YouTube Video Editor

As of September 20, 2017, Video Editor is no longer available. Any videos published with the Video Editor before September 20 have not been affected.

You can continue to use these other YouTube features to edit your videos. 

Add clips

You can download your own videos from YouTube in 720p, or use Google Takeout to retrieve your original files in case you want to use them in a new video.

To find Creative Commons material to use in your videos, filter your search results by Feature = Creative Commons. You can send a private message to the uploader if you find a video that is licensed as Creative Commons, to ask if they could share the original video file with you.

Trim clips

You can use Enhancements in Video Manager to trim out parts of your video.  

Add effects

You can use Enhancements in Video Manager to add effects using your computer or mobile device. Some enhancements that are available include: 

  • Auto-fix lighting & color
  • Stabilize shaky camera motions
  • Apply slow motion
  • Apply time lapse
  • Rotate the view
  • Apply filters
  • Custom blurring
  • Blur faces
Add music

You can use the YouTube Audio Library to get free music and sound effects to use in your videos.


There are many free and paid third-party editing tools available if you’re looking for new editing software. Consider visiting one of our forums and community platforms to see what other creators are using. 

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