Add Images & Videos to Google Slides – Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Getting Ready

  1. Open a Google Slide.
  2. Pull down the Tools menu to Research.

  3. This will open a research window at the right side of the page.

Finding & Adding Images or Videos

  1. In the research window at the right, click the triangle in the search bar and pull down to “Images” or “Videos.”

  2. Enter search keyword(s).

  3. Select the desired image or video and click the “Insert” button – or just grab the desired image or video and drag it onto the slide!


  • Want clip art instead of photos? Just add the words “clip art” within the search window.

  • For copyright friendly images, click the triangle under the search window for options.

  • To play a video on the slide:
    – In the Edit mode, double-click the video.
    – In the Present mode, click the play button.