Animaker updates
Animaker updates

Introducing 'Smart Thumbnails' to make your videos clickable on all platforms!🖱️👆




A thumbnail is an image that gives a person a sneak peek into what your video is about.👀

So, aren’t thumbnails the most important factor that makes your videos click worthy?

Yes, and I can hear you say that there are numerous applications that can help you create attractive thumbnails for your videos. What does Animaker have to do with it?

Well, here’s the thing. Except for a very few platforms like Youtube or Instagram which lets you upload custom thumbnail images, we've noticed that in all other apps that the thumbnail of the video is often the first frame of your video.

How many times have we seen a Black or White frame as the video thumbnail as we scroll through the Whatsapp forwards wondering what the video is about?


To tackle this ‘dumb’ thumbnail problem, we're introducing 'Smart thumbnails' in Animaker, which lets you select a custom thumbnail for every video you create.

Yes, for every video you can select a frame of the video as a thumbnail or you can upload a custom image from your PC/ Laptop as a thumbnail.

To add a thumbnail to your video, move the play head on the timeline to the instance you want to be used as the thumbnail.


Now, click the dropdown menu on the top left corner and select ‘Smart Thumbnail’

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Once you select that, you also have the option to set the current frame of the scene as a thumbnail or to upload an image of your choice from your PC/Laptop as the thumbnail image.

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Once the thumbnail is set, it will be added to the video’s Metadata and you will see the thumbnail image on all the platforms where the video is shared.

All it takes is just a click of a button to select the custom thumbnail for your videos!

Create a smart thumbnail for your video now!

P.S To know how to change the thumbnail of a video project you previously created on Animaker, you can also check out this Article here:

Enhance your video with these Classy text formatting options! 🔠




Animaker has always been known to help its users create studio quality videos in a Jiffy. Today, Animaker has upped its game a notch by giving access to Great Typography at your fingertips! 😉

You can now transform the appearance of any text from Boring to Classy with just a click of a button.💫

How to add a text effect to your word/sentence?

From the text section of the Animaker library, select a text box and type your desired text.

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From the item menu of the text box, select the 'Fx' option to open the text effects settings!

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You now have the option to choose from a range of text effects like Shadow, Lift, Hollow, Glitch, Echo, Neon, Splice and Outline. Just click on a text effect and it will be automatically applied to your text.

Is that all?

Nope! As always, Animaker has provided you with a little extra on top of its already awesome feature!

You can customise the text effect feature any way you want. You can customize its color, tweak the thickness, blur, offset, transparency etc., to turn your text into the exact typography you want!

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Seriously, the things you can do to your text with these new text effects is AMAZING!

Go check it out now!

Effortlessly Turn Heads now with the newly Introduced Gradient Shapes! 👀





Are you someone who thinks outside the BOX when it comes to design? 🔲

Are you someone who is constantly looking for ways to make your videos super unique?

If so, this is your lucky day!

It's your time to unleash your creativity with the newly introduced Gradient Shapes available in vibrant colors. 🌈

Gradient shapes are different types of standard and skewed shapes with a gradual blend of 2 or more colors. They are vibrant and more elegant than the ordinary shapes available in the Animaker library.

You can find the Gradient shapes in 'Properties' Section of the library. You can expand it by clicking the '+' option to choose from a range of Gradient shapes available.

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When you have selected your desired shape, you can customise the color and size of the shape.

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Sounds Cool, doesn't it?

Check out the Gradient Shapes now!

Step 'Into the Wild' with the return of the Animal Characters!🐒 🦊 🦁





The wait is over!

Yes, the Smart, Well-groomed, Professional looking Animal characters we so missed from the Mad Scientist comic series are now available in Animaker 2.0!

Yayyy! 🎉

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Boris the Bear, Henry the Elephant, Bobby the cow, T-bone the dog, Benjamin the cat, Randolf the wolf, Alan the lion and Appu the monkey are some of the Animals that are now available in the library each with an unique personality and some extraordinary skills.

With these new additions to the library, you can make a lasting impression on your sales prospect or your boss or your teachers! What can be cooler than a suited elephant presenting the product to your consumers!

Let your imagination run wild and create an amazing video that no one can ever forget! 🤩

Oh, did I forget to mention? They even have the ability to change their colors!

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Want to know more about the potential of these Animal characters?

Animate them now and find it yourself!

I'm sure you will be astonished!

70k New Icons to Spice up your Videos!💥





We communicate in pictures more than ever before!

Stickers, Gifs, or emojis speak louder than words and often get the point across better than just an exciting plot with umpteen number of words.

