Reverse Video: How to Play Video Backwards on Your Phone [Step-by-Step]

2021-06-09 21:19:19

If you are fond of videography, then the concept of reverse video or playing video backward would have surely mesmerized you. Tenet, a movie based on time inversion, has most of its scenes governed by this concept.

However, there would be many advanced tools that might have been used to create the visual effects of the movie. If you want to make such awesome, reverse videos on your phone, FilmoraGo is a remarkable tool for you.

The software has some pretty awesome features that let you get the best out of it. It is available for both Android & iOS. Here is a guide to playing video backward on your phone.

Part1. How to Reverse Video or Play Video Backwards on iPhone?

If you have an iPhone instead of Android, no need to worry as the FilmoraGo app is also available for iPhone.

For getting the app,

You should go to App Store & look for the “FilmoraGo” application in the search bar.

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Note:
The app logo for Android is different from that of iOS; hence, it is necessary to check before downloading. The app logo for iOS is shown in the screenshot below!

Here the image shows a “Cloud with an arrow pointing downwards” besides the name of the app as it is not yet downloaded, but the user has got it.

However, when you search for the first time, there will be a “Get” button beside the name of the app. Tap on the “Get” button to get the application on your iPhone.

After the download is complete, click the "Open" button to open FilmoraGo

Now, with the FilmoraGo app on your iPhone, let’s take a look at the steps to reverse video/play video backward.

Step1. Open the FilmoraGo app on your iPhone.

Step2. On the welcome screen, you will see a privacy policy and terms of service. Click on the Agree button to proceed.

Step3. On the next, you will see the home UI of the app. To make a reverse video, you need to tap on the + icon.

Step4. On tapping the + icon, you will see a pop-up asking for permission to access media files. Click on Allow Access to All Photos.

Step5. Following this step, you will see all the media files on your phone. On the top, tap on Video to only see the video files.

Step6. Choose the file that you want to reverse video and tap on the Import button shown on the bottom right of the screen.

Step7. The next screen will be the video editing screen, along with various options like trim, music, text, sticker, etc. Tap on Trim. It will further open various options in front of you like split, copy, volume, delete, motion, etc.

Step8. After this, select the Speed tab and adjust it as per your preference.

Step9. If you look towards the right of the speed, there is an option of Reverse.

When you have done the speed and other settings, tap on the Reverse option. The app will start reversing the video.

Step10. Now, you can tap on the Play button just below the reverse video to see the effects

Step11. To save the reverse video to your iPhone, tap on the Export option on the top right corner of the screen.

Step12. The app will start exporting the produced reverse video.

Part2. How to Play Video Backwards on Android?

As the tool is available for Android phones, let’s see how you can use Filmora Go to produce some brilliant reverse videos. First off, you have to download the application on your Android phone.

Step1. Go to Google PlayStore and search for the “FilmoraGo” application.

Note: The app logo for Android is different from that of iOS; hence, it is necessary to check before downloading. The app logo for Android is shown in the screenshot below!

 

Step2. Here the image shows “Open” besides the name of the app as it is already downloaded.

However, when you search, there will be an “Install” button beside the name of the app. Click on “Install” to get the application on your Android phone.

As you have the FilmoraGo app on your phone, let’s see the steps to reverse video/play video backwards.

Step1. Launch the FilmoraGo app.

Step2. On the first screen, it will show you “User agreement and privacy protection.” Click on the Continue tab.

Step3. Post this; you will see the UI of the tool with a pop-up to allow access to media files on the phone. Tap on Allow.

Step4. Now, to make a video, you need to tap on New Project on the home screen of the app.

Step5. After this, you will see all the media files on your phone. On the top, tap on Video to only see the video files.

Step6. Choose the video file that you want to reverse and tap on Next shown on the bottom right of the screen.

Step7. You will see the video editing screen along with various options like trim, music, text, sticker, etc. Tap on Trim. It will further open various options in front of you like split, animation, volume, speed, crop, etc.

Step8. Tap on Speed and adjust it as per your preference (I kept it at 1).

Step9. If you slide towards the right, there is an option of Reverse just beside Fade. When you have done the speed settings and any other settings that you need, tap on the Reverse option. The app will start reversing the video.

Step10. After this, you can tap on the Play button just below the video to see the effects.

Step11. To save it to your phone, tap on the Export option on the top right corner of the screen.

Step12. The app will start exporting the reverse video.

 

Final Words

FilmoraGo is a great app to reverse video or play video backward on your phone. As we have gone through the whole process, it will be easy for you now. And not only this, it has many other features that can help you make your videos more engaging. If you are searching for an all-around video app, FilmoraGo is the one for you.

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