How To Present Video in Google Meet

The nature of presentations has certainly changed. While it would have been preferable to actually have face-to-face presentations and convey your pitches and ideas, that’s a luxury that one simply cannot afford anymore. Video-calling apps like Google Meet come equipped to handle our presentation needs and with a little bit of figuring out, you will be a pro at presenting just about anything you want to. In this article, we are specifically focused on how to present a video in Google Meet. So here’s everything you need to know. 

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How to present video files on Google Meet 

You can present a video both from the browser as well as the app version of Meet. Follow these steps: 

From Computer

Open Google Meet and click the New Meeting tab.

Click on the Start an instant meeting option.

Click the Join Now button and enter the meeting.  

Click the Present Now button and you will see three options. Present your Entire Screen, A window or A Tab.

Now keep in mind that you need to choose your presentation medium depending on the source of your video. So if you want to present a local video from your computer, then select A window option. 

The video will be visible as a separate window that you must then click on to select. Then click the Share button. 

You will now be able to present the video via Google Meet. 

If you want to present a video from YouTube or another website, then you need to first open the link of the YouTube video/website in your browser. 

Go back to your Google Meet and click on Present Now, from here, click the A Tab option.

Click the link that you want to present and then click the Share button. 

The YouTube video will now play for the participants in the meeting upon your prompt. 

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From Phone

Launch the Google Meet app on your phone. 

Tap the New Meeting button 

Now select the Start an instant meeting option. 

Tap the three-dot menu icon on the bottom right. 

Select the Share Screen option.

Give permission to Google Meet by tapping the Start Sharing option.

Now go to the video that you want to play and it will be visible to the rest of the participants in the Meeting from a separate tab and it will play for the audience.   

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How to present video on Google Meet with Audio 

Usually, the audio is presented along with the video but if the participants are unable to hear the audio, then it’s very likely that the audio hasn’t been enabled during the meeting. Right before you click the share button, make sure that the Presentation Audio has been enabled.  

In the case of the Meet App, all you need to make sure is that the Meeting’s audio is set on Speaker and the video will be presented with audio.

How to present video on Google Meet without Audio

Simply disable the Presentation Audio tab in the case of the browser and the video will be presented to the participants without any kind of audio.

In the case of the app, tap the Audio off option and the video will be presented without any form of audio. 

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How to pin a video on Google Meet 

In order to pin a video in Google Meet, you need to pin yourself to the screen. We have an in-depth article on how to achieve this, follow this link and you will be on your way. 

We hope you found this article helpful. Do let us know in the comments if you have any doubts or queries. Take care and stay safe! 


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