How To Add Overlay in CapCut

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As more and more people rely on video content to go viral or become famous on social platforms, the videos they publish also need enhancements. One prominent feature is the overlay in CapCut.

An example of an overlay is when we make a video and want a specific logo or something to appear above it. Editors can add texts, pictures, stickers, or even videos as overlays to their videos.

In simple words, if our video is layer one, we can add layer two. In this guide, I will show you how to add overlay to your videos to make them more memorable.

Introduction to CapCut

CapCut is free and easy-to-use video editing software with a user-friendly interface. Bytedance is the parent company behind CapCut and TikTok, the most famous video-sharing platform. CapCut offers a variety of free features, including blurring video backgrounds, removing backgrounds, chroma-keying, text-to-speech, stickers, and much more. One fantastic feature is CapCut overlays.

In this article, we will discuss in detail about CapCut overlays and how to add overlays using CapCut:

Easy Steps To Add Overlay in CapCut

Below is the detailed guide on how to add video, text, and stickers overlay on your videos:

  • Download and install the CapCut APK on your device if you already have one.
  • Launch CapCut by clicking “Create A New Project” and importing the video from your device’s storage.
  • From the bar below, you can see multiple options for adding different types of overlays.
  • To add picture and video overlays, use the “Overlay” option; to add Text, use the “Text” option; and to add stickers, click on the “Stickers” option. You will see many CapCut built-in stickers.
  • When you choose Text, you can see four options: Add Text, Text Template, Auto Captions, and stickers; select any of them according to your needs.
  • If you choose Text, you can add Text manually; if you select Text template, there will be a bunch of pre-designed templates.
  • To add a video overlay, choose the video by starting a new Project. After you have the video on the timeline, click on the “Overlay” option and add the second video.
  • Choose the mask option from the toolbar and select the Filmstrip. The second video should be placed under the first one, as shown below the video timeline.
  • Adjust the upper layer of the video to where you want the second video to be shown.
  • Preview the video after all the changes and export it if it suits your needs.
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Video Tutorial

Watch this video if you are having any problems related to adding overlay in CapCut.


CapCut is the best and easiest-to-use video editing app for professionals and beginners. It can perform all video editing tasks, from simple text to adding multiple video layers, using CapCut Mod APK. It offers all premium features that are unlocked for free and a watermark-free video download option. Share this guide with others if you find it useful.

Frequently Asked Questions

To overlay lyrics in CapCut, tap “Text,” add lyrics manually, add styles, adjust, and export the video.

Yes, you can add multiple stickers, text, and image overlays to a single video clip in CapCut by tapping the “+” button to add each new overlay.

To add a blurry overlay in CapCut, go to the “Effects” tab, choose “Blur,” and select the type of blur you want. Adjust the blur overlay’s intensity, position, and duration as needed.