How do I finish or download my video?

WeVideo Support -

When you have completed your video editing, click "Finish" on the menu bar at the top of your screen. When the video is being published it is being rendered as a flatten video that can be downloaded or shared.

The WeVideo finish page

The Finish page is where you can release your video online, save it to disk or submit it for approval by an admin.



Set the title of your video.

Upload to:

By default, all exports will go to the Videos Page on WeVideo where you can share your video with anyone with the link.

This is where you can set other destinations for your video. Click on as many export destinations as you need.

A popup window will appear to connect you to the service you select. After you have connected to that service, you will be able to select it as an export destination.

You can export to many destinations at once.

Public or private:

First, you have the option to set the finished video to be public or private.


You have a choice between 4 different quality levels, or resolutions, for your video (depending on your plan).

480p is the standard internet resolution. It is great for viewing on mobile devices because the video files are smaller.

720p is high-definition and is great for most use-cases because of a good tradeoff between quality and bandwidth.

1080p is full high-definition. This should be used if your raw materials are in 1080p and you want to have a a great viewing experience.

4K is ultra high-definition. This should be used if your raw materials are in 4K and you want the best video quality. Your video will take longer to process and will produce a larger file size.

Example export:

Let's say you want to publish your video to YouTube.


Click on the YouTube icon to connect to the service.

A pop-up will appear with the Google (YouTube is a Google company) registration flow. Here is a sample of what that might look like:


Once you have linked your YouTube Account with WeVideo, press on the YouTube button again. Now it will turn blue, indicating your video will export to YouTube when you click Finish:


IMPORTANT: When exporting to YouTube, please make sure you have verified your YouTube account if you are exporting longer videos longer than 10 minutes.

*Note: To send your video to YouTube, you will first need to make a channel on before selecting the YouTube destination.


Once you have selected all of your options, you are ready to finish!

After you click the Finish button, your video will begin the rendering process in the cloud and cannot be stopped.

The status menu will automatically open so you can keep track of your video.

At this point in time, you no longer have to do anything. You can close your browser or even turn off your computer.

You will receive an email when the process has completed with links to view your finished video. On the page where you view your finished video, there will be a download button.


How long exports take:

The time to export depends on many variables. It does NOT depend on the kind of computer you are using. We will email you when your video is ready.

Export Queue:

During peak hours, the wait time may take longer than usual. “Processing 0%” or “Starting 0%” means you are still in the queue.

Please be patient and wait for your export to finish. You do not need to keep the editor open for the export to finish at this state. You can log out and walk away from your computer and let the export finish.

Complexity of the video:

Depending on how many clips you are using, how many graphics, how many audio tracks etc. the time it takes for your video to finish the export process may vary greatly.


1080p and 4K exports are typically very large and naturally take a longer time to process.

Please do not re-export if the process taking a long time. This only adds to the queue and causes a longer export time for others.

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