How to Record a Google Slides Presentation

Try Movavi Screen Recorder to record your presentation:

  1. Download and install the program.
  2. Configure your recording settings.
  3. Record your presentation.

Edited by Ben Jacklin

Whether you’re a streamer, a teacher, or you’re putting together a how-to video for fun, screen recording a presentation can be extremely useful. Let’s walk through a few of the easiest and most effective ways on how to record on Google Slides.

  1. For recording a presentation on Google Slides online: Screen Capture

  2. For recording with an extension: Movavi Screen Recorder for Chrome

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How to record on Google Slides with Movavi Screen Recorder

Best for: recording professional-level videos of presentations, webinars, and other screen activity

Movavi Screen Recorder is a free-download screen-recording program for a Mac or PC that includes basic video-editing tools, features, and effects to make recorded videos look more professional and polished. This software allows you to record yourself on Google Slides with or without audio, and with the option to record from your webcam as well.


  • Grabs anything on your screen, including presentations and meetings with sound

  • Allows you to take screenshots and draw on them in real time (shapes, arrows, figures)

  • Records your mouse cursor and keystrokes

  • Records both screen and webcam in HD and 4K

  • Can record a scheduled meeting/presentation for you without you attending it


  • Offers more functionality in the subscription

Follow the instructions below to learn how to record a presentation on Google Slides with audio using Movavi Screen Recorder.

Step 1. Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder

First, get ready to record a video on Google Slides by downloading and installing Movavi Screen Recorder for your Mac or PC on your computer. Once you’ve downloaded the installation file, open it and follow the easy installation instructions.

Step 2. Configure your recording settings

Once you’ve installed the screen recording software, launch the program and click on the Preferences icon. Here, you’ll find a variety of options and settings, including the ability to record with audio and video, formatting, and other features. Customize your settings to fit your preferences and then click on the Screen recording icon.

Step 3. Start your Google Slides recording

Before you start, you can adjust your recording window to fit exactly what you want to display. Then choose whether you want to record or mute System audio and Microphone inputs, and you can record from your Webcam here as well. Click REC to start recording. At any time during your recording, you can hit Pause to temporarily stop and restart your recording without starting a new video.

Step 4. Save your recording

When you’re done with your screen recording, click the Stop icon, and a preview window will appear. In addition to letting you record yourself doing a presentation and other screen recording capabilities, Movavi Screen Recorder also includes several basic editing tools and features to help you polish your video before you share it. Make any edits you want at this time, and then click on Export. Choose the video format you want to use and then click on the Save button.

How to record a presentation on Google Slides online

Screen Capture is an online screen-recording tool that you can launch directly within your web browser without software installation and downloads​​. It lets you capture anything you want on your desktop, including webcams, microphones, system sound, and any screen, window, or tab.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to record a presentation on Google Slides:

Step 1. Open the online screen recorder

Open your preferred browser and navigate to the Screen Capture website. Screen Capture supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera.

Go to Screen Capture

Step 2. Specify the recording settings

Once on the Screen Capture site, click the Start Recording button. Grant permission to the online recorder to use your webcam and microphone.

The next screen will display the resources you can capture – the open tabs, windows, or the entire screen. Now navigate to the Google Slides presentation you want to record.

Enable the Share tab audio button below if you want to record audio.

Step 3. Record your presentation

Now, switch to the tab with your Google Slides presentation and begin your presentation as usual​​.

After you’re done, return to the Screen Capture tab and hit Stop Recording. You can save the recording as MP4 to your computer. The saved video will include a Screen Capture watermark, which you can remove by subscribing to a paid plan.

How to record a Google Slides presentation with audio and video in a browser

Movavi Screen Recorder for Chrome is a versatile extension that allows you to effortlessly capture screens, sounds, and webcam footage, all with a single click.

Boasting a secure and intuitive interface, this tool requires no special plugins or registration, enabling users of all technical levels to start recording their Google Slides presentation without any time or quantity limitations.

Here’s how to record a presentation on Google Slides in a browser:

Step 1. Get the extension

Visit the Chrome Web Store by following the link below. Click Add to Chrome to install the extension.

Go to Chrome Web Store

Step 2. Select the settings

The next screen will allow you to enable video and audio sources. Next, by clicking on the extension icon in your Chrome browser, enable Pin for Movavi Screen Recorder.

Now, navigate to your Google Slides presentation tab. Hit the Movavi Screen Recorder icon from your Google Chrome extension menu. A pop-up menu will appear.

You can configure your sound and video settings from here. Enable tab sound or voice, or both. Also, enable the webcam to embed in the video if you want to.

Step 3. Start recording

Click the Start Recording button to record your presentation as a video. Hit Ctrl + F5 to start the presentation view for Google Slides. Depending on your keyboard's layout, you may also need to click and hold the Fn (Function key).

Once done with the presentation, minimize the presentation mode and use the Stop Recording button on your extension. You can then watch and save the recorded video as an MP4 file.

How to record yourself on Google Slides with Game Bar

Game Bar is a built-in application that comes with all Windows 10 and newer PCs. This free software allows users to capture the screen activity in a selected window or application. You can use it to screen-record a Google Slides presentation, gameplay on your Xbox or PC, or activity in a browser window. It does not include video-editing capabilities, and you can’t get it for Mac or Linux machines.

