Step by Step: How to add text & images with Video Annotations

Add Video Annotations to your Covideos to boost responses and viewer engagement. Read our blog to learn more about Covideo's Videos Annotations or sign up for a 7-day free trial.

1. Go to "More Options" next to your video

Select “annotations” and then click “New Annotation.”

2. Pick saved templates or start a new Video Annotation

Here you can pick previously saved annotation templates or, if you’re starting from scratch, select “blank.”

3. Choose text or image

Decide if you’re adding a text or image annotation. For a text annotation, type your annotation in the text box. Then you can set the font, size, and color of the text. To give extra emphasis to the text or make it look like a button, you can add a background color, border color, and set the border's width.

For an image annotation, choose the image file you want to upload. Then you can adjust the opacity and size of the image.

4. Click "continue"

On this page, you’ll determine the start and end times for the annotation, as well as where you would like the annotation to appear within the video. It’s important to note that two annotations can not occupy the same position at the same time in the video.

5. When done, click "add annotation"

You can add a hyperlink to the annotation that links to a webpage, email, or phone number. When done, click “add annotation.” You can edit or delete existing annotations by clicking on their respective icons.

Pro Tip: If you want to reuse the annotation for other videos, you can save it as a template. To do this, flip the “save as template” switch below the video. Now you’ll be able to select that template or use it as a starting point for annotations on other videos.

6. Save Video Annotation for future use

Click “save as annotation.” Then either save it as a new annotation or update an existing annotation. Please let me know if you have more questions!

For more information about our Video Annotation feature, call our Support number at 1.800.306.1445.

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