YouTube is Killing its Built-in Video Edi­tor and Pho­to Slideshow


Following the announcement of the integrations of Redirect Methods on YouTube to redirect users from a terrorism-related video to an anti-terrorist one, the company has announced that they’ll be killing off their video editor and photo slideshows features which were available to creators.

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According to the company, the video editor and photo slideshow features weren’t being used by a lot of users and hence found it redundant to take space on the platform which has been evolving over the years and can instead use the effort being devoted to these features to come up with some new useful ones.

The video editor and photo slideshow features will be discontinued on September 20, 2017.

“We’ve seen limited usage of these features, so we’re retiring them to focus our efforts on building new tools and improving on other existing features. You’ll have two months to finalize any video projects before we turn off the features completely,” the company stated.

Once the features are revoked, users will no longer have access to either video editor and photo slideshow or any ongoing projects. Projects that have been published using the video editor till that time won’t be affected.

“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,” the company added.

Enhancement features in the video manager will still be kept as they are alongside the following other features that’ll still be available:

  • Trimming
  • Blurring
  • Audio Library
  • Filters
  • End Screens
  • Cards
  • Subtitles
  • Sound Effects
  • Quick Fixes such as stablize, contrast, slow motion, saturation and more.

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