How to Import a YouTube Video in Microsoft PowerPoint

Did you know? Every day, more than 30 million presentations are made. Microsoft PowerPoint is undoubtedly the most popular way to make a slideshow worldwide. PowerPoint is often used in business and schools. It lets users quickly manage their presentations, which can be used in many different ways.

Another interesting fact is that more than 6 million teachers use PowerPoint to give classroom lectures to more than 120 million business people.

You can add YouTube videos to a PowerPoint presentation, a feature that was added not too long ago. This feature can help you make your presentation more interesting and interactive. Given how popular YouTube videos are, you could think about putting them in your slides. Think about how much you can say in just one video.

As the world's largest free video hosting service, YouTube doesn't need much of an introduction, so if you want to use a YouTube video to improve your presentation but don't know how to, keep reading this post.

How to import YouTube videos into PowerPoint

First, you need to have PowerPoint 2016, 2013, or 2010 because the embedding won't work if you don't.

Start by opening the YouTube video you want to put into PowerPoint. Remember that PowerPoint only works with the streaming site YouTube, so you can't use any other streaming sites.

  • Click the button that says "Share" on that YouTube page. Under it, you will find the Embed button. Just copy the highlighted code (right-click or Ctrl+C on your keyboard).
  • Open PowerPoint and choose the slide where you want the video to go. Click the Insert tab. The Video button is one of the options you'll see there. Click on it and choose the option "Online Video." If you have PowerPoint 2010 open, click the button that says "Video from Website."
  • The next step is to choose "Paste embed code here." You can do this by pressing Ctrl+V or right-clicking your mouse and selecting "Paste." Then click on the arrow to add a video to PowerPoint.
  • After you do these things, the video will appear on your slide. Most likely, you'll see a black box, but don't worry about it. This is normal.
  • The next step is to click on the Playback tab. This will bring up all the video options. Click the Start drop-down menu and choose how to play the video. You must choose one of these options because the video won't work without it.
  • Make sure you have a good Internet connection before giving your PowerPoint presentation. If you don't, the YouTube video won't work.

    How to Feature in PowerPoint

    You can use highlighting to bring attention to certain parts of a presentation. Here is a guide on highlighting in PowerPoint if you use Microsoft Office to make presentations. First, we'll show you how to highlight in PowerPoint 2016 (but only if you have Office 365), and then we'll share some tricks for doing the same without Office 365.

    Highlighting text in PowerPoint

    This guide is only for Office 365 users who have PowerPoint 2016. It's easy to do. First, click on the text you want to highlight, and then click on the arrow next to the "ABC" icon. Choose the highlight color, and that color will be used to mark the text you have chosen.

    If you want to highlight text that doesn't make sense, don't click on the text first. Instead, click on the arrow we talked about above. Click on the text area on the slide after choosing the color. Just press the Esc key to turn off the highlighter.

    If you saved your presentation as a PDF, you could use this PDF to PPT converter to turn it back into a PowerPoint file.


    If the highlight feature isn't available in your version of PowerPoint, you can set it up in Word and then copy and paste the text into PowerPoint. Make sure to choose this option when you paste: Paste and keep the format from the source.

    How to emphasize text in Microsoft PowerPoint

    In PowerPoint 2007, you can't highlight in a normal way, which is a shame. But you can still do it by putting it in a text box. You can add a text box, highlight it and move it to the presentation.

    Here's what you need to do

    Click the Insert tab, then the Text Box tab in the Text tab. You can drag a text box onto your slide or make a text box on the slide and then add it. Hold the left button and move the box to move it.

    To enter the text, double-click the text box. The small window with font options will appear by clicking the left mouse button on the text. Choose the color by clicking on the arrow next to the ABC icon. When you're made, click outside the box, and the lines around it disappear.

    Not just PowerPoint 2007, but all versions of PowerPoint can use these steps.

    How to highlight an image in Microsoft PowerPoint

    When you want to show a part of a picture in a presentation, you usually don't show the whole picture. Here's how to draw attention to a certain part of an image in PowerPoint:

    Since you've already added a picture to your presentation, the first thing to do is go to the Insert menu, click on the Illustrations tab, click on Shapes, and then choose the shape you want. Place the shape (oval, rectangle, triangle, etc.) where you want it in the picture. You can move the shape to make it fit your needs.

    The next step is a little tricky, so pay close attention:

    Click on the picture, hold down the CTRL key, and then click on the shape. Go to Drawing Tools in the Format menu and click the Merge Shapes button.

    Then, choose the same image again, but don't choose the broken part. The Artistic Effects option is in the Format menu. If you click on the "Blur" button, the image will become fuzzy, and only the parts that are broken will be clear.

    To bring attention to the broken part, you can also right-click on the broken part of the image and then click Format Picture. When you click that button, a new sidebar will appear with different ways to format pictures.

    You can learn more about how to format pictures in PowerPoint 2016 here, but you can also find guides for other versions on the internet.


    Here, you've learned how to make a PowerPoint slide stand out. It's always nice to highlight certain parts of your presentation and make your content more interesting. On top of that, learning more tricks for Microsoft Office programs is never a waste of time.