Create Animated Captions for Instagram Reels (in 3 Easy Steps!)

One of the best (and easiest) ways to get more eyes on your content is with animated captions. Check out this walkthrough to learn how to create animated captions for Instagram Reels (in 3 easy steps)!

October 29, 2023
5 min read
Create animated captions for Instagram Reels in 3 easy steps

One of the worst things as a content creator is to pour hours into a video for Instagram Reels and then not see the results you were hoping for. Especially because we know how essential Reels are when it comes to growth on the platform. Studies have actually shown that Reels generate 67% more engagement than standard Instagram videos. 

But how do you get more eyes on your Instagram Reels? Well, one of the best (and easiest) ways is by creating animated captions. What are animated captions, you may ask? We’re here to show you how animated captions can take your Instagram Reels to the next level and how you can do it in just three easy steps when you use Zubtitle.

Create Animated Captions for Instagram Reels (in 3 easy steps!)

If you spend much time on Instagram, you already know what animated captions are, even if you think you don’t. Because we can pretty much guarantee you’ve seen a least a couple of videos like this ⬇️

The kind of animated captions you see in that video are so useful when it comes to expanding your reach on Instagram and getting more eyes on your Reels. They’re immediately attention-grabbing, making your audience more likely to slam the brakes on their quick-scrolling and notice your content.

Maybe you’ve seen animated captions before and assumed anyone using them has hired a fancy video editing team or bought some kind of expensive software. And some of them probably have. But here’s the great news: we’ve made it possible for you to create animated captions for Instagram Reels in three easy steps.

Just log into Zubtitle (or create a new, free account), upload your video, and follow these steps: 

1. Navigate to the Text Motion menu

As soon as your video is uploaded, you’ll be automatically navigated to the Text Editor menu where you can view and edit your captions and headline. If you look at the menu on the right-hand side of the screen, you’ll see the Text Motion menu.

2. Animate your captions

Once you’ve clicked on the Text Motion menu, you’ll see a dropdown menu with two options for caption animation styles. The Appear option animates your captions to show up one after the other as you speak each word.

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OR you can choose the Highlight option, which adds a pop of color to each word, allowing you to customize both the Text and Fill colors. Whichever option you choose, you can preview the animation styles in real-time as you edit.

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3. Render your video

Once you’re happy with your animated captions, just resize your video for Instagram Reels and it’s ready to download!

Pro tip: Don’t forget to use our Duplicate feature so you can easily resize and repurpose your content for other platforms!

Are you ready to create animated captions for Instagram Reels (in 3 easy steps!)

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And if you want to learn more about creating top-performing Instagram Reels, check out this video (and our Instagram):

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