Adding Text to YouTube Video

You can make your YouTube videos more comprehensive and easier for your audience to retail. If you want to make the videos in your channel stand out from the over 37 million YouTube channels, we have your back.   

Keevi is a simple but powerful online tool that you can use to create custom text for your videos to grab and lock your audience’s attention. You can use it to add an intro title, compelling CTA, an outro, and so much more.      

With Keevi, you can easily add text to a video already uploaded on YouTube. Or, if your video is still on your system, you can add text to it first and then upload it on Youtube. The best part, Keevi will not take much of your time, 3 easy steps, and voila!

Add Text to YouTube Video Now!

How to Add Text to YouTube Videos in 3 Steps

We will show you how to add words to a YouTube video using the Keevi free online tool. And your text does not need to be dull. By using Keevi’s text customization features, you can make your YouTube video engaging and unforgettable.


Our quick tutorial will cover two types of videos that you can add text to:
An existing YouTube video - You have a video on your YouTube channel that needs a minor enhancement using text.
A video in your system- You have a video on your computer that you want to upload to YouTube, but you need to add some text to it first.

Upload or Extract Your Video

On Keevi’s upload panel, click on the ‘Browse’ button to upload your video. If the video is already on YouTube, enter the YouTube link in the panel at the bottom. Keevi will upload the video.

You can then:

  • Resize the video – Go to settings, and under ‘Select Format,’ you get the options to change the video to YouTube format, which you need if the video is from your files. There are also options for square, landscape, and many more.
  • Trim the video - On the timeline, place the pointer on the handles located on the edges of the video that resemble a pause icon. Drag the handle to your preferred start time and end time.    
  • Split your video –Get rid of parts of the video by clicking the start time of the unwanted part and hitting split, then point at the end time of this unwanted part and click split, finally click the delete icon, and the part will be eliminated. 

Pretty handy, right?

Type Your Words

At the top of the video, click on Text in the menu. And then, on the left, click ‘Add New Text.’

You can either use basic text or go a little wild by choosing the animation effects Keevi offers.

The basic text does not mean dull. Liven up your words by: 

  • Changing the font color.
  • Changing the font size.
  • Underlining or bolding the text – or both.
  • Choosing an ideal location for the text by moving it around.

If you prefer animation and its more dramatic effects, simply click on your preferred animation and start typing. Keevi then allows you to:

  • Change the font of the animation.
  • Change the size of the animation.

Once you’re done, you can edit the text if you need to. You can also choose the start and end times of the text by moving the text box on the timeline.  

Adding auto subtitles is also an option. Keevi provides over 30 languages to use in the subtitles. You can also add stickers, GIFs, audio, and images to make your video more appealing. 

Don’t worry about making mistakes. If anything you add to your video doesn’t feel right, select it on the timeline and hit the delete button.


Once you are satisfied with your work, hit ‘Export.’ Keevi will render the video with text within seconds.

You can either:

  • Download the video on your computer.
  • Push the video to YouTube directly.

Some Handy Tips for Adding Text To Your YouTube Video Like the Boss

You AreMake wise use of Keevi’s customization features. The font of your text should be easily visible to people using smartphones but not too big that the text overlaps your visuals.Play your video with text before clicking on ‘Export’ to ensure everything is perfect.Use animation effects to hold your viewers’ attention for longer and make them view more of your content. Animation can also come in handy in making compelling CTAs.If you want to add another text box, click on ‘Text’ again, and a new text box will appear on the screen.

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Have any questions?

How Do I Add Text Boxes to YouTube Videos?

Adding text to YouTube video content using Keevi is not a grueling process. It requires three super easy steps:

  1. Upload your video or extract it from YouTube.
  2. Add text to your video and customize it.
  3. Export your video with text. You can download or push it to YouTube.
How Do I Add a Pop Up Text YouTube Video?

Once you upload your video to Keevi, click on ‘Text’ and type in your words. You can then add a pop-up text by designating a start time and end time on the timeline – easy peasy.

How Do I Add Animated YouTube Text?

You can add animated text to your YouTube video using Keevi content editor. Once you upload your video, click ‘Text’ and select animations. Click on any of the numerous animation effects, and Keevi will apply it to your text. You can then change the font, size, or location of the animated text on the video.

How to Make a Text Post on YouTube?

Keevi is a free online video editor that you can use to add text to your YouTube video in 3 easy steps – extract your video from YouTube, add text and modify it to your taste, and finally push it directly to your YouTube channel.

Why Keevi?

  • It comes with a beginner-friendly user interface.
  • Tons of text customization features to make your YouTube video more arresting. 
  • You get to export your video with text directly to your YouTube channel.
  • If you want to optimize the size of your YouTube video, Keevi allows you to trim, resize, or split your video. You can edit it to fit different frame sizes.

Let’s see how Keevi compares to other YouTube video editing tools?

Keevi Other YouTube video editing tools
You can push YouTube with text directly to your YouTube channel. Requires you to save your YouTube with text video on your device first before uploading on YouTube.
Free online tool. Requires that you download software to your computer or subscribe to use the tool.
An intuitive user interface makes it easy to create custom text for your video, even as a beginner. Targeted to users with video editing experience.
You can add an image, audio, stickers, GIFs, and much more from the same tool. Requires switching between tools to add any other customization element to your videos, such as an audio or image.
Keevi lets you add text to videos already uploaded on YouTube. It mainly works for videos that are yet to be uploaded to YouTube.

Why Enhancing Your YouTube Video Using Text is Worthwhile

Every day, people consume over 1 billion hours of YouTube video content. The possibilities are limitless with YouTube, which is the 2nd most visited site globally. It comes second after Google.

Every month, almost 43% of internet users globally access YouTube.  Your YouTube video will be accessible to all these people!

Other Easy, Powerful, and Practical Tools From Keevi

There is more to Keevi than adding text to your YouTube video. You can carry out a wide range of video editing tasks that will take your content to the next level and expand your audience:  

  • Add text to video – Like your YouTube video, you can add text to your videos on Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media channels.     
  • Add captions to video - A video is great, but a video with captions is awesome. It will have a higher viewing time, perform better on search engines, and be accessible to people with hearing problems.
  • Add emojis to video – Communicate emotions so that words cannot by adding as many emojis as necessary for your video.
  • Auto subtitles – Make your video reach people of different languages by auto generating subtitles using Keevi.  
  • Subtitle edit – Once you auto generate subtitles, conveniently edit the words using Keevi’s Subtitle Edit feature. 

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.