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Create short, vertical videos to publish on YouTube shorts. Edit together clips or generate using AI to create viral videos clips and publish directly to YouTube.

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Boost viewership with the #1 YouTube Shorts Maker 📈

Get in on the action with YouTube Shorts and grow your audience with vertical videos. Create YouTube Shorts with AI to speed up your workflow.

Generate a YouTube Short video with a simple text prompt

Create a ready-to-go YouTube Short in minutes. Just type up a quick prompt on any topic and you’ll get professional-grade video footage, realistic voice overs, and engaging subtitles in one high-quality Short. It’s easy for content teams to collaborate, edit videos, and swap out footage with other royalty-free options in our library.

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Generate a YouTube Short video with a simple text prompt

Drive traffic back to your YouTube channel with short, engaging clips

Turn long-form YouTube videos into Shorts that grow your channel. In just one click, Kapwing turns long videos and existing content into short videos that boost viewer engagement. Watch your channel's growth skyrocket with captivating YouTube Shorts generated from just one original video.

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Publish directly to YouTube Shorts

Kapwing supports the ability to publish content directly to your YouTube account. To post your video as a YouTube Short, just make sure it’s under 60 seconds long and oriented vertically. Streamline your content creation process from start to finish—all on one platform.

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Publish directly to YouTube Shorts

"I've been dabbling a bit more into video production too thanks to Kapwing. I made 10 short videos that were snappy, fun, and packed with tips. It's like I've turned into a one-person content factory over here. 🎥"

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Every video creation tool you need, all in one place
Get all your editing done in one place. Craft your videos for every platform using powerful features accessible for everyone.
Online video editor
Edit your videos with our fast, powerful video editor. Accessible for beginners, feature-rich for pros. Available on any device.
Magic subtitles
Add word-by-word captions to any video with Kapwing's subtitle generator. Change colors, fonts, and add animations or transitions.
Generative AI
Text to video is here. Create videos with a simple text prompt that include stock clips, music, subtitles, and transitions.
Collaborative editing
Organize footage and files with a sharedworkspace. Review and share feedback with your fast with real-time comments.
Edit video with text
Edit a video just by editing text. Trim videos or clip sections by removing text from the video's auto-generated transcript.
Automatic resize
Crop, flip, or resize videos to fit any platform. Built-in social media Safe Zones ensure your content always fits correctly.
Instant transcripts
Transcribe video to text with a single click. Repurpose audio or video content into articles and text posts, or convert to subtitles.
Translation & dubbing
Reach a global audience and translate videos in 70+ languages. Accurate translation for video subtitles and voice overs.
Enhance audio quality
Clean audio in seconds, remove background noise from videos, add music and effects, and split or merge audio with our built-in audio editor.

“[I] LOVE Kapwing. I've tried a bunch of other AI-driven video-editing tools. Kapwing's interface for adding photo FX and titles is really user-friendly, and I get really elegant results. It's by far my favorite tool for making YouTube Shorts."

Saby RK

Content Creator

How to Make YouTube Shorts with AI

How to Make YouTube Shorts with AI
  1. Open Kapwing AI

    Start a new project and click on the lightbulb icon at the top toolbar of Kapwing's editor to generate YT shorts from scratch. If you have existing content you want to clip short videos from, try Repurpose Studio

  2. Create YouTube Shorts from text prompts

    Enter a text prompt, set the video size as 9:16, choose a voice over, and set the style for the animated captions on your YouTube shorts.

  3. Edit and upload to YouTube

    Continue editing in the editor. Explore the stock media library in the left-hand sidebar to add background music, images, and other video clips. When you're finished editing, click Export project and export your YT Short as an MP4 file you can download.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How does Kapwing's AI YouTube Shorts Generator work?

Kapwing's AI YouTube Shorts Generator is part of the Repurpose Studio, an AI-powered tool that speeds up the content creation process by turning long videos into YT shorts. This AI analyzes one source video, pulls key highlights from the video, then creates social-ready clips for you to edit and post. 

What types of YouTube videos can you make with AI?

Different types of YouTube videos each bring their own results. Creating YouTube shorts is the best way to grow your audience, whereas creating longer video content is the best way to connect with your audience. Either way, make sure you are creating relevant content for your specific audience to increase the likelihood that they will subscribe and stay as a part of your community. 

What is the best AI tool for creating YouTube shorts?

Kapwing's YouTube Shorts Maker gives creators a full suite of AI video editing tools that make the content creation process 2x faster and easier. Create AI-generated videos from scratch or repurpose content into short videos perfect for YouTube platform.

What AI tools do YouTube creators use?

There are many different AI tools that YouTube creators can explore to get ideas, edit videos, and optimize content. Kapwing's YouTube Shorts Maker or Repurpose Studio to easily create short form content that keeps viewers engaged. The YouTube Shorts Maker equips creators with all the video editing tools needed to create engaging content, while Repurpose Studio strips all the most engaging parts of one source video and turns it into multiple video clips that go viral.

How Do You Post TikToks on YouTube Shorts?

For new TikToks, videos will be automatically downloaded to your camera roll when you publish them in the TikTok app. You can then come to YouTube and publish the same video file. However, it will have a TikTok watermark, and you may need to replace the sound with a sound from the YouTube library to avoid your video being muted. You can also copy the link of a TikTok video and paste it into Kapwing to get the video without a TikTok watermark. This enables you to make other edits, like removing the sound or trimming the watermark from the end.

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.
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