YouTube Android App Update Has Built-In Video Trimming Feature
YouTube is a phenomenal sensation. Its ease of use and requirements for just an account is what has led people to flock to the video sharing site, resulting in a boom for sharing home made content and vines. However, that also means unwanted or extra useless video is recorded, which makes no sense with the actual content, thereby increasing memory space and uploading times.
Hence, YouTube has now rolled out an update for its Android app, which allows Android users to trim their videos before uploading, so that the best moments are focused on. Most of the Android phones are equipped with such a feature in its gallery application, but for those which are not, the fact that YouTube is allowing such flexibility is a nice enough feature.
According to YouTube Creators on Google+, the new version of YouTube for Android lets you “select the exact frame where the video starts and ends, giving you precise control of your trims in a simple, intuitive way.”
The update is still being rolled out, so it might not be live for all users right now. If you can find the update, make sure the video you are to upload is in portrait mode, which allows trimming.
The trimming feature is also very simple to use. Once you have selected the video to be uploaded, a timeline of video frames is displayed, as shown below. The editing feature has a start and end point cursor each, and you can drag them according to the desired length. Once that has been selected, the feature automatically trims down the video according to the new timeframe.
The app has a preview mode embedded too, so you can review the trimmed video before uploading it to check if any unwanted content has been mistakenly added, or any important content left out. So as a whole, the feature is not a bad update to the video sensation’s app.
The YouTube app update is now available for download from Google Play, and there is no word yet about the feature being offered to the YouTube web application or iOS’ App Store.