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February 27, 2015

Youtube app now lets you easily trim your videos

by John_A

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In the past, if you had a long video and only wanted part of it to actually go up on YouTube using your Android device, you really had only one option: you had to edit it through a 3rd party app before uploading to the video sharing network. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. Starting today, the Android app now supports the ability to quickly trim off parts of your videos that you don’t want to share with the world.

How it works is pretty simple. You start uploading your video and you will be presented with a timeline that lets you set a beginning and end point for a video. The precision here is also pretty amazing, offering 1/30th of a second precision, ensuring only the exact moments you want are captured. Obviously this feature is more aimed at those of us taking quick videos with our phones that we want to share with our friends and family, and not necessarily the pro Youtubers out there. Nonetheless, this is a very welcome feature that could come in handy.

As already mentioned, the new feature is going live today. And no, you don’t need to do anything to enable it. Apparently the feature is enabled through the backend, so no need to update the Youtube app to get in on the action.

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