. Click on “Video.”
  4. Select “Online Video.”
  5. Type your search into the YouTube tool and click enter.
  6. Select your desired video and click insert.
  7. Adjust the YouTube video to fit in your slide page.

You’ve successfully embedded a YouTube video to a presentation, and you can start your video just by clicking on it during the presentation. This method needs an internet connection.

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2013?

In this version of PowerPoint, YouTube videos could be embedded in two ways. 

Method 1

This method does require an internet connection.

  1. Click on insert.
  2. Click on “Video.”
  3. Select “Online Video” (YouTube/ browse).
  4. Type your search into YouTube prompt and click enter.
  5. Select your desired video and click insert.
  6. Adjust your video to fit into the slide. 

Method 2

  1. Go on YouTube and find a video.
  2. Click on share and select embed.
  3. Copy the embedded code and decide on the options (show player controls).
  4. Go on PowerPoint 2013, click on insert.
  5. Click on the “Video” and select “Online Video.” 
  6. Paste the embedded code 
  7. Resize the video to fit in your slide page. 

In this method internet is not required; you just need the embedded code.

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2010?

Today, flash embedded videos are no more supported on PowerPoint 2010. However, here are the easy-to-follow instructions on how to embed a YouTube video on PowerPoint 2010.

  1. Select the desired YouTube video.
  2. Below the video frame, click Share, and select embed.
  3. Copy the embedded code.
  4. Open PowerPoint, click on insert.
  5. Click on the “Video” then select “Online Video.”
  6. Paste the embedded code.
  7. Resize an adjust to fit on the slide page.
How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2007

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint 2007?

Although it is a very outdated version of PowerPoint, here are the steps to follow. 

  1. In PowerPoint, click the office button.
  2. Go to PowerPoint options, and tick the tap “show the developer tab in the ribbon.”
  3. Then, click on the developer tab.
  4. Click on more controls in the developer tab.
  5. Scroll down and select “Shockwave Flash Object.”
  6. Draw a shape where your video will be contained
  7. Go on YouTube and copy the URL of the desired video. 
  8. Go back on PowerPoint and paste the URL. 
  9. On the URL, create a new link by deleting “watch?” and changing the equal sign (=) into a forward flash (/).
  10. Then copy the new link.
  11. Right-click on the shape and select properties.
  12. Paste the new link in the section named Movie.

To Conclude Embedding YouTube Video to PowerPoint

In conclusion, everybody can embed a YouTube video; it is easy to follow the steps mentioned above. Adding YouTube videos to our presentations adds more interest and entertainment to the presentations. Again, it eases and reduces work. If you liked this article, you may also like to learn how to post YouTube videos on Instagram.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can embed the YouTube video by following the steps on PowerPoint 2013 Method 2.

Yes, unless the YouTube video is deleted.

People are curious and tend to be more concentrated and interested when it comes to visual content.

Yes, but if the video will not play, download the latest version of PowerPoint.

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  1. Chris Bradley
    Chris Bradley

    Back when I was a kid, I used to embed YouTube videos in Powerpoint. Good times.