Add emoji to your video in Clips on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

You can add emoji to your video clips as you record them, or drop them onto existing clips in your video.

Open a video or create a new one

  1. Open Clips.* If you've used Clips before, the last video you worked on opens automatically.

  2. Tap the Projects buttonNo alt supplied for Image in the upper-left corner.

  3. To create a new video, tap New ProjectNo alt supplied for Image. To open a saved video, swipe to see your saved videos, tap the video, then tap Open.

Image of project in Clips.

* Can't find the Clips app? From your Home screen, swipe right until a screen appears with a Search bar at the top, then enter Clips in the Search bar. Still don't see the app? Download Clips from the App Store.

Add emoji

To add emoji before you record video or add a photo:

  1. Tap the emoji buttonNo alt supplied for Image.

  2. Tap Emoji.

  3. Tap an emoji to add it to the middle of the clip in the viewer. Or drag the emoji from the browser to the clip.

  4. Drag to move the emoji where you want it.

  5. Pinch to resize or rotate the emoji.

  6. Tap the close buttonNo alt supplied for Image to close the emoji browser.

  7. To record your video, touch and hold the record button .

  8. To take a photo, tap the shutter buttonNo alt supplied for Image, then touch and hold the record button to add the photo to your video.

Emoji added inside thought bubble while during previously recorded clip.

To add emoji to a clip you've already recorded, select the clip in the timeline at the bottom of the screen, then add emoji.

Delete an emoji

  1. Select the clip in the timeline that has the emoji you want to change.

  2. Tap the emoji, then tap Delete.

Delete or edit the emoji from the menu in the clip selected.

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