Is Kapwing Free?

The purple Kapwing Kat logo with a thought bubble, filled with the flying money emoji.

Yes! Kapwing is free to get started. We offer free users access to try out most of our tools.

For users who want to create longer videos and get additional features, we do offer a Pro plan. Pro users are able to export longer, larger, and HD quality projects. They also play a huge role in helping us maintain and develop our site. Consider upgrading today if you are interested and able.

We're also offering free Kapwing Pro accounts to eligible students and teachers as part of the Kapwing for Education plan. Learn more and apply for a free account here.  

To read more about our account plans, visit our Pricing Page.

How do I create an account?

A sign in modal on the Kapwing landing page that offers users three ways to sign in, using Google, Facebook or their email address.
  1. Click “Sign In” in the main navigation bar or the footer or "Sign in to Remove Watermark" when you export a project/
  2. Select one of three sign-in options: Google Account, Facebook, or Email.
  3. If you use Google or Facebook, enter your login credentials. If you use Email, enter your sign-in code emailed to you.

Learn more about account creation here.

Where can I find resources to help me get started on Kapwing?

Check out our Getting Started with the Kapwing Studio article to learn how to utilize our main tools in the editor.

Our content team is constantly putting out new articles on our resource blog and tutorial videos on our YouTube channel. Both should help you get started on Kapwing and will give you an idea of how to leverage our tools for your creative process.

We've also created a 1 hour free Udemy course on getting started with Kapwing. You can join and watch the videos here.

Are there any limits for Free users?

Free and Pro accounts each have limits around what size file they can upload, the duration of an exported video and what quality they can export.

Free users can upload any supported file type to Kapwing, as long as it is no larger than 250MB.  Free users can export projects up to 7 minutes in length. Our Pro plan allows users to upload files up to 6GB in size and export content up to 60 minutes in length.

Free users can only export in SD quality (720p) while Pro users can export in HD quality (1080p). Read more about our export and upload limits in the Kapwing Pro: Pricing and Subscription FAQ article.

While free users can make unlimited projects, they only have access to the three most recently created projects in each folder. After three free projects are created, each new project created will lock the oldest one. Upgrading to Pro will provide access to previously created content. This is a Pro feature because there are high storage costs associated with keeping projects editable for a longer period of time. If you want access to older projects, we recommend upgrading to Pro.

Learn exactly what you get on the Free and Pro plan on our pricing page.

Looking for more help?

Check our Release Notes for tutorials on how to use the latest Kapwing features!