Blur your videos

Blur parts of your video on a computer.

Note: Make sure your video is public, unlisted or private to blur your video.

Custom blurring

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Click the video you’d like to edit.
  4. From the left menu, click Editor.
  5. Click ADD BLUR.
  6. Next to “Custom blurring” click Edit.
  7. Hover over the video and click Pause  .
  8. Click and drag the box to adjust the blur. 
  9. Click Done.
  10. Click Save.

The tool will automatically blur the object as it moves. You can also:

  • Move the blurred box to a different place: Click and drag within the box.
  • Resize the blurred area: Click and drag any corner of the box to blur a bigger or smaller area.
  • Change when the blurring happens: Click and drag the ends of the timeline to set when the blurring begins and ends.
  • Prevent the blurred area from moving at all: Click Lock in the timeline to make sure the blurred area always stays in the same place.
  • Blur multiple areas: Click and drag new boxes over the parts you want to blur.

Blur faces

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Click the video you’d like to edit.
  4. From the left menu, click Editor.
  5. Click GET STARTED.
  6. Click ADD BLUR.
  7. Next to “Blur faces” click Edit.
  8. Once processing is complete, click the thumbnails of the faces you’d like to blur.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Click Save again.​
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