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Downloading Your Video

Lauren Colman


We’ve been asked a few times, “How do I download a video to my computer?” Well, look no further, here's how to do it!

Step 1: Upgrade to a paid plan

All Animoto users on a paid subscription plan have access to unlimited downloads. To start exporting in HD 1080p and downloading your videos today, browse our current plan offerings and find the one that best meets your needs.

Once you’re upgraded, click on the download icon that can be found after exporting any video or when you hover over a finished video from your My Videos page. Depending on how recently you exported your video, you may see a blue progress bar showing your video’s render status until it is ready to be downloaded.

The default video quality that is available to all users on any Animoto subscription plan is 780p. Customers using a paid Animoto plan will also see their videos upgraded to HD 1080p. To learn more, visit our pricing page. Unless you have a specific reason not to, we generally recommend downloading your videos in the highest quality available.

Step 2: Download your video file

Once the render is complete, download your video by clicking the blue down arrow icon next to the desired resolution.

To make sure you can locate the video file after downloading, note the specific download location. Typically the video will save to your Downloads or Desktop directory.

Once you’ve successfully downloaded your Animoto video, you can play it directly on your computer, or upload it to your website, social media, or anywhere you’d like!

Are you new to Animoto? Find out how it works and sign up here.