How to record a presentation with Loom

Record your Google Slide, Powerpoint or Keynote presentation with ease.  👩‍🏫

Recording a presentation with Loom is a great way to save time and ensure your delivery is exactly how you planned it. 

Use the Chrome extension to record your Google Slides presentation.

— Use the Desktop app to record your PowerPoint, Keynote, or Canva presentation. Capture your camera bubble across any application. 

Here are some general best practices for recording a presentation with Loom


How to record your Google Slides presentation:

Using the Loom Chrome extension is an effective way to record your Google Slide presentation. You can choose to record with, or without, your camera.

  1. Open your Google Slides deck, launch the Loom extension, and select Full Desktop for your recording settings. 

  2. Hit Start Recording, then in the top right of your Google Slide page, you'll see Slideshow. Click Slideshow to move into full-screen presentation mode.


  3. From here, you can present through your slides, as you usually would in a meeting, and then once you're finished, you can use your recording menu to end the recording. 

  4. Your video will then be processed to your Library for you to share! From here we suggest you trim your recording so your viewer doesn't see the first few moments while you are setting up. Here's how to trim your Loom recording.

Here's a video tutorial of these steps: 

How to record your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation:  

When using PowerPoint or Keynote presentation we suggest using the desktop app as this allows you to record with your camera bubble across any application.

  1. Open your presentation slides from your preferred application. Then open the Desktop app and select Screen and Camera with Full Screen as your capture mode settings.

  2. Once ready, hit Start recording, then launch your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation into Full-Screen Presentation mode.

  3. Record your slides as normal and once you're done, click to end the recording.

  4. Your video will then process to your Library - from here we suggest you trim your recording so your viewer doesn't see the first few moments while you are setting up. Here's how to trim your Loom recording. 

How to use PIP mode: 

Picture-in-Picture (PIP) is a feature that shrinks your video into a smaller player so you can keep watching when toggling between apps or tabs. You can move the small player around and position it over your presentations. This is most useful in case you need to record your audio in advance. 

Here's some visuals on how you can set PIP mode: 



Pro Tip 💡
Use your keyboard shortcuts to start, stop and pause your recording during your presentation for a seamless recording, with no distracted eyes on screen.

Questions, comments, concerns? Contact us here.

Happy recording! 🎥😄

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