Add Text to Video

Easily and quickly add text and captions to your video. Free with no watermarks.

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Easy Online Video Editing Add Text to Video Screenshot

Free online video tool
to add text to your videos

Adding text to your video is super simple with Vidds. Select the “Add Text” tool from above the video canvas. Now you can drag and drop the text element anywhere you like within the video frame. Update the text in the box with your own and customise the stylings the way that you like. You can even choose how and when it enters the video by selecting some “in” and “out” animations and adjusting the timing settings.

Want more than one text box in the video? No problem, add as many as you like. You can even duplicate one you’ve already customised to save yourself time. Customise their positions and when they show up and disappear from the scene and now you’re ready to export your finished video.

Easily add text to your videos

All it takes is a click!

When it comes to adding text to your video, you could include a word (or two), a sentence, a coupon code, a caption, subtitles, event info, or an entire paragraph. The possibilities are endless and the choice is yours.

The advantage of adding text to your video is huge! It helps capture your viewers’ attention and communicates your message clearly. Especially when many people watch videos on their phones without the sound on.

How to Add Text to Your Video

1. Upload Video

Simply add your video to a project by clicking the “Add Media” icon above the video canvas and selecting  “upload” to choose a file from your computer.

2. Customise Text

Add text to your video using the “Add Text” button above the video canvas. This immediately adds a text block over the top of your video. Choose your text styling and begin typing. Add as many or few text elements as you want.

3. Download Video

When you’re happy with the text that’s been added to your video, simply click “Download” and your video will begin to render. 

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Why Add Text to Your Video?

1. To be Clear

Add extra context to your video by using written words to make your message clear for every viewer. Captions and subtitles are great tools to accompany a video.

2. Sound Off

Many people watch videos with the sound off on their phones. Adding text to your video means that they can understand what the video is about, even when it’s muted.

3. Impact

Words are powerful. Make a greater impact in your videos by adding text at key moments.


Yes! Vidds was built for easy online video editing, even if you’ve never created a video before. We have a simple arrangement of scenes that combine to create a full video. We have a ton of designs ready to add and customize with your own text, images, or videos. Each is beautifully animated with no work on your part! Even better, you can try it to make sure that Vidds is right for you!

Definitely. Vidds is designed to make great looking videos even if you don’t have your own video content! We do this in a number of ways: We animate text that looks great and stands out on its own. You can apply a “zoom” effect to images with a click (sometimes called “the Ken Burns effect” after the documentary filmmaker) so they provide additional movement. We also include access to free stock photo and video search, so you can find the perfect background.

Yes, and it’s easy to do with our scene list – just add your first video, then add another scene with your second video (or third, or fourth, or more) to combine them all into one.

Vidds is so powerful and easy to use, you can even play back multiple videos at once by putting one above the other, or overlaying one for a “Picture in Picture” design.

Yes! You can easily use our video size presets or enter a custom size. When resizing a video, you can choose to “fit” a video so it’s centered in the resized version, or “cover” so it completely covers the new video size, clipping the parts that don’t fit.

Vidds is so powerful and easy to use, you can even play back multiple videos at once by putting one above the other, or overlaying one for a “Picture in Picture” design.

Yes! We allow you to play back an entire video easily, or clip it by selecting the start and end time. You can even speed a video up or slow it down!

Absolutely! Once you download a video, it is yours forever to use as you wish. Whether your video is a quick social media post, or evergreen content you want to keep around for years. If you cancel a subscription, the videos are still yours.