Safe zones for social media videos

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Use an online editor with safe zones for videos 

When editing videos for social media, it’s important to keep in mind that different platforms have different interface elements that can cover up parts of your video if you aren’t careful. Video safe zones allow you to keep track of these elements while you’re editing your video in order to ensure that it will display correctly regardless of platform or device. Our online editor allows you to toggle safe zones on or off with ease, with support for TikTok, YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels. If you create content for multiple platforms, you can even have them all toggled on at the same time to ensure compatibility. This, on top of our integrations, make it easy to repurpose content and create professional looking videos for social media. 

Safe zones for social media videos

Create videos for social media in your web browser

You don’t need to download or install anything to edit videos with Flixier. Just click on Get Started to open the app in your web browser, upload your recordings and other media and start editing your video, all in your browser. You can switch between landscape and portrait mode to create for different platforms and save the videos to your computer or publish them in a couple of minutes. 

Toggle social media safe zones for different platforms 

Create content for any social media platform with Flixier. You can toggle between Instagram Reels safe zones, YouTube Shorts safe zones and TikTok safe zones. If you want to, you can also display them all at once, making it easy to edit videos that you plan to publish on multiple platforms at the same time.

Add animated Calls to Action to your videos 

Use professionally animated motion titles or Like, Subscribe and Follow buttons to give your videos a more polished look. No editing or animating experience required! Flixier offers a full library of premade graphical elements that you can just drag and drop onto your video. You can customize everything about these elements, from the font to the colors, in order to make them fit your brand.

Create captions for your social media content automatically 

Subtitles increase engagement on videos by allowing people to follow along with the video even if they aren’t able to listen to it. Use Flixier to generate subtitles for your video automatically. All you have to do is right click on your clip and select the Generate Subtitles button. Afterwards, you can edit your subtitles manually, reposition them and customize their looks.

How do you use social media safe zones when editing in Flixier?

How do you use social media safe zones when editing in Flixier?
Create a video project

Log into your Flixier account or click on Get Started to create a new project. Then, click on the empty space next to the canvas and then choose a vertical, square or landscape Aspect Ratio from the menu on the right side of the screen.

Toggle the video safe zones on

Under the resolution options, you’ll see a menu called Show Safe Zones. Here, you can choose to turn on safe zones for different social media platforms including YouTube Shorts, TikTok and Instagram Reels. You can click on each one to show the safe zones for that platform, or click the All button to display them all at once. 

Then, you can continue editing your videos as usual, by uploading or importing media to your Library and dragging it down to the timeline to trim and cut it. You can generate subtitles by right clicking on your clips in the timeline. Add motion graphics or text to your videos from the tabs on the left side of the screen.

Save your video or share it online

When you’re done creating your videos, click the Export button in the top right corner of the screen. Flixier will take a couple of minutes to process it and then you’ll be able to save it to your device or share it directly to TikTok or YouTube.

Why use Flixier to create social media videos with safe zones?

Repurpose any video for social media 

Turn your long-form YouTube videos into short form content with Flixier. Our editor lets you import clips from YouTube by copying and pasting the link. Then, you can cut out the best parts, convert them from landscape to portrait mode and add subtitles and motion graphics to turn them into engaging TIkToks, Reels, or Shorts in just a few minutes.

Publish your videos directly on social media

No more wasting time with file transfers and uploads. Flixier allows you to export your clips straight to your YouTube or TikTok accounts. This allows you to share videos more efficiently and frees up more time for you to focus on coming up with creative ideas for your future content.

Use GIFs in your social media videos 

Add popular reaction GIFs to your TikTok and YouTube shorts with Flixier. Open the Stock tab on the left side of the screen and select the GIFs option to browse GIPHY straight from the app and find funny and relatable GIFs that you can seamlessly splice into your video.

Create text-to-speech voice overs for your videos

Text-to-speech voice overs are an easy way to make your social media videos more engaging. If you have a Business account, you can use our neural powered text to speech engine to generate natural sounding voice overs for your Reels, TikToks and Shorts without having to spend any time in the recording booth.


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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

What are safe areas or safe margins in videos?

What are safe areas or safe margins in videos?

Safe areas are the parts of a video which don’t risk being covered or cut off by the interface elements of the video sharing platform you’re using.

What is the purpose of a video safe zone?

What is the purpose of a video safe zone?

The purpose of a video safe zone is to help you frame your content better when editing, in order to make sure that nothing important gets cut off when people watch your video on platforms like TikTok, YouTube or Instagram.

Are TikTok safe zones similar to Instagram Reels safe zones?

Are TikTok safe zones similar to Instagram Reels safe zones?

TikTok and Instagram Reels safe zones are pretty similar, but there are some important differences. The main one is that on TikTo, the middle part at the top of the screen is covered by the Following and For You tabs. TikTok also takes up more space on the right side of the screen, while Instagram Reels interface is a little slimmer and doesn’t go as far up on the screen on the right side.

What is the Instagram Reels video size/aspect ratio in pixels?

Are TikTok safe zones similar to Instagram Reels safe zones?

The recommended Aspect Ratio for Instagram Reels, YouTube Shors, TikTok and other vertical videos is 9:16, or 1080 x 1920 pixels. If you want your videos to display properly and look sharp on those platforms, you should choose this resolution. If you want to make the video files smaller, you could also go for a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, but your clips won’t look as sharp.

Are TikTok safe zones similar to Instagram Reels safe zones?

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