Here's how to record a Google Slides presentation with audio and video with the Game Bar:

Step 1. Download and install the program

Download the Xbox Game Bar app from the Microsoft Store if the app is not natively available in your system.

Download Game Bar

Step 2. Alter your settings

Open your Google Slides presentation. Press the Windows key + G to open the Xbox Game Bar.

To enable your microphone, click the microphone symbol, or use the Win + Alt + M buttons. You can also fine-tune the audio mix from the audio widget.

Step 3. Start recording

Then, click the Start recording button or hit Win + Alt + R to record over your Google Slides. Navigate through your Google Slides presentation as needed. The Game Bar will capture your slides with your voice and video.

A small control panel will appear on your screen where you can click the red button once you’re done with the presentation. Another small box will appear where you can click to access the recorded file location. The default file location is User > Videos > Capture, while the default format is MP4.

Note that Xbox Game Bar only works on Windows 10 and 11. If you're using an older version of Windows, or if you're using a Mac, you'll need to use a different screen-recording tool.

How to screen-record Google Slides on a Mac

Wondering, “Can I record myself on my Mac while presenting?” Sure! macOS Mojave and later versions include a powerful built-in screen-recording tool, which lets you natively take screenshots and record your screen activity. 

Here's how to record yourself on Google Slides on a Mac:

Step 1. Specify the settings

Open Google Slides to record a slideshow. Press Shift + Command + 5 to open the screen-recording toolbar.

A control bar will appear at the bottom of your screen. Select Record Entire Screen or Record Selected Portion based on your preference. If you choose the latter, you must manually select the area of your screen you want to record.

If you want to record audio with your video, click Options in the control bar and select the correct microphone under the Microphone section.

Step 2. Start recording

To start recording, click on the Record button. Navigate through your Google Slides presentation as you normally would. The app will capture everything in the selected area, including your slides and any audio commentary you provide.

Once you're finished with your presentation, click the Stop button in the menu bar at the top of your screen or press Command + Control + Esc. The recorded video will be automatically saved to your desktop. The default file format is MOV.

Google Slides recording tips

Now that you have a few options for the best software, let’s discuss how to record a presentation on Google Slides that people will really want to watch. Follow these four tips for every video you create as you learn how to screen record Google Slides, and you’ll be on your way to making pro-level video projects.

1. Be consistent with your slide designs

As you put together your Google Slides presentation, be sure that each slide fits within a consistent look and feel for the whole deck. Use the same background – or variants on the same theme – to create a sense of cohesiveness for your presentation. This will help the video feel more professional and polished.

2. Create professional transitions

Some presenters will just click through their slide decks as they move through their presentation videos. This can be jarring, especially if you have a lot of information on each slide or if you’re moving quickly. Google Slides has design features that allow you to create transitions between slides and animations on each slide. You can choose to have lines of text appear one at a time, and you can choose a dissolve or other transition effect between slides. If you’re not giving your presentation live, you can also do some of this when you edit your video after you’re done recording.

3. Rehearse your presentation before you start recording

After you create your Google Slides deck, but before you start recording, take time to rehearse your presentation. Pretend that you’re recording – or hit “record” and make a practice video. This will allow you to identify the areas where you might stumble over your words, or where you might need to strengthen the overall presentation. If you record a practice session, you can pinpoint parts of the video that won’t work as well, and you can find ways to fix them before you perform your presentation live or record the actual video that you’ll share.

4. Edit your presentation before you share it

After you go through your Google Slides and record your presentation, your video may not be finished. Do you have an intro and outro for your video? Do you need to cut parts out and include transitions? Making a few key edits can make all the difference for a successful video that you can proudly present to your audience.

Summary: How to choose the right software to record your Google Slides presentation

In the table below, you’ll see different options to record presentations: desktop programs, browser extensions, online tools, or mobile applications. Look through them and choose what’s best for you.


Best for


Recording pro-level presentation videos and webinar recordings

Recording your slides online

Recording Google Slides in a browser

With the reviews in this article, you should have a better idea of the options available for how to record a Google Slides presentation with audio from your microphone or system and with or without recording the feed from your webcam. But which of these programs should you use? Can you record on Google Slides with any of these applications or plugins? Yes. Do they all serve every video creator’s needs? Probably not. Here are a few things to consider as you make your choice:

  • User interface: How intuitive is the program? Can you easily pick it up and start recording on the fly if you need to? If a program isn’t user-friendly, or if you have trouble adapting to its controls, it’s probably not the right program for you.

  • Price: If you’re on a budget, you’ll want to consider price. Some free programs are available, but they may have recurring issues with poor recording quality. They may also not have the features that you need. The best move may be to purchase a lifetime license for software that you can use for years to come.

  • Features: If you’re going to pre-record presentations and post them online, you’re likely going to need to edit your videos before sharing them. If you don’t already have a video editing program you like, you might want to go with a screen recorder that includes editing capabilities.

  • Customer support: Customer support and service can make or break a piece of software. Any program can have a bug, but with good support and a responsive team, you can get almost anything fixed. Free software is especially infamous for having poor customer support, and that’s very frustrating when something goes wrong.

With these factors in mind, we hope that you have an easier time choosing the best screen recorder to record your Google Slides presentations. If you’re still having trouble deciding, we recommend trying out a free download of Movavi Screen Recorder. Use it for your next presentation recording and see how you like it.

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Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

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