YouTube Video Editor and Photo slideshows to close September 20

YouTube to shutter Video Editor and photo slideshow tools Sep. 20; Enhancements feature, which lets users trim, blur, and filter uploaded videos, will live on

Youtube: We wanted to let you know that the Video Editor ( and Photo slideshows will go away on September 20th, 2017. We’ve seen limited usage of these features, so we’re retiring them to focus our efforts on building new tools and improving on other existing features. You’ll have two months to finalize any video projects before we turn off the features completely. After that you will no longer have access to projects in the Video Editor, but any videos already published with the Video Editor will not be affected.

We are keeping the Enhancements feature in Video Manager. With Enhancements, you can continue to enhance your uploaded videos with edits such as trimming, blurring and filters. Other things that are NOT going away:
- Trimming
- Blurring
- Audio Library
- Filters
- End Screens
- Cards
- Subtitles
- Sound effects
- Quick fixes (stabilize, contrast, slow motion, saturation, etc)

What IS going away on September 20, 2017:
- The tool specifically at the destination (raw video clip editing)
- The Photo slideshow tool

You can download your own videos from YouTube in 720p or use Google Takeout to retrieve your original files, in case you are looking to remix your uploaded videos into a new video.

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