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Add Text to Video

Add text, captions, animated letters and more to a video easily

Write exactly what you want

Adding text to a video can be helpful for a variety of purposes. You may want to label a video or an object within your video. You might want to add a title to your video to showcase the content that comes afterwards. Or, you could just want to add text as decoration to give a video more context. Whatever your use case, you've come to the right place. The add text to video tool from Kapwing is the easiest way on earth to put the text you want directly into a video.

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How to Add Text to Video Online for Free

  1. Upload your video

    Upload a video from your iPhone, Android, PC or Tablet, or paste a link to the video you would like to edit. This video will be the content that text will be added on top of.

  2. Click on TEXT

    Select a text format that you want to apply to your video. When the 'sample text' is added to your video, you can click on the text to edit it directly. You can use the editor to drag the text to the desired position on your video. You can also adjust the color, font, and opacity of your text using the sidebar.

  3. Export and share

    Just hit Export, and your new video with text will be produced. Kapwing is completely free to use and requires no downloads. Get ready for a better video with text on it!

Add Text to Video

Adding Text to Videos Online

Kapwing's free, simple editor helps you add text, emojis, watermarks, captions, labels, and more to your photos, videos and GIFs. Just upload your media and click the "Add Text" button to insert your text overlay.

This tool will allow you to not only add text, but also adjust the position, color, and timing of the text. Once your video is uploaded and you have added the text that you want, click the text itself to edit the letters and words that you would like to write. You can use the sidebar controls to adjust the color, position, and font of the text itself. You can also choose to make the text bold or italic in just a few clicks.

Using the transformer (purple dots around the text), you can resize the text dynamically or drag and drop it to the position you want on top of the video. You can also use the fifth transformer to slightly rotate the text to the perfect angle. Kapwing supports many other text transformations as well, including text opacity and line height - play around for the perfect look and feel for your video.

Adding text to video shouldn't be hard and Kapwing makes it easy and straightforward. Once you've added the basics, you can play around with advanced text features on Kapwing, like the ability to add a custom font, or add an animation to your text. You can also use timeline to adjust the text to the perfect timing.

We hope you enjoy this tool for adding text to your videos and gifs, and we look forward to seeing what you create with Kapwing!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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?

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Mary P.
News Writer / Executive Producer
A brilliant content creation tool for social media that has a tonne of features available even in the free version. Kapwing is an incredible tool for social media content creation, be it GIF's, images, videos, it has a suite of tools to create awesome looking content in minutes.
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Tom F.
Co-Founder in Marketing
Kapwing is great for various reasons. There's a lot of features for both images and video, all of which are extremely easy to use. I also like that the Kapwing staff responds quickly to user feedback and input. If you create content, even using high end software, there's likely a reason for you to still use Kapwing for something.
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Rosa W.
Media Production Partner
Kapwing is pure genius. It takes a number of small, easy video tasks, and makes them easier. No need to download software just to reverse or resize a video.
Millions of people every month choose Kapwing to create, edit, and share content across the internet. Kapwing is loved and trusted by employees of companies large and small.
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