Have you ever uploaded a video on YouTube, only to realize that you forgot to remove a blooper or mistake? Most people make a great deal out of it, because for them this means to take down the video, make the necessary edits and re-upload it on the channel. How exhausting!

Little do they know that they don't have to go through this strenuous process. The video's URL, view count, and comments will stay the same. YouTube videos can very much be trimmed even after they have been uploaded!

Read on to discover the secret of how to trim video in YouTube editor.

Part1. How to Trim YouTube Videos in YouTube Editor

You can easily trim the beginning, middle and end of your video on a PC. While you trim your already uploaded video, the comments and views will remain the same. So, you don't have to worry about losing the view count.

Following, we have listed the steps, along with step-by-step instructions on how to trim video in YouTube Studio.

Step 1. Open the YouTube Editor

There are two methods to open the YouTube Editor:

① Click on your profile picture at the top-right of the screen, and select “YouTube Studio (Beta)”.

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② Directly Sign in to YouTube Studio.

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  • From the menu on the left, select “Videos”.

  • Click on the thumbnail or the title of the video you wish to edit.

  • From the menu on the left, select “Editor”.

  • You have now opened the YouTube Editor and are all set to start trimming your video.

Step 2. How to Trim the Start or End of Your Video

The steps mentioned below will help you trim the start or end of your video:

  • Once you have launched the YouTube Editor, click on “Trim”. And a blue box will appear on the screen.

  • Drag and adjust the sides of the box to cover the part of the video that you want to keep.

  • Anything outside the blue box will be trimmed off from the video.

  • Click on “Play” to check whether the edit has been made or not.

  • Click "Save" to apply the changes to the video.

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Step 3.How to Trim the Middle of a Video on YouTube

In this step, we will teach you how to trim the middle of a video on YouTube.

  • In the YouTube Studio, click on “Trim” to make the blue box appear.

  • Move the blue box to the part you want to remove.

  • Click in the blue box at the beginning of the section you’d like to remove.

  • Click “Split”. And a white bar will appear on the screen.

  • Drag it to the end of the section you want to remove.

  • Click on “Play” to preview the changes you made.

  • Click "Save" to apply the changes to the video.

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Step 4.Save a YouTube Video

  • Once you are done making all the necessary changes to your published video, click on “Save” at the top of the screen. Your changes will be saved and applied to your uploaded video. .

  • However, if you want to save the trimmed video as a new video, click on “More” and select “Save as new”. This will upload your edited video as a new separate video on your channel.

  • Also, if you decide against making any changes to your video, click on “Revert to original” to discard any unsaved changes you made to the video.


Part2. Other Easy & Quick YouTube Video Trimmers

If you want to use an alternate program to trim your YouTube videos, we have tried and tested the software mentioned below. They are quick and easy, as compared to the built-in editor on YouTube, plus they have additional features, which gives them an edge over YouTube Studio.

1 iMyFone Filme

iMyFone Filme is an easy-to-use video editor, designed especially for people who don't want to get into complex video editing features. You can split, crop, add effects and filters and even insert text into your video. Moreover, you can use the trimming option to remove unwanted parts of your video.

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How to Trim a YouTube Video in iMyFone Filme

Trimming a YouTube video on iMyFone Filme is very simple. By following these few steps, you can learn how to download YouTube videos and trim them.

Step 1: Download the YouTube video that you want to trim.

Step 2: Open the video using iMyFone Filme. To trim the clip from the beginning or end, pull the clip to the point where you want to trim.

Step 3: In the timeline, you will see the duration of the clip change, due to the trimming.

Step 4: Click on the trim option, on the toolbar at the top. Your clip is now trimmed and ready to share.

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2. PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a world-renowned program for making presentations. In 2010, the new version of PowerPoint enabled users to create video files and edit them. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to trim a YouTube video in PowerPoint.

How to trim a YouTube video in PowerPoint

Step 1: Download the YouTube video that you want to trim.

Step 2: Open the downloaded video using PowerPoint. You will see the "Video Tools" section in the toolbar.

Step 3: Click on "Playback" and select "Editing". Then click on "Trim Video".

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Step 4: You will see a green slide bar on the video. Move it to the point from where you wish to start the video.

Step 5: Another red slide bar can be moved to the ending point of the video. Click "Ok". Once you're done, you can replay the video to check out the trimmed version.

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Part3. Some Useful Tips when Trimming YouTube Videos

When trimming YouTube videos, keep the following points in mind:

  • Viewers lose interest if the video is longer than 6 minutes. Try to keep it within the watch time.

  • Unnecessary pauses and gaps tend to stretch the video more than required. Therefore, trim them out.

  • Make sure the starting and ending of your trimmed clips is not abrupt.

  • The trimmed clip should blend in with the previous or next clip, to avoid abruptness.

  • Use a good quality video editor like iMyFone Filme to trim your videos and make them compelling.

Final Thoughts

To create amazing and watch-worthy videos, trimming can seem to be an arduous task, yet we cannot deny its importance.

We have mentioned three different ways to edit your YouTube videos in this article. Although all the methods are easy, we suggest that you choose the most convenient one. Our recommendation is iMyFone Filme, because of its various features and ease of use. You can download it for free by sharing it on social media and obtaining its free license.