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Compress videos to reduce file size with Kapwing

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Compress a video and maintain quality

CCompressing videos is vital when sharing content online. You can get around file size limits on social media, email, and messaging platforms by reducing the video size using a video compressor. When videos are compressed, they become compatible with more online platforms for people to see and experience.

Having large video files gets difficult to manage for everyone involved. With Kapwing’s video compressor, you have full control over compressing videos while still maintaining the best video quality possible. Use the compression slider to reduce video file size and make your video more shareable.

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How to Compress Video Online

Compress Video
  1. Upload your video

    Upload a video to Kapwing directly from your computer. You can also paste a video link from an external source like YouTube or TikTok.

  2. Compress and reduce file size

    Compress your video by using the slider to reduce your video file to the desired size and resolution.

  3. Download and share

    Select Export, and your video will be processed to download and share. No payments or software installations needed!

Compress a video to share anywhere with anyone

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 8MB.

With Kapwing’s video compressor, you can compress videos while still controlling the quality of your video. Once you’ve selected how compressed you want your video, you can choose to convert your video to a different file type or select the resolution of your video to ensure the best quality possible. Kapwing’s all-in-one video editor supports all of these workflows while also allowing you to make edits such as trimming clips, adding text and image overlays, combining videos with audio, and much more.

To get started, upload your video file or paste a video URL link in Kapwing. Head to the Export Settings in the video editor and adjust the file size slider to determine how much you want to compress your video. Choose what resolution you’d like your video to be and when ready, export your project as any file type: MP4, GIF, Image, or MP3.

Once your compressed video is finished exporting, you can download your compressed video, share across social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok, or send to others using the video link.

This free online video compressor is also the best way to compress files for email, Google Slides, or Discord. Kapwing supports MP4, MOV, MP3, FLV, AVI, WEBM, and website links. Upload any file to compress or reduce its file size online.

Kapwing's Video Compressor works for free! Use it to compress video on Windows, Mac, tablets, Chromebooks, iPhones, or Android phones. Our mission is to provide fast, accessible tools to empower creators and their stories. We believe everyone is a creator, so this tool was made for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I reduce the MB size of a video?
To reduce the MB size of a video, you can use a video compressor. A video compressor will allow you to upload your video and compress the video file into a smaller file, making it easier to manage. You can use a video compressor to reduce a gigabyte (GB) to a megabyte (MB) if needed. Keep in mind that compressing your video might also change the resolution and quality of the file, depending on the size you’re compressing it to.
How do I compress a video to email it?
You can compress a video to email it by using a video compressor. Compressing a video is a file exporting process that reduces video file sizes. In this process, your video file size becomes smaller, making it more compatible for emailing, posting on social media, or sharing across messaging platforms like WhatsApp or Discord.
How do I compress a video for free online?
The best way to compress a video for free online is to use Kapwing’s Video Compressor. Kapwing supports many video file types including MP4, MOV, AVI, WebM, and more. Whether you need to compress a 3GB video file or a 200MB one, you can do so in Kapwing without having to pay, sign in, or install any software.

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