At the end of every year before we set our resolutions, it's important to look back on the moments that we never want to forget. Keep all of the memories that mean the most to you close with a year in review video!
In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a year in review video to share with friends on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube—or to keep for yourself to look back on for years to come. We’ll also share some year in review video templates that’ll make it easy to create your own nostalgia-filled video in minutes.
Ready to get started? We’ll show you how to make a year in review video using our This Year's Moments video template featured below. If you’re looking to create a year in review for your business, check out the templates at the bottom of the page!
What moments from the year would you like to recap? Go back through your social media accounts and camera roll and set aside photos of all your favorite memories from this past year. You can create a folder on your desktop and add separate folders for each event to keep yourself organized.
If you’re not already using Animoto, sign up here for free. Then, click CHOOSE TEMPLATE on the This Year's Moments video template to get started.
Upload your photos to your Animoto project and then drag and drop to add them into the template. This template has a mix of block types, including Video blocks, Photo Burst blocks, and Text blocks. Feel free to drag either photos or video clips into the Video blocks. For each Photo Burst you can add up to 15 images.
Change the text in the template to match your story. In this example, we’ve kept a lot of the text the same, but updated a couple blocks to talk about our specific experiences.
Change the music, colors, or font if you’d like. Then, produce your video and share your year of memories with your friends on Facebook and Instagram, share via email, or wherever you’d like!
We've already shared our This Year's Moments template, but there are more year in review video templates where that one came from! Here are 4 more "year in review" templates that are perfect for work and life. If you have a specific visi create your own personal recap from scratch. Check out our blog post on how to make a Happy New Year video to learn more.
New Year's Day is the perfect time to candidly reflect over the previous year's ups and downs. The New Year's Story template is perfect for sharing on Instagram Stories or Reels or on TikTok. Don't forget to wish your followers a wonderful new year while you're at it!
The Company Year In Review template is designed to make it easy to recap your company's biggest accomplishments of the past 12 months. It's square, ideal for sharing to Facebook and Instagram, but you can always change to a landscape aspect ratio if it better suits your needs.
The Our Company's Year template lets you tell your story of the year, month by month. Let your customers know how your team handled the unique challenges that came along with this year.
The Year in Review template was created to recap all of your business's milestones. From new product launches to expanding teams and collaborations, you'll want to include them in this video. While it was designed for business, it could easily be adapted to share your favorite personal milestones.
And there you have it. You've learned how to create a year in review video, plus seen our year in review video templates. Now it's time to create a video with your favorite moments. Happy recapping!