Plans that include this feature: Edu Pro, Pro, Master and Team

Did you know you can add background audio to your genially in a very simple way? You can insert an audio file from your device (available with the Edu Pro, Pro, Master and Team plans) or via a URL (for all plans). 


In this tutorial we will explain:

  • How to insert a background audio
  • How to configure a background audio


How to insert a background audio

1. In the Editor, click on the Add background audio button located in the upper left corner of the canvas.


2. Click on the box and the window will open where you can choose where to add your audio file, either from Your computer or from a URL.


3. Once inserted you will see that the audio configuration menu opens on the right side of the screen.


How to insert a background audio


NOTE: The supported audio formats are: .mp3, .mpeg, .wav, .wave, .xwav, .vnd and the maximum file size is 15mb for audio files inserted from your computer. If you insert your audio via URL, the link must end in .MP3, per this example:  https://cld2099web.audiovideoweb.com/va90web25003/companions/Foundations%20of%20Rock/13.01.mp3 


YouTube video URLs that include music are not valid to be added as background audio.


How to set the background audio on your genially

To configure your background audio, you don't have to do anything. By default it has the settings applied to make it work as background audio. If you want to edit its settings, click on the background audio player at the top left of the canvas and the audio settings menu will open on the right side of the Editor.


The audio player offers the following configuration options:


1. Replace: you can replace your audio with any other.


2. Autoplay: the audio will be played automatically during the display of your genially. This option cannot be disabled for background audio.


However, due to browser security measures to improve user experience, the audio is automatically muted when accessing Genially. It is necessary to click on the sound button to listen to it.


3. Loop: if enabled, your audio will play in a loop to infinity and beyond, it will only stop playing when you leave the genially. 


4. Hide audio player: the audio player remains hidden during the display of your genially. This option cannot be disabled for background audio.


5. Background audio: if you enable this option, all of the above options are enabled for you. If you deactivate this option, the audio is placed inside the canvas and will no longer be the background audio of your creation.


6. Shorten the duration: you can trim your audio by specifying the exact moment you want it to start and end. You can learn more about this here.


NOTE: There can only be one background audio with automatic playback per genially and it is not possible to control it from the display, unlike page audios.


This gives you the "musical background" effect. Brilliant!


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