Blur your videos

Blur parts of your video on a computer.

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

Face blur

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Videos.
  3. Click the video that you'd like to edit.
  4. From the left-hand menu, click Editor.
  5. Click BLUR PARTS OF YOUR VIDEO and select Face blur.
  6. Once processing is complete, select the faces that you'd like to blur, then click Apply.
  7. Click and drag the box to adjust the blur. 
  8. Click Save

Custom blur

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Videos.
  3. Click the video that you'd like to edit.
  4. From the left-hand menu, click Editor.
  5. Click BLUR PARTS OF YOUR VIDEO and select Custom blur.
  6. Click and drag the box to adjust the blur. 
  7. 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.
  • Change the blur shape: Select 'rectangle' or 'oval' as your blur shape. 
  • 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: Select Fix blur position to make sure that the blurred area always stays in the same place.
  • Blur multiple areas: Click and drag new boxes over the parts that you want to blur.
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