Once you're finished with your Kapwing Project, you first need to click "Export Project" at the top right of your window to get the final savable version. You won't be able to download your content until you export your project.
Once you select this, the export options page will popup. In this, there are three adjustments you can choose for your project: *Format (e.x. mp4 or GIF), Resolution (we export up to HD), and Compression Level (to allow you to adjust the file size without changing the resolution). If you don't want to export your project yet you can select "Back to Project". Once you have made all the adjustments you want, select the "Export as..." button.
*Note: The options will change depending on what format you chose or what assets your project has. For example if your project has no sound it won't have the option to export as an MP3.
After you export your video, you can watch Kapwing's progress in processing your video. Please be patient as your video, GIF, or image is assembled on our backend! If you're signed in, your video will be saved to your Kapwing Workspace, and you can close your browser and come back to check its progress at any time. If you go to your Account Settings, you can also be notified via email for exports that will take longer than 60 seconds.
If your video freezes during processing or reaches an error, leave a note in our Report a Problem and try re-exporting your video. Read our Video Processing FAQ for more info.
Once the project has finished processing, click the "Download" button at the top right to save it to your device. More detailed information about how to save your project below.
Download on iPhone or iPad
Images: iPhone or iPad creators can download an image made or edited on Kapwing by long pressing on the image and choosing "Add to Photos." This will save the image to your iPad or iPhone camera roll.
Videos: To save a video, click the "Download file" button.
Once your project has downloaded:
1. Click on the "down arrow" icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen next to the URL to access your saved files.
2. Select "Downloads" to access the video you just downloaded.
3. Tap on the most recent file to open it
4. Select the share icon in the lower left
5. Tap "Save video" in the native share action menu.
Download on Android phone or tablet
On Android, you should be able to download videos directly from the Chrome app. Wait for your project to finish processing and click the "Download" button on the final page.
Download on Computer or Chromebook
Click "Export" and adjust the export settings to your liking. Wait for Kapwing to process your video into a downloadable video file. Then, click "Download" to save the file to your Downloads folder. All Kapwing projects have a name that starts with "final_," so you can search for this on your computer if you have trouble finding your file later.
How Do I Save My Progress?
You're still working on your project, and you want to save your progress, but you're not yet ready to export? In order to save a project, you will need to be signed in to Kapwing. Once signed in, the site should automatically back up your work every few minutes, so you don't have to manually save your progress each time!
You can also manually save your work in your "Version History". To do this:
- Click the canvas to deselect your layer
- Navigate to the "Versions" tab in the right sidebar
- You can add a version to this list by clicking "Save Current version to History".
Within the "Version History" tab, you can view the various versions of your project that Kapwing has saved and choose to save a copy or revert back to any of those versions to your Workspace by clicking the three dots and clicking "Copy project from this version" or "Revert back to this version".
Note: If you have a lot of versions saved back to back, a drop down carrot icon will show next to the time stamp and you can click on it to view more versions of your project.
Looking for more help?
Check our Release Notes for tutorials on how to use the latest Kapwing features!