July 9, 2024

How to add text on Capcut in 2024?


Making a tutorial, sharing a moment, or putting together a promo video? Text can boost your content and give it a polished look. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to add text to your videos in CapCut.

1. Download CapCut Desktop Video Editor (MacOS and Windows)

CapCut is available on:

  • Desktop: MacOS and Windows

  • Mobile: iPhone, iPad, and Android

  • Online: Use right in your browser

2. Import your video

Open CapCut and click on Import to upload your video. 

How to import your video on CapCut

Drag it onto the timeline. 

Drag your video onto the timeline

3. Add text to your video

Head to the Text panel. 

How to go to the text panel on CapCut

Here, you can choose from a variety of text styles, templates, and effects. Once you find one you like, drag it to the text timeline. You can play around with the placement and scale to get it right.

Select a text style, preset or effect on CapCut

You can also change the duration by pulling the edges of the text box in the timeline.

How to change the duration of the text by pulling the text boxes edges on CapCut

Next, select the text box to see the customization options. You can change the style, format, font, color, spacing, transparency, and text alignment. 

How to adjust the text's customization options on CapCut

If you want to make your text more dynamic, you can turn it into speech with an AI character. 

How to add an AI character on CapCut

 If you want to add animation effects, you’ll have to use the online CapCut editor - the app doesn’t have that feature. 

How to add text animation on CapCut Online

4. Export and share

It's time to save or export your video. Pick your resolution and quality, then hit Export to save it to your device.

How to export your video on CapCut

Wrapping up

Adding text to your videos in CapCut is straightforward. But remember, CapCut isn't your only option. You can also add text with Tella, another solid video editing tool. If you go with CapCut or Tella, adding text to your videos is a great way to make them stand out.

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Tella — Screen recording for entrepreneurs