While Animaker already has a massive collection of Stickers,. Gifs, properties and emojis, we are taking things to the next level by adding 70,000 new icons from Getty to our library.🤩


With an exciting plot, great visuals and stunning animations your videos will be nothing but the BEST!😎

So, where can you find the 70k new icons from the Animaker library?

You can select the properties tab on the left and find a separate category for icons. You can expand it by clicking ‘+’ to find the perfect icon for your video.


What are you waiting for?

Check out the new icons now!

30K+ Premium music tracks, now at your fingertips! 🎶





Watching a video without music is like having food that doesn’t have any seasoning! 🍲

The Background score plays a vital role as it sets the mood and the energy level of your videos.

So it only makes sense for an outstanding video maker like Animaker to provide you with a selection of high quality and diverse catalog of unique music tracks.

Introducing 30000+ Premium music tracks ( from Epidemic sounds) - A meticulously curated library of world class music tracks. 😎

We've also categorised the music tracks based on the genre, mood, length etc so that you can easily find the perfect music track for your videos.

So, How can you identify these premium music tracks from the Animaker Library?

Well, the premium music tracks will have a ⭐ icon so that you can easily find the difference between the normal and the premium music tracks.

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Excited to check out the premium tracks, aren't you?

Yes! Take me to the music library!

Introducing AI Powered BG Removal and Stickerify tool





Have you ever wanted to remove the background of the image you uploaded to use in your video?

And then went on a wild goose search to find a decent enough BG removal tool only to return with despair?

Well worry no more!

Introducing AI Powered Background removal tool right inside Animaker.

How does it work?

  1. Upload any image of your choice or choose an image from the millions of stock images available in the Animaker library.

  2. Select the FX option from your item menu to open FX settings

  3. Click on Remove Background option to open the BG removal tool


  1. With an AI powered technology, the objects in the image will be automatically detected. Select the objects which you want to appear once the background is removed


  1. When you click ‘Next’ the background of the image will be removed and only the objects you selected on the previous step will appear on the scene. You can refine it manually to create smooth cut out edges of the image


And click done. It's that easy!

Hold on…You don't have to just stop with BG removal. As you know Animaker always gives you a lot more handy features to create stunning videos.

You can now use the Stickerify tool from the FX settings to make a sticker of your image by adding borders to it.


You can also change the border color and size!


Once you are fine with the effect, click done. You will see that the image on the workspace now has the sticker effect applied. You can use this image just like any other sticker on your videos.


Try out these new features now!

Make your presentations 'Clickable' in just a click!





Without question Animaker Deck has some super cool features to help you create wow worthy presentations!🤩

To add even more zest to your presentation, we are introducing the Hyperlink feature that lets you convert any text, property or character into a hyperlink in just a single click.

Just click on the element (textbox, character or property) to which you want to add hyperlink and switch the Hyperlink toggle on from the settings.


With this new feature,

  • You can link the element to a website (or)

  • You can link the element to any other slide in your current presentation

Once you toggle the hyperlink option on, a drop down will appear with two options. Website and Slides.


If you choose the website option, you can add the url to the website in the textbox below.

If you choose the slides option, you can select the exact slide number to which you want the link to jump to.


It’s as simple as that!

Try out the new feature in Animaker Deck!

100+ Kids Characters Added to Our Readymade Character Library 🧒🏿 🧒🏻 🧒🏽





It’s out! 🎉 You can now create animated video content with the little ones!

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Now non-designers (or non-animators) can create kick-ass kids learning videos and animated kids videos with these new additions to our extensive character collection.

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Creating animated stories with kids has never been this easy! Just a simple click is all it takes to customize or apply a readymade action or expression to these characters.

Apart from the fact that they come in 2 genders, male and female, here are some of the things you can customize about them: dress, facial expression, hair, skin color, shoes, eyeglass, and more.

With these new additions, our library’s gotta have the web’s largest collection of pre-animated kids characters you can get your hands on.

Click your way to infinite combinations of 2D kids characters today! Open a video project and head to the Characters section after clicking the link below.

Open the app and show me them!

Revert to an Earlier Version—Version History is Here!





Collaboration got a lot more easier and effective! You’ll now be able to review all the changes made to a video and revert back to a previous version if needed.

You can now easily see the entire change history of a video—what was changed, when it was changed, and by whom.

Click on the dropdown icon right next to the Animaker logo and select See Version History from the dropdown menu.


Now from the Version History panel, you can view all the earlier versions and restore a specific version by hitting the Restore button.

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Collaborate on a new video today! Open Animaker

Note: Version history is available only for premium users.