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How to Add a Border to Video Online with Ease

Last Updated: Jun. 24, 2020

Summary: Here is a detailed tutorial on how to add a border to video online. Follow steps below and you will find getting a border for videos can’t be easier. No experience, no skill is needed.

You can see videos with border nearly on every social media platforms. The thin margin (usually white) around the video helps deliver a sense of consistency and attract more views, that is why more and more people, including you, decide to add a border to the video first, then post on social platforms.

Here in this blog, we will show you how to get a white border for videos online for free. If you need to add borders to videos in other colors, the method below also works.

Also Read: How to Add Music to Instagram Story >

How to Add a Border to Videos Online for Free

Step 1. Prepare

Before getting started, you need to get your video on the computer, and then go to FlexClip main page

FlexClip is an easy-to-operate video editor. In a few clicks, you can add a white border to videos. Besides the white border, you can also add borders in other colors. The whole process is quite efficient and involves no quality loss. Click the Create a Video button to get started.

Step 2. Add video to the storyboard

Click the “+” button, then go to “Add Video” > “Browse My File” to choose the video to which you want to add a border. This video clip will be added to the storyboard.

How to Add Border to Videos - Step 2

Image Board: How to Add Border to Videos - Step 2

Step 3. Choose video ratio

Hit the Settings button (the gear-shaped button) on the menu bar and then choose the video ratio. Currently, you can adjust the video ratio to 16:9. 1:1. 9:16.

How to Add Border to Videos - Step 3

Image Board: How to Add Border to Videos - Step 3

Step 4. Zoom in and add a border to video

Zoom in the video by adjusting the ratio down below 100%. After zooming in, a black margin would appear around the video.

How to Add Border to Videos - Zoom in

Image Board: How to Add Border to Videos - Zoom in

Tap the Add Color button, pick any color you like, and you now have a video with border.

How to Add Border to Videos - Add Color

Image Board: How to Add Border to Videos - Add Color

Step 5. Preview and save

Click the preview button to check the video. If you are satisfied, download the video to your computer in 480p, 720p, or 1080p.


  • 1. FlexClip can be used to touch up your video. It has powerful editing tools and a media library with rich music and video resources. Give it a try to make cool video edits.
  • 2. It is entirely free to use FlexClip. We don’t charge a penny for using any tools or any resources in the media library. The output video contains no watermark.
  • 3. The export speed depends on Internet speed. Please make sure you have a stable Internet connection and wait patiently.

The Bottom Line

With the detailed steps above, you can easily add border to videos. As you can see, FlexClip is indeed a nice tool to add border to a video. By the way, FlexClip can also help you make other video edits, like inserting photos to a video. Give it a try!

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