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Can you record in Google Slides on Mac or PC?

Can you record in Google Slides? Depending on the content you want to capture, the answer for you varies. Check the answer here.

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“Can I record in Google Slides on my Mac? I want to make a video with Google Slides but don’t know how to find the corresponding feature.”

Depending on your specific purpose, you will get different answers.

If you want to record and add a video to your slides, you can’t do it in Google Slides. That’s because when you use the Insert > Video feature, you can only choose a video from YouTube or your Google Drive and there is no recording option for you to record your screen or camera. That’s the same with adding audio to Google Slides.

Therefore, when you want to add a video or audio file to your presentation, you will need a third-party tool like SurFlex Screen Recorder. You can let it record a video or audio and then upload the recording to your Google Drive. Afterward, you can insert it into your slides with ease.

However, if you are going to record yourself presenting a Google Slides presentation, the built-in Record option is available. This feature can capture yourself talking over Google Slides. Whether you want to record the presentation only or capture the screen and the webcam, it will help.

To record in Google Slides:

  1. Open your Google Slides and click the REC button.
  2. Select Record New Video.
  3. Set up the webcam and microphone according to your needs.
  4. Click Start Recording.
  5. Choose Share in the prompt to start the presentation recording.

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