How to add Video Background in PowerPoint

In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how you can add a video background to your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Video backgrounds play automatically and loop in the background, adding a very nice effect that is sure to impress your audience. You’ll also learn how you can quickly compare different video backgrounds using the selection pane. At the end, I show you how to insert your video into a shape. To add a video background into your presentation, you need a Microsoft 365 subscription.

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  • Timestamps
    • 0:00 Introduction
    • 0:30 Add video background with Design Ideas
    • 1:47 Add content on top of video background
    • 2:52 Playback controls
    • 3:18 View all stock video backgrounds
    • 5:46 Use selection pane to preview options
    • 7:30 Save video background
    • 7:58 Format video
    • 10:57 Wrap up

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