Download MP3s and Insert to Google Slides

There are a few ways you can add audio to your Google Slides. The most common way of doing this is by inserting audio in the form of an MP3 file. You can find MP3 files a number of ways including:

  1. Purchasing music online from your favorite music store (including Apple Music or Amazon Music, among others).
  2. Using the free YouTube Audio Library.
  3. Or downloading them using a YouTube downloader

NOTE: I highly recommend sticking to options 1 or 2. Using a YouTube downloader violates the YouTube terms of service at the very least, and is not an ideal practice. However, if you are in a pinch, or if you want to grab the audio from a video that you created, there are steps below to help you out.

Using a YouTube Downloader to get an MP3

After you load the YouTube downloader website, paste the YouTube link to the video you want to grab the audio from into the field. Then, click Convert.

Once your file has been downloaded to your computer, find the file’s location by clicking the little arrow and then click on “Show in folder”.

Open a new tab in your browser and go to your Google Drive. I recommend creating a folder in your Google Drive called “MP3s” to get easy access to your saved MP3 files.

Once you have a folder queued up in your Google drive, open the folder on your computer where the download MP3 lives. Click and drag the MP3 to your Google Drive folder to upload it.

In your Google Slide presentation, click on the Insert menu, then choose Audio. Find the MP3 you just uploaded, select it, then click the “Select” button. The audio will then be in your Google Slide presentation.

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