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How To Make The Perfect Birthday Video


It’s Tuesday and you know what that means – it’s time for another edition of Tuesday Tips! This week we introduced our “Happy Birthday!” editing style so we thought we’d share some awesome birthday video ideas.

The “Happy Birthday!” editing style is perfect for creating a birthday video greeting for friend or family member. As a Premium editing style, it’s available only to our Premium users. Click here to find out how to get it if you aren’t a Premium user yet.

Our “Happy Birthday!” video maker will add all the colourful bells and whistles to your video to give it a fun, celebratory vibe, but you’ll provide the real magic with the photos and videos that you upload.



  1. Click “Make a new video”
  2. Simply select the photos and videos you want to feature
  3. Choose our “Happy Birthday!” editing style
  4. Select a birthday video song from our music library (or upload your own!)
  5. Give your birthday video a name

From there — Magisto will edit your movie for you, automatically. It’s perfect for making movies for friends, family, even your pups!



When you’re creating your video, here are a few birthday video ideas to keep in mind —

Tip 1: Get nostalgic! Uploading old photos and videos from previous birthday celebrations can add a nice touch to your finished movie. Birthdays are a celebration of being a year older so they’re the perfect time to take a look back on all of your memories!

Tip 2: Sing happy birthday to the camera, share a spoken birthday greeting or hold up a sign with a written greeting to add a personal touch to your happy birthday video.

Tip 3: If there is a special song you know the person you’re making the movie for LOVES you can upload it for your soundtrack instead of using music from our library (though we think you’ll like what you find there!).

Tip 4: Use the title to add a personalised Happy Birthday message to your movie.


We’d love to see the great movies you create with the new editing style. To share a birthday video with us, just include the hashtag #birthday in the title and it will automatically be added to our public Birthday album.

Happy creating!

Team Magisto





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