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Embed a video in just a few steps

It can be surprisingly difficult to find a free, online way to create and host a video to embed in your website. But Kapwing is here to simplify this process. In a few clicks, you'll be able to create an embeddable iFrame code snippet that will host your video and can be copied into your website for free.

Upload your video, export, and embed! Kapwing makes it simple to create and embed a video on any website. Squarespace, Medium, Ghost, Shopify, and any other CMS that supports custom Embed code will let you insert the Kapwing video player. After uploading your video, Kapwing gives you copy-paste embed code or a cloud URL to use as the src, the location of an external media content, for an HTML video object.

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How to Embed a Video Online

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  1. Upload your video

    Upload your video directly to Kapwing using our easy UI. You can even paste a link to a video from Youtube, TikTok, or other video source.

  2. Export your video

    After making any necessary edits, click on Export in order to generate the final, embeddable copy of your video.

  3. Embed and share

    Click EMBED in order to get a code snippet to easily embed the generated video. You can paste this code into any third party CMS system in order to get an embedded version of your video.

Online Video Embeds Made Easy

To embed a video on your website, upload it to Kapwing, make any edits you want, then “Export.” After processing, click “Embed” to copy the embed code needed to put the video directly into your HTML code. Kapwing gives you the exact website code needed to embed the video. You don't even need to sign in to host your video on our website. Kapwing is the fastest way to get your video online for free.

Unlike other video hosting sites, you can make edits to the video without updating the URL. This is perfect when you have dynamic elements of the video that you want to update, like a watermark, price tag, date, or discount code. After re-editing, the embedded video will update so that you don't have to change anything in the code.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I embed a video for free?
There are a few video hosting websites where you can upload your video to generate an embed code for free. The most common ones are Youtube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo. However, if you need to edit your video before embedding it in your Emails or Webpages, you can use Kapwing to repurpose and edit your video, then generate an embed code after you export the new version of your video.
How do you embed a video in HTML?
Typically, when you upload videos to hosting websites like Youtube, Dailymotion, or Vimeo, you can find an option to “embed” a video. When you click on the embed option on these platforms, you are provided with a paragraph of HTML code that you can add to a website’s HTML code, or into a HTML section of a blog or email.
Can I embed any YouTube video?
You can only embed YouTube videos where the creator leaves the embed functionality enabled, which means that the creator has agreed to allow others to share the video on other platforms and mediums.
Is it better to embed or link a video?

For a better viewing experience, it is better to embed videos. Embedding videos will allow viewers to watch the video on your website, blog, powerpoint, or email without navigating away from the current view.

Linking videos are easier than uploading videos directly (which requires downloading media to your device and re-uploading it) or configuring an embed option when sharing on social media channels. However, keep in mind that linking a video will redirect your user to where the video is hosted.

What's different about Kapwing?

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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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Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing! Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Accessible
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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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We don't serve ads: we're committed to building a quality, trustworthy website. And we will never spam you nor sell your information to anyone.
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