This is it. If you are looking for a secure online video editor to create a Youtube video from scratch, this guide is all you need. Since InVideo is an online video editor, you don’t even need to download a bulky app to make videos. It can be used as an ad maker, a Youtube video maker, a Youtube video editor, and much, much more. 

All you need is InVideo. And a little bit of imagination. 

Not only is InVideo easy to use, but it also allows even a complete novice to making professional-looking videos in no time. And it is free! So, here’s how you create your very first video through InVideo:

Online Video Editor

Choose a template

InVideo allows you to select a template for your video project. If you have never created a video before, this is the ideal place to start. All you need to do is scroll down to the blue button that says ‘View more templates’ on the homepage and click on it. This will take you to the templates page. On the left-hand-side panel, you will notice a list of categories to choose from. If the list features something, you want to create, simply click on that link and browse through the dozens of stellar templates available on the website. You can also pick a template from the main panel in case you like one from there. Each template preview also mentions the size and social media compatibility, so be sure to check that as well while choosing.

Meet the editor

Once you ‘OK’ a template, you will be taken to the InVideo editor. This is where the magic happens! It is one of the easiest online video editors. The editor is divided into four vertical panels: the leftmost panel, the second panel, the central panel, and the rightmost panel.

a) Leftmost panel: The leftmost panel enlists the components you might need in your Video. 

b) Second panel: The second column from the left allows you a peek inside all the components in the leftmost panel. For example, if you click on ‘Media’ in the left-most panel, you see options to add videos or images of your choice. Under ‘Enhancers’ you see a list of interesting things you can add to the Video to make it look professional (or even a work of art!). 

c) Central panel: The central panel shows you your Video, with its details and a preview option below it.

d) Right panel: The rightmost panel allows you to edit colors, layers, size, add animation, and control the playback speed.

Adding Media

To start making your Video, click on Media in the leftmost panel and select the Video and/or image you wish to start with. InVideo has a collection of over 1 million images and videos to choose from, and you can browse through that list in the search bar in the second panel to select the ones you like. Alternately, if you already have your videos/ images on your system, you can simply upload them. You can even combine your videos with the ones available on InVideo.


This is where it starts becoming fun! As the name suggests, you can enhance your videos using a variety of options under this segment, such as stickers and icons, collage layouts, interesting overlays, random shapes and a new addition, masks, which are a quick and easy way to look pro. You can even embed your tweets or Instagram posts in your videos! Let your creativity run wild! 

Adding music

What’s a video without music? InVideo allows you to add music from both its in-built music library and your own library. If you want to use the InVideo library, all you need to do is pick a category from the drop-down list in the second panel. There are all kinds of music available here – from angsty to electronic to bright to mellow. Just pick the category that suits the mood of your Video the best and select a song from that list. This section also allows you to select how long you want the music to play in your Video. If not too sure, you can play the video preview with the music and see if it ‘goes well’ with it. Simple, right? 

Adding text

Want to say something through your Video? No worries. InVideo has got your back. Just select ‘Text’ from the leftmost panel and type in your message. You can even select headlines, sub-headlines, or simply add normal text. InVideo has a bunch of readymade text boxes for titles, body text, social media credits, location boxes, and others, which features a variety of cool ways to state your messages, such as interesting quote templates and boxes. Using an online video editor has never been this easy! 

Merge photos and videos

If you want to combine multiple photos and/or videos of your own to create that perfect Video for Youtube, it’s extremely easy to do it with InVideo. All you need to do is click on ‘Uploads’ in the leftmost panel and select the file(s) of your choice from your directory. InVideo allows files of up to 800 MB size, so there’s no need to skip a video you want to add.

Add scene

Are you feeling like a movie director yet? If not, adding a scene will definitely will! You can either add the in-built scenes available to you (shown in the second panel) or build your scene to make it more personal. Either way, the result will be epic. For sure!

Final touches

Once you have run through all the options in the left panel, take a look at the preview in the central panel and tweak the result to fine-tune it a bit. Important information such as scene and total durations are available right under the Video. You can play around with the colors on the Video using the ‘Change Project Colours’ in the rightmost panel, which also features video resizing, playback speed and video animation options. 

Once you are happy with your Video, all you do is hit the blue ‘Preview & Export’ button on the top of the page, and your Video is good to go! Congratulations, you just made your first Video! Post it on YouTube and see its distinct impact!