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Quick Overview

Blinky is now part of TYPE!

Add a blinking cursor to any text layer in After Effects w/ 1 click. Easy to use & fully customizable. Try free for 7 days.

Blinky is now part of TYPE!


Add a blinking cursor to any text layer with one click.



  • Add blinking cursor with one click
  • Customize cursor color, thickness, height, and more
  • ‍Adjust blink speed/duration
  • Works with any font
  • Works with any text alignment
  • Supports multi-line text layers
  • Supports RTL languages
  • No plugins required (i.e. easy handoff)
  • Includes custom typewriter animation effect
  • Free updates


How it works

Step 1. Add Blinky

Select a text layer and click the "Add Blinky" button.



Step 2. Customize Cursor

With the new cursor layer selected, adjust the appearance of the "Blinky" effect controls.



Step 3. Animate Text

With the text layer selected, keyframe the "Typewriter" effect to animate-in the text.





All the functionality of Blinky is included in Type.

After Effects 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
  • Type

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    • Compatibility After Effects


    A powerful toolset for animating text layers in After Effects.

    Highlight & underline text, add a blinking cursor, format numbers, add monospacing, create a text box, split text by word, and more.

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    Parental Controls

    Attach layers to the actual path, shape, or text of parent layers in After Effects.

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