How to Add YouTube Videos to Visual Social Marketing SlideShare Presentations

By Krista Neher

Videos can make your visual social marketing presentation more engaging and compelling, so SlideShare has a tool that allows you to add any YouTube video to a presentation. Follow these steps:

  1. Find the YouTube video to include in the presentation and copy the URL.

    SlideShare allows only videos from YouTube to be displayed — you cannot upload a video to be included or use one from another video sharing site.

    First be sure that the video you want to use is available on YouTube. (If it isn’t, you may need to upload your video.) After you have found the YouTube video that you want to include in the presentation, copy the URL from your browser when you’re on the page at YouTube that hosts the video.

  2. Click the arrow beside the profile button in the upper-right corner of the top navigation of SlideShare and click my Uploads.

  3. Find the presentation that you want to add a YouTube video to. Click the Edit button below the presentation and choose Add Video from the drop-down list.

  4. Paste the URL of the YouTube video (from Step 1) into the Enter Video URL box.

  5. Choose where to position the video by selecting the appropriate slide from the Insert This Video At drop-down list box.

    Then you can click the button to add additional YouTube videos and repeat Steps 1–4.

  6. Click the orange Insert and Publish button to publish the video in your presentation.

  7. Review the presentation for errors.

    Ensure that the video is playing at the correct slide in your presentation by viewing the presentation.