Google Docs, while not as powerful as Microsoft Office, is still quite useful. Users can easily add videos to their documents with ease, and in this post, we will show you how to add a Video on Google Docs.
How to add a Video on Google Docs
To add videos to a Google Docs document, you can follow any one of the following methods:
- Insert a video in Google Docs via a link
- Add videos from Google Slides
- Insert a YouTube video into Google Docs
1] Insert a video in Google Docs via a link
Videos can be added to Google Docs with a link. Now, we must note that the video or videos must already be uploaded and saved to your Google Drive account. Let us explain what needs to be done here.
Open your web browser and go to the official Google Drive page.
Sign in with your official Google account if asked to do so.
From there, click on the New button at the top-left corner of the screen.
The next step is to click File Upload, then select the required video.
Click the Open button to have the video uploaded to Drive.
Alternatively, you can drag and drop the video from a folder.
Now that the video is uploaded to your Google Drive account, please right-click on the video and select Share > Copy Link.
Now, return to your Google Docs account.
Once there, you can open a document previously created, or launch a new one.
Press the CTRL + V keys to paste the copied link into the document.
Press the Enter key or the Spacebar on your keyboard.
If the video URL is too long, you can hyperlink it to an existing text in the document.
Do this by highlighting the text, and then press CTRL + K.
Paste the video link, then hit the Apply button.
When you click on the video link, a preview will appear.
You will see an option that reads, Replace URL with its title.
Click on Yes.
From now on, whenever a person clicks on the video, will open in a new tab.
2] Add videos from Google Slides
Another way to add videos to Google Docs is to add them from Google Slides. If you’re not sure how to get this done, well, let us explain.
Before we begin, you must first insert the video into Google Slides.
After adding the video to the slide, right-click on it and select Copy.
Return to your Google Docs document and click the Insert tab.
Select Drawing from the dropdown menu, then choose New.
When the drawing appears, press CTRL + V to paste the copied video.
From there, you must click the Save and Close button.
To play the video, double-click it, then click the play icon.
3] Insert a YouTube video into Google Docs
Adding a YouTube video to a Google Docs document is easy, so without any more delay, let us explain what must be done.
Go to YouTube.com and find the video you want to insert.
Copy the URL, then return to your Google Docs document.
Paste the video into the document, then press the TAB key to reveal the video title.
To begin the playback, click on the video, then hover the mouse pointer over the preview image.
Click the option that says, Open Preview, and the video will immediately begin playing.
Which formats are supported by Google Drive?
Google Drive supports a decent number of video formats, and they are as follows:
Why my videos fail to load in Google Docs
In most cases, videos will not load in Google Docs if the file type is corrupted or not compatible. Additionally, if a link doesn’t work, then chances are the link is broken.