Add Captions to Reels

Create automatic captions for your Instagram Reels
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Add captions to your Reels in one click

Generate captions for your Instagram Reels to keep people from swiping past your content! Most people watch Reels on their phone. These viewers are often on the go and in situations where they can’t turn the volume up to listen to your video. Adding captions to your Reels helps them enjoy your content and keeps them engaged and watching.

Worried about the process of adding captions? No need to be! Flixier can auto-generate captions for your Instagram Reels in just a few clicks, translate them to different languages automatically and even allows you to customise the way your captions look to make sure they’re legible and fit in with the rest of your video.

Add Captions to Reels

Generate captions for your Reels online

Flixier is an online video editor, so you don’t need to download or install anything to your computer in order to use it. Just click on Get Started, upload your Reel, click on Generate Subtitles, then sit back and relax while our AI-powered tool analizes your audio and generates accurate, synchronized captions in just a few seconds.

Customize your captions easily

Choose from a dozen different subtitle presets to make your captions stand out. You can also style your captions manually to make them fit your brand and aesthetic. Flixier allows you to choose from dozens of different fonts, edit the size, stroke and background, reposition or rotate subtitles and much more!

Use safe zones to make sure that your captions look good

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to watch a video where the captions are covered up by the title, like buttons, or other interface elements. Flixier’s safe zone overlay show you where these elements are going to be in the app, so you can position your captions well and avoid this problem when publishing your Instagram Reels.

Publish your Reels directly to Instagram

Speed is everything when it comes to online content. After you’re done adding captions to your Instagram Reels with Flixier, you can give your video a title and description and publish it to your Instagram page straight from the editor so you can move on to your next project!

How to add captions to Reels:

How to add captions to Reels:

Click on Get Started to open Flixier in your web browser. Drag and drop your video over to the Import window that shows up on the screen. If the video isn’t on your device, you can also bring it over from any of the cloud storage services listed there.

Add captions to your Reel

After your video has been uploaded to the Flixier library, double click on it to add it to the timeline at the bottom of your screen. Then, right click on the video and select Generate Subtitles. Flixier will analyze your audio and generate your captions for your Reel after a few seconds. 

After your captions are generated, you can select them on the timeline. The left-side menu will allow you to edit the contents of your subtitle and fix any potential errors, while the right side menu will allow you to automatically translate your captions to other languages and customize the way they look.

Download or Publish your Reel

Click the Export button in the top right corner of the screen. Under Save As, make sure to select Video as your format. Afterwards, click on Export and Download. Your captioned Reel will be saved to your computer, but you can also give it a title and a description and publish it straight to Instagram.

Why use Flixier to add captions to Reels?

Add captions to your Instagram Reels easier than ever before

You don’t need to have any advanced editing experience to add captions to your Instagram Reels with Flixier. Our tool allows anyone to generate captions automatically in just a few clicks, so you don’t need to waste hours watching tutorials just to make your content more accessible.

Cut your YouTube videos down to Reels

Use Flixier to edit your YouTube videos down to Reels and reach more people. Our tool makes it easy to crop landscape videos into vertical ones and reframe them for mobile platforms like Instagram. Our powerful timeline makes it easy to cut and trim your video down to the right length in order to fit Instagram Reel’s requirements.

Add music and sound effects to your Reels

Flixier can do a lot more than just captions. You can use our tool to add music and sound effects to your Instagram Reels easily. You can upload audio files from your device, bring them over from SoundCloud, or take advantage of our stock library that’s filled to the brim with stock music and sound effects which you can use for free.

Create all your content with one tool 

Flixier gives creators all the tools they need to make their content, no matter their platform. You can use it to create intro videos for your channel, record and edit vlogs, create Reels for your Instagram account and much more!


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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

Why can’t I add captions to my Instagram Reels?

Why can’t I add captions to my Instagram Reels?

If you don’t see the option to add captions to your Instagram Reels, then it means the feature is probably not available in your region yet. Rest assured, you can still caption your Reels with an online video editor like Flixier.

How long can Instagram captions be?

How long can Instagram captions be?

If you use Instagram to caption your Reels, you are limited to using 2200 characters and no more than 30 hashtags. There is no character limit to your captions when you use an external caption generator like Flixier.

Why are the captions not showing up on my Reel?

Why are the captions not showing up on my Reel?

If you used Instagram to caption your Reel and you notice that your captions don’t show up in the video, it’s most likely because you used a banned hashtag.

Why are the captions not showing up on my Reel?

Why are the captions not showing up on my Reel?

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