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Video Compressor

Instantly reduce video file size for online

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Compress video in a matter of seconds

Need to send a video as an attachment via Gmail, but it’s bigger than the 25 MB limit? What about posting a promotional video on Facebook that exceeds the 10 GB limit? Kapwing’s video compressor helps you get around file size limits on social media, email, and messaging platforms. Now you can make your video more shareable and compatible with any platform, regardless of video size limits.

Simply drag and drop your video, adjust the export settings to the file size you want, then export! It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. Now, you have a high-quality, compressed video before you even get to the number 3. You’re then able to store all your videos in your personal media library to have on-hand whenever you need, or send to colleagues, friends and family with your unique video URLs.

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How to compress a video online

How to compress a video online
  1. Upload video file

    Upload a video (or multiple video files) to Kapwing directly from your computer or use the convenient drag and drop feature. You can also paste a video link from an external source like YouTube or TikTok.

  2. Compress video

    Cick “Export project,” and adjust the video compression level slider to compress it while preserving as much quality as possible.

  3. Download and share

    Once you’ve exported your video, you can download it as an MP4 or copy the video link to share and collaborate with colleagues, family, and friends.

An all-in-one video compressor for all your needs

Compress video without losing quality

Oftentimes when we’re trying to share our content with others online, we’re hit with a pop-up window notifying us that we’ve exceeded our file size limit— sometimes as small as 8 MB. Unfortunately, many tools that reduce file size will also impact the video quality. With Kapwing’s video compressor, you can compress video while still having a good final product. Just choose the video resolution and compression levels you want, and the compressor will balance size and quality.

Video compression and much more

Once you’ve selected how compressed you want your video, you can choose to convert it to a different file type or select a new video resolution to ensure the best quality possible. But Kapwing isn’t just a video compressor. Its all-in-one video editor supports all of these workflows while also offering 100+ editing tools. You can continue editing by cropping and trimming clips, adding text and image overlays, adding subtitles and credits, combining videos with audio, and much more.

The most convenient video compressor

This online video compressor is the best way to compress files, regardless of where you need to use them — it works for email, social media, Google Slides, Discord, just to name a few. Kapwing supports MP4, MOV, MP3, FLV, AVI, WebM, and website links. Upload any file to compress or reduce its size. It’s also compatible with multiple device types, whether it’s Windows, Mac, tablets, Chromebooks, iPhones, or Android phones.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I reduce the GB of a video?

To reduce the gigabyte (GB) size of a video, you can use a video compressor like Kapwing. This type of tool will allow you to upload your video and compress it into a smaller file, making it easier to manage. Keep in mind that compression might also change the resolution and quality of the file, depending on the final size you want to export. Fortunately, Kapwing has a special compression algorithm to strike a balance between making files smaller and preserving their video and audio quality.

How do I compress a large video file into a smaller one?

The best way to compress a large video file into a smaller one is to use a specialized online video compressor like Kapwing. Kapwing supports many video file types, including MP4, MOV, AVI, WebM, WMV, and more. Whether you need to compress a 3 GB video file or a 200 MB one, you can do so in Kapwing. All it takes is a few clicks and less than a minute out of your day.

How do I reduce the file size of an MP4?

To reduce video file size of an MP4, you’ll need a video compressor like Kapwing. These tools exist in several forms, including desktop software and online apps. While each tool will have a different step-by-step process for reducing the GB of a video, they’ll generally follow the same rough steps: upload your video, choose the level of compression you want, and save file size. You’ll then be able to export a new, smaller size MP4 to use wherever you like.

What's different about Kapwing?

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