How to Create a Viral Video for Social Media?

How to Create a Viral Video for Social Media?


What is a viral video? It's hard to determine what exactly makes a video go viral but the common thread of viral videos is that they have something inspiring and fun, something people love to watch and share.

What matters here is definitely the content. If you choose a topic that is interesting to the most part of your audience, the chances are higher that you’ll go viral. The hardest part is to choose the right topic. And, once you pick one, you need to proceed with the creation process.

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to make viral videos with Renderforest. Why Renderforest? Because you can create high-quality videos in minutes. There’s also an opportunity of using amazing Stock Videos from Renderforest Video Gallery and create your own amazing videos. Upload your media files and edit your video in our easy-to-use video editor. Besides, you’ll have a lot of fun in the process.

The “Social Media Toolkit” can help you make your awesome and professional videos. Maybe this is your chance to go viral.

Let's start!

To start your video creation process, you need to sign up or sign in, if you already have an account. After it, go to our “Video Templates” library and choose the “Promotional” video template category.

Promotional Video Templates

We’ll pick the “Social Media Toolkit” and click on “Create Now” to start.

Social Media Toolkit

You can either use the premade stories by clicking on “Load a preset”, or manually choose the scenes of your video from the library by clicking on “Add a scene”.

Social Media Toolkit - Editor

Choose from the list of our customizable presets and simply make some changes to finish your video. This will save your time and energy.

Social Media Toolkit - Presets

Or, select and insert the scenes that best match your story. You can find a wide range of social media scenes with icons and text holders. Use them to promote your YouTube channel or any other social media page.

Social Media Toolkit - Scenes1

Browse the categories to find the scenes you need to create your video.

Social Media Toolkit - Scenes2

Select the scenes you want your video to have and insert them. They will appear on your dashboard in your selected order. Later on, you can rearrange them, delete or add more scenes, so don't hesitate. Click on the text holders to type your text.

Social Media Toolkit - Add the Text

Click on video holders to add videos. Here you have two options. You can either upload your own videos from your device by clicking on “Browse” or you can go to the “Media Library” to use videos from Renderforest Stock Video Gallery.

Social Media Toolkit - Stock Videos

Click on “Import from Stock Videos” and search for your topic. You can hover on videos to see the content, and after choosing the video you like the most, click on “Insert”.

Social Media Toolkit - Insert Video

Then, you can edit your video and select the part that you want to appear in your project by dragging the sliders.

Social Media Toolkit - Video Trim

Set your desired duration for the text on the video by selecting the start and the duration.

Social Media Toolkit - Text Duration

If you’ve finished customizing the scenes and are happy with what you have, it's time to go to “Style” next to the “Edit” button to choose the style from the four options.

Social Media Toolkit - Style

Then, go to the “Color” section to choose one of the ready-made color palettes.

Social Media Toolkit - Colors

Choose the colors you want manually in the “Custom Colors” section.

Social Media Toolkit - Custom Colors

Once you choose the colors, go to the “Music” section to choose one of the music tracks from our “Music Library” or upload your own music from your device. Besides, you can add a voice over or mute your project.

Social Media Toolkit - Music

Now, it’s time to preview your masterpiece. Click on “Preview” and choose “Free Preview” to make sure you are happy with the result before processing to the paid export.

Social Media Toolkit - Free Preview

Your awesome video will be ready in minutes.

Renderforest Video Export

So, here it is! Your social media video is ready. Click here to create your video now.


Now you’re ready to go viral with your unique and impressive video. It’s time to take over the internet!

For more tutorials click here. Good luck! :)

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