Insert or link to a video on YouTube

You can insert or link to a video on YouTube, and then play it during your presentation.

Notes:  To use this feature, you must be using the desktop version of PowerPoint 2016 or PowerPoint 2013 and have installed the April Office updates and be using IE 9 (MS12-037) or IE10 or later (recommended). You can view a complete list of requirements and supported formats.

If you're using PowerPoint Online, see Link to a video on YouTube.

If you know the name of the video hosted on YouTube, do the following:

  1. Click the slide that you want to add a video to.

  2. On the Insert tab, click Video > Online Video.

    show inserting an online video in powerpoint

  3. In the Search YouTube box, type the name of the video that you want to insert.

  4. Select the video from the search results, and click Insert.

  5. A video rectangle is placed on your slide, which you can move and resize as you like. To preview your video on your slide, right-click the video, and then click Preview.

    Note:  If your video doesn’t insert correctly, double-check that you have installed the required Office updates.

If you don’t know the name of the video hosted on YouTube, do the following:

  1. Click the slide that you want to add a video to.

    In YouTube, find the video that you want to insert.

  2. Below the video frame, click Share, and then click Embed.

    Click Share > Embed

  3. Right-click the iFrame embed code, and click Copy.

    Copy the iFrame embed code

  4. In PowerPoint, on the Insert tab, click Video > Online Video.

  5. In the From a Video Embed Code box, paste the embed code, and then click the arrow.

    Shows embed video option in powerpoint

  6. A video rectangle is placed on your slide, which you can move and resize as you like. To preview your video on your slide, right-click the video, and then click Preview.

    Note:  If your video doesn’t embed correctly, double-check that you have installed the required Office updates.

See Also

Insert a link to a YouTube video in PowerPoint Online

Add a video to your PowerPoint 2016 for Mac presentation

Trim a video

Why can’t I embed a video in PowerPoint?

Add audio to your presentation

Video and audio file formats supported in PowerPoint

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