Adding a voiceover to Google Slides presentations is straightforward if you’ve already created a voiceover, and you’re looking to add the audio file to a slide in your presentation.
If you haven’t created a voiceover, and you’re looking to use Google Slides to record a voiceover, well, Google Slides doesn’t have built-in functionality to record voiceovers.
You can only insert audio files into your presentations on Google Slides. You’ll have to create the voiceover separately and then add it to your presentation on Google Slides.
We’ll first show you how to record or generate a voiceover using free tools online and then give you step-by-step instructions on how to add a voiceover in Google Slides.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this article, feel free to jump to a section that’s relevant to you:
You can either record your own voiceover using a voice recording tool or generate a voiceover using text-to-speech software.
Let’s see how you can record a voiceover. We’ll be using Rev’s free online voice recording tool to record your voiceover.
If you’d rather generate a voiceover using text-to-speech software, you can use Animaker’s free text-to-speech tool.
Animaker uses the NTTS (Neural Text To Speech) model to generate ultra-realistic, crystal-clear audio narrations!
Step 2: Now start entering the text in the window that appears next.
You can then pick a Gender, Language, or Voice for your voiceover.
Click on the round button in the top left corner of the window to adjust your voiceover’s Speed, Pitch, and Volume.
If you made changes to the speed, pitch, or volume, you can undo these changes by clicking on the Reset button.
Also, you can add a breath or break effect between each word and adjust how long it should last. Simply click on the dot between any two words to add a Breath or Break between them.
You can also let AI take care of making your voiceover sound good by using the auto-enhance functionality. This feature automatically adds the breath effect, speed, pitch, volume, etc., based on the text you’ve entered. Tick the Auto enhance checkbox to auto-enhance your voiceovers.
Step 3: Click the Preview button to play and preview the voiceover.
And then click on the Download button in the top right corner of the window to instantly download your voiceover to your local computer in MP3 format.
One thing to keep in mind is that in order for you to be able to add an audio file to your Google Slides presentations, it must be in MP3 or WAV audio format.
Now that you have the voiceover file with you, you can go ahead and add it to your Google Slides presentations. Here are the steps to add a voiceover on Google Slides:
To upload an audio file, you can open google drive on your browser and simply drag and drop the audio file onto the browser window.
You can also upload the audio file by clicking on the New button in the top right corner of the window and selecting the File upload option from the dropdown menu.
You can now change the accessibility settings of your audio file depending on who you want to hear it.
Click on the audio file to select it and then click on the Get link button in the top right corner of the window.
Then in the popup window that appears next, click on the Restricted dropdown button and select Anyone with the link to set the access level to “Viewer”. Once you’re done, click the Done button in the bottom right corner of the popup window.
Open Google Slides on your browser, open the presentation, and navigate to the slide to which you want to add this voiceover. Then click on the Insert menu from the menu bar and select the Audio option from the dropdown menu.
In the Insert audio window that opens next, click on the relevant audio file and hit the Select button in the bottom left corner of the window to embed that audio file into the slide.
You’ll now notice that an audio icon appears on your slide.
If you’d like to create and add voiceovers to videos, check out our free video voiceover tool.
Got any questions about adding a voiceover to a presentation on Google Slides? Any interesting tips or tools to create and add voiceovers to your presentations on Google Slides that we haven’t covered? Please let us know about them in the comment section below.
Looking to record and add a voiceover in iMovie on iPhone or Mac?
In this article, we show you how to add a voiceover to your video using iMovie on both iOS and Mac, step-by-step, with pictures.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this article, jump to the section that’s relevant to you:
You can use the iMovie app on your iPhone or iPad to add voiceovers to your videos. If you don’t have the iMovie app installed on your iPhone or iPad, you can download and install iMovie for iOS.
Once you’ve installed the iMovie app, follow the steps below to add voiceover to imovie on iPhone and iPad:
iMovie is a free tool that comes preinstalled on Mac OS.
