YouTube to Discontinue its Video Editor, Photos Slideshows on September 20

YouTube to Discontinue its Video Editor, Photos Slideshows on September 20
The Siliconreview
26 July, 2017

YouTube recently made an announcement regarding its Video Editor and Photo slideshows tools that it will going to be retired on September 20. However, not all the editing features are being detached – the creators will still be capable to use the enhancement like trimming, blurring, and filters. As per the company the reason behind this discontinuation is limited usage of the two features.

Making the declaration on a Google Product Forum page, Marissa, a community manager, said, "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."

The creators who still have theprojects in the Video Editor or Photo slideshow section will necessitate finalizing them before September 20, or they will drop the projects. Those videos which are already published with Video Editor or Photos slideshows will be unchanged. 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.

As mentioned, not all editing is failing from the YouTube platform - a benefit for proletarian users or those that want to make slight adjustments without re-uploading a complete video yet again. Creators will be able to carry on utilizing the Enhancements feature, which can be set up in the Video Manager section. Enhancements permits edits like trimming, blurring, and filters.

Search giant Google is pointing to the countless free and paid third-party editing tools that the creators can utilise in place of its Video Editor and Photos slideshow features. It is pointing to the Creator Community and Creator Hub for more information.