Insert Youtube into Powerpoint 2010 or 2013

To add to your Powerpoint presentation, you may want to add Youtube to the presentation to make the presentation more dynamic.  In order to add Youtube, follow the steps below –

  • Click on File
  • Click on Options
  • Click on Customize Ribbon
  • In the Left Pane, select Developer
  • Move the Developer menu options to the Right Pane, making sure it is checked

file options


Make sure the Developer is checked and click OK


options with dev



Click on the Developer Tab and click the tools icon (these icons will be slightly different in different versions of Office)



Select Shockwave / Flash and click OK – Now Draw a 4″ x 5 ” Square and Right Click the square and select properties.

Navigate to movie



Right clicking and selecting properties on the X will bring up the Developer Properties

properties of shockwave drawn


Insert the Youtube url into Movie



Remove watch? and the = symbol

The link will have

Example below

Remove all except v

Close the properties – You WILL NOT see the Youtube video yet

Run the PowerPoint

You will now see the Youtube video – close the PowerPoint and adjust as necessary


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