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The easy online video maker

Create videos from your photos and video clips with Animoto's drag-and-drop online video maker. No video editing experience needed.

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Making a video has never been easier

Create stunning videos that will captivate your audience with Animoto's online video maker. Make any type of video, from family video slideshows to professional videos to promote your business. Animoto's drag-and-drop video maker will have you editing your very own video in minutes.

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Video templates designed to make you look like a pro

Say Happy Birthday

Pair photos and video clips with text and music to create a birthday video for a friend or loved one.

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Promote Your Business

Make eye-catching video promos for Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to promote your products.

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Celebrate Special Moments

Combine photos and video clips to create a video slideshow set to music to celebrate a joyous event.

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Tips and tricks for making stunning videos

  1. Get started with online video creationReady to dive in and make a video online? With Animoto's online video maker, there are a couple ways to start. If you're looking for inspiration, start with a video template. Animoto offers a variety of video templates, designed to make it easy to make a video even if you've had no experience. Templates are customizable, and you can easily add your own photos, video clips, and text. Or, if you already have an idea in mind for your video, feel free to start from scratch.
  2. Customize to match your brand or personalityOne of the best ways to make your video feel like your own is to customize the way it looks. With Animoto, it's easy to update the colors and font for your videos to match your personality or brand. Making videos for your business? Go with a consistent color palette so viewers associate your videos with your brand. But you can always mix it up for special occasions or holidays. You can also customize music. Animoto's online video maker offers an extensive library of licensed music tracks for any occasion.
  3. Optimize for where you're sharingAnimoto makes it simple to share your videos to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and more. You can also share links to your videos with friends and family. Animoto stores your videos in the cloud, so you can stream them on any device with an internet connection. When making videos to share, keep the platform in mind to optimize your videos. Square videos perform best in Facebook and Instagram feeds. Longer, landscape videos perform better on YouTube.

How to boost your business with online videos

  1. Promote products and servicesMake a video to promote your products and services online. Our online video maker offers a variety of video templates that make it easy. Choose a video ad template, drag and drop to add your own product photos or video clips and text, and you're good to go. Find out more about how to use video for your business.
  2. Share your expertiseVideo offers a unique opportunity to share your expertise. Create a how-to video, a tutorial, list, or instructional video and share it online. When your potential customers search for answers to their questions, they'll find you. Videos online showcasing your expertise are a great tool for spreading brand awareness. What questions do customers ask the most? Those are great topics to start with.
  3. Engage with your audience on social mediaMaking videos to share on social media is an effective way to engage with your online audience. For social media, create videos that entertain, inspire, or educate viewers. These types of videos get shared more than videos promoting products. Try sharing an inspirational quote, a list, a heartwarming story, or interesting product.

The benefits of using a cloud-based online video maker

  1. Create videos from anywhere on any computerAnimoto's online video maker is cloud-based. That means you can make a video from any computer with an internet connection. Log in to access your account from any computer and start a new video project. Start a video project on one computer and finish it up on another, whenever and wherever it's convenient.
  2. Never lose your videosWhen you create a video with Animoto's video maker online, we store it in the cloud. We'll keep your videos for you forever, and you'll never lose access. Even if your subscription lapses, your videos will be there when you come back, unless you choose to delete them.
  3. Watch your videos anywhereBecause your Animoto videos live in the cloud, they're online and available to watch from any device, in your account, or with a video link. Log in to your Animoto account to access and edit all your videos. Share your videos for friends, family, and clients to watch from anywhere.

Case study

See how one video resulted in 1 million views for a good cause

Rescue Chocolate, a vegan chocolatier, used the Animoto video maker online to spread the word about a cause near and dear to their hearts. The video they created told the story of a pit bull ban in Montreal. The video reached over 1 million viewers, encouraging them to sign a petition against the ban. The online video maker enabled them to quickly create the video while the issue was trending.


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How to make a video online with Animoto

  1. Choose a storyboard template or start from scratch
  2. Upload your photos and video clips or choose from our library of Getty Images stock
  3. Personalize your video by changing colors, text, fonts, and music.
  4. Produce and share your video with friends, family, and followers on social media, or download your video to share at events or place on your website.

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We want to help you make amazing videos

As you get started making your own videos, we're here to help along the way! Get started with Animoto’s online video maker and visit our Help Center for answers to your questions. For ideas and inspiration for business videos, join The Animoto Social Video Marketing Community on Facebook. Our team of video experts is ready to help you grow, with tips and feedback on your videos.