How to Add Animation to Subtitles

Do you want to make your subtitles pop? We're here to show you how to add animation to subtitles, making them perform better across social media platforms.

October 29, 2023
5 min read
How to add animation to subtitles

Everybody knows that video content is king when it comes to digital marketing these days, especially on all of the major social media platforms. Even traditionally image-heavy platforms like Instagram have become more and more reliant on video. So you know video content is an absolute must for your video content strategy. But you probably also realize that, with so much video content everywhere you look, you also have a lot to compete with.

That’s why it’s important to make sure that your video stands out and is as optimized as possible so that it’s widely accessible to your entire target audience. Subtitles are a great place to start — after all, over 80% of social media videos are watched on mute. But if you want to get the most out of your videos, you can’t stop with just subtitles. You need to make those subtitles pop. And we make it easy by helping you add animation to your subtitles.

How to Add Animation to Subtitles

You’ve probably seen other creators add animation to their subtitles in videos like this 👇

Maybe you’ve seen them and wondered how you could do something similar with your own videos. Maybe you’ve written it off because you assumed any software or tool you’d find would be confusing or expensive (or both). But we’ve got the key to adding animation to your subtitles in just a couple of clicks 🤫

With Zubtitle, you can easily transcribe your audio into timed subtitles, animate those subtitles, and style your videos so they perform their best on social media — all in a few minutes. Just follow the simple walkthrough below: 

1. Create a free Zubtitle account 

Or, if you’re already a Zubtitle user, just sign in here.

2. Upload your video

Just click the yellow Add New Video button on the right-hand side of the screen. In just a few seconds, our state-of-the-art software will generate automated subtitles for your video!

Main Zubtitle dashboard

3. Go to the Text Motion menu

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

4. Add animation to subtitles

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.

Adding animation to subtitles with Zubtitle

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.

Adding animation to subtitles with Zubtitle

5. Render your video

Once you’re happy with your subtitles, just resize your video for the platform you’ve chosen and it’s ready for 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 add animation to subtitles?

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