Blur your videos

Blur parts of your video on a computer.

Note: If you’re in YouTube Studio, select Creator Studio Classic in the left menu to follow these steps.

Custom blurring

To blur objects or people as they move in your video:

  1. On a video in your Video Manager, click the Enhancements tab.
  2. Click Edit on the “Custom blurring” section.
  3.  Click and drag a box over whatever you want to blur. 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: To blur a bigger or smaller area, drag any corner of the box to resize.
    • Change when the blurring happens: To set when the blurring begins and ends, drag the ends of the timeline.
    • 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 several areas: Click and drag new boxes over the parts you want to blur.

Blur faces

  1. Click Edit in the "Blur faces" section. You can use YouTube normally while we process your video.
  2. Once processing is complete, you’ll see thumbnails for each of the faces that the tool detected.
  3. Click the thumbnails of the faces you’d like to blur.
  4. Save your changes in the existing video or as a new video.
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?