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How to Add Audio to Google Slides – And an Updated Tool for Easy Recording

Nine days ago I Tweeted that long-awaited “insert audio” feature had finally arrived in my Google Slides account! Then the morning Google made an official announcement that the feature would be added to all Google accounts by the end of November. If you’re a Google Slides user who has been waiting for Google to support audio in Google Slides, your wait is either over or almost over.

In this video I demonstrate how to use the new “insert audio” feature in Google Slides.

A Convenient Way to Record Audio

For years I’ve used Vocaroo to quickly create short audio recordings to use in blog posts and in slides. I was getting worried that it would stop working in 2020 when Flash is deprecated. Fortunately, that’s not going to be the case as Vocaroo has come out with a new version that doesn’t rely on Flash and is just as easy as ever to use. Try the new version at beta.vocaroo.com or watch this video to learn how it works.

As you can see in the video above, Vocaroo makes it easy to record spoken audio then quickly download that audio as an MP3. That process could be great for having students create narration to add to their Google Slides.