Trim your videos

You can cut out the beginning, middle, or end of your video on a computer. You don't need to re-upload a video to trim it. The video's URL, view count, and comments will stay the same. This feature is only available for videos shorter than 6 hours.

Note: If your video has over 100,000 views, you may not be able to save changes to it, except to Blur Faces. Instead, use the "Save as new" option to save your changes. This restriction does not apply to channels who are in the YouTube Partner Program. 

Open the video editor

Open the video editor to trim or remove a section of your video.

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. Click the title or thumbnail of the video you’d like to edit.
  4. From the left menu, select Editor.

Trim the start or end of your video

  1. Select Trim. A blue box will appear in the editor.
  2. Click and drag the sides of the blue box. Stop when the box is covering the portion of the video that you’d like to keep. Anything not in the box will be removed from the video.
  3. To check your edits, select Play.
  4. Click Save.

Take out a section of your video

  1. Select Trim. A blue box will appear in the editor.
  2. Click in the blue box at the beginning of the section you’d like to remove.
  3. Select Split.
  4. Click the white bar that appears, and drag it to the end of the section you’d like to remove.
  5. To check your edits, select Play.
  6. Select Save.

If you want to trim or split your video at a specific time, just enter it in the box next to the Trim button. Press the (X) above a section to undo a split for that section. You can click Clear all at any time to cancel your changes.

More options

  • You can select More and then Save as new to save the edited version of your video as a new video on your channel.
  • Select More and then Revert to original to remove any unsaved changes that you made to your draft.

Watch how to trim your video 

Watch the following video from the YouTube Creators channel if you’d like a tutorial on how to trim your video. 

How to trim your videos with the video editor in YouTube Studio (beta)


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