Let the Music Play – Add Audio to Google Slides

UPDATE:  The Insert Audio feature has just been released for ALL GOOGLE USERS.  To learn how to add audio into your presentation, keep reading!

Google just released a new feature allowing users to insert MP3 and WAV files into their slide presentations.  It’s very new and very simple to use.  While it may take time to show up on consumer accounts and education domains, be patient because it is well worth waiting for.  Here’s how to add audio:

  1.  Open a slideshow from Google Drive or navigate to http://slides.new
  2. Click Insert
  3. Choose Audio
  4. Locate your MP3 or WAV file and Select
  5. While selected, click Format Options to set up your audio file’s desired settings
  6. Present

It’s that easy!  Watch this tutorial to learn more…


  1. Has this not rolled out to all Google users? I am a G-suite user and i do not have the option to insert audio in my menu!!


    • It is a slow rollout, but it should be there soon. If you are on a GSuite for Edu account, check with your Google Administrator.


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