Question: How do you add text in YouTube Studio?


Adding text to your videos in YouTube Studio can enhance viewer engagement and provide additional context. Here’s how to do it step by step:

Step 1: Sign In to YouTube Studio

First, sign into your YouTube account. On the top right of the page, click on your profile icon and select YouTube Studio from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Select Your Video

In YouTube Studio, find the left sidebar and click on Content. This will show all your uploaded videos. Click on the thumbnail of the video you want to edit.

Step 3: Add Text Using YouTube’s Video Editor

  1. Inside the video's details page, click on the Editor tab from the left sidebar.
  2. You’ll see your video timeline here. Click on the Add a title option which usually appears as a text box icon above the timeline.
  3. Drag this text box to the desired position on your timeline where you want the text to appear.
  4. Click inside the text box to enter your desired text. Adjust the font, size, color, and position of the text box as needed.
  5. You can preview your text overlay by hitting the play button in the preview window.

Step 4: Save Your Changes

After adding and adjusting your text, click Save or Save as draft at the top-right corner to apply the changes to your video.

Tips for Effective Text Overlays

  • Keep it concise: The text should be brief and easy to read quickly.
  • Consider timing: Make sure the text appears long enough for viewers to comfortably read.
  • Complement, don’t distract: Text should add value without taking away from the main content of the video.

By following these steps, you can successfully add text to your videos directly within YouTube Studio, making them more informative and engaging for your audience.

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