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Adding audio in Prezi Present

How else can a visually stunning presentation better resonate and convey your message? Strike a chord with your audience and enhance your presentation by adding audio to your masterpiece. Use audio to provide depth and context to your amazing content, even when you can’t be there to present in person. Now that’s music to our ears.

Paid feature: Adding audio is available for users with a Plus or higher Prezi plan. Luckily it’s a breeze to upgrade your license and get access to this and all the other great features our Prezi plans have to offer.

Adding background audio to your presentation

You can add individual audio clips to any presentation step, but you also have the option to add one audio file that will play throughout the entire presentation. 

  1. Navigate to the overview of the presentation. The option to add background audio is only available from here. 
  2. Click the Insert button at the top of your screen, then select the Audio icon. Alternatively, you can click the three dots on the overview's thumbnail in the left sidebar and select Edit sound.
  3. You will see two options in the sidebar: click Upload under Background audio and select an MP3 or M4A file from your computer to upload. You can also select a file from your Google Drive, One Drive or Dropbox account by clicking the arrow next to the Upload button. 

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Adding audio to a presentation step

Pro Tip: We recommend 15-20 seconds of audio as the ideal length for your clips to keep your presentation running smoothly and your audience engaged.
  1. From the editor, navigate to the presentation step where you want to add audio. 
  2. Click the Insert button at the top of your screen, then select the Audio icon. Alternatively, you can click the three dots on the presentation step's thumbnail in the left sidebar and select Edit sound.

  3. Click Upload under Step audio and select an MP3 or M4A file from your computer to upload. You can also select a file from your Google Drive, One Drive or Dropbox account by clicking the arrow next to the Upload button. 

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Previewing, editing and deleting your audio

Once uploaded, you will see the audio track in the “Audio” sidebar. You can then click Play to preview the audio file and use the audio playback bar to seek within the track.

A small audio icon will also appear next to thumbnails in the left sidebar indicating where audio was added to your presentation.

To delete or replace the audio added to a presentation step or the overview:

  1. Navigate to the presentation step that contains an audio file.
  2. Click the three dots on its thumbnail and select Edit sound. 
  3. From the audio sidebar, select Replace and select an MP3 or M4A file from your computer to upload and replace your audio clip with. You can also select a file from your Google Drive, One Drive or Dropbox account by clicking the arrow next to the Replace button.
  4. From the audio sidebar, click trashcan icon to remove the audio file from your presentation.

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Presenting with audio playback

When presenting, playback automatically begins when you navigate to the place in your presentation that contains an audio file. If you navigate away from the topic before the playback ends, the audio will automatically fade out to provide a smooth transition across your content.

Note: Autoplay is currently not available for presentations that contain audio. 


Disabling audio

While in present mode, you can mute and unmute the audio by clicking the Speaker icon in the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen.

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