YouTube Video Editor

Join over 100K of YouTubers who are using Kapwing to edit YouTube videos online—no credit card required.

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Start editing YouTube videos 10x faster

Kapwing's online YouTube video editor equips you with every tool you need to edit YouTube videos. From start to finish, you are in control of your own editing process until you publish directly to YouTube.

100+ video editing tools for you to use without a learning curve

Our team consistently updates each of our video editing tools so you can always edit YouTube videos without struggling to find the feature or relearning the entire tool. Quickly find highlights and get the best video clips from your video in seconds or automatically remove silences for your talking head videos.

Turn one YouTube video into social media posts in seconds

Easily repurpose one video into several pieces of video content so you can keep every platform active. With features like “Magic Create,” you can turn clips into social-ready videos in just a few clicks. Kapwing’s YouTube Video Maker makes it easy to find and trim clips completely online—no credit card or downloads required.

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How to Edit YouTube Videos

  1. Upload a video

    Upload the video file you want to edit for YouTube. You can upload multiple video files or paste a URL from YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and more

  2. Edit video for YouTube

    Spruce up your video and add subtitles, background music and sound effects, and transitions. Explore 100+ of Kapwing’s video editing tools to speed up your creative process while still being as creative as possible. 

  3. Download and upload to YouTube

    When you’re finished, click “Export project” to download a file for your video. Then, upload your new video to your YouTube channel. If the video file is too large, we suggest using our video compressor to reduce the file size of your YouTube video. 

The YouTube Video Maker for over millions of creators and teams

Creating and editing a great YouTube video should be free and accessible for everyone. Kapwing can help you make your first YouTube videos, enhance content, and grow your subscriber count on YouTube with high-quality videos. Make an SRT file, add jump cuts, filter, insert an intro, design a thumbnail, and combine videos together in just a few clicks.

Video editing can make your YouTube videos stand out from the pack and get attention on the YouTube Discover page. Upload or a video from your device or use a link to a video you find online and start editing immediately for free. Great for beginners, gamers, influencers, fitness stars, and anyone else just getting started on YouTube.

Kapwing works on any computer, tablet, or phone, including Chromebooks, iPads, Windows, Mac, Android, and feature phones. No installs required. Finally a YouTube video editor that actually works.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Out of all YouTube video editors, what do YouTubers use?

There are countless video editing software that YouTubers use, ranging from Adobe Premiere Pro to iMovie or Final Cut Pro X. A common issue YouTubers have with using a traditional video editing software is that you have to have a strong computer that can handle large file sizes and also pay for a subscription with strict commitments. 

The best video editing software that many YouTubers are starting to use is the YouTube Video Maker by Kapwing. You can edit any video on Kapwing directly from your web browser on any device— no downloads, no installations, and no commitment required.

How do you edit YouTube videos faster?

To edit YouTube videos faster, you can either hire a freelance YouTube video editor or use an editor with AI and smart tools to speed up your process. There are several online video editors online you can use to edit videos more quickly, like Kapwing. Kapwing has 100+ video editing tools You can access Kapwing directly in your web browser and use their smart video-editing tools like the automatic video editor, scene finder, automatic background remover, and many more.

Where can I edit YouTube videos for free?

While there are many free video editing softwares, Kapwing is the best free YouTube video editor you can use without putting in any credit card information. If you use Kapwing with a free account and decide you want access to their premium features, you can opt-in for Kapwing Pro to edit YouTube videos faster and more efficiently with AI-powered tools like Smart Cut, Scene Finder, Automatic Background Remover, and many more.

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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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 :)
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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.
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It just works!
Kapwing is incredibly intuitive. Many of our marketers were able to get on the platform and use it right away with little to no instruction. No need for downloads or installations - it just works.
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With Kapwing, we're always ready to create.
Kapwing is an essential tool that we use in MOXIE Nashville every day. As a social media agency owner, there's a variety of video needs that my clients have. From adding subtitles to resizing videos for various platforms, Kapwing makes it possible for us to create incredible content that consistently exceeds client expectations. With Kapwing, we're always ready to create - from anywhere!
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CEO at MOXIE Nashville
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Spend less time learning... and more time crafting stories.
Kapwing helps you spend less time learning complex video editing platforms and more time crafting stories that will connect with your audience and customers. We've used the platform to help create engaging social media clips from our clients' podcasts and we can't wait to see how the platform simplifies this process going forward. If you've learned graphic design with Canva, you can learn video editing with Kapwing.
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It keeps getting better!
Kapwing is probably the most important tool for me and my team. It’s always there to meet our everyday needs in creating scroll-stopping and engaging videos for us and our clients. Kapwing is smart, fast, easy to use and full of features that are exactly what we need to make our workflow faster and more effective. We love it more each day and it keeps getting better.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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