April 15, 2024

Google Slides now permits you to record a presentation with inset video out of your webcam. Every recording could also be a most of half-hour lengthy. Now not do it is advisable flip to a third-party instrument or internet assembly app, reminiscent of Google Meet, to document a presentation. As an alternative, you can begin and end the duty with nothing greater than Google Slides on a laptop computer.

As of March 2024, slide recordings could also be made by prospects who use Google Workspace Enterprise Customary or Plus; Enterprise Starter, Necessities, Necessities Plus, Customary or Plus; and Training Plus editions.

make a primary slide recording in Google Slides

To create a slide recording, you’ll want to make use of Google Chrome on a pc that has a digital camera and microphone.

  1. Go to Google Slides and open your presentation.
  2. Choose the Rec button within the higher proper space, then choose the File new video button (Determine A).

The system will change to the display screen recording interface, with recording controls displayed beneath your slides. By default, the system will show your inset (picture-in-picture) video in medium measurement within the decrease proper nook of a slide, since this portion of a slide is commonly empty.

Select the Rec button for screen recording in Google Slides.
Determine A: Choose the Rec button for display screen recording in Google Slides. Picture: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic
  1. Optionally, earlier than you begin recording, you would possibly modify three settings:
      1. Modify the situation of the inset (picture-in-picture) video body (Determine B). Choose the inset location icon, discovered to the rapid proper of the ahead slide (>) icon, to maneuver the situation to be any of the corners or heart space of a slide.

        Adjust the default video inset location (lower right) and size (medium) using the controls shown in the red box, or activate speaker notes with the icon indicated by the arrow.
        Determine B: Alter the default video inset location (decrease proper) and measurement (medium) utilizing the controls proven within the crimson field, or activate speaker notes with the icon indicated by the arrow. Picture: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic

      2. Modify the dimensions of the inset video body. Choose the dimensions icon, discovered to the suitable of the video inset location icon, then select both a small, medium or giant video body measurement.
      3. Open speaker notes with the button discovered to the rapid left of the again slide (<) icon. This may show speaker notes in your reference whereas recording. (Ideally, you wouldn’t must confer with speaker notes, in order that you could possibly as an alternative look instantly on the digital camera as you document.)
  1. When you’re able to document, choose the massive crimson button on the backside of the display screen.
  2. If prompted, you might want to permit entry (Determine C) to the tab, together with the digital camera and microphone. For instance, when recording on a Chromebook, you might be prompted to “Enable docs.google.com to see this tab?” and “Additionally permit tab audio.” Choose Enable, if prompted.
Allow access to the tab, camera or microphone, if prompted.
Determine C: Enable entry to the tab, digital camera or microphone, if prompted. Picture: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic

In just a few circumstances, you might want to go to the next hyperlinks in Chrome to regulate permissions for:

      • Digital camera: chrome://settings/content material/digital camera.
      • Microphone: chrome://settings/content material/microphone.
  1. A quick countdown ought to show (i.e., 3, 2, 1), then your recording will start. File your video, advancing your slides as desired.
Be aware: Whereas annotation isn’t out there throughout this type of recording, you can also make it in order that your cursor shows. Simply toggle the cursor icon to the left of the document button in Determine A earlier than you start!

  1. To pause recording, press the massive crimson button on the backside of the display screen.
  2. As soon as paused, you might choose from two choices (Determine D):
When you pause or stop a recording, you may either choose to Re-record or Save to Drive, as shown.
Determine D: Once you pause or cease a recording, you might both select to Re-record or Save to Drive, as proven. Picture: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic

After you choose Save to Drive, wait a bit till the system signifies the file has been saved. In the event you go away or shut the tab too quickly, you might lose your recording.

choose inset video styles and sizes

On any slide, you might use the Insert | Speaker highlight possibility (Determine E), then choose a formed video body. This inserts a body the place the speaker video will show on that slide. You might reposition or resize the body: Choose the form, after which drag-and-drop it to maneuver it to a unique place in your slide, or choose a nook and drag it to resize it.

For custom placement and sizing of the inset video, select Insert | Speaker spotlight.
Determine E: For customized placement and sizing of the inset video, choose Insert | Speaker highlight. Picture: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic

Once you insert a speaker highlight form, that supplants the place and measurement you might need chosen on a primary recording. In different phrases, the speaker’s video will show in one of many corners or the middle, and within the small, medium or giant form chosen with the settings — until you’ve inserted a speaker highlight form on a web page (Determine F). Use the speaker highlight choice to convey essentially the most polished skilled impact, because it permits exact management over the form, measurement and placement of a video body.

Select a shape, then position it anywhere on your slide. You may resize it as desired.
Determine F: Choose a form, then place it anyplace in your slide. You might resize it as desired. Picture: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic

play, share and handle slide recordings

You might entry slide recordings inside Google Slides on a pc. Nonetheless, in contrast to recording, which requires you to make use of Google Chrome, you might entry and play present recordings inside Google Slides on a wide range of fashionable browsers. For instance, the next steps all work whenever you use Google Slides inside both Google Chrome or Apple’s Safari browser.

To entry recordings related to a Google Slides presentation, observe these steps.

  1. Go to Google Slides and open your presentation.
  2. Choose the Rec button within the higher proper space. The recordings you’ve made from the shows will show. Importantly, the system exhibits each the date and period of every recording.
  3. To view, share or obtain a recording, click on anyplace on the playback icon or title of the recording (Determine G). It ought to open in a brand new tab. Inside this tab, you would possibly:
    • Choose the Play icon within the heart of the video picture to play the recording.
    • Choose the Share button within the higher proper nook of the display screen to switch entry settings and provides different folks entry to the file.
    • Choose the Obtain icon within the down arrow above a tray icon within the higher proper space of the display screen to obtain the file.
Select the Rec button, then click on the name of any saved recording to open it in a new tab for playback, share options or downloading.
Determine G: Choose the Rec button, then click on on the title of any saved recording to open it in a brand new tab for playback, share choices or downloading. Picture: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic
  1. Choose the three dot menu to the suitable of a listed recording to:
    • Rename a file one thing apart from the default recording title.
    • Take away a beforehand made recording you now not want.
    • Copy hyperlink and procure the Google Drive URL for the recorded file.

All Google Slides recordings are saved in a Slides recordings folder on Google Drive. The recordings are saved as .webm information, which is a extensively supported internet video format. You might simply open and play .webm information on each Apple and Android cell phones. Any recordings you make utilizing Google Slides ought to be straightforward to view on virtually any machine.

Does the flexibility to document a presentation inside Google Slides streamline your workflow? What kinds of video shows will you create with this new functionality? Point out or message me on X (@awolber) to let me understand how you utilize display screen recording inside Google Slides.