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Free Square Video Maker

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Build higher engagement for your social media content by creating videos with a square aspect ratio. With Canva’s online square video maker, enjoy a full suite of tools to enhance your video for a more polished finish. Start with a free template, upload videos of any size, and use simple video editing tools to scale and trim your content to fit the square canvas.

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It’s hip to be square

Your videos deserve attention and engagement from your audience. With square videos, you can hook in viewers, especially on mobile devices where they won't need to rotate their phones or go full screen to absorb all your visual content. Entrepreneurs, budding influencers, and anyone wanting to share anything on social media can take full advantage of the 1:1 aspect ratio to win views and likes.

Canva makes it quick and easy to make a square video online. With a drag-and-drop editor and intuitive tools, you can take control of your footage’s look and feel. Reformat the content you shot to make a square video for Facebook or Instagram. Crop and scale the clip to get the perfect frame. Then, give it a good polish by trimming it and adding creative visual and audio elements.

How to make a video into a square

Make a square video

Access Canva on a browser or the app to make your video square. Start a design project by typing “square videos” in the search bar. Or enter custom video dimensions to open a blank layout.

Upload the video you want to crop into a square. Canva’s online video editor supports MP4, MPEG, MOV, MKV, and WEBM video output formats.

Adjust your video to fit the square frame by scaling and cropping it to fill the canvas. Trim the video to remove the segments you don’t need, split it into two, three, or more scenes, or speed up or slow down parts to highlight your favorite moments.

Browse the media library to find graphic elements and sound effects, or upload your own music to complement your video clip. You can add animated text layers and adjust the brightness, contrast, and vibrancy to enhance your video further.

Download your final video output to your device or drive as a high-resolution MP4 file, or publish it straight to your social media pages from the Canva dashboard.
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The perfect fit for social media

Portrait videos may not look good on a desktop, while landscape clips aren’t always suited for mobile. That’s why square videos are the most widely engaged format when browsing social media. With square videos, there’s no need to rotate your device or go full screen to appreciate the full content.

Whether you’re doing a process video of your crafts project, teasing a snippet of your vlog, or showing highlights of a recent event, you can capture your audience’s interest right away with a square video. Canva’s easy-to-use video editor(opens in a new tab or window) allows you to crop a video to a square without losing out on all the essentials in your frame.

Easily frame the best moments

Want to greet a loved one for their birthday or compile your favorite memories from your dream vacation? Whether you've shot them in portrait or landscape mode, you can upload videos of any size to a square canvas.

It only takes a couple of clicks on Canva to make a video square for Instagram or Facebook. Choose any square video template, then upload your video and drag the clip to fit the 1:1 aspect ratio. Move it around your canvas until you've captured all the important moments in the square frame.

Cut corners the right way

From exploring customizable square video templates to publishing a high-resolution file, you can DIY your way to professional-looking social content—with no complicated software required. Bring focus to your latest products in your square video and drive up sales. Make important announcements your followers will not scroll past. Or create viral-worthy content to tease your latest venture.

Take advantage of our one-stop design platform and produce top-notch square video content in mere minutes. Dress up your footage with graphic elements from our media library, add animated text to feed your viewers with additional information, insert transitions(opens in a new tab or window) in between clips, or construct a compelling cartoon(opens in a new tab or window). Finish it off with music(opens in a new tab or window) you can access from our audio library. Publish your project directly to your social media page, or download a high-resolution file for later use.


Square videos can double the engagement of promoted content over other aspect ratios. Mobile users tend to prefer this format, because there’s no need to rotate their device to watch and view content on a widescreen. Square videos fit nicely on the screen as they scroll through their Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Prepare your square video content on our free square video maker. Just search “square videos” and select a template or start from a blank canvas. Then, upload your clip or choose stock footage available in our library. Click on the video and drag the corners to resize and adjust it to fit your square page. Download your finished project, or share it directly to your Insta feed from your dashboard.

A square video has a 1:1 aspect ratio. This means it has precisely the same horizontal and vertical dimensions, making it a true square. The 1:1 ratio is typically used for mobile videos since it fits more of your video in the space available on a mobile screen.
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