Now, YouTube allows you to edit videos without leaving the platform. But, what if you’re trying to edit someone else’s YouTube video?

Maybe you want to create an edit for someone or improve an existing video for your own happiness. Whatever the case may be, Kapwing's free tools make editing anyone’s YouTube videos easy… and fun. Start editing without transferring files by following these steps:

  1. Paste the video URL
  2. Edit the YouTube video
  3. Publish and download

Note: Kapwing's free plan allows you to publish videos up to 7 minutes long.

1. Paste the video URL

First, open the Kapwing Studio and copy the URL of the video you want to edit. Next, paste the link into the designated box.

I'm using the video titled, 'How To Make a ZOOM Virtual Background', found on Kapwing's YouTube channel – 5.4k subscribers and counting!

2. Edit the YouTube video

Now, take advantage of Kapwing’s suite of editing tools to make a new video. For this tutorial, I turned the video into a shareable social media post using these tools:

To resize, click away from the video, choose an output size and lock the ratio of the video.

To trim, click the video, select ‘Trim’ and slide the handle or click ‘Add cut’ to shorten the video.

To add text, click ‘Text’ in the top left, enter your message and edit using the tools on the right side.

To add an image, click ‘Image’ in the top left, choose your upload method, add the picture and place it where you want.

Check out this tutorial on editing video with Kapwing to learn more.

3. Publish and download

When you’re done, click ‘Publish’ in the top right corner to process the video.

After processing, click ‘Download’ to save your newly edited YouTube video!

Whether you’re looking to share this with the original creator or just wanted to make some edits for personal use, Kapwing makes your creativity easy!

Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media – we love to see what our creators are passionate about. And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorials and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.


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