You have less than 6 seconds to keep a viewer's attention on your videos. If viewers click away, your audience retention scores will drop and the YouTube algorithm won't reward your videos. Fortunately, you can create a compelling and highly-polished YouTube intro with Kapwing's free drag-and-drop video editor.
Kapwing features customizable templates for video intros, a beginner-friendly interface for editing, and other one-click features like automatic subtitles, background noise removal, and video effects—and it's free to get started. Kapwing can create more than video intros, too. It's a fully-featured YouTube editor that allows you to: add text to videos, create transitions, apply fun and interesting filters, and automatically remove silences so every YouTube video you create looks picture-perfect.
Start with a video intro template that's perfect for YouTube. Browse the Kapwing template library and choose a pre-built template—from there, change the font, colors, styles, and effects. Choose from a selection of stock footage and images to create intros from scratch or to enhance one of your own ideas.
Need advanced options? Kapwing also features a wide array of video effects, filters, transitions, and keyframe animations so you can bring your YouTube video intros to life. Add energy and motion to your videos and make the most of the first few seconds. Keep a viewer's attention with title cards and engaging transitions throughout your video.
Create a memorable visual identity by applying a Brand Kit to your video intros. Brand Kits help ensure all of your design assets—from color palettes to fonts—stay consistent across your YouTube video intros. Every viewer will begin to recognize you and your brand.
Once you're ready to publish, export and download your YouTube video intro to popular formats like MP4. You can also apply hardcoded subtitles that Kapwing will automatically generate for you so your YouTube videos are both accessible and engaging.
Kapwing is free to use for teams of any size. We also offer paid plans with additional features, storage, and support.