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How to Add Text to YouTube Video in Two Ways?

Author by Penny

Updated on June 24, 2022

Adding text to YouTube videos can help make your videos look more perfect and let your viewers understand what is going on in the screen. For your sake, this article will share 2 ways to add text to YouTube video. So please scroll down!

How to Put Text to YouTube Video on YouTube Built-in Editor

When you review previously uploaded YouTube videos, you may find your audiences can't understand specific scenes in these videos due to the lack of subtitles or captions, or you want to further express new ideas in the videos in the form of text. But it would take much effort and time if you delete, edit and re-upload these videos. Fortunately, YouTube, itself offers a built-in video editor that empowers users to simply edit YouTube videos they have uploaded, including adding text to YouTube video. But there are some people who don't know how to add text to their videos with the built-in YouTube editor. In view of this, here are the steps to add text to the uploaded YouTube video. Please, read on.

How to Add Text on YouTube Video Step by Step

How to add text on YouTube video

Step1. Visit YouTube and sign into your account.

Step2. Click on your avatar and select your channel and enter a new interface. Click the blue-button “YOUTUBE STUDIO” in the upper right corner.

Choose the language of your adding text

Step3. In the YouTube menu list, click "Subtitles", and then in your video list, select the video you want to add text to (just click on the video) and go to a new window. In this new window, click again on the blue button "ADD LANGUAGE" to select the language you want, and finally click on "ADD" in "Subtitles" in the language list to enter the add subtitle page.

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Step4. Click “Create new subtitles or CC” and in the box on the upper left corner, type subtitles then press enter. Or you can choose “Upload a file” from your computer to add text on YouTube video. Finally, hit the blue button “Publish” on the upper right corner. In this way, you can see the text you added.

Tips. YouTube may have automatically created subtitles for your video through its voice recognition technology. If so, you will see a message on the right side of the video similar to the post: English (automatic). If the automatically generated subtitles are incorrect, you can edit them to improve accuracy. Select the line to be modified for editing.

How to add text on YouTube video

How to Add Text to YouTube Video with a Free and Handy Video Editor

WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory can not only help you add text on YouTube video but also change font, color, opacity of the text. Apart from that, the program is a great video converter. It supports over 300 formats and provides a series of optimized presets for video sharing websites, so that you can easily upload any video to YouTube without compatibility issues. Meanwhile, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is also a video downloader. It can help you directly download YouTube videos, even an entire YouTube playlist.

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Detailed Steps to Add Text on YouTube Video with This Video Editor

Launch the video editor

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Step1. Launch the Program and Import Files

Open the software and click “Converter” on the main UI and then enter a new interface. On this new interface, click the “Add Files” button on the upper left corner to import a video or you can directly drag a video to the interface.

YouTube text

Step2. Put Text to YouTube Video in This Program

Click the stamp symbol in the menu below the video to text editing window. On this window, type your text in the box on the left, then press the add button and the text will appear in the preview video above. Click the text area in the preview video to change the position at will. Click the gear symbol next to the input text box to select the font and color of the text. Next to the gear symbol, you can change the opacity and angle of the text by dragging the round slider on the progress bar. After setting, click play to preview the added text effect. After applying the text effect in the way you like, click the blue “OK” button below to save the text addition.

Tips. WonderFox Free HD Video Converter also supports adding subtitles to YouTube video.

The process of adding text on YouTube video

Step3. Start to Add Text

Click the inverted triangle symbol below to choose an output folder. Lastly, hit “Run” in blue to start to add text on YouTube video. Before it is done, you need to wait a few seconds.

Tips. Before starting the fourth step, you can click the output format icon on the right to select a video format supported by YouTube, such as MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, etc. If you don’t want to change the video format, just click on the format of your original video on this page.

Sum up

The above content is about how to add text to YouTube video. Try it now! In the process of using these two methods, if you encounter any problems, please feel free to contact us.

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