Introduction

You might think that once a video is uploaded on YouTube, there is no way to edit it. However, YouTube lets you edit videos without having to take them down first. You will be surprised to know that many famous YouTubers edit their videos after uploading them at no other place than YouTube. So how to trim a video on YouTube after you upload it? Well, YouTube accommodates its creators with the facility via YouTube Studio. If you know how to use the feature properly, you can trim and edit any video you want.

How to Trim a Video on YouTube Studio?

YouTube Studio is beneficial because it allows you to edit videos without changing its views, comments or likes. You also don’t have to re-upload it. The video will be updated as it is without any change in the metrics. So, how to trim a video on YouTube Studio? YouTube Studio is only accessible via a computer. So, if you want to trim and edit your videos, go to your desktop’s search engine and open YouTube Studio to start editing.

Go to YouTube Studio

The first thing you need to do is open the video editor on YouTube Studio:

Sign in to YouTube Studio
  • Select Content from the menu bar on the left side of your screen
Select Content from the menu bar on the left side of your screen
  • Go to the video you want to trim by clicking on its thumbnail
Go to the video you want to trim by clicking on its thumbnail
  • Select Editor from the menu on the left
Select Editor from the menu on the left

Trim the Start or End Parts

When you open the editor, you will see many editing options there.

  • Select Trim, and a blue box will appear around the video clips
  • Start trimming by clicking and dragging the blue box. The portion of the video in the blue box will be kept in the video. Hence, take the parts you want to delete out of the box
  • Once you are done trimming, click Preview to see the changes made and check if the video is looking good in the final shape
  • Click Save at the top right of screen. The video will be updated to the newer version

Trim the Middle Parts

Trimming the middle portion is a bit tricky. Follow these steps:

  • Select Trim. The same blue box will appear on the video
  • Click and drag the blue box to the start of the portion you want to delete
  • Select Split and the portion will split into two clips
  • A white bar will appear after the clips split. Click and drag that to the end of the clip you want to remove
  • After editing and trimming, click Preview to see how the changes you made affect the video overall
  • Select Save at the top right when you are done editing

We are hopeful that our article has taught you how to trim a video on YouTube. From the preview, if you think your video is better than before and can get more attention, you can download and re-upload it on your channel. If you don’t like the results once you have edited the video, you can click Clear All instead of saving the video. When a split goes wrong, you can cancel it by clicking the cross sign above that section.

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