YouTube has announced the end of Video Editor and Photo slideshows tools on its platform. Yet, there are a couple of months to go for the end, and September 20 marks the date. However, the company has further confirmed that not all features will be removed. Users can still make use of their favorite enhancements like trimming, blurring, and filters. The video streaming giant claims the limited usage of YouTube video editor as the reason for discontinuation.
“We’ve seen a limited usage of these features, so we’re retiring them to focus our efforts on building new tools and improving on other existing features,” says community manager Marissa on a Google Product Forum page.
Here’s an unveiled caution for YouTube video editor users to finalize their projects before September 20. However, videos which have been published using YouTube Video Editor or Photos slideshows remain unaffected.
Creators who wish to download their videos from the Video Editor can do so in 720p resolution. Also, they can get the videos from Google Takeout without any loss in the original quality.
Never the less, not all editing options will be disappeared from YouTube platform. Creators can make minor adjustments to the videos without actually re-uploading the entire video again. Enhancements feature in the Video Manager Section remains the same with edit options like trimming, blurring, and filters.
It will be interesting seeing as this indirectly hints that Google is encouraging free video editors and paid third-party editing tools.