So you’ve just made a video, and you need to host it somewhere other than YouTube or Vimeo? Even YouTube Unlisted can be a less-than-ideal solution because of the hassle of creating accounts and managing channels.

Also, if you created the video for work or school, you may not want to publish it on your personal channel which may have a completely different context or theme.

Kapwing is a simple, quick tool for hosting your videos in the cloud. Using the Kapwing Video Maker, you can upload your video and create a URL link to it in a few clicks. You're able to embed the Kapwing video on any website or, if you're a developer, copy the video URL as the SRC of a HTML video object. It makes video sharing easy: no muss, no fuss.

Here’s how to create a URL for your video:

  1. Upload Your Video
  2. Edit and Adjust
  3. Export
  4. Create a URL

Let’s go through each of these steps in more detail.

1. Upload Your Video

First off, open Kapwing.com and select Video Maker, or go to your existing Kapwing workspace. Next, upload your video. You can see the loading progress on Kapwing as it moves towards 100%.

Keep in mind that your video needs to be under 250 MB if you don’t have a Kapwing Pro account yet.

2. Edit and Adjust

Now that the video is up, you can edit and adjust it. Cut, trim, adjust the brightness and contrast, choose a different size – all of these tools are at your fingertips. You can also add text, subtitles, and emojis to your video at this stage, as well as change the size of the video. Or, if you want to really dig deep, you can also try adding jump cuts to your video or inserting a progress bar.

3. Export

Once you’re happy with your video, simply hit “Export” on the top right-hand side corner. Your video will be quickly processed before it’s ready for downloading or sharing.

4. Create a URL

To create a URL for your video, all you need to do is hit “copy link”. This URL links directly to cloud storage, so you can use it to host videos on your website.

Then, paste the copied link to your browser. The video will now play on Kapwing, and you can use the generated URL to share your video with friends, co-workers, or your school.

Alternatively, if you need to embed your video on a blog post or web page, simply click “embed” and copy the generated code, then paste it on the page. You’re all done!

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Video made on Kapwing

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