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Add Text to Video

Add text, captions, animated letters, and more to enhance your video

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Your video is worth a million words

Elevate your content and support your viewers when you add text to video. Adding text to a video improves the viewing experience as it serves countless purposes for viewers such as subtitles, descriptive subtitles, beginning and end credits, scene context, and many more.

Kapwing's Video Editor equips you with an efficient, easy-to-use text tool to add text and engage your viewers more. Upload your own custom text font styles, change text color, adjust text size, and more all in one browser.

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How to Add Text to Video Online for Free

Add Text to Video
  1. Upload your video

    Upload a video from your device or paste a link to your video.

  2. Add and customize text

    Open the “Text” tab and add text. Change font style, color, size, or duration, and add animation or effects to your text throughout your video.

  3. Export and share

    Export your video and share with anyone after downloading or creating a URL link for your video.

Adding Text to Videos Online

Get one step ahead of today's social media creator studios and keep up with today's ever changing video landscape with Kapwing, the online video editor. Adding text is one of the most fundamental features built into video editing tools, so it was important for us to nail it down and innovate the powerful text tool in traditional video editors.

Improve your videos when you add text for subtitles, text watermarks, descriptive subtitles, captions, labels, and more. Resize your video text or drag and drop it to the position you want on top of the video or click on the text and slightly rotate it to the perfect angle. Kapwing supports other text transformations as well, including text opacity and line height. Add your own custom fonts, a drop shadow, blur, or animations for the text in your video. Adjust the text duration and timing with the playhead in your timeline, and use the sidebar controls to adjust the color, position, and font of the text itself.

Kapwing's free online video editor supports major file types like MP4, MP3, JPEG, GIF, PNG, MOV, HEVC, and more. Explore your creativity and enhance your videos when you add text, emojis, watermarks, captions, labels, and more to your photos, videos and GIFs online.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I add text to a video for free?
Creators use a software tool with text and video editing capabilities to combine text and video layers. With text tools, creators can overlay titles and captions on videos to provide supporting information, then change the style and size to ensure it’s readable. With a free online editor like Kapwing, you can easily add text to videos, then stylize the text with a new font, color, size, and background color and apply effects and animations.
How do I add text to a video meme?
To add text to a video meme, you’ll need a reliable tool that combines video and text layers. Creators add text to memes to add their unique context to viral videos, then post the meme on social media for others to comment, like, and share. You can use Kapwing, an online video editor, to add text to video memes in minutes. Explore the vast font collection, then rotate, resize and edit text to your liking without previous editing experience.
How do I add text to a video on mobile?
Creators use text editing features within a software tool to place text directly onto videos with a mobile device. A reliable online tool to easily complete this process is Kapwing. Change the text position, then resize, stylize, and duplicate text layers on mobile for easy video content creation.

What's different about Kapwing?

Easy
Easy
Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
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Free
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Accessible
Accessible
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
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Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are. Use it on any device and access your content anywhere in the world.
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