Hook your audience with pro-level effects
No video editing experience needed with our YouTube intro maker! Get the most engaging first 10 seconds on YouTube with just a few clicks.
Upload your clips and then trim, merge, split & color correct to perfection. Fade in some catchy music & flash your logo across the screen. Or why not try green screen for something extra dynamic? It's all easy!
Jazz up your YouTube intro with 1M+ assets
What’s a YouTube intro maker without professional audio, video, and photography at your fingertips? With 1M+ royalty-free clips and images available, you're sure to find your something special.
Pair our pro assets with your creative ideas for a YouTube video intro that's unforgettable (and oh-so-clickable).
Put your brand on every YouTube video
Want a unique intro for each series on your YouTube channel? Have tons of distinct content under one brand umbrella?
Big or small, it’s easy for Professional and Business teams to keep ALL their YouTube assets on brand: colors, fonts, logos — even custom video templates. Put your brand front and center, and watch brand loyalty go up!
Why use WeVideo's YouTube intro maker?
YouTube video templates
YouTube aspect ratio
Motion text (& more!)
Editing from any device
Collaboration for teams
Custom YouTube outros, too
How to make a YouTube intro video
Chock full of creative ideas? Start a new project from scratch. Prefer to kickstart your process with something ready-made? Choose a YouTube intro video template ready to customize for your channel’s niche.
Then upload your photos or video clips, drag and drop them on your Timeline, and let the YouTube intro making begin!
Even if you’ve never worked with video before, WeVideo has you covered with all the pro video editing tricks built in. Add text, animate it, insert royalty-free audio clips, layer tracks, trim footage, and more. (Way more.)
Keep your YouTube intro simple with a logo, some text, and a short video — or go all out with special effects, green screen, and boosted audio.
When you’re ready for primetime, export your YouTube video at your preferred video resolution (up to 4k Ultra HD). You can download your file to your device or publish directly to YouTube — and watch those views and likes go up!
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Frequently asked questions
Either way, you'll have access to all the key features and can easily create your YouTube intro. Drag and drop your own photo/video assets to our online video editor, or start with a YouTube template and add some stock if you don't have your own. Then throw in some text, upload your logo, fade in some music and — voila! — your YouTube intro video is done.
There’s no hard-and-fast rule, as different brands will benefit from different elements in their YouTube intro video.
As a good starting point, consider including your company name and logo, a selection of brand colors and fonts, and an audio clip (like a catchy tune or a unique sound effect). Some simple video edits can go a long way to adding visual interest, too.
As short as possible! You’ll often see the figure “10 seconds” thrown around as an answer to this question, but in most cases, 10 seconds is still too long. Try to cut your intro down to 3 or 4 seconds, max.
You want it to be long enough to make an impression but short enough to maintain the viewer’s attention. Don’t give them any opportunity to hit the back button.
In general, yes, you’ll want to use the same YouTube intro across videos—or at least a very similar one. Staying consistent with your brand, font, color, logo, music, and overall vibe can make you much more memorable to your audience. The intro doesn’t have to be exactly the same, though. Feel free to make clever little tweaks for holidays, special occasions, brand collabs, merch drops, or particularly important topics. (You can easily edit your saved projects in WeVideo.)
Just remember: the more sparingly you break the pattern, the more attention you’ll grab with your intro.
There’s one metric that you can use to (at least partially) judge the effectiveness of any YouTube intro. Within YouTube Analytics, go to the audience retention report for any video and look for the “intro” metric. This statistic tells you what percentage of your audience watched more than 30 seconds.
According to YouTube, a high intro percentage is a sign of engagement and can be taken as proof that your YouTube thumbnail, video title, video description, and intro scenes are all matching the viewer’s expectations and intent. If you have a low intro metric, try tweaking your opener with WeVideo’s YouTube intro maker.