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How to Record a Google Slides Presentation for Video Playback

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When you work in Google Slides, you’re really building content to share with the world. Whether your topic is informative or persuasive, shareability is key. It helps to learn how to record a video on Google Slides so that you can save and share your meeting.

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Let's learn how to make a Google Slide into a video for easy sharing.

Not everyone can attend every single meeting. Therefore, you need to know how to record a Google Slides presentation. This way, you can share it with an audience so they can review on their own schedule. This is especially useful if you work with global teams spread across many time zones.

Why Record a Presentation on Google Slides?

Google Slides is a popular online app for creating presentations. Working in your web browser, you can build stunning slide decks quickly. With the online nature of Google Slides, it’s built for collaboration. You can work with teammates around the globe to create presentations.

You need to build slide decks that audiences can experience when they've got the time to focus. It’s essential to record slides with audio and video. When you do, you can create a shareable video copy of your presentation.

Additionally, Google Slides makes it easy to share presentations. You can easily invite viewers and collaborators to your slides. But what if you’re not able to present in real time? How can you share your presentation for review later?

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When you know how to record a video on Google Slides, you’ll be able to share slides with global audiences easily. (Image source: Envato Elements.)

Plus, recording a Google Slides presentation gives you a more robust delivery than simply emailing a copy of your slides. With a recording, you can capture your narration, annotations, and more. This way, you provide the full experience that an audience would enjoy when you present in real time. 

Once you know how to record a video on Google Slides, you’ll enjoy another key benefit. With a shareable video copy, users can watch your presentations without being online. Saved Google Slides videos can be played back on almost any device - no internet connection needed.

As you can see, it’s important to know how to record a presentation on Google Slides. When you do, you can reach a worldwide audience. They can enjoy your content when it’s most convenient for them. Let’s get started!

How to Record a Google Slides Presentation

We’ve explored the benefits of recording a video on Google Slides. When you know how to make a Google Slide into a video, you unlock vast abilities to share your content. Break away from busy calendars so that everyone can learn and understand your content.

Let’s learn how to record a Google Slides presentation in just a few quick steps. Once you learn, you’ll find yourself using this easy process every time you build a slide deck in Google Slides.

1. Build Slides With a Premium Template

Before you record a Google Slides presentation, you need to build a winning slide deck. This means that you need a stylish and engaging design to convey your message.

Audiences appreciate clean and elegant modern layouts that aren’t cluttered. Always try to be clear and concise with your layout designs.

The best way to start is with a premium Google Slides template from Envato Elements. Elements has thousands of options to choose from. For a flat monthly rate, you’ll enjoy unlimited downloads of each and every one.

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Download the stunning Commerce Google Slides Template to follow along with our tutorial.

For this tutorial, we’ll use the beautiful Commerce Google Slides Template from Envato Elements. Download it today to follow along. 

With the template open in Google Slides, you can quickly fill in your content. Of course, your presentation video capture happens at the end of the design process. Be sure to finish making all of your edits, and always record your final version.

2. Launch Screencast Software and Configure a Recording

Let’s learn how to record a video on Google Slides. For this, you’ll need to install screen recording (screencasting) software. That’s because Google Slides doesn’t have recording features built in. Fortunately, for screencasting, there are many great options. 

For this example, we’ll use Telestream’s Screenflow, built for Mac. It’s a great option with a full feature set. But you can easily use your favorite screen recorder for this process. Just ensure that it offers the ability to record both audio and video.

With Google Slides open in the background, go ahead and launch Screenflow. You’ll see a settings menu appear in the middle of your screen. Here, you can specify the dimensions for your screen recording. By default, Screenflow uses 1080p HD. You can elect to use this or alter the dimensions to best fit your screen.

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Launch Screenflow and set your screen dimensions and more.

When you’ve made your dimension choices, click on the Page button in the lower center to launch a new document. You’ll see the full Screenflow app launch, where you can now capture your Google Slides audio and video recording. 

Next, click on the Screenflow icon at the top of your screen on the toolbar. It’s shaped like a small camera. From the drop-down menu, choose Configure Recording. On the New Recording menu, ensure that you select the display that you want to record. Here, that’s our Built-in Retina display.

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Use the Configure Recording option to specify your screen and microphone inputs.

Then, be sure to use the lower Record menu to specify the audio input you want to use. Here, the default option works for us: MacBook Pro Microphone. This way, you’ll be able to capture both audio and video recordings of your Google Slides presentation. 

Now, you’re ready to record. You've got settings in place to ensure that your presentation captures perfectly. Now, let’s jump back to Google Slides and learn how to record a presentation on Google Slides.

