How to Record a Video Presentation With Google Slides

By neub9
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Google Slides has introduced a new feature that allows users to record presentations with embedded video from their webcam directly within the platform. Gone are the days of relying on third-party tools or web meeting apps like Google Meet for recording presentations. Now, you can seamlessly start and finish recording within Google Slides on your laptop.

As of March 2024, slide recordings are available to customers who use Google Workspace editions such as Business Standard or Plus, Enterprise Starter, Essentials, Essentials Plus, Standard or Plus, and Education Plus.

To start a basic slide recording in Google Slides, use Google Chrome on a computer with a camera and microphone. Open your presentation in Google Slides, click on the Rec button in the upper right corner, and select the Record new video button. The system will switch to the recording interface where you can adjust settings like the position and size of the inset video frame and open speaker notes for reference.

When you’re ready to record, hit the large red button at the bottom of the screen after granting necessary permissions. You can pause the recording at any time and choose to re-record or save it to Google Drive. You can also customize inset video shapes and sizes by using the Insert | Speaker spotlight option.

To access and manage slide recordings, you can view, share, or download them within Google Slides on various modern browsers. Click on the Rec button to see all recordings associated with the presentation. You can play, share, download, rename, remove, or copy the link to the recording from the options menu.

All Google Slides recordings are stored in a designated folder on Google Drive as .webm files, which are easily accessible on most devices. This new recording feature in Google Slides offers a convenient way to create engaging video presentations without the need for additional tools. Share your experience with screen recording in Google Slides by mentioning or messaging me on X (@awolber)!

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