How to create split-screen videos

You might have used Layout, Instagram’s app which allows you to layout multiple photos in an app. Sadly, Layout doesn’t support using video in its app. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that allow you to put two videos side by side. It’s super easy.

It’s important to consider how you want the video to behave when choosing a split video app. Do you want a border between the two (or more) videos? Or do you want no border between the two videos to clone yourself using camera trickery?

Choose the option that best suits you:

Split Screen / Side-by-Side Videos

Split screen videos are great at conveying that two things happening at once, or providing more than one camera angle of a scenario. Use these apps to stitch videos together to create a video collage. Combine multiple videos in one video. You can even create the Brady Bunch effect by creating a collage of up to 9 videos.


Available for free for iPhone/iPad and Android devices.

PicPlayPost is the de facto app for creating video collages for Instagram and other uses. There are options for different screen ratios, a range of creative frames and you have the ability to add your own watermark (for a price).

Vidstitch Free app screenshotVidstitch Free – Video Collage

Available for free on iPhone/iPad and Android devices

Vidstitch is highly rated and highly flexible. You can choose from different layouts and control the width and color of your borders.

Video Collage and Photo Grid app screenshotVideo Collage and Photo Grid

Available for free on iPhone/iPad.

An excellent app that allows you to combine photos and videos. Create video frames with different ratios: there’s 1:1 frames for square videos, or you can choose one of the landscape or portrait layouts.

Split Screen a capella music videos

Sing with yourself in a capella (without musical accompaniment) by combining videos together. These specialty apps include a metronome and a beat counter so you can sing with yourself perfectly in sync.

Acapella from PicPlayPostAcapella from PicPlayPost

Available for free on iPhone/iPad and Android devices.

Acapella from PicPlayPosts allows you to create music videos by combining up to 9 videos into a frame. It also comes with some nice sound mixing and editing features to make your music sound as beautiful as your voice allows.

Clone yourself on video

Easily clone yourself on video with these apps. Remember to keep your camera in the same position on each of your takes as to not spoil the effect.

Clone yourself in videoSplit Lens 2 Pro Clone Photo Video Editor

Available for $0.99 US for iPhone/iPad.

Split Lens 2 is one of the easiest clone yourself video apps. The app has more functionality but it does the job of cloning yourself better than some of the dedicated apps.

Splitvid: Clone yourself on videoSplitvid – Split Video Camera

Available for free (in-app purchases) for Android devices

If you have an Android device and want to clone yourself on video, give Splitvid a try. The app claims to be the first video cloning app on Google Play.

Recommend any apps?

We will consider revising this list if we’ve missed any great apps. If you have one in mind, we’d love to hear from you.