3. Present and Record Google Slides Presentations

With your Google Slides presentation open, it’s time to record the playback. Remember, your recording will capture everything shown onscreen. This means that viewers will see each slide play back in video format.

Plus, your recorded narration will be captured, too. Be sure that you’re working in a quiet space to ensure background sounds won’t record when you present. As you learn how to record a presentation on Google Slides, remember to keep audio distraction-free.

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With Google Slides open, start recording your presentation using the Screenflow button at the top of your screen.

Now, let’s record! Begin by clicking again on Screenflow’s Camera icon in your menu bar. Then, choose Record. A window appears onscreen counting down five seconds until the recording starts.

In Google Slides, go to View > Slideshow on the menu bar. This displays your slides in full screen mode so that you can present.

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Go to View > Slideshow to play your Google Slides presentation deck in full screen.

Your recording starts, recording your screen and your microphone. From here, present. This is exactly how to make a Google Slide into a video. Follow your normal process knowing that your finished format is a shareable video file.

Work through each slide in turn, recording your narration, just as you would speaking to a live audience. As you move across slides, everything you see and say will be captured in your Google Slides recording.

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Press Stop Record, then name your recording and place it into your video.

Finished? Click on the Screenflow Camera icon again, this time choosing Stop Record. A menu appears asking if you want to name your recording and place it in your video timeline.

Make your selections, and you’re all set. In moments, you’ve captured a full audio and video recording of your new Google Slides presentation deck. 

4. Export and Share a Google Slides Video Recording

You’ve just learned how to record a video on Google Slides! As you can see, it’s easy to capture a recording. Now, it’s time to save and share your recorded Google Slides with your global audience.

Our final step here is to export a finished copy of the Google Slides recording. Back in Screenflow, go to File > Export. The Screenflow Export menu launches.

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Go to File > Export, then choose settings to save a finished MP4 copy of your Google Slides deck recording.

First, you’ll be asked to give your Google Slides recording a name at the top. By default, Screenflow uses the popular MP4 format for video sharing. This is a widely used format that’s viewable on many devices, including phones. It’s a good choice here.

Additionally, you can change where to save your video file. And below, options exist to change the video encoding quality and more. In general, it’s best to use the default settings. By doing so, you can be sure that you’re exporting a usable, viewable video file.

When you’re finished with these options, click Export in the lower right corner. Screenflow saves your finished Google Slides video in MP4 format. 

Depending on the length of your presentation, the export process may take a few minutes. When it completes, you’re ready to share.

Just like that, you’ve learned how to record a presentation on Google Slides. Now, you can share your slides with the world. Audiences will thank you for the ability to enjoy your presentation at times that work best for their busy schedules.

The Best Source for Top Google Slides Presentation Templates (For 2023)

Envato Elements is your top source for premium Google Slides templates in 2023. For a flat monthly rate, you can download and use as many of these stunning templates as you want. Plus, Elements includes millions of other digital assets. As a subscriber, you’ll enjoy unlimited fonts, stock photos, audio, and so much more. 

Elements is the ultimate resource for creatives in 2023 and beyond. The unlimited downloads offer gives you limitless flexibility. You’re free to try out as many designs as you want until you find the perfect one. 

You may find free Google Slides templates online. But remember, these are basic, no-frills designs. For stunning creative styles and features, it pays to go premium. Elements templates are designed by creative experts with your needs in mind.

Explore Google Slides Themes

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Explore thousands of premium Google Slides templates on Envato Elements now.

With an Envato Elements template, you’ll enjoy features like: 

  • Easy-to-edit layouts. With premium templates, you benefit from professional styles. Yet, you’ll still enjoy complete creative control. Sleek, modern text styles. Bold font layouts help text look its best.
  • Stunning charts and graphs. You can bring data to life with these powerful and stylish illustrations.  
  • Image and content placeholders. It’s easy to add content with placeholders, which you can swap out for your own photos, videos, and more.

As you can see, you can’t afford to miss out on Envato Elements. Join today and start downloading your favorite Google Slides templates and more. It's a major assist as you learn how to make a Google Slide into a video.

Record Google Slides Presentations and Share With the World

Now that you know how to record a Google Slides presentation, how will you start sharing slides? Imagine the new possibilities. You can easily produce fully featured videos that connect with viewers across this globe.

You’ve learned how to record a video on Google Slides. Now, it’s time to put your new skills to the test. In moments, you’ll be sharing your own Google Slides videos. It’s a top skill in 2023, and now it’s in your creative arsenal. 

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