Kapwing Pro refers to Kapwing's premium subscription. You can upgrade and read more about pricing on our pricing page.
What are the Pro features? Why should I upgrade?
Nearly all of Kapwing’s tool are available to for free for first-time creators and one-off situations. However, if you use Kapwing often or use it for work, Kapwing Pro will make your workflow more efficient and collaborative.
Kapwing Pro allows you to do more, faster. The premium plan includes:
- Faster exporting times: Pro users get dedicated servers for video processing, meaning that video processing wait times are up to 2x faster.
- HD video quality: Keep your projects crisp and beautiful with Kapwing's HD exporting up to 1080p.
- Infinite Storage: All of your videos will be backed up to your Workspace. You can load older projects and edit and store all projects indefinitely.
- Export longer and larger videos: With Kapwing Pro, you can export videos up to 60 minutes long. In comparison, free users can only export videos that are shorter than 7 minutes. Pro Creators can also upload files up to 2GB in size and do not have any limits on how much video content they export every month.
- Privacy: Ensure that only you can see the final video and protect the website from being accessed by people on the open web.
- Premium Tools: Upload custom fonts, Download SRT files for closed captioning, and auto-transcribe your videos.
- Priority access to customer support: We strive to get back to our Pro Customers within a few hours of the first email sent during our support business hours.
When you upgrade to Kapwing Pro, you will be supporting our website’s growth and maintenance. We're a startup and are constantly adding new features that you will inherit at no additional cost if you subscribe now.
If I upgrade, can I access older projects?
Yes – a Pro subscription gives you access to edit older projects in your workspace. Before you upgrade, your older videos will appear "locked," but they will be "unlocked" once you upgrade to Pro.
If you have an old project that you want to access or your current project will take longer than 2 days to edit, that's the perfect reason to upgrade to Pro.
What is the difference between the upload and the export limit?
Free and Pro accounts each have limits around what size file they can upload and the duration of an exported video.
Can I export videos longer than 60 minutes?
Currently, Kapwing Pro creators cannot export videos longer than 60 minutes. They can export videos up to 60 minutes in length. If you try to export a video over 60 minutes long, you will be prompted to edit the length of your video.
This limitation exists for technical reasons. Kapwing is a web product, which makes it faster, easier, and more accessible. However, it's also a technical challenge to pass large amounts of data to our Cloud servers reliably. Our engineering team knows that this is a big limitation for users and is working on new solutions to streamline uploading, downloading, and processing. We're hoping to increase our 60 minute limit soon.
If you have a video that is longer than 60 minutes, you'll need to break it into shorter chunks or use a different editor for those videos. You can upload files over 60 minutes long as long as they are under 2GB. But you will need to trim down your video before exporting your video.
What is the upload limit?
The upload limit refers to the limits on how large your upload files can be.
You can upload any supported file type to Kapwing, as long as it is no larger than 250MB for Free users or 2GB for Pro users.
While the exporting time limit is 5 minutes without a watermark for Free users and 60 minutes for Pro users, you can upload content that is longer than that, as long as it is smaller than the upload file size limit. Just make sure your final video is below that time limit when you go to export!
Link uploads are limited to 60 minutes. If you are unable to upload from a link, we recommend downloading that video and uploading it as a file from your device instead.
Can I export videos in 4K with a Pro subscription?
No - unfortunately, at this time Kapwing only supports exports up to 720p (SD) for Free users and up to 1080p for Pro users.
Do I need to upgrade each workspace?
No - a Pro subscription covers all the Workspaces within your account. When you upgrade, all of your Workspaces have access to the Pro features and tools.
If you plan to collaborate with other team members, you can invite them to join your Workspace, but keep in mind that if they are a Free Kapwing member, they will not be able to access projects older than 2 days or have access to your Pro tools/features.
We recommend upgrading all team members to Pro accounts for optimal collaboration.
Do you offer a free trial?
A majority of Kapwing's tools are available for free so you can try most of our tools before deciding to upgrade. Think of our Free account access as a free trial to make an informed decision to upgrade to Kapwing Pro.
Do you offer discounts for non-profits or educators?
We do not offer discounts or tax exemptions, but we do offer free upgrades to Pro in two ways:
- Do you run a website or blog? If you write an article about Kapwing, we'll happily upgrade you for free! It must meet A few requirements to qualify:
- Must have at least 500 words of original content
- Must have at least one original screenshot or photo
- Must have at least one do-follow link back to Kapwing
- Must have "Kapwing" in the title of article
Here are some examples: EdTech Roundup, Add captions using Kapwing, and Footage Fixer.
Email your submission to [email protected] (be sure to include the link to your published blog post).
- We offer 1 free upgrade to schools who add Kapwing as one of their library resources.
If you meet either of these requirements, email your request to [email protected] (be sure to include the link to your published blog post or library resource).
Will my subscription auto-renew?
Yes, all subscriptions are renewed automatically but can be cancelled at any time. Your next payment will process at the end of your billing cycle, either one month or one year from when you upgraded to Pro.
Is Kapwing a monthly or annual subscription?
Kapwing offers both a Monthly and Annual subscription. The Annual subscription is cheaper over time compared to the monthly plan, so we recommend the annual subscription if you use Kapwing a lot!
If you only need Pro features for a short time, we recommend a Monthly subscription. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Should you decide to cancel your subscription, you will still have access to your Pro features through the end of your billing cycle.
Can you update the billing information on my invoice?
All paid invoices and receipts are final and cannot be updated. You may contact [email protected] to update your billing information for future invoices, but we will not update past receipts/invoices.
I upgraded to Pro but still don't have access to the Pro features.
The most common reason why users can't access their Pro features after subscribing is due to using the incorrect login.
All Kapwing subscriptions are tied to an email address, and you need to be signed in with the correct email address in order to access the Kapwing Pro account. Your email address is the same as the email address where you should receive a Kapwing Pro receipt invoice. Make sure that the Google or Facebook account you upgraded with is the same one you're currently logged in with.
How long will I have access to the Pro features after cancelling?
You will still have access to your Pro features through the end of your billing cycle - either one month or one year from when you upgraded to Pro.
You can check the date of your upcoming cycle and when the current Pro subscription renews in your Account Settings.
Can I get a refund?
We do not issue refunds once you decide to subscribe. Because we give away so many features for free in the free version, we depend on the Kapwing Pro payments to stay afloat as a business. We recommend users test Kapwing fully with our free tools before upgrading. Because we want users to make informed purchase decision with as much information as possible, we ask that customers acknowledge this refund policy before subscribing on our checkout page.
Looking for more help?
Check our Release Notes for tutorials on how to use the latest Kapwing features!