Add audio and video

Add and record video

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In PowerPoint, you can add animated GIFs, videos from your computer or online videos, recordings, export your presentation as a video, and even add captions to videos.

Add an animated GIF

  1. Select Insert > Pictures.

  2. Select the animated GIF you want to add.

  3. Select Slide Show to see the animated GIF play.

Add a video

Select Insert > Video and then choose:

  • Online Video: Add a video from YouTube or paste in an embed code.

  • Video on my PC: Add a video that's stored on your computer.

Add video to your slides

Screen recording

  1. Select Insert > Screen Recording.

  2. Select the area you want to record.

  3. Select Record.

Record your presentation

  1. Select Slide Show > Record Slide Show.

  2. Select if you want to:

    • Record from Current Slide

    • Record from Beginning

Add captions to videos

Note: Captions can't be added to online videos. For more information, see Create closed captions for a video.

  1. Select the video you want to add captions to.

  2. Select Video Tools > Playback > Insert Captions.

  3. Select the caption file and select Insert.

Export your presentation as a video

  1. Select File > Export.

  2. Select Create a Video.

  3. Select your settings.

  4. Select Create Video.

Export your presentation as a video

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Add an animated GIF to a slide

Insert and play a video file from your PC

Add captions or subtitles in PowerPoint

Turn your presentation into a video

PowerPoint 2016 gives you several options for adding and creating videos.

Let’s take a look.

You can add videos and animated GIFs – whether they’re on your PC or online.

Adding a GIF is just like adding a picture.

Click Insert, Pictures, and select the GIF.

To see the animation in action, switch to Slide Show view.

A regular video works like this, too — whether it’s from your PC, or an online site, like YouTube.

Click Insert, Video, Video on my PC.

For an online video, copy the embed code from the site and then switch back to PowerPoint and add it to your slide.

If you want to make your own video, you can record a screen demo or a presentation with your video and audio narration included.

If the video is on your PC, you can even add closed-captions to make it more accessible.

After you've created your caption file, add it to the video in your PowerPoint demo.

If you want to share your slide show as a video, you can do that too. Just click File, Export, Create Video.

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