Apply and animate elements

After you’ve created a project, enhance your videos using YouTube Create’s editing tools. Bring your stories to life with YouTube Create’s library of stickers, GIFs, and emojis.

YouTube Create is available on Android phones that have at least 4G RAM. This app may be available on other devices in the future.

Add stickers, GIFs, and emojis

  1. From an open project, tap Sticker  within the toolbar.
  2. Use the Stickers, GIFs, and Emoji tabs to search or browse for elements.
  3. Select a graphic to add to your video.
You can pinch or zoom in on the image or .gif to change the size. Tap and drag an image or .gif to move it to the desired spot within the frame.

Report copyright issues

The .gifs found in the YouTube Create .gif library are sourced either from your searches or are featured posts from Tenor.

YouTube Create sources some .gifs from the Tenor media library. If you find copyrighted material that you own in the YouTube Create .gif library, you can report it by sending an email to

Add transitions

If your video has several elements - like video overlays, elements, or text - you can add transitions between each to make your video interesting for your viewers.

To animate video elements,

  1. Tap to select the video overlay, graphic, or text layer within the recording.
  2. Tap Animation  within the toolbar.
  3. Browse the transition options and tap to preview the animation.
  4. Use the slider to set the duration of your animation.
    • Note: You can animate the intro and outro of each graphic. Use the Finish tab to add an animation to the end of your graphic.
  5. Tap Done to save changes.

Remove transitions

  1. From the sequencer, tap  to select the transition you want to delete.
  2. Tap Reset to remove the transition.

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