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. This restriction does not apply to channels that are in the YouTube Partner Programme.

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-hand menu, select Content.
  3. Click the title or thumbnail of the video that you'd like to edit.
  4. From the left-hand 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 confirm your edits, select Preview.
  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 that you'd like to remove.
  3. Select Split.
  4. Click the blue bar that appears, and drag it to the end of the section that you'd like to remove.
  5. To confirm your edits, select Preview.
  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. To undo a split for that section, press the (X) above a section. You can click Clear all at any time to cancel your changes.

More options

  • Select More and then Revert to original to remove any unsaved changes that you've made to your draft.
  • You can download your edited video and upload it again to publish the changes that you've made.

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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