Google now allows users to embed MP3 and WAV audio files in their Google Slides presentations.
“We have listened to your requests and are adding audio files as additional media types in Slides. We know that adding audio clips can bring your presentations to the next level. Short audio clips can grab attention, while longer ones can set the tone for the entire presentation,” says Google on its G Suite Updates blog.
To add the audio file, select insert, then audio, then choose the audio file you would like to add from a pool of files in Google Drive.
Google says once the audio file is inserted, hover over the icon to see playback controls.
Users can find more audio settings by clicking “Format options” in the toolbar.
“From there, you can set playback options, volume, and looping. You can also hide the audio icon, or replace it with an image of your choice,” it says.
Audio file embeds for Slides is currently only available on desktop, though Google says the audio will play on all platforms.