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How to make video memes

Updated November 17, 2023
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Want to create your very own meme video? From funny animals to relatable expressions, memes are one of the most responsive forms of media online, sharing humour, opinions, and endless hours of entertainment.

Memes are images or videos overlayed with funny or relatable text, typically in a humorous or satirical content. They're also extremely easy to create and share on social media. With the help of our ready-to-use meme templates and meme text, you'll be sharing viral meme videos in no time.

Explore how to make a video meme for free with Clipchamp.

What are memes

How to make video memes

Step 1. Import videos or select stock footage

To import your own videos, photos, and audio, click on the import media button in the your media tab on the toolbar to browse your computer files, or connect your OneDrive.  

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You can also use free stock media like video clips, video backgrounds, and stock music. Click on the content library tab on the toolbar and click on the visuals drop down arrow, then videos, GIPHY, or backgrounds. Search through the different stock categories using the search bar as well. 

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Drag and drop your videos from the your media tab onto the timeline.

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Step 2. Add meme text to your video

To add text, click on the text tab on the toolbar. Scroll through our title options to find the meme text under the special text category. Drag and drop the meme title onto the timeline above the video media. Customize your text by clicking on the text tab on the property panel. Inside the text tab, you can edit your meme text, font, size, stroke width, background colors, and text color.

An image of a user adding the meme text to their video.

Step 3. Preview and save your video

Before saving your new meme video, make sure to preview by clicking on the play button. When you’re ready to save, click on the export button and select a video resolution. We recommend saving all videos in 1080p video resolution for the best quality or saving as a GIF to share on social media. Paid subscribers can save in 4K video resolution. 

An image of a user saving their meme video as a GIF.

Elements of a good meme video

Looking for more easy video editing tips? Check out how to overlay text on videos and GIFsand explore the ultimate guide to YouTube videos.

Start creating video memes for social media today with Clipchamp or download the Clipchamp Windows app.  

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