How to Do a Voiceover on Google Slides on Mac [3 Free Methods]

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Want to add a voiceover to your Google Slides on Mac effortlessly? Keep reading to discover the simplest, free methods to make it happen!

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How to Do a Voiceover on Google Slide

How to Do a Voiceover on Google Slide

Whether for remote learning or work, slide shows assist you in offering comprehensive info in your presentation.

To make a Google Slides file more interactive, containing detailed messages, you may need to add a voiceover for further explanation. So how can you achieve this? This post will guide you through 2 simple ways to do a voiceover on your presentation file on Mac.

How to Do a Voiceover on Google Slides by Inserting an Audio

Like PowerPoint, Google Slides offers a set of media-adding features for you to create a slide show including different types of info. You can share insightful points or comprehensive research with text, images, videos, audio, and more.

If you already have a voice recorded for your Google Slides presentation, you can upload it to Google Drive and add it to the Google Slides file.

Google Slides only supports audio files in MP3 and WAV formats. Other types of audio files need to be converted to one of these formats before they can be inserted.

Step 1. Upload a Voiceover to Google Drive

Log in to Google Drive click “New”, and choose “File Upload” in the menu. Select the audio files from your Mac to add.

Upload an Audio File to Google Drive

Upload an Audio File to Google Drive

Step 2. Add the Voiceover to Google Slides

Now, open Google Slides on your browser. Navigate “Insert” on the top menu bar, and choose “Audio.” In the pop-up window, select the audio file and click “Insert.”

The audio will be presented as a speaker icon on the slide, and you can drag it to the right place for playing. Then, when you hover the cursor on the speaker, there will be a menu for playing the audio, adjusting the volume, and changing the playback speed.

Insert an Audio File to Google Slides

Insert an Audio File to Google Slides

In doing so, you have a voiceover file in advance. If you want to synchronize the voiceover to the Google Slides or enhance the slide show presentation, recording your Google Slides with a voiceover is better.

How to Do a Voiceover on Google Slides by Recording the Screen with QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is a built-in media player on macOS for screenshooting and recording. No installation, when turning on the microphone for screen recording, you can quickly add a voiceover to the Google Slides.

Step 1. Open a Google Slides File for Screen Recording

Step 2. Launch QuickTime Player and Record Screen with Microphone On

When the Google Slides file is open, press Shift + Command + 5 simultaneously, and a menu tab will appear at the bottom of the window.

Choose the “Record Entire Screen” or “Record Selected Portion” icon based on your need. Click the “Options” button, and customize the settings. Remember to check the microphone for voice recording.

Then, click the “Record” button to start recording. To stop screen recording, click the Stop Recording button in the menu bar (located at the top right of your screen) or use the Touch Bar.

Screen Record Google Slides with QuickTime Player

Screen Record Google Slides with QuickTime Player

Now, a Google Slides screen record with a voiceover is saved on your Mac.

While QuickTime Player allows swift screen recording, the shortcut for opening this app, and the interface with multiple icons create a steep learning curve for many users. Here we recommend Record Go as the best alternative.

How to Do a Voiceover on Google Slides on Mac with a Free Recorder

With a concise and user-friendly interface, Record Go ensures a simpler and more efficient slide-show recording with a voiceover.

Moreover, this lightweight app (sized within 13 MB) offers a flexible screen recording. You can add voice from the system sound and microphone when recording the screen. It also allows window recording so the content is limited within the window you want to record, and all is done effortlessly and for free.

Step 1. Install and launch Record Go

Install Record Go in App Store, and open it on your Mac.

Step 2. Record the Google Slides with a Voiceover

In Record Go, choose whether to record

  • Screen: record the whole screen.
  • Area: record partial of the screen.
Launch Record Go to Screen Record Google Slides with Voiceover

Launch Record Go to Screen Record Google Slides with Voiceover

Check the microphone as the audio source, and select the definition and frames per second you prefer for screen recording.

When the settings are complete, press the red “REC” button to start screen recording. Navigate to the Google Slides in your browser; the slides and voiceover will be included in the recording.

Adjust the Settings of Record Go for Screen Recording

Adjust the Settings of Record Go for Screen Recording

Step 3. Save the Screen Recording

During the presentation, you can click the pause icon at the top right of the screen to pause the recording. Or, click the stop icon to finish.


Does Google Slides allow you to add audio?

Yes, Google Slides allows users to add audio in MP3 and WAV formats. Simply open a Google Slide file, and choose the “Insert” tab on the topmost menu bar. Select “Audio” and then choose the audio file from the pop-up window to add (The audio should be saved in Google Drive before inserting).

Can we record the screen with audio?

Yes, as discussed in this post, Mac users can record a screen with audio by using QuickTime Player or Record Go. They all support high-quality sound recording.

How do I record my screen on a Mac without outside sound?

To record a screen on a Mac without outside sound, you can use Record Go. By unchecking the microphone option in Record Go, you can record the screen without sound or with only the system sound.


The three methods mentioned above are all effective to help do a voiceover on your Google Slides on a Mac. You can choose either to record audio separately and insert the file into the slides via Google Drive. Or, use the pre-installed QuickTime Player on your Mac to record both your Google Slides and your voice at the same time.

For a more user-friendly and efficient option, you can use Record Go. This tool allows you to record the screen, external audio, and system sound simultaneously, and it offers the flexibility to choose different resolutions for your recordings.