Use slides recording in Google Slides

You can only record your presentations in Google Chrome and Edge Browsers. However, you can view, share, and delete recordings from any browser.

Important: This feature may only be available on certain work or school accounts

Record a slideshow

  • There's a 30-minute limit to every recording.
  • Information about Slides recordings isn't available in Revision History.
  • If you exceed your Drive Storage quota, you can’t create more recordings.
  • You must have edit access to the slides in order to create a new recording.
  1. To open your presentation, go to Google Slides.
  2. To record your slideshow, in the top right, click Rec and then Record new video.
  3. To start recording, in the middle, click the red record button.
    • To start over, pause and click Re-record.
    • To save your recording, pause and click Save to Drive.

Find your recording

  1. On your computer, go to Google Slides.
  2. Open the presentation where you created the recording.
  3. Click Rec .
  4. Select your recording from the list that appears.

Tip: Recordings are saved into a My Drive folder called Slides recordings.

Share your recording

Recordings can be shared to collaborators on the document immediately after creation.

  1. On your computer, go to Google Slides.
  2. Open the presentation where you created the recording.
  3. To share your recording, click the title of the recording from the list.
  4. The video in the full-screen player layout appears.
  5. In the top right, you can find the option to share.
    • Select the user, audience, or URL visibility rules.

Tip: Alternatively, you can share a recording like you would share any file in Drive. Learn how to share files from Google Drive.

Remove a recording

  1. To remove a recording from a presentation, click Rec .
  2. For the recording that you want to remove, click More More and then Remove.
  3. A dialog appears to confirm your choice to remove it from the presentation.
    • If you created the recording, you also have the option to move the recording file in Drive to Trash. If the recording in Drive isn't moved to Trash, the recording stays visible in Drive to anyone with access.
    • If you didn't create the recording, it's still visible in the creator's Drive and anyone to with access.

Use external device

You can use a microphone or camera that isn't built into your computer, such as a USB-based external camera or wireless earbuds.

To get started, set up your camera or microphone device like you would normally use it with your computer.

  1. Open your presentation.
  2. Click Rec and then Record new video.
  3. When the recording studio opens, at the bottom toolbar, click Settings.
  4. If your external microphone or camera is available, it's listed in the dropdown of devices available to use while recording.

Troubleshoot camera & microphone

When you create a Slides recording for the first time, it asks for a series of permissions to use the camera and microphone of your computer.

Tip: Camera and microphone access isn't required to start recording.

If you decide not to grant access to your camera or microphone, you can change it later.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Enter any of the following in the address bar:
    • chrome://settings/content/microphone
    • chrome://settings/content/camera
  3. Adjust the settings to grant access.
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