Here are the steps to adding a voiceover to iMovie on Mac:
Finally, click Done in the bottom right corner of the viewer window to exit the voiceover mode.
If you’re looking for an online tool to add a voiceover to a video, you can use Animaker.
For those who are unaware of Animaker, it is an all-in-one DIY video-making app designed to help non-designers make professional-quality videos from the comfort of their browser.
It just takes 3 simple steps to add a voiceover to your video and download it using our super-simple, free tool.
It works on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc., and if you use one of these browsers, you can easily add audio files to your videos on your Mac computer.
Here’s how to add a voiceover to a video using Animaker:
You could want your video to be Horizontal, Square, or Vertical in size. Pick one of the premade dimensions from the Create Project section in your dashboard.
You can also pick your own custom height and width for your video. Simply click on the Custom Size Video button from the same section above. Then enter your desired width and height and hit Create Video.
Now upload your video(s). You can upload videos up to 20 GB in size. Navigate to the Upload tab in the menu bar and click on the Upload button at the bottom of the tab window.
Once the video has been uploaded, click on the video to set it onto the canvas.
There are two ways you can create and add a voiceover in Animaker. You can either record your own voice or generate natural-sounding audio narrations using text.
We’ll show you how to create a voiceover using both the former and latter methods.
To record your own voiceover, first, click on the video you just set onto the canvas or click on the Video Timeline button right below the canvas. Then click on the microphone icon in the bottom left corner of the app window and select Record Voiceover option from the dropdown menu.
You’ll now see a simple popup window with a button to record your voice. Click on the blue, round button with a microphone icon on it to start recording your voice. Then click on the red button to stop recording.
You’ll then be shown options to Preview, Re-record, and enter a name for your voiceover. Click on the Preview button to listen and check if it’s turned out the way you wanted it to. Click on the Re-record button to record the voiceover again and have another shot at it.
If you’re satisfied or happy with the voiceover, click on the Apply button to add the voiceover to your video or scene. You’ll now see that the voiceover appears right underneath the video layer in the timeline. We’ll show you how to edit the voiceover later in the article.
To generate voiceover using text, click on the same microphone icon from the same location but select Text to Speech from the dropdown menu this time around.
Start entering the text in the popup window that appears next. You can enter a name for your voiceover and pick a Gender, Language, or Voice.
Click on the round button in the top left corner of the popup window to adjust the Speed, Pitch, and Volume of your voiceover.
If you’d like to undo all the changes you made, click on the Reset button.
Between each word that’s pronounced, you can add a Breath or Break and determine how long it should last. Simply click on the dot between any two words to add a breath or break between them.
You can also, however, choose not to make any changes yourself and let AI take care of it by using the Auto enhance feature. The auto-enhance feature automatically adds the breath effect, speed, pitch, etc. Tick the Auto enhance checkbox to auto-enhance your voiceovers.
Click the Play button to play and preview the voiceover. And then click on the Sync button to add it to the scene or video.
You can also upload your own voiceover (or audio) file to your video. You can upload it just like how you’d upload any other file to Animaker.
Or you can click on the microphone icon in the bottom left corner of the app window and select the Upload Voiceover option from the dropdown menu.
To edit the voiceover, simply click on it from the timeline. This will reveal a tooltip with options to play the voiceover, adjust its volume, duplicate and delete it.
You can now preview your video by clicking on the play button beside the Share button.
To download the video as an MP4 file, click on the Publish button and select Download Video from the dropdown menu.
You can also share the video directly to various social media platforms from right within the app.
Apart from letting you easily add voiceovers to your videos, Animaker offers all the video editing tools you’d need to edit and fine-tune your video footage.
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Got any questions about adding a voiceover to a video in iMovie or on your Mac computer? Any interesting tips or tools to add voiceovers to your videos on your iPhone or Mac computer that we haven’t covered? Please let us know about them in the comment section below.