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YouTube to remove its built-in video editing tools

Youtube announced that it will discontinue its on-site Video Editor and Photo Slideshow by September 20, 2017. Youtube also encourages users to examine other free and paid third-party editing tools for their videos and photos.

On its website, Google made the following announcement:

Video Editor and Photo slideshows will be going away on September 20th, 2017. Here are some important things to know about this upcoming change:

– Enhancements will continue to be available and accessible through Video Manager. You can still improve your uploaded videos in Video Manager using Enhancements to make edits such as trim, blur and filter.

– If you’re currently using Video Editor or Photo slideshows, you have until September 20, 2017 to finish and publish your projects. After this date, your projects will no longer be accessible. Any videos published with the Video Editor or Photo slideshows before September 20, 2017, will not be affected.

– You can download your own videos from YouTube in 720p, or use Google Takeout to retrieve your original files in case you want to use them in a new video.

– To find Creative Commons material to use in your videos, filter your search results by Feature = Creative Commons. You can send a private message to the uploader if you find a video that is licensed as Creative Commons, to ask if they could share the original video file with you.

There are many free and paid third-party editing tools available if you’re looking for new editing software. Consider visiting one of our forums and community platforms to see what other creators are using.

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