How to Record Google Slides Presentation

Written by Emilija Google Workplace / Slides

- 3 min read

After the Covid-19 pandemic, online presentations have become increasingly common in educational and professional settings.

PowerPoint and Google Slides have become preferred tools for teaching in schools and presenting important information at work that need to be remembered.

For this reason, many people prefer taking notes to keep track of all the important information.

However, a more efficient method of keeping track of everything presented is to record the presentation.

Google Slides doesn’t have a built-in feature that enables users to record their screen, but there are multiple free softwares that can help them record both the audio and video when someone is presenting.

How to record Google Slides presentation with audio and video

As we mentioned before, Google Slides doesn’t have a built-in option for recording Google Slides presentations, so instead, users need to try third-party apps.

You can easily install multiple third-party apps on your computer to help you record videos, but for this article, we will be using Loom and Screencastify.

Keep in mind that the free versions of these apps have time limitations, and you may need to record a longer presentation in multiple parts.


  1. Go to Loom’s official website and create an account.
  2. Once your account is created, click on Record a Loom.

record a loom

  1. Make sure to give Loom access to your microphone and camera. A short message will appear in the top left corner. Click ‘Allow’.
  2. Select ‘Screen only’ if you want Loom to record only your screen. You can also select ‘Screen and Camera’ if you want your face to be on the presentation video as well.
  3. Click ‘Start recording’.

loom start recording


Screencastify is another free app users can try to record a Google Slides presentation.

Follow these steps to learn how to install it:

  1. Go to Google Play Store to find the extension.
  2. Click on ‘Add to Chrome’.
  3. Find the extension in the puzzle menu and click on it.
  4. Sign in with your Google account.
  5. Next, open your Google slides deck and click on the extension menu again.
  6. Toggle the screen button and click on the Record button to start recording a Google Slides Video.

👉 Also read: How to Insert Timer into Google Slides, How to Lock an Image in Google Slides.

Wrapping Up

Google Slides is an amazingly easy-to-use collaborative presentation tool. However, it lacks a screen recording feature that many users find incredibly important.

As for now, users can only record their Google Slides using third-party apps. Besides the one we mentioned, there are plenty of others you can try.


Can I record a presentation on Google Slides?

Users need to use third-party screen recording tools in order to record a Google Slides presentation. 

What audio files does Google Slides use?

MP3 and WAV format.


Can I insert a video in Google Slides?

  1. Open the presentation on Google Slides.

  2. Click on Insert.

  3. Select either the Audio or Video option.

  4. From the pop-up window, select the video you want to add to the presentation.