PowerPoint allows you to add audio to your presentation. For example, you could add background music to one slide, a sound effect to another, and even record your own narration or commentary. You can then edit the audio to customize it for your presentation.

Optional: Download our practice presentation.

Watch the video below to learn more about inserting audio in powerpoint.

To insert audio from a file:

In our example, we’ll insert an audio file saved locally on our computer. If you’d like to work along with our example, right-click this link to our example file and save it to your computer (music credit: Something Small (Instrumental) by Minden, CC BY-NC 3.0).

  1. From the Insert tab, click the Audio drop-down arrow, then select Audio on My PC.
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  2. Locate and select the desired audio file, then click Insert.
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  3. The audio file will be added to the slide.
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