How to Insert Timer Into Google Slides?

To insert a timer in Google Slides, you can add a video that contains a countdown timer. Alternatively, you can also use the “Slide Timer” extension.

Using the extension allows cusotmization of text formatting, and a few additional features which are not available when using a video!

The first method includes inserting a video that has a timer. You can use any video for this purpose. The easiest way to find such a video is through YouTube.

Inserting a Video

Copy the Video URL

Click on the address bar. Select the URL and copy it using the “Ctrl+C” options. You can also right-click on it and click on “Copy“.

Insert the Video in your Presentation

Click on the “Search” tab first. In the search bar, paste the URL (link) that we copied in step 2 and hit enter. Click on “Select” to insert it on your slide.

Using the Slides Timer Extension

If you want more customization to the way the text looks for the timers, and make a few changes to it, you can use the “Slides Timer” extension.

Click on “Add to Chrome”

The first step is to click on the “Add to Chrome” button located on the right side of the screen. This will prompt a dialog box.

Click on the “Slides Timer” extension

Click on the “Extensions” icon which looks like a puzzle piece beside the browser “Search bar”. In the “Extensions” dialog box, click on the “Slides Timer”.

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