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9/22/17
Original Poster
Marissa - Community Manager

youtube.com/editor and Photo slideshows are no longer available

Hi everyone, 


We wanted to let you know that the Video Editor (youtube.com/editor) and Photo slideshows are no longer available as of September 20th, 2017. We’ve seen limited usage of these features, so we've retired them to focus our efforts on building new tools and improving on other existing features. 


We are keeping the Enhancements feature in Video Manager. With Enhancements, you can continue to enhance your uploaded videos with edits such as trimming, blurring and filters. Features that are still available:

  • Trimming
  • Blurring
  • Audio Library
  • Filters
  • End Screens
  • Cards
  • Subtitles
  • Sound effects
  • Quick fixes (stabilize, contrast, slow motion, saturation, etc) 
After September 20, 2017, the following is no longer available:
  • The tool specifically at the destination youtube.com/editor (raw video clip editing)
  • The Photo slideshow tool

You can download your own videos from YouTube in 720p or use Google Takeout to retrieve your original files, in case you are looking to remix your uploaded videos into a new video. 


There are also many free and paid third-party editing tools available if you’re looking for new editing software. If you have any questions or suggestions on editing software, please feel free to check out this forum, our Creator Community or share which software you use.


Thanks,

Marissa

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PeggyK
7/20/17
PeggyK
Thanks for the update!
James Welbes
7/21/17
James Welbes
That's terrible. That was the only option for editing video on a Chromebook. It was actually a very useful tool.
 
This is very bad news. We've been waiting for MORE and BETTER video editing options to come to Chromebooks, and instead we lost the only one =[
klix
7/21/17
klix
disappointment. discontinue without alternative solution.. 
Google Map Maker , Youtube Editor
losing faith on Google.
+DidierT (VSoccerGameShow)
7/21/17
+DidierT (VSoccerGameShow)
With a video editor worthy of the current web standards and with powerful features, YouTube would not have had to remove it. :-P

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GraphiteGB
7/21/17
GraphiteGB
Back to editing with Android app on mobile or Chromebooks (Google store enabled required ) or kdenlive...
Google user
7/21/17
Google user
I quit using the editor because I was unable to download my own videos if I changed computers I couldn't access my own videos unless I went back to the other computer.  

Kind of like self fulfilling prophecy to get people to stop using something.  It worked well but not worth my DLs getting caught in the middle.  
The Lady from UNCLE
7/21/17
The Lady from UNCLE
Thank you for the heads-up.  
billisnice
7/21/17
billisnice
Do not buy a Chromebook the free video tools without youtube video are terrible. Schools need to rethink Chromebooks.
BritishBengalTiger
7/21/17
BritishBengalTiger
So YouTube expects us to contact people with the CC license and ask them if we can use their video for editing? That's going to result in chaos! Why are you guys doing that? A lot of people use the editor, I think this is another thing to target people who do videos on truth. This whole fake news agenda is really disturbing. YouTube.... you know it! 
The Lady from UNCLE
7/21/17
The Lady from UNCLE
On Friday, 21 July 2017 20:53:45 UTC+1, BritishBengalTiger wrote:
So YouTube expects us to contact people with the CC license and ask them if we can use their video for editing?

The CC licence thing was abused anyway, as many users had no idea what it was (meaning that re-users of a falsely CC labelled video could get into trouble with the real rights holder).  And if you want to use someone else's content then, yes, you have to ask for permission.
 
That's going to result in chaos!

Far less so than the current situation as copyright law and best practice has always required permission to use third party content.
 
Why are you guys doing that?

The OP explains why.
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gamerpro101
9/24/17
gamerpro101
I don't understand your post.

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:01:44 PM UTC-4, Ricardo F. MÚSICAS e TUTORIAIS wrote:
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