Your life has it’s own soundtrack. It’s time to turn the music on in your Genially too!

Music, sound, rhythm, voice… The aural component is part of our daily life, it helps us interacting with others, it makes it easier to understand aspects of our reality, and provides a new emotional side, even bigger than image’s.

Communication is about getting a response from our listener, a sign that something activated in his mind and caught his attention. Casting aside one of our senses, and specially one as important as the sense of hearing, undermines the effectiveness in the transmission of any message.

Recall your favourite song, or the sound of a crunchy freshly baked bread, or the rain in the autumn evenings… All of them are great moments, aren’t they? That’s why you must be creative also with the sounds you choose!

Today, we’d like to show you how to add some background music to your presentations, infographics, images… And we’re going to explain different methods to turn some music on in your Genially!

For the moment, we cannot upload audio to our Genially, but we do have the possibility of using some external tools with “autoplay” or “auto playlist”.

One example is Soundcloud. SoundCloud_logo.svg


Once we’ve shared our audio track, it will pop up a window with the “share” and “embed” tabs on it. We will now pick the option “embed” and click in the “auto playlist” box that will appear in the pull-down menu. Don’t select “WordPress code”.

genially soundcloud

musica con soundcloud en genially

Once we’ve done this, we’ll just have to copy the generated code, go back to our Genially and paste that code in the Embed tab. The Soundcloud player will be now embedded and ready to play automatically every time we open our Genially.

A second alternative is Audiboom. As we’ve done with the previous tool, we’ll pick our song and look for the option “</>Embed”. After that, we’ll just have to copy the code and paste it in the Contents tab of our Genially.


audio boom

We can use Youtube as well, although we will need some support from external tools such as vtubetools for the “autoplay” option. In this case, we will just have to follow the steps given in the website and pick the options we want (autoplay or loop for endless repetitions of the video) and we’ll get the same results.



Tip: if we want to have background music but not the player in the background, then we just have to drag it out of our WorkSpace. This way the music will be on but the player will be kept out of sight.

Here is an example:


Copy this code and paste it in your HTML code

<iframe width="100%" height="506" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

“The genius is composed of 2% talent and 98% perservering application”

» Ludwig van Beethoven

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Carlos López
Carlos López
User Experience Manager & Diseñador Gráfico. Amante de la música y de los buenos momentos. Enjoy everyday!

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