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  • Capture a full or a certain area from the screen
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How to Record Audio on Google Slides on Windows and Mac

Jane Zhou updated on Dec 22, 2020 to Screen Recording Utility | How-to Articles

Many people using Google Slides want to add audio to their slides, audios like narration, explanation, etc. Although you can embed YouTube videos in Slides to enhance creativity, sometimes, an audio file is enough for clearing your intention while playing the slides. The only big pain point still left is the actual recording of the audio. Even though you can now add an audio file to a Google slideshow, there isn't a simple built-in recording button in Google Slides. Instead, you need to record the audio separately with another program, then save it to Drive, and then add it to a slide.

How to Record Audio on Google Slides on Windows 10

To record an audio file and add it to a Google slideshow, you need EaseUS RecExperts. This screen recording software can record not just the screen, but also record audio, record webcam, and record gameplay. Therefore, you can use this program to record your voice first and then add the audio recorded to a slideshow.

With this application, you can record desktop audio, a microphone, or both of them. If you intend to add narrations to a slide, you need to record the sound from a microphone. Hence, you need to make sure that you have connected a microphone to your computer. Follow the steps below to record your voice.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts, you can choose one of the four main functions on the main screen. Here you need to click "Record Audio".

mainscreen of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. In the "System sound" setting, you can select the audio type you need to record, such as System sound, Microphone, System sound and microphone, and Record without audio. And then click the "REC" button to start recording.

select audio type

Step 3. When you finish recording, you will see your audio recording file in the video list, and then select the file and right-click it that you can compress, edit, share, and rename your audio file.

edit audio files

You also can click the "Open folder" button to find this audio file on your computer.

Recommended Audio Recorders

To record your voice, you may want to use other audio recorders. We give you three more options to choose from.

Recorder 1. Adobe Audition    

Adobe Audition provides a varied array of sound and voice recording features, and everything is packed in a visually pleasing user interface. Also, it offers a fast processing speed and also a variety of other useful features. Adobe Audition is packed with a variety of sound effects that can be customized to suit your needs. If you don't want your real voice to be heard, you may modify the original voice with sound effects.

Record audio on Google slides

Key features:

  • A wide range of tutorials online are available
  • Record audio and voice with just a few clicks
  • Real-time clip stretching for fast and efficient previews
  • Has a great plug-in support

Recorder 2. Online Voice Recorder

Online Voice Recorder is a convenient and simple online tool that can be used right in your browser. It allows you to record your voice using a microphone and save it as an MP3 file. Moreover, it automatically detects silent fragments at the beginning and the end of your recording and deletes them for your convenience. After the recording is complete, you can crop it to the section you actually need.

Record audio on Google slides online

Key features:

  • It is completely free
  • No hidden payments, activation fees, or charges for extra features
  • Everything recorded is accessible to the user only
  • Users can adjust the microphone settings before recording

Recorder 3. TwistedWave

TwistedWave is an online audio editor. You only need a web browser to access it, and you can use it to record or edit any audio file. This tool provides other features in addition to simple editing. For instance, in the "Effects" menu, you will find tools to increase or decrease the volume, add fade in and out effect, add silence effect, reverse the audio, change the pitch and speed of the audio, and do more.

Record audio on Google slides

Key features:

  • No need to download anything
  • Save your work automatically after closing the browser
  • Users can edit mono files up to 5 minutes in length
  • Allow users to record up to 5 minutes at a time

Add Audio to Google Slides

Now that you have recorded your audio with one of the tools described above, you can add that audio to Google Slides. Two things must be made sure for the recordings: 

First, the audio files must be in your Google Drive in order to be added to the slide. So, if you saved the audio file somewhere else, you will need to upload the files to your Drive. Second, the audio files need to be shared so anyone with a link can play them. With those steps completed, you can add audio from your Google Drive to Google Slides as follows: 

Step 1. Click "Insert" in the top menu bar in Google Slides.

Step 2. Choose "Audio" from the drop-down menu and browse for or search for the audio files saved in your Google Drive.

Step 3. Choose the file you want and then click "Select" to insert it into your slide. After the audio file has been added to your slide, you can edit it.

Step 4. Click on the "Audio file" icon to select it. Then click the "Format Options" button in the top toolbar. Finally, click "Audio playback" in the side panel that opens. Now, edit it as you like.


To sum up, if you want to add an audio file to a Google slide, no matter what it is, a narration, an explanation, or something else, you will need to record the voice file first. To do this, you need an effective audio recorder. In this tutorial, we give you four audio recorders for you to choose from. Moreover, we give you the detailed steps on how to record your voice with EaseUS RecExperts and the step of adding the audio to your slides.

EaseUS RecExperts is full-featured yet lightweight. Also, it is quite simple to use. Therefore, it is suitable for Windows beginners who have no experience in recording and editing an audio file. Click the blue button below to download and install it on your computer.

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