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How to Reverse YouTube Video for Free Quickly

Jane Zhou updated on Mar 15, 2023 | Home > Video Editing Tips

Have you ever watched a reversed video like a video of water flowing backward on YouTube? This kind of video, funny and interesting, can get more attention and create business value.

If you are a vlogger or blogger on YouTube or any other sharing platform, you can use the rewind effect to make your videos more attractive. But how to reverse a YouTube video? In this article, we are going to show you some free and easy approaches to play YouTube videos backward on both computers and mobile devices.

How to Reverse a YouTube Video on Windows 10

EaseUS Video Editor is one of the best videos and audio editing software for beginners and pros to edit videos. It enables you to reverse your videos in a few simple steps. Beyond that, it also a video speed changer software, audio mixer software, and a gaming video editor, which offers some other functions for you to make your videos more powerful. Let's see its unique features as follows.

  • Has an ability to cut, split, rotate, trim, zoom, crop, speed up/slow down videos
  • Has filters, overlays, transitions, texts, elements effects to make videos stand out
  • Support all types of files and devices, including Apple, Samsung, HTC, etc.
  • Support various format conversions like converting M4A to MP3 and many more

Before you start, you need to prepare a YouTube video. After that, download the free video editor to reverse video in high quality, then follow the steps as below: 

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Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Editor, select aspect ratio from the given options. Click on the "Import" option to select a video.

import files

Step 2. Right-click on the selected video and select the "Add to Project" option from the context menu.

add to project

Step 3. Double click the video from the track and select the "Reverse" option. Wait for the process to finish. 

Note: Reverse operation may take time, depending on the length of the video.

reverse a video

Step 4. Click on the Export option, and select the media format or platform in which you want to export the video. Make sure to choose the quality of output, video encoder, frame rate, and bitrate.

export the reversed video

How to Play YouTube Video in Reverse Online

Many of you think that downloading the software will waste a lot of time. So are there any methods for you to play YouTube video backward without downloading any software? Sure! There are many online YouTube video reversing software on the internet, to save your time, we will introduce two great tools to help you reverse a YouTube video.

1. Kapwing

Kapwing is a professional online video editor and easy to use. With Kapwing, you can add a rewind effect to your video to play the YouTube video in reverse without downloading any software. Besides, while reversing, you can choose the reversed speed and simply trim the YouTube video. 

reverse YouTube video with online tool - Kapwing

Step by step to reverse a YouTube Video Online using Kapwing:

Step 1. Go to the website and click "Upload" to select the YouTube video that you want to reverse. Or you can paste a URL of a YouTube video.

Step 2. After uploading the YouTube video, you can choose the reversed speed (0.5x, 1x, 2x). Also, you can trim your video easily here.

Step 3. Once done, click "CREATE" and then download the reversed YouTube video.

2. Ezgif

Ezgif is one of the most popular online video editors and video reversers. This online tool allows you to make YouTube video backward without downloading any software. You just need to upload a video file that is less than 100 MB, or paste the video URL from YouTube. Then, it will show you the video size and you should click on the Reverse video. After that, you can get the reversed video that you want.

reverse YouTube video with tool - Ezgif

Let's take a look at how to play YouTube video in reverse online:

Step 1. Open the page and upload a YouTube video to Ezgif. Click "Choose file" to select a YouTube video from your computer or paste a video URL in the box.

Step 2. Click "Reverse video" to start reversing YouTube video. Once done, choose the "Save" button to download the video on your computer.

The two online video reversing programs are convenient for you to reverse your video clips, but they have some shortcomings. Online tools may be affected by the network speed and have a limitation of the uploaded video files. Moreover, for most of you, online video editors are public, so your privacy may be compromised.

How to Reverse YouTube Video on Android and iPhone

In addition to reverse a video on a computer, you also can play your YouTube video backwards on your mobile devices. Next, you can learn four easy-to-use video reversing applications which can work perfectly on your Android and iPhone.

1. Reversa Video [Android]

Reversa video is a free reverse video app for Android devices. It not only has a smooth interface to browse all the reversed videos but also can play huge, long video backward with the best quality and speed. It can work in a short time. If you are in a hurry, you can have a try.

reverse YouTube video with app - Reversa Video

2. Reverse Video Master [Android]

Reverse video master is a cool and free app for Android users. It won't take up much space on the device and enables you to edit and record videos. It is easy to make videos backward. All you have to do is to record a video, then choose the video you want and get to start. Your video will be reversed.

reverse YouTube video with android app- Reverse video master

3. Reverse Movie FX [iPhone]

Reverse Movie FX is designed for iPhone users to reserve YouTube video. It enables you to create some fantastic reversed videos. What's more, it also has some other functions like transitions and animations. You can make your reversed video standout.

everse YouTube video with app- Reverse Movie FX

4. Reverse Vid [iPhone]

Reverse Vid is a powerful tool to reverse videos. It offers the quickest and easiest way to make your videos backward. You can choose playback speed and rewind the action. Most importantly, to reverse a video, you just upload it, reverse it, and play it.

reverse YouTube video with app- Reverse Vid

Bonus: How to Reverse a YouTube Playlist

If you want to reverse the YouTube playlist, you can get the work done with some browse extensions like Improve for YouTube. Next up, we will show you how to play the YouTube playlist in reverse within 3 steps.

Step 1. Install Improve for YouTube in your browser, then open the YouTube playlist that you desire to play in verse.

Step 2. Play the first video from it. You will see a reverse playlist button at your right side where the playlist contents are listed.

Step 3. Click on it to reverse your YouTube playlist.


In this article, we have discussed seven reliable solutions to help you reverse YouTube videos effortlessly. You can choose the best one according to your needs.

For Windows users, EaseUS Video Editor is your best choice to play YouTube video backwards. Using this software, you can reverse your YouTube video with a few simple clicks, moreover, you can speed up or slow down your video easily. Apart from that, this video editing software offers a lot of basic and advanced editing tools, and visual effects to enrich your videos while reversing. Just try this software now!

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