How to Insert a Video in Google Docs?

Looking to Insert a Video in Google Docs? Here is the Workaround Guide to Embed a YouTube or Google Drive Video inside Google Doc Editor File.
How to Embed a Video in Google Drive

Google Docs is the most popular word processing platform that offers all the features to create a document for free. You get a plethora of editing options and features to create a perfect word document. Google Docs is only intended for creating near-perfect word docs; there is no direct method to insert a video into the GDocs. However, you can share a video link inside the document.

Though you cannot embed a video in Google Docs, there is a workaround; you can insert a YouTube Video or Google Drive video into the Docs using Google Slides. Here is the Simple Guide to Embed a Video into GDocs.

Steps to Add Video in Google Docs

Here is the Simple Guide to Insert YouTube or Google Drive Video inside Google Docs to Play Real-Time.

  1. Open Google Slides.
  2. Click on Insert and here select Video.
    Insert Video with Google Slides
  3. You can either paste a YouTube video link.
    You can either paste a YouTube video link
  4. Or you can select a video from Google Drive.
    Insert Video from Drive
  5. Once the video is selected click on Select.
    Select for Embed
  6.  Now copy the video embed by pressing Ctrl+C in Windows and command+C in MacBook. You can also Copy the video embed using the Edit option in Google Slides.
    Copy Inserted Video
  7. Open Google Docs document and select the location where you wish to insert the video.
  8. Now click on Insert, select Drawing, and click + New.
    Now click on Insert, select Drawing, and click + New.
  9. A new drawing window will open.
    A new drawing window will open
  10. Here paste the video embed you copied using Ctrl+V in Windows or command+C in MacBook. You can also click on Actions and Paste the copied video embed.
    You can also click on Actions and Paste the copied video embed.
  11. Once done. Click on Save and Close.
    Here paste the video embed you copied using Ctrl+V in Windows or command+C in MacBook
  12. The video will be added to Google Docs as a thumbnail image.
    The video will be added to Google Docs as a thumbnail image
  13. Now when someone double clicks on the image thumbnail. A drawing window will open and when clicked on the play icon, they can watch the video directly in the window.
    Now when someone double clicks on the image thumbnail. A drawing window will open and they can watch the video directly in the window

I hope this guide was helpful for you to insert the video in Google Docs. As there is no direct method to embed YouTube or Google Drive video, you can try this workaround to insert the desired video inside a Google Document editor.

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