Adding Voice Files to Your Video

To add a voice file to your video: 

  1. Pre-record a voice-over outside of Animoto. This can be done easily using QuickTime or a similar software on your computer or using voice memo functionality available on most mobile devices. We recommend watching the preview of your video while you record your voice to make sure the voice-over will match up with your project. 
  2. Upload your voice file as your audio track to your project from the Music menu. You'll be able to time the blocks to the voice-over by adding time or deleting time from each block as needed. When you are ready Export to download or share your video. 
  3. If you’d also like to add music to your video, you can upload your downloaded video, with the voice file as the audio track, to a new project. Then you can add your own song or a song from the Animoto Music Library on top of the video. You can adjust the volume of the song to make sure your voice is audible while in the Music Library. 


Voice-over and Animoto 3:

In the Spring of 2020 we released Animoto 3, our fastest and easiest video creation tool to date.

After fully reviewing feedback that we received from our users during the Beta release, we’ve decided Animoto 3 will not include built-in voice-over functionality for now (more on that decision below) but is an opportunity we hope to explore again some time in the future. 

We’ve learned through customer feedback that many of our users are hoping to work with voice-over in different ways and with various outcomes in mind. While the functionality was usable in Animoto 2, only a small portion of our users used the voice-over tool and even fewer of our users successfully finished projects with voice-over included. If we do revisit voice-over as a feature for Animoto 3, we want to make sure that we are reintroducing a tool that will not only work for our customers, but one that will exceed their expectations and give all Animoto users even more versatility for pairing voice with videos. Building better voice-over functionality is going to take time and if/when we explore adding voice-over back to our product, we want to make sure we get it right for our customers! 

We know that transitioning to Animoto 3 without built-in voice-over capabilities will be difficult for many of our users that have been using the voice-over functionality in Animoto 2. We’ve included some tips in this article above for how to add pre-recorded voice files to an Animoto 3 video. 

We can’t wait to make Animoto even better for our customers! Over the next few months our team will be focusing on making video creation, sharing, and downloading even faster and easier. Keep an eye on our Blog for updates on the newest releases and tips and tricks for Animoto 3.

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