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Add Progress Bar to Video

Add a styled video progress bar online for free

What is a progress bar?

Progress bars are perfect for giving your audience a preview of how long your video will be. Embedding a dynamic progress bar into your video increases engagement on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter.

Kapwing is an easy online tool that allows you to add a dynamic progress bar to the bottom of your video or GIF. Simply upload your video, click on Elements, and select Add progress bar. You'll be able to easily adjust the shape, position, and color of your progress bar.

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How to Add a Progress Bar to Video Online

  1. Upload your video and choose elements

    Upload a video directly to Kapwing from your computer or mobile device. You can also paste a link to a video. Your uploaded video will be used to generate the progress bar. When you're ready, go to the Elements tab in the side bar, and find the button to 'Add a progress bar'.

  2. Style your progress bar

    The progress bar will automatically take the full duration of the video, meaning that it will be empty when the video starts and be 100% full when the video is complete. Once you've added a progress bar, You can then change up the color, opacity and position of your progress bar, and even add unique styles.

  3. Export and share

    Once you're satisfied with your creation, hit Export and your final video containing a progress bar will be generated. Get ready, because now you're going to get higher engagement on your content!

Add Progress Bar to Video

Adding a progress bar to your video

If you want viewers to get a visual sense of how long your video content is going to be without having to watch the entire video, a progress bar is a great element to add to keep viewers engaged through the entire duration of your video.

A progress bar that is burned directly into your video can also give viewers a sense of where they are in the total time of the video. This will encourage viewers to stick around until the end of the video if they see that they've already made a decent amount of progress while watching.

Kapwing is an easy, online video editor that allows you to add a progress bar to your videos, but also so much more. After you add a progress bar, you can also resize your video to the right dimensions, add text, subtitle your content, and a whole lot more.

Watch our tutorial:
Choose unique styles
Add the progress bar style that matches your aesthetic. Choose between glowing, gradient, background and solid progress bars, or use them all. Customize the color, size, and position of your progress bar to what fits your content style best.
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Share On Social Media
Keep your audience engaged in your post by showing how long your video is! Play with opacity for a modern twist. The progress bar feature is perfect for videos posted on social media.
Add To Any Video
Use Kapwing's progress bars for any video you have! Add a graphic element to your video with a full-screen progress bar. Kapwing's online progress bar tool lets you add progress bars to mp4 files and even static images.
Screenshot of a full screen progress bar

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add a progress bar to video online?
To add progress bars to videos online, creators use a browser-based software tool that generates an animated bar representing a video’s duration. This dynamic visual representation helps viewers see the progression of a video, forgoing the need to pause and check the time. Many online tools support this process, such as Kapwing. Kapwing allows creators to add progress bars to videos then change the style, bar color, outline color, and size online with any device.
How do you make an animated progress bar?
You can use a software tool to auto-generate an animated progress bar for your video. With a free tool like Kapwing, simply upload your audio file or paste a link, then add a progress bar that’s perfectly time to the exact duration of your video. Kapwing’s built-in tools also make it easy to customize the bar without previous video editing experience. You can change the color, style, size, and position to ensure the progress bar matches your content style.

What's different about Kapwing?

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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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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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