Edit your videos

In Google Photos, you can edit your videos with special effects, filters, and more from your mobile device. 

What you need

Download and install the Google Photos app.

  • Some video editing features like crop, straighten, and filters are only available on Android devices with at least 2GB of RAM that run on Android 6.0 and up. 
  • Other video editing features like trim and rotate are still available on Android devices with at least 512MB of RAM.

Edit your video

Trim, Mute, Stabilize, or Export a still from your video

  1. Open the video you want to edit. 
  2. Tap Edit Edit.
    • To trim the video to a different length: Tap and Drag the Trim Handles to select the portion of your video you want to keep.
      1. To save a copy of the video with your edits, at the bottom right, tap Save copy.
    • To mute your video: Tap .
    • To Stabilize your video: Tap .
    • To Export a frame from your video: Tap Export frame.

Crop or rotate

  1. Open the video you want to edit. 
  2. Tap Edit Edit and then Crop.
    • To crop the video to a different aspect ratio, like a square: Tap Aspect ratio .
    • To change the video’s perspective: 
      1. Tap Transform
      2. Drag the dots to the edges of your video or tap Auto.
    • To rotate a video 90 degrees, tap Rotate .
      • To make minor adjustments to straighten the video, use the dial above Rotate .
    • To automatically straighten the video, tap Auto.
      • Tip: Auto straighten availability depends on the video.
  3. To save a copy of the video with your edits, at the bottom right, tap Save copy.

Adjust an effect

  • Open the video you want to edit.
  • Tap Edit Edit and then Adjust.
  • Select the type of effect you want to apply to your video and move the dial to make changes.
  • When you’re finished, tap Done.
  • To undo an effect, deselect the option or tap Cancel.

Effects you can adjust in your video

  • Tap Brightness  to adjust the exposure.
  • Tap Contrast to adjust the difference in tones.
  • Tap White point to adjust the brightest value.
  • Tap Highlights to adjust the detail in the brightest areas.
  • Tap Shadows to adjust the detail in the darkest areas.
  • Tap Black point to adjust the darkest value.
  • Tap Saturation to adjust the intensity of colors. 
  • Tap Warmth adjust the color temperature.
  • Tap Tint to adjust the hue.
  • Tap Skin tone   to adjust the saturation of the skin-colored tones.
  • Tap Blue tone to adjust the saturation of the blue tones, like sky or water.
  • Tap Vignette to reduce the brightness around the edges of the video.

Add a filter

In the color filters section, you can apply the usual filters, like Palma or Metro, to your video.

  1. Open the video you want to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Edit and then Filters.
  3. Select a filter.
  4. To change the strength of the filter on the video, tap the filter again and move the dial.
  5. To undo a filter, select None.

Draw on or highlight a video

  1. Open the video you want to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Edit and then Markup.
    • To draw, tap Pen Pen.
    • To add highlights, tap Highlighter Highlighter.
  3. When you’re finished, tap Done.
  4. To save a copy of the video with your edits, at the bottom right, tap Save copy.

Related resources

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
Search Help Center
true
105394
false