Inserting Audio

Use audio in PowerPoint presentations, from background music to sound effects. Learn all about the PowerPoint audio feature here.

To change the audio icon:

By default, an audio file will appear as a speaker icon in the slide. If you want, you can change the icon to a different picture.

  1. Select the audio file, then click the Format tab.
  2. Click the Change Picture command.

    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Clicking the Change Picture command
  3. The Insert Pictures dialog box will appear. Click Browse to select a file from your computer. Alternatively, you can use the online image search tools to locate an image online. In our example, we'll click Browse.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Clicking Browse
  4. Locate and select the desired picture, then click Insert.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Selecting the desired picture
  5. The icon will change to the new picture.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013The updated audio icon

For information on corrections, color adjustments, borders, shapes, and effects, check out our lesson on Formatting Pictures.