YouTube Video Editor, Photos Slideshows to Be Discontinued on September 20
YouTube on Thursday announced that its YouTube shutting down its video editor and photo slideshow tools on September 20. Not all editing features are being removed, however- creators will still be able to use the Enhancements like trimming, blurring, and filters. The company cites limited usage of the two features as the reason for the discontinuation. youtube.com/editor and Photo slideshows is going away.
Making the announcement on a Google Product Forum page, Marissa, a community manager, said, “We’ve seen the limited use of these features, so we’re retiring them to focus our efforts on building new tools and improving on other existing features.” YouTube is getting rid of its video editor because no one uses it.
Those YouTube creators that still have projects in the Video Editor or Photo slideshow section will need to finalize them earlier than September 20, or they will lose the projects. Those videos already published with Video Editor or Photos slideshows will be unaffected. Those that want to download their videos from the Video Editor will be able to do so in 720p resolution. Or they can use Google Takeout to get them in original quality. YouTube to end support for Video Editor, Photo slideshows starting September 20.
As we mentioned, not all editing is disappearing from the YouTube platform – a boon for amateur users or those that want to make minor adjustments without re-uploading an entire video again. Creators will be able to continue to utilize the Enhancements feature, which can be found in the Video Manager section. Enhancements allow for edits like trimming, blurring, and filters. YouTube Video Editor and Photo slideshows to close September 20.