When it comes to cloud-based word processors, then it is almost impossible to not think about Google Docs. One of its downsides is its inability to embed YouTube videos. It is surprising as both the services come under Google’s app suites. Do not worry as there is a workaround for you to avail in case you wish to get through this. So, here are the steps to embed a YouTube video in a Google Doc.
Embedding a YouTube Video in Google Docs
If you want to embed a YouTube video in Google Docs, then you can follow the provided steps.
- First of all, you have to launch Google Slides on your device.
- After that, you should begin a new presentation.
- Navigate to the Insert pull-down menu section and choose video.
- You should go to the search bar on YouTube and find the video you would like to insert. Also, you can go to the “By URL” option to straight paste the link to it.
- Choose the “Select” option to add the video to the slide.
- You have to copy the video.
- Then get the return to the Google Doc that you are adding the video with.
- Go to the Insert pull-down menu and choose Drawing.
- After that, you should paste the video image and then select Save and Continue to put the picture of the video in the Google Doc.
- Later, choose the video’s picture then go to the Insert pull-down menu in Google Docs.
- After that, input the URL to the YouTube video and select the Apply option.
- You can see that the playback option is missing, so if you want back playback option, then “click two times on the video’s image” in Google Docs.
- Now, you should select the Play button to play the video in place.
Embedding a Non-YouTube Video in Google Docs
If you want to embed a non-YouTube video in Google Docs, then you can follow the provided steps.
- Get started by saving the video onto the local computer and add it to Google Drive.
- Navigate to Google Drive and get a shareable video link.
- Go to the video and get a screenshot of the video’s first frame to act as a placeholder within the Google Doc.
- At your preference, launch the Doc and select wherever you would like to the video to show.
- You should select Insert and picture and put the screenshot into the Google Doc.
- Then you have to move, resize and manoeuvre the screenshot unless it fits.
- Keep the screenshot highlighted and choose Insert alongside URL.
- Now, upload the shareable URL and click on Apply.
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