Add Captions to Video

Caption any video or GIF easily online

Captioned videos are better!

The Kapwing caption maker lets you add subtitles directly to your videos for increased engagement on social media. It's free and takes only a few clicks!

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How to add captions to a video online

Use the auto-generate feature to get a machine-powered transcription of your video, or listen to your video to manually transcribe the dialogue. Type and time out the words so that they appear at the right time in the video. With a simple interface, creators can adjust the start and end time of each caption to the exact right timestamp.

After the caption text looks correct, use the video options to change the font, size, color and position of the captions on the video. You can make the captions bigger or smaller, change the background behind the text, and resize the video in place for different social media platforms. At the end, click Create to burn the captions directly into the video.

Closed captions or open captions? Kapwing does them both! Free users can add the caption text directly and permanently into the MP4. Kapwing Pro users can download and make an SRT file to upload to any social network.

We hope that Kapwing’s caption maker makes your videos more accessible, engaging, and compelling. Our free web app was designed to make tedious video editing tasks faster and simpler for the average creator. Enjoy!

The caption video tool was designed to make content more accessible, engaging, and compelling no matter what kind of video you’re making.

Add Captions to Video
  1. Upload your video

    Upload a video directly to Kapwing from your computer or mobile device. You can also paste a link to a video.

  2. Add your captions

    Using the editor, time out your captions to the correct place in your video.

  3. Share your captioned video

    Watch, download, and share your captioned video on social media!

What's different about Kapwing?

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Free
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing!
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Online
Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are.
Powerful
Kapwing works hard to help make the content you want, when you want it.

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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.
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