Add Subtitles to Video

Kapwing is an online editor for subtitling your videos

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How it works
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  1. Upload your footage

    Upload the video you want to subtitle, or paste a link if it's already online!

  2. Type and time the subtitles

    Transcribe the text you want and space your subtitles on the video timeline using the Kapwing editor.

  3. Share your video

    Download your subtitled video to share directly on social media. Get ready for higher engagement!

Let your message be heard, even without sound

The Kapwing subtitle editor lets you add subtitles to your video directly. Research shows that subtitled videos on social media get significantly higher engagement than videos without subtitles. This editor allows you to burn subtitles into video directly, so that the subtitles will not be lost no matter what platform the video gets shared to.

Kapwing also has an AI-powered auto-generate feature for subtitles. Create subtitles automatically, then edit the auto-generated subtitles so that they are perfectly matched to the audio in your video. The machine powered transription is a great way to start subtitling a video while saving you time and effort.

The subtitle editor also allows creators to time out subtitles to the exact moments of the video as they see fit. Even for very short or choppy dialogue, Kapwing has your back with making your video more accessible.

Kapwing allows creators to adjust the font, size, color, and position of the subtitles as well. You can make the subtitles appear higher or lower on your video, or even resize your video so that the subtitles fit exactly where you need. There are a few different styles for subtitles that Kapwing supports: you can add a full background to make your subtitles more readable, or just a text shadow, or no background at all. When everything looks perfect, just click "Create" and your video will be created!

Do you already have your subtitles handly in the form of a SRT file? Kapwing also supports adding SRT to video! Just upload your SRT file and Kapwing will do the rest - burn the subtitles directly into your video.

We hope that Kapwing’s caption maker makes your videos more accessible, engaging, and compelling. Our free web app was designed to make tedious subtitling editing tasks faster and simpler for the average creator. Enjoy!

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