How to Add Text to Videos? 3 Easy Methods!


Want to make your video stand out from the crowd? Here’s a trick you can use to create a captivating video – add text to video. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to add text to video with the 3 best free video editors.

  1. Add text to video using MiniTool MovieMaker
  2. Add text to video using Microsoft Photos
  3. Add text to video using VEED

Add Text to Video Using MiniTool MovieMaker

MiniTool MovieMaker is a watermark-free video editor for beginners. Its simple and intuitive interface makes it easier to understand. It offers some cool animated text templates that will make your video more engaging and interesting. Besides, other editing features are also offered by MiniTool MovieMaker, such as split video, merge video, reverse video, speed up video, mute video, and so on.

Here’s how to add text to video with MiniTool MovieMaker.

Step 1. Download and install MiniTool MovieMaker.

Step 2. Launch the program after finishing the installation and close the popup window to access the main user interface.

Step 3. Click Import Media Files to add the video that you want to add text to and click the + to add the video to the timeline.

Step 4. Switch to the Text tab and you will find all text templates. Choose the desired text template and add it to the text track. Then enter the text, adjust the font size, color, type of the text, change the duration of the text and move the text to where you’d like to display it. Click OK to save the changes.

Step 5. Click Export to adjust the output settings. Once done, hit the Export button to export the video with animated text.

Add Text to Video Using Microsoft Photos

Microsoft Photos is one of the best replacements of Windows Movie Maker. It has all the basic editing functions and offers you a variety of animated text styles, 3D effects, filters, motion effects, and audio tracks to choose from.

Follow these steps to learn how to put text on video using Microsoft Photos.

Step 1. Click the search icon on the taskbar and enter “video editor”. Open the Microsoft video editor to get started.

Step 2. Tap on New video project, give it a name, and click OK.

Step 3. Click the + Add button to add a video from your computer, then drag and drop the video to the Storyboard.

Step 4. Click on Text to open the text editor. Enter the text, select a suitable animated text style and change the position of the text. Then set the text duration by moving the two blue marks and click Done.

Step 5. Export the video after adding text to the video.

Add Text to Video Online Using VEED

VEED, an online video editor, can be used to add text to video, transcribe video, split video, crop video, draw on video, etc. This online video editor is free to use without registrations, but it will watermark your output videos. You have to pay for the Pro plan to remove the watermark from your video.

Let’s see how to add text to video online with VEED.

Step 1. Visit the VEED website.

Step 2. Click on Upload Your Video and upload a video from your device or Dropbox

Step 3. Tap on Text and choose a text template you want to use.

Step 4. Then enter the text and edit it as you like.

Step 5. After editing the text, click on Export > Export Video to process this video file.

Step 6. When the process is done, you can click the Download MP4 button to save the video or copy the link to share with other people.


See! It’s very easy to add text to video! Now, choose one of them and enhance your video with stunning text templates!