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Video Ad Maker

Seamlessly create your own video ad online for free
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Capture your audience’s attention, wherever they are

No matter how hard you try, you’re bound to see the words “Sponsored” and “Promoted” at the top of any post on any of your social media newsfeeds. Yes, we see those words. But what makes a person pause from scrolling, and stop?

Make your audience stop in their tracks as they find your own video ad on Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, or Pinterest. With the right ad design, humor, or a perfect pinpoint on your target audience’s pain points, Kapwing’s video ad maker makes video ad creation easier than ever. Start gaining more customers, increasing your click-through rate, and building rapport with anyone who sees your video ads on social media.

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How to Make an Ad Video

How to Make an Ad Video
  1. Start a new project
    Upload a video or start with a blank canvas to make your video ad.
  2. Edit and resize your video ad
    Resize your video ad to fit the recommended size of the platform you want to advertise on. Design your video ad with branded text, transitions, subtitles, and more all in one place.
  3. Export and upload
    Export your new video ad and upload to any platform you want to advertise on. Watch as new visitors come to you!

The Social Media Video Creator App for Anyone

Creating content for social media can be frustrating with all the different sizes, dimensions, and restrictions for each platform. With Kapwing’s video ad maker, you have all the tools you need to get videos ready for social media for free.

Stand out from all the static social media posts people always glaze their eyes over. Today, the biggest issue for social media marketers and advertisers is snapping their audience out of scrolling paralysis. When you transform any video into several social media clips as short form video ads, you’re bound to make a lasting impression.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long should a video ad be?

The recommended duration of a video ad should be 15 seconds or less. It’s best to deliver the value your target audience will gain upfront so they’ll be compelled to keep watching, or even better, follow you and keep up with your business. Any video ad longer than 15 seconds usually gets skipped.

Do shorter videos get more views?

Yes! Keep in mind, the human brain’s attention span has decreased since online social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube started focusing on optimizing their platforms specifically for short-form content. Over the past couple of years, short-form videos have proven to perform better in terms of engagement and retention rate.

Are video ads more effective?

Sometimes! Video ads can be more effective than static ads when a person is stuck scrolling through post after post and your video ad breaks the never-ending cycle of scrolling, liking, and maybe commenting. On the other hand, static ads give more autonomy for the viewer to come up with their own judgment on whether or not they benefit from what you’re advertising in seconds.

What's different about Kapwing?

Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
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.
No spam or ads
No spam or ads
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.
Kapwing works hard to help make the content you want, when you want it. Get started on your project today.
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Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
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Kapwing is an essential tool that we use in MOXIE Nashville every day. As a social media agency owner, there's a variety of video needs that my clients have. From adding subtitles to resizing videos for various platforms, Kapwing makes it possible for us to create incredible content that consistently exceeds client expectations. With Kapwing, we're always ready to create - from anywhere!
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Kapwing helps you spend less time learning complex video editing platforms and more time crafting stories that will connect with your audience and customers. We've used the platform to help create engaging social media clips from our clients' podcasts and we can't wait to see how the platform simplifies this process going forward. If you've learned graphic design with Canva, you can learn video editing with Kapwing.
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Kapwing is probably the most important tool for me and my team. It’s always there to meet our everyday needs in creating scroll-stopping and engaging videos for us and our clients. Kapwing is smart, fast, easy to use and full of features that are exactly what we need to make our workflow faster and more effective. We love it more each day and it keeps getting better.
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As a housewife at home looking to start a Youtube channel for fun with absolutely zero editing experience, it was so easy for me to teach myself via their YouTube channel. It takes the tediousness out of editing and encourages creativity. As long as Kapwing is around, I will be using their software.
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Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
Mitch Rawlings
Information Services Freelancer
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