YouTube Video Editor and Photo slideshow to be taken down on 20 September; will focus on other features

YouTube would be retaining its Enhancement feature, where they allow basic editing features like trimming a video, adding filter or end screens.

In a bid to focus on building new tools and improve on existing features, YouTube is letting off its Video Editor and Photo slideshow feature on 20 September this year.

A YouTube representative in Google's product forums announced that it has observed limited usage of these two features, which is why they have decided on shutting them down. The representative informed users that they would have two months to finalize any video projects, before turning off the feature completely.

For the features that will no longer be available, the team suggests that users take help from third party editing software.

However, YouTube has also said that videos which have been published using the Video Editor would not be affected.

The video streaming and creation network will retain its Enhancement feature, where it allows basic editing features like trimming a video, adding filters or end screens. Tools like Subtitles and Sound effects will be retained as well. Even Quick fixes that essentially adds effects like contrasts, slow motion and more will remain as they were.

Last year, YouTube had rolled out new features for creators to engage better with the community. Creators could hand pick great comments to pin to the top of the comments section. This serves a dual purpose of showing fans what kinds of comments creators appreciate, or highlight the important aspects about the video.

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