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Create and edit videos for free online

Edit your video, your way

Kapwing is a free online video editor. Simple enough to learn without tutorials, yet powerful enough to support full creator workflows, Kapwing offers a robust video editing solution for every creator. Kapwing is a non-linear editor, meaning that video clips can be rearranged, appended, trimmed, and much more on a single timeline.

Within Kapwing, creators can splice and combine video clips, trim and cut inline, add transitions, overlay text and images, generate subtitles, and upload music. On the canvas, adjust the position and layout of your video and add special effects to make eye-catching and shareable videos. Add in audio, mix tracks, and import from YouTube to let your creativity shine.

How to Edit Video Online

  1. Upload Video Footage

    Upload your original video footage to Kapwing's advanced media library. Media library will convert and optimize your uploads and serve as an easy area for organizing all your clips. Once you're ready to assemble your video, drag and drop clips to the timeline or canvas.

  2. Edit Video Clips

    Using the timeline, trim and split clips until you have highlighted the key parts of your footage. Append these clips together to assemble your full story. Add text, audio, animations, and any other elements that you need to make your video stand out.

  3. Export and share

    Once you're done, hit the green `Export` button and your final video will be generated in just a few seconds. Unlike other video editors, Kapwing works completely online for free with no watermark. Download your final video and share it on your favorite social media platform.

The Internet's #1 Free Video Editor

Kapwing is how video editing should be. No downloads, no complicated tutorials, no spammy ads - just video editing made easy. Projects are backed up to the cloud so that you don't lose your work, and you can collaborate with other people in real time. Millions of creators use Kapwing for free every month, making it the best free video editing option online.

Kapwing supports many different file types including MP4, MOV, AVI, 3GP, and many more. Creators can record video clips, add voice overs, and search for images from inside the Studio. The videos can be edited directly in the browser from any device. When the video preview looks correct, click “Export” to create the final video. Download the MP4 file, publish the video on social media, or share the link with your friends.

We started Kapwing to make video storytelling accessible to anyone, on any device. Kapwing is designed by and for modern creators: storytellers, entertainers, and educators who share their message online. Perfect for YouTube videos, social media, school assignments, work projects, TikTok, and more. Kapwing is useful to beginners and experts alike! No film school degree or Macbook required.

Why is Kapwing so popular amount casual creators and professional video editors alike? Here are a few reasons:

  • Collaborative: Like Google Docs and Dropbox, creators can collaborate on video projects in real time within Kapwing. Every asset and web page is shareable. Anyone with the URL can watch the video, re-edit, and make a copy. Kapwing is the first platform to make video editing a truly collaborative process from start to finish.

  • Smart tools: ML-powered tools speed up creative workflows. Try our automatic subtitle generator, remove background tool, automatic translation, and more. Kapwing's video editor also supports Smart Cut, a new way to automatically remove silences from videos, saving creators time and energy when editing.

  • Modern features: Kapwing's video editor is built for the modern generation who expects software to be fast, reliable, and easy to learn and use. You can get started with editing video in just two clicks in Kapwing, with no downloads or signing in required.
Powerful track handling
Kapwing's powerful timeline-based editor allows anyone to add and manipulate multiple tracks easily. Edit audio, images, and video all in one place. Adjust layers and place overlays at any point in the video. Drag and drop tracks to rearrange clips in just a few clicks.
Simple media management
Upload any file that you need to edit, and convert it in the cloud. With the powerful support for a media library, Kapwing lets you separate your files from your editing work. Reuse files across multiple projects, and create content faster than ever before. Organize your files all in one place, and edit them on any device as you need.
Discover millions of assets
With integrations in popular providers like Giphy, Unsplash, Pexels, Kapwing provides millions of stock video and audio files to help you get started in seconds. Discover inspiration for things to make directly within the Kapwing editor, and tap into a robust ecosystem of plugins and integrations.
Stock Assets

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the best free video editor?
Kapwing is voted the internet's #1 free video editor, with a rating of 4.9 on Google reviews from 1,650+ reviews. Kapwing supports a powerful video editing workflow while also being easy enough to learn and use without any complicated tutorials. Get started with one of thousands of templates, or bring your own footage and take advantage of Kapwing's timeline, which will allow you to splice clips, adjust timing, add text, and much more all in one place. Compared to other internet video editing options which may run ads, require downloads, or add a watermark, Kapwing offers the greatest combination of functionality, reliability, and ease of use in one single platform.
How can I edit a video for free without a watermark?
Choosing the right video editor before you start a time-consuming editing process is imperative to avoid a situation where there's no way to get your final project with no watermark. Many websites that offer video editing services online will add a watermark to all videos exported, but not Kapwing. If you're getting started, simply sign into Kapwing and you'll be able to export your videos for free with no watermark. The ability to export videos for free with no watermark is why over millions of creators each month choose and trust Kapwing with their video editing workflow.
Why should I edit videos online?
Using an online video editor can be faster, simpler, and more accessible than choosing a traditional native, desktop based video editing software. An online editing workflow offers a number of advantages: creators can collaborate and share projects more easily, files are uploaded to the cloud and live in one place, platforms support powerful plugins, and editors can access a plethora of online tutorials and templates. On top of this, online video editors don't require any downloads and run completely in the browser with no installations required. This makes it easy for anyone to get started with making content.
How do you make video edits?
At its core, video editing is about uploading clips and then splitting or combining them together to create a story. Using a video editor like Kapwing, creators can upload videos then edit them in a non-linear fashion on a tool called a timeline. The timeline lets creators play videos, trim their timing, and watch their finished video in one place. This tool also gives a visual way for creators to add text, upload music, apply effects, and much more to videos of any length. In summary, the best way to make strong video edits is to have a strong vision for the story that you want to tell. Then, choose the easiest tool that you can find to bring that story to life.

What's different about Kapwing?

Easy
Easy
Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Free
Free
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing! Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Accessible
Accessible
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
Online
Online
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.
Powerful
Powerful
Kapwing works hard to help make the content you want, when you want it. Get started on your project today.
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Trusted by millions of creators all over the world
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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 :)
Michael Trader
Information Services Freelancer
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This tool should be in every social media account managers' bookmark list.
I use this daily to help with video editing. Even if you're a pro video editor, their is no need to be spending hours trying to get the format correct. Kapwing does the hard work for you.
Dina Segovia
Virtual Freelance Worker
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By the far the most user friendly software to use.
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.
Kerry-lee Farla
Youtuber
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Kapwing is my secret weapon!
This is one of the most powerful, yet inexpensive and easy-to-use video editing software I've found. I blow my team away with how fast and efficiently I can edit and turnaround video projects.
Gracie Peng
Director of Content
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Kapwing is king.
When I use this software, I feel all sorts of creative juices flowing because of how jam-packed with features the software really is. A very well-made product that will keep you enticed for hours.
Martin James
Video editor
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Love this site.
As a English Foreign Language Teacher, this site helps me to quickly subtitle interesting videos that I can use in class. The students love the videos, and the subtitles really help them to learn new vocabulary as well as better understand and follow the video.
Heidi Rae
Education
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Excellent subtitling features
[It] works perfectly for me. Have been using Kapwing for a year or so, and their automatic subtitle tool gets better and better every week, it's rare that I have to correct a word. Keep up the good work!
Natasha Ball
Consultant
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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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Kapwing is free to use for teams of any size. We also offer paid plans with additional features, storage, and support.