How to Record Audio in PowerPoint for Your Presentations

How to Record Audio on PowerPoint on Windows Open your PowerPoint in Microsoft PowerPoint then select the "Slide Show" option from the menu bar. ... Now the recording mode will be turned on. ... By going to the top-right corner, you can click "Settings" to choose the microphone or camera you want to record with PowerPoint. More items... •

Adding audio narration to your slides can make a big difference in your presentations. With Microsoft PowerPoint, you can easily record audio for each of your slides. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of recording audio in PowerPoint.

To get started, open your PowerPoint presentation and go to the “Insert” tab at the top. Look for the “Audio” option, which will be in the media section. Before you start recording, make sure that you have an audio recording device enabled on your PC. You can check this by going to the sound icon in the taskbar, then open sound settings, go to the sound control panel, and check that your microphone is enabled.

There are two ways to record audio for your slides. First, you can record your audio in a separate app like Audacity and then add it to your PowerPoint presentation by selecting “Audio on my PC” in the “Audio” section. If you prefer to record audio within PowerPoint, click on “Record Audio” in the “Audio” section.

This will bring up a “Record Sound” box where you can name your audio and hit the record button when you’re ready. Once you’ve finished recording, press the square stop button and you can test your audio by pressing play. If you need to adjust the sound levels, you can do so in the sound control panel. Once you’re happy with your audio, click OK and it will bring in the audio icon which can be dragged to wherever you want it on your slide.

Repeat this process for each of your slides and to play your audio, just hover over the audio icon and select play. It’s recommended to position the audio icon in the bottom corner of your slide for better visibility.

That’s it! Now you know how to add audio narration to your slides in Microsoft PowerPoint. With this feature, you can create engaging and interactive presentations that will impress your audience.


Can PowerPoint screen record with sound?
You can record your computer screen and related audio, and then embed it in your PowerPoint slide—or you can save it as a separate file.
How do I make PowerPoint voice over play automatically?
In Normal view (where you edit your slides), click the audio icon on the slide. On the Audio Tools Playback tab, in the Audio Options group, select In Click Sequence or Automatically in the Start list.