Add text to YouTube videos

Quickly and easily add text, motion titles and captions to a YouTube video
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The easiest way to add text and animated titles to a YouTube video 

Convey more information and keep viewers engaged by adding text and motion titles to your videos. Our tool allows anyone to add professionally animated and highly customizable motion titles and lower thirds to their video. You can also add static text, with more than a thousand fonts to choose from, or use one of our many stylish presets to give your video a unique look. 

Flixier is easy to use and runs in your browser, so you don’t have to download or install anything in order to add text to your videos. On top of that, you can do anything you want just by dragging and dropping, so you don’t need any experience in order to make videos that look good and attract views!

Add text to YouTube videos

Add customizable text to your YouTube videos 

Import your video to Flixier and add some simple text to your video in a couple of clicks. Then customize the contents of your caption and choose from over one thousand fonts, sizes, font weights and more. You can customize everything about your text, down to the stroke or background color of your caption.

Import and edit YouTube videos easily

Copy the link to your YouTube video and paste it in Flixier to import the video quickly and start working on it right away. When you’re done adding text or making other edits, you can give your video a new title and description, pick a thumbnail and then publish it directly to your YouTube channel.

Use professional motion graphics in your YouTube videos

Browse through Flixier’s extensive library of free motion graphics and drag the ones you like over to your video. You can use these as titles, lower thirds and combine them with other graphical elements to create stylish intros. Everything about them can be easily customized, from the text and font down to the colors that are used.

Add text to videos with a free YouTube editor 

Click on Get Started to start using Flixier immediately. That’s it! There’s no installs or downloads and you don’t even need to create an account. Our editor is free to try, so you’ll have immediate access to most of the core features, including adding text to your videos. If you want to save your work in the cloud, you can create an account and resume your projects later from any computer!

How to add text to a YouTube video?

How to add text to a YouTube video?

Click on Get Started to open Flixier up in your web browser. Drag a video over from your computer or choose the Link option and paste in the link to your YouTube video to import media that way.

Add text

After your video has been imported, drag it down to the timeline. Go to the Text tab on the left side of the screen and drag over one of the motion titles, or click the Simple Text button to add static text. Move the text element around by dragging it with the left mouse button and customize everything about it using the menu on the right side of the screen. If you want to spice up your static text, you can choose from more than a dozen different text presets from the Object Inspector menu.

Export and publish

When you’re done working on your video, click the Export button in the top right corner of the screen to export it. Flixier will take a few seconds to process your video and then it will be saved to your computer. If you want to, you can also give your video a Title, Description and Thumbnail and then have it published directly to your YouTube channel.

Why use Flixier to add text to your Youtube videos?

Generate subtitles for your video automatically

Add subtitles to your YouTube videos in a matter of seconds. All you need to do is right click on your video and select Generate Subtitles. Our auto subtitle generator will take a few seconds to create your subtitle object. Flixier will take a few seconds to process the audio and then create a fully synchronized subtitle that you can edit, translate and save to your computer and add to your video on YouTube.

Upload your own custom fonts 

Flixier offers the entire Google Fonts library, so you have more than 900 fonts to choose from when adding text to your video. If that’s not enough, however, we also give you the option to upload your own custom font in order to make sure that your videos can adhere to your company’s brand guidelines.

Access your favorite fonts easily with Brand Kits 

Create a Brand Kit for your team to save your company’s brand colors and fonts. This way, your favorite fonts will always show up at the top of the fonts list, making it easy to find when you add text to a YouTube video.

Add text with the fastest YouTube video editor 

Add text to your video and publish it to YouTube in a matter of minutes! Flixier uses powerful cloud servers to process any video in a few minutes, regardless of the hardware specifications of your computer. This means that you can enjoy a fast and smooth editing experience on any computer.


I’ve been looking for a solution like Flixier for years. Now that my virtual team and I can edit projects together on the cloud with Flixier, it tripled my company’s video output! Super easy to use and unbelievably quick exports.

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My main criteria for an editor was that the interface is familiar and most importantly that the renders were in the cloud and super fast. Flixier more than delivered in both. I've now been using it daily to edit Facebook videos for my 1M follower page.

Evgeni Kogan

I'm so relieved I found Flixier. I have a YouTube channel with over 700k subscribers and Flixier allows me to collaborate seamlessly with my team, they can work from any device at any time plus, renders are cloud powered and super super fast on any computer.

Anja Winter, Owner, LearnGermanWithAnja

Frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team
If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team

Can you add text to a YouTube video?

Can you add text to a YouTube video?

Yes, you can add text to a YouTube video very easily with Flixier. Just copy the link to your video, paste it into the Flixier editor and use the Text tab to add customizable static text or motion titles. You can even use our tool to transcribe videos to text!

Can I add subtitles to YouTube videos after posting?

Can I add subtitles to YouTube videos after posting?

Yes, you can use Flixier to transcribe YouTube videos to text. This transcript is actually a fully synchronized subtitle that you can translate into over 30 different languages and save to your computer. Then, all you have to do is go to your YouTube Studio and add the subtitle file to your video.

Can I edit the existing text of a YouTube video?

Can I edit the existing text of a YouTube video?

That depends. If the text itself is part of your video, then you need to edit the video itself and reupload it if you want to modify the video. If the text you wish to edit is in the video title or description, then you can go to your YouTube Studios and edit the video’s title and description however you want.

Can I edit the existing text of a YouTube video?

Can I edit the existing text of a YouTube